Category Archives: DIY Tutorials

Wood Joinery – Pocket Joint

Pocket joints are nothing more than a screw that is driven diagonally through one board into another. Pocket joints are very similar to dowel joints and mortise & tenon joints. To create a proper pocket joint, the path for the screw must be pre-drilled to avoid splitting the head piece. While this can be done…
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DIY – Modern Concrete Fire Pit

So, let's build our own DIY concrete fire pit, yes? This version is cast of affordable, weather-resistant concrete that creates a sleek, modern look. It's portable but sturdy, and uses gel fuel, making it possible to have a quick 30-minute post grill session fire. It take a bit of care and proper prep, but this…
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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 – Pallet Box Planter

Cascading Flower Pallet Box Planter How to built a large pallet planter box out of old pallets Cut List 4 - 2" x 4" x 40" - legs 2 - 2" x 2" x 15" - bottom support 4 - 1" x 4" x 36" bottom 1 - 1" x 1 1/2" x 36" bottom 40"…
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DIY – Island Bed with Retaining Wall Bricks

Island bed? What is that? No, it isn’t a bed with palm trees. An island bed is a bed not connected to anything, such as your foundation or property line. It exists as an island, alone in a sea of grass. This blog post will be about how to make a island bed with retaining wall…
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DIY – Garden Love Seat

This slatted garden bench makes the perfect garden love seat.   You will need: 1 of 900 x 900mm 16mm marine plywood* 7 of 20 x 94mm PAR pine - cut to 1040mm length 12 of 20 x 69mm PAR pine- 3 cut to 1000mm length- 9 cut to 1040mm length 5 x 50mm cut…
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DIY – How to Make Perfect Picnic Folding Stool

This simple Picnic Folding Stool  made from two pieces of dimensional pine can help solve seating shortages at your next gathering – and it folds neatly away for the next get-together. All you need is a 4' 1x8, an 8' 1x4, some 3⁄8" x 11⁄4" bolts and 3⁄8" nuts and washers, and a basic set of…
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Wood Joinery – Half-Lap Joint

The half-lap joint is where half of each of the two boards being joined is removed, so that the two boards join together flush with one another. This type of wood joinery can obviously weaken the strength of the two adjoining boards, but also is a stronger joint than butt joints. There are a number…
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How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed

Tips How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed Creating your own home garden is not always an easy task, but with this DIY U-Shaped garden, it will be easier than you may have thought. Not only is the soil quality better in a raised garden, it will drain better as well. If you have short…
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DIY River Stone Doormat

DIY River Stone Doormat How to Make a DIY River Stone doormat. Here's the coolest doormat ever, and you can easily make one yourself! This is a great idea. Buy yourself a plain door mat with no decoration. Make sure it has holes to let water drain through. Gather a bunch of river stones (wash them…
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How to Paint Outdoor Furniture?

Give your outdoor furniture a refreshing new look with a repainting project. When doing a painting project, there are a number of things to consider. Add temperamental weather and all the other elements and your list is multiplied. Here we’ll try to answer common questions about how to paint outdoor furniture. What supplies do you need…
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DIY – Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

Raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar is considered by most health and natural living enthusiasts to be liquid gold! This versatile vinegar boasts a seemingly endless list of uses – from a digestive aid and blood sugar stabilizer to a balancing hair treatment and skin tonic. For a truly healthy and all-natural product, why not make your…
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How to Paint Terracotta Pots

How to Paint Terracotta Pots Terracotta pots and saucers offer the perfect blank canvas to create beautiful, unique works of art and add color and class to any outdoor space. Creating a colorful herb garden would be a great way to not only spruce up the space, but to provide fresh ingredients for the dishes…
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Eco-Friendly Essential Oils Cleaning Solutions

Did you know that the average American home is filled with thousands of artificial chemicals? Only a small percentage of these chemicals have been thoroughly tested for safety! It’s crazy considering how often we’re exposed to these chemicals, and how little we know about their effects on our health and the environment. Of those that…
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How to Decorate Holiday Cookies Like a Pro

How To Decorate Snowflake Cookies Decorating Holiday Cookies always seems like a good idea, but they never quite turn out like the ones baked by the professionals. To avoid frosting fails and crumbled, misshapen cookies, follow this expert-approved advice—which spans dough to delivery. Make the Dough Ahead of Time Because dough needs to be fully…
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10 Essential Tools for any DIY Project

DIY projects are something we all love to put off…from making it our new year’s resolution every year to get things done, to promising to finally complete that unfinished project at the weekend. Read our list of some of the top 10 essential tools you’ll need to tackle any task this year… 1) Hammer Building…
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