diy freestanding deck

FREESTANDING DECK

Building a freestanding deck is a reasonably simple project that can be done in a weekend.

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essential for kitchen renovation

5 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS

If you are looking for ways to improve your dated kitchen - or are getting one fitted -  read on.

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install bathroom mirrors

MIRROR... MIRROR...

Just like sanitary ware, every bathroom needs a mirror; but not just any mirror - one that is both functional and beautiful.

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how to clean kitchen cupboards

HOW CLEAN?

For those working full-time and without the assistance of a helper, staying on top of cleaning isn't all that easy.

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beginners diy project

EASY PROJECT

Using untreated pine lets you make an affordable slat bench that has a stylish design and is very easy to assemble.

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diy modern outdoor sofa furniture

MAKE IT

Garden furniture doesn't come cheap  which is why it makes a lot of sense to make your own outdoor sofa or patio set.

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dangerous power tools

DANGEROUS TOOLS

I have said it before and will say it again, power tools are not dangerous - it is the person using them that is the danger!

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paint colour affects temperature

PAINT A HOUSE COOL

Did you know paint colour - or material - on the exterior of a house can directly affect the interior temperature of a home?

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kitchen backsplash ideas

MAKE A SPLASH!

Just like the icing on a cake, a backsplash is a finishing touch that can make an eye-catching statement.

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win makita tools competition

WIN MAKITA TOOLS

Get your Builders Card and swipe to stand a chance of winning Makita power tools to the value of R10 000!

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kreg tool specials

HOT SPECIALS FOR WINTER

Don't let winter get the best of you when you can buy a selection of Kreg tools at hot prices on Woodworking Wednesday!

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folding table for picnic or braai

PORTABLE TABLE

This portable picnic or braai table lets your prepare outdoor meals with ease -  home or away.

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room facelift with builders

BRIGHTEN YOUR LIFE

A brighter outcome of lockdown has been that, we’ve come to appreciate that functionality and comfort are important.

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win high-pressure washer with talisman

THE PRESSURE IS ON!

Click here to enter Talisman’s “Ultimate Grime Buster” competition and you could win a High Pressure Washer.

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natural pest repellants

THE NATURAL WAY

When you notice pests in your garden, you really need to take up some natural measures in order to eliminate them

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design beautiful bedrooms

BEAUTIFUL BEDROOMS

The bedroom should be a space we can go to to escape to a calmer, more serene world that calms mind and body.

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shed for dust bins

HIDE UGLY DUSTBINS

Dustbins are an eyesore but this handy shed is a great way to store one or two dustbins out of sight.

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tips for gas grills

GAS GRILL 101

If you are thinking of buying a gas grill, they are a great way to feed the family and friends.

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make box shelves

MAKE IT

Box shelves are easy to make and you can arrange them in a variety of configurations.

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laundry station or cupboard for ironing board

EASY WEEKEND PROJECTS

Mounting an ironing board on a laundry station makes it easy to start ironing without having to set everything up.

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Ideas for tiny kitchen

IDEAS FOR TINY KITCHEN

A small kitchen doesn't mean you are limited on options when it comes to design that is practical and organized.

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diy folding study desk

FOLDING DESK

When you don't have an office or study, this folding office or study desk lets you set up a workspace where you need it.

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replace cracked tile

EASY REPAIR

Cracks in tiles can happen at any time, but there is a way to remove and replace a cracked or broken floor tile.

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kitchen flooring options

FLOORED FOR CHOICE

As a hardworking space, the kitchen demands a resilient flooring that makes a statement.

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boundary dispute

BOUNDARY DISPUTES

Many things can cause a dispute with your neighbours, but here are some things to consider before it goes too far.

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braised lamb shank

HEARTY GOODNESS

This delicious slow-braised Karoo lamb shanks can be cooked until the meat falls off the bone.

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generator or inverter-generator

BE PREPARED

Don't wait until it is too late to have your home prepared in readiness for any load shedding or power outages.

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reputable kitchen designer

WORK WITH A DESIGNER

It’s important to have a kiitchen that is well-designed, within your budget, and completed on schedule.

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grow own food

GROW YOUR OWN

Growing produce is not just about saving money, it's also about cultivating fresh vegetables grown with organic practices.

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uses for a blender

SWITCH ON THE PULSE

A kitchen blender is a multi-purpose appliance that you can to whip up a variety of savoury and sweet dishes.

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what is power surge

POWER SURGE ! ! !

Power surges can damage appliances and sensitive electronic equipment unless they are protected.

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make pallet chair for garden

MADE WITH LOVE

I'm all for the fact that reclaimed pallet wood is great for making furniture, but at least make sure it looks good too!

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make craft station

GET ORGANIZED

Many people are turning to their crafts as a way to bring in extra cash, and this craft centre will help you stay organised.

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floating hanging day bed

FLOAT AWAY YOUR STRESS

Gently swing yourself to sleep with this floating day bed that can be installed in a playroom, living room, or out on a patio.

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grow herbs on kitchen windowsill

HELLO SUNSHINE!

If you live in a flat, apartment or upper-level townhouse, there are many ways to grow your own selection of kitchen herbs.

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mirror feature wall

MODERN MIRROR FEATURE

You might think mirror walls old fashioned, but this project puts a new spin on a mirror wall design.

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festool gift ideas

THE ULTIMATE GIFT

Just in time for Father's Day, take advantage of the ridiculous specials on offer on Festool.

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fathers day gift idea

GIFT IDEA

The Knot Filler Gun is on Special Offer TODAY ONLY. If you're looking for a gift for Father's Day, this is it!

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make window planter box

MAKE IT

Even though it's winter, you can make a window planter box to fill up with colourful flowers when spring arrives.

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biscuit joiner or pocket hole jig

WHICH ONE?

When buying tools, there is always the question of should you buy a Biscuit Joiner or a Kreg Pocket Hole Jig?

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choosing a colour palette

CLASSIC BLUE

Being in lockdown puts a spotlight on surroundings and stimulates new insights for creativity and the use of colour.

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tree roots damage pool equipment

BEWARE TREE ROOTS

I've had problems with my swimming pool and finally got round to having this seen to only to discover a serious problem.

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beam light feature

BEAMING WITH LIGHT

It's difficult to select the right light fitting for a dining room, but this beam feature adds a rustic touch to any setting.

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storage tower for power tool cases

TOOL STORAGE

This storage tower is great for holding all your power tool cases, plus you can make it using reclaimed pallet wood.

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secondhand bargains

BARGAIN HUNTER

If you're decorating your first apartment, or going on your own, here are some ways to decorate your new home.

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retractable patio canopy

RETRACTABLE CANOPY

This retractable canopy is just the thing to provide shade when you need it or allow the sun to shine on a patio.

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clean the old fashioned way

THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY

These cleaning tips might be old fashioned, but they worked better than many of our chemical products.

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gift ideas for fathers day

FATHER'S DAY

If you're stuck for ideas on what you get your Dad for Father's Day, here are some great DIY gifts that he will appreciate.

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paint concrete slab

PAINT CONCRETE SLAB

A concrete slab is an affordable way to add flooring for outdoor area, and there are ways to make it look pretty.

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sew fabric storage containers

OH SEW EASY

These fabric storage containers are easy to make and you can choose the perfect fabric to make them.

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shelf unit french cleat

OOH LA LA! FRENCH CLEAT!

Every home should have a handy key holder - a place to hang your keys when you get home.

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diy shelf unit for childs bedroom

NO SCREWS!

This modular shelf unit is great for both storage and display, plus it's easy to make with cross-lap joints.

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how to make paper roses

A NOTE FOR MY ROSE!

These beautiful and delicate-looking paper roses are made using your ordinary notepad papers.

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make laundry drying rack

QUICK DRY

If you have a crib or toddler bed that has a base like this, it's perfect for turning into a laundry drying rack.

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ways to boost your mood

FEEL OVERWHELMED?

With everything going on around us, it's easy to feel depressed and unsettled. Try one of these happy tips to lift your mood.

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how to mixed media

DISCOVER MIXED MEDIA

Crafting with mixed media lets you work with a variety of mediums to create unique and one of a kind pieces.

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fix slow water flow

BEFORE YOU CALL A PLUMBER

This is a problem discussed previously, but after what happened a few days ago I just couldn't help but revisit this topic.

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trendy steel storage lockers

TRENDY STORAGE

Steel lockers are trendy and you can recycle or buy steel lockers for storage cabinets or display pieces.

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buy wire stripper

WIRE STRIPPER

I have been looking for a decent wire stripper for ages, so I'm glad Tork Craft has introduced 2 wire stripper models.

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choosing the right bed

SWEET DREAMS

A good mattress for couples promotes healthy relationships, as well as physical health and well-being.

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do you need a table saw

DO YOU NEED A TABLE SAW?

When starting out with DIY there are several tools you need to buy, but do you need to buy a table saw?

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therapeutic garden ideas

THERAPEUTIC GARDEN

For those who find a garden a break from everyday life, here's how to design a garden with therapeutic effects.

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tips for replacing windows

BEFORE YOU BUY...

There comes a time when windows may need to be replaced and we offer some tips relating to this.

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jungle theme nursery

IT'S A JUNGLE IN HERE!

If you are looking for neutral gender nursery decor, why not make this jungle theme wall hanger.

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bird feeder recycled plastic containers

FEED THE BIRDS

When buying ready-made foods, they are presented in plastic salad containers that are great for turning into bird feeders.

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foods to cook on a griddle

GOURMET GRIDDLE

Whether using a griddle for the first time, or a seasoned griller, make delicious and nutritious meals on a griddle.

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colours of autumn for bedroom

COSY COLOURS

Mother Nature dresses in shades of rich brown, vivid orange and burnt red hues for the autumn season.

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benefits of installing a swimming pool

HOLIDAYS AT HOME

There are many reasons to seriously think about investing in a pool and winter is the best time to do it.

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diy spray painting booth

NO MESS- NO FUSS

When spray painting at home, but don't risk overspray - rather make an instant spray painting booth.

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built a home in 8 weeks

BUILD IN 8 WEEKS

Imagine a home from scratch that is assembled and ready to move into in just 8 weeks... that's the Amagansett Modular home.

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recycle food can into cheese grater

GENIUS ! ! !

It's amazing how clever people are becoming with recycling, and this tin can cheese grater is creative brilliance!

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kitchen sponges dirtier than toilets

DIRTIER THAN A TOILET!

Kitchen sponges are handy in the kitchen, but they are full of germs, more germs, in fact, than a toilet!

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kitchen appliances to buy

LOVE YOUR KITCHEN

When you are setting up a new kitchen, some appliances are worth the cost for the time and effort they can save you.

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laundry for beginners

LAUNDRY FOR BEGINNERS

For those who haven't really gotten the hang of doing the laundry, here are a few tips to you get started.

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burst water pipe

BURST WATER PIPE?

A burst water pipe is not something you expect, but it does happen. But what do you do if a water pipe does burst?

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festool kick-start promotion

FESTOOL KICK-START!

At the beginning of June Festool will be offering a selection of specials and free promotional giveaways.

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bathroom repairs you can do

YOU CAN DO IT

In this article, we look at a few minor bathroom issues that can be fixed quickly, without expensive tools.

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what's new for bedrooms

WHAT'S NEW?

So far in 2020, people are spending heaps more time at home than ever, so what's new for bedrooms?

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better to make your own curtains

DECISIONS, DECISIONS...

At a period in time when everything can be bought - at a price, why should you consider making your own curtains?

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get the most out of DIY

DON'T PANIC!

Here are some tips I can share that will make the experience more enjoyable and allow you to make the most of DIY.

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which vase is best

THE PERFECT VASE

There is an art to arranging flowers for a beautiful display and we show you how to select the perfect vase.

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home improvements set to increase

ADDING ON MORE SPACE

The lockdown, and drop in interest rate, has owners considering improvements that are needed to their homes.

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pet friendly home

PET FRIENDLY HOME

If you are considering adopting a furry friend, here are some tips on ways to make your home more pet friendly.

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bondic fix anything

FIX ALMOST ANYTHING!

With the Bondic® Liquid Plastic Welder you can bond, build and fix almost anything - in just seconds!

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disguise gaps wood projects

DISGUISE GAPS

There will always be times when you have gaps between joined sections and there are easy ways to do this.

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make home more accessible

MORE ACCESSIBLE

Many things that can be done to make a home more accessible for elderly or disabled parents.

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wood staining tips

WOOD STAINING 101

Using wood stain lets you select a particular wood colour so that your made pieces have a professional finish.

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renovate old house

GOLDEN OLDIES

If you're going to the expense of renovating an older home, make sure to incorporate these eco-friendly elements.

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upcycle door shelf unit

UPCYCLE PANEL DOOR

Upcycling an old door into a shelf unit in this way one of the easiest and most practical methods to make a shelf unit.

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clean exterior house for curb appeal

CLEAN FOR CURB APPEAL

If you are planning to sell or rent out your property, make sure it has enough curb appeal for the highest price.

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control fish moths and silverfish

HOLES IN CLOTHES?

Fish Moths, or Silverfish, wreak havoc with your clothing, leaving small holes in winter woollies and your favourite clothes.

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where to put tumble dryer

SAFETY FIRST

How safe is it to have a tumble dryer installed outdoors in a shed or hut, or in the garage?

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autumn in the garden

AUTUMN GARDEN

The world around us may be falling apart, but there are plenty of tasks that need to be done in the garden.

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make sure furniture will fit

MEASURE TWICE

When buying a lounge suite or sectional sofa, it is very important to ensure that it is going to fit in the room before you buy.

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where to find missing socks

WHERE DO THEY GO?

I'm sure everyone has lost at least one sock when doing laundry, but where do all these missing socks go?

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decorate small apartment

SMALL APARTMENT?

In this article, we look at how can you make the most out of a small apartment with some practical tricks.

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design a bed childrens furniture

DESIGN-A-BED

Wide range of custom beds, bedside tables and storage furniture for boys and girls bedrooms.

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Join the fun at DIY Divas

JOIN THE FUN

Want to make your own decor accessories or custom furniture? Find out how at DIY-Divas around the country.

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