Category Archives: DIY

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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Wood Joinery – Mitered Butt Joint

The butt joint is the most basic woodworking joint, where two pieces of wood are butted together (most often at a right angle to one another). The butt joint isn't the most prettiest of joints, since the end grain of one of the two boards will be visible. When you want a more attractive option,…
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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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How to Install a Pet Door

Pet doors are easy to install and can create a lot of convenience for pets and owners alike. Giving your pets easy access to a fenced yard can save you from the need to participate in every bathroom break and help keep dogs and cats active and healthy. For safety and security, most pet doors…
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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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Two Food-Safe Wood Finishes Everyone Should Know

There are many great reasons why every woodworker should learn how to use food-safe wood finishes. Many wood finishes contain toxic drying agents. Some people are sensitive to chemicals. Sometimes you just want to apply a finish, and have a little peace of mind. Never fear. There are many excellent non-toxic wood finishes. My go-to…
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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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Wood Joinery – Box Joint

Dovetail joints are beautiful and strong, but not always practical. A box joint is a simpler alternative to the dovetail joint. The dovetail joint is a classic, beautiful & strong method for connecting two pieces of stock. However, there are times where the dovetail wouldn't be the best choice. For instance, what if you need…
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Amazing Valentines Day Decorations Ideas

Amazing Valentines Day Decorations Ideas Here we present you great ideas for home decor that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. They all are sweet and they symbolize the love. You can use these ideas to create some gorgeous decorations that will make your home look lovely for the following holiday. It is time to start thinking…
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Table Saw Techniques – A Journey Into Joinery

A table saw is probably not the first power tool that comes to mind when you think of craftsmanship, artistry, and woodworking. It is, after all, just a saw mounted to a table. At least, that’s the definition most people ascribe. What’s so crafty about that? In a word? Joinery. At its foundation, joinery is…
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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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