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Here's a round up of our Top 10 DIY projects for 2015

If you missed some of our projects during 2015, we put together a round up of some of our more popular DIY projects.

 

Patio table with built-in ice box

This outdoor table is perfect for the patio. The design incorporates a built-in cooler box that can be filled with ice to keep your refreshments cool on hot days.

Chest of drawers with heart cut-out

This chest of drawers has three spacious drawers and beautiful heart cut outs in the drawer fronts. The entire chest of drawers is painted and distressed to give it a vintage effect.

 

How to make a tub chair

My office tub chair has lockable caster wheels that allow me to roll around the office easily, it also has lots of padding and a thick cushion so that I get to be comfortable no matter how many hours I spend at my desk.

Self-supporting bicycle stand

This self-supporting bicycle stand is extremely easy to make and you can make out of scrap wood, or pop into your local Builders for PAR pine to make the bike stand.

Modern desk with clean lines

Here is a desk that you can make that has storage shelves on the sides, and a storage cubby in the top for books or files - to keep the desktop clutter free and neat.

Slatted garden love seat

One of our most popular projects ever with over 100,000 views, this garden love seat is so easy to make, reasonably inexpensive and very comfortable to sit on.

 

Tongue and groove bedside cabinet

Pine tongue and groove is inexpensive and allows you to make affordable projects with timber that are rustic and practical. This bedside cabinet is easy to make and won't cost you a fortune at around R450 for the materials.

 

Armchair tray for drinks, books or magazines

Make this simple and practical tray that fits over the arm of a chair or sofa. You can use it for drinks, books or magazines to protect furniture.

 

Outdoor upholstered sofa and storage table

With a combined 120,000 views my upholstered sofa and storage coffee table was definitely the most popular DIY project in 2015. Find step-by-step instructions to make the Meranti sofa, the upholstered cushions and the storage table.

 

Make a braai using wheel rims

Turn an old rusty set of tyre rims into a braai that you can use for potjiekos, breakfast on the braai, or add a grill and use as a conventional braai. 

 

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