Category Archives: DIY Tutorials

DIY – Easy Stone Path for Your Garden

Having a nice stone path in your garden can make a big difference. It is the first thing you see before entering a garden and can raise big expectations. That’s why a nice and clean pathway is really important, it reflects the outlook of the whole garden. You can make this stone path curvy or…
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Teak Furniture Care and Maintenance

Teak is unique because it produces its own natural oil that makes it very low maintenance in comparison to other types of outdoor wood furniture. Furthermore, teak oil prevents water and moisture from sinking into the wood that can cause dry rot. If you don’t mind the grayish patina teak will develop overtime, teak requires…
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DIY – Summer Outdoor Sofa

Modern style meets DIY cool in this sturdy cedar outdoor sofa! With just some 2x4 boards, you could be seating in style this summer! Cut Your Boards: Cut all of your boards according to the cut list. A circular saw, chop saw, or compound miter saw is recommended for cutting. Build Seat Frame: To make…
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DIY – Cheap Cedar Raised Beds

Cedar raised beds make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised beds can cost hundreds of dollars. With this plan, I figured out how to create cedar raised beds - deep ones - for about $10 each. Here's those cedar raised beds I built for $10 bucks each .…
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Garden Fountain – How to Make One

The project is nothing to get stressed about. In a mere weekend, you can fountain-ize most any leftover garden ornament, turning it into an enduring monument to tranquillity. Revive a defunct birdbath, declare your own ode to a Grecian urn, or drill holes in a stack of rocks you found on-site. When the job is…
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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 – 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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