Category Archives: DIY

Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden

DIY Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and shaping it for warmer seasons ahead. But there are many others who do not have the joy of a lovely green garden due to obvious lack of space or being trapped in…
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Wood Joinery – Mortise and Tenon Joint

Types of the mortise and tenon joint have been used for centuries by woodworkers because of their combination of superior strength and simplicity. They are typically used when one piece of stock is joining to the other at 90-degrees, but may be used at a slightly lesser angle in certain circumstances. Bear in mind that…
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DIY – Fountain in a Pot

With just a little work, a beautiful pot and a few other materials, you can create an inviting space in your garden that will soothe jangled nerves and give the birds a pretty drinking spot. A water feature does all that. It can be as simple as a flat-bottomed bowl for a birdbath or as…
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DIY – Building Paths with the Walkmaker

Tools Excavation and site preparation tools QUIKRETE Walkmaker form wheelbarrow or mixing box, shovel level margin trowel or finishing trowel Materials Concrete mix or crack-resistant concrete mix liquid cement color plastic sheeting polymer-modified jointing sand A well-made walkway or garden path not only stands up to years of hard use, it enhances the natural landscape…
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How To Get Rid of Flying Ants Naturally

Flying ants in your home can become a real nuisance because they can get into your cupboards, food, and even give you a nasty sting! It’s fairly easy and cheap to get rid of winged ants if you notice one or two flying around your house during summertime. There are many natural ways to prevent…
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DIY Vertical Plant Hanger

Hi again, friends! Are you ready to get your hands a little dirty? Go grab your garden gloves and some pretty plants, because today we’re going to create a gorgeous DIY Vertical Plant Hanger! This project makes a beautiful display for your potted plants without taking up a ton of room. Perfect for small spaces!…
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DIY Wall Art Ideas

Looking for some creative DIY wall art ideas ? With redecoration on the top of everyone’s mind, it is the perfect time to take a look at some of the best DIY wall art ideas around. Family Tree on the wall this is such a great idea  for those doing genealogy and family history.  Easy…
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DIY- Raised Beds for Your Garden

We made three 8x3 raised beds from pressure-treated  wood. Pressure-Treated is cheap, easy to use but conflicting info about it's use for food gardens. From what I have gathered from my online research, pressure treated wood used to be treated with arsenic which is not to be used in food gardens. However, they are no longer…
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DIY Garden Tower – Container Garden and Composter

How to make your own garden tower The Garden Tower allows you to grow up to 50 food-producing plants in 4 square feet. Here’s an innovative, space-saving, DIY gardening solution. A self-sustaining planter that’s perfect for a small yard, patio or urban rooftop. The tower is a variation on the vertical gardening concept. Kitchen scraps…
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DIY – Stone Fire Pit for Your Garden

Heat up your backyard with the addition of a stone fire pit. Materials string spray paint landscape fabric mortar stone concrete rebar fire brick black stove paint Tools rake jointer level utility knife tape measure trowel hammer spade wheelbarrow stiff brush shovel Purchase Stone Determine the size, shape and location of the fire pit. Take…
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DIY – How to Make a Pebble Mosaic Pathway

For this project you'll need: Wheelbarrow Hoe or shovel Garden hose and spray nozzle Mortar mix, 60# or 80# bags Crushed gravel For straight paths: 2x6 lumber and stakes. For curved paths: plastic lawn edging or bender board and stakes Pebbles Whisk broom and wire brush Dust mask Rubber gloves Muriatic acid and rags (optional)…
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DIY – How to Build an Outdoor Shower

Whether you’re cooling off, rinsing off, or actually bathing, an outdoor shower is a fun and relatively easy summer DIY project that you’ll find yourself using even more than you imagined. Of course, the easiest installation is one involving a garden hose, shower head, and tree branch, but you can make a free-standing one just…
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Homemade Ant Traps

Homemade Ant Traps If you see an ant or two, chances are you’ll see more—many more—especially if there’s something tasty lying around nearby. While more than 12,000 species of ants exist, only a few types are likely to invade your home. The ones that do can be a real nuisance, though, ruining food and giving…
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Wood Joinery – Sliding Dovetail Joint

Of all dovetail joints, the sliding dovetail may be the least well-known, particularly among relative newcomers to woodworking. However, the sliding dovetail may be the most versatile of all dovetail joints. It is not only very useful for connecting two pieces of stock at a right-angle, as in a drawer or case, but can also…
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How to Make an Easy DIY Birdhouse

Want to see how a small shopping list can yield big results? Make this DIY birdhouse from a single pine board! Tools Miter saw (or handsaw with miter box) Painter's tape Wood glue Power sander and various grits of sandpaper Drill with bits Clamp Materials 1-in x 6-in x 6-ft pine board, #1157 1/2-in poplar…
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DIY – Pyramid Garden Planter

This time I have made slot together pyramid garden planter from the reclaimed Pallet timbers. This planter took me approximately 90 minutes to make: The design is simple, and so is the required level of woodworking skill, the only tools required are a square, pencil, electric/cordless drill and suitable spade end drill bit, and a…
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