wood projects with hand tools

HANDMADE SIMPLICITY

There is a simplicity in using hand tools and this Japanese stool lets you create a wonderfully unique piece for your home.

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CUT PERFECT CIRCLES

When you need to cut circles for projects, how do you cut a perfect circle in timber or board?

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MAKE A STORAGE HEADBOARD

Adding a storage headboard to the top of the bed gives you an amazing amount of extra storage space.

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MACRAMÉ CHRISTMAS STARS

Simple to learn with so many project possibilities, macramé opens up a way to craft Christmas decorations for the home.

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SCRAP THAT!

Here are some Christmas decor ideas you can make from scraps and leftovers from previous projects.

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outdoor movie screen

OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREEN

Staying home for the holidays? Looking for fun ways to entertain the family? Set up a home cinema in the garden.

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make diy wall mounted christmas tree

QUICK PROJECT

With Christmas just a month away, this wall-mounted Christmas tree is just the thing if your home is small.

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BARTENDER'S GARDEN

If you enjoy presenting a variety of cocktails when entertaining, we offer some helpful tips on growing herbs.

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WINDOW GARDEN

This feature for the garden lets you display a variety of succulents either on a wall outside the house or on a porch.

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vencasa fourways

VENCASA FOURWAYS

They might not be able to whisk away your stress, but Vencasa can give you support for restorative sleep.

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STRONG INDEED

What makes pocket-holes joins so strong is all due to the drilling position and using the correct screws.

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HOLIDAYS AT HOME

If you have decided to stay home for the holidays, we show you how to have a great holiday at home.

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black friday power tool specials

DON'T MISS OUT!

Here's your opportunity to buy the best brands South Africa has to offer at the lowest prices!

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handmade gifts

SUSTAINABLE & SOUTH AFRICAN

Christmas is the season for giving and what better way to give than to buy a gift that is handmade in South Africa.

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plascon professional 4-in-1 paint

PLASCON 4-IN-1

Plascon Professional 4-in-1 Textured Coat is developed specifically for the low-cost and affordable housing sector.

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Q20 OR WD-40?

Both Q20 and WD-40 have similar properties but which one is the better product and why?

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DRILL THROUGH STEEL

If you've tried to drill through steel before, you know that it can be hard work, but it shouldn't be hard and here's why.

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YOU CAN DO IT!

It's important to decide what projects you can do and the ones you should leave to the professionals.

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DON'T OVERLOOK THESE COSTS

There are five costs that so easily get forgotten or overlooked when revamping or renovation a bathroom.

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DIY concrete brick paving

DIY BRICK PAVING

Now you can buy moulds in various designs to lay your own concrete brick paving - without bricks!

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ideas to makeover guest bedrooms

DECORATE A GUEST BEDROOM

Looking for ideas to decorate a guest bedroom for the holidays? We have some budget-friendly solutions for you.

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crafty ideas for festive greenery

MAKE IT OR FAKE IT

Every home should have some greenery for holiday decorations and in this article, we look at how to fake it or make it!

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alternative christmas tree diy ideas

10 ALTERNATIVE TREE IDEAS

Not everyone can have a Christmas tree in the home, so here are some of the best crafty DIY alternatives to make.

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router tips for beginners

FOR BEGINNERS

If you bought a router but still haven't taken it out of the box, here are some beginner's tips to give you confidence.

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festive tablecloth ideas

FESTIVE TABLECLOTHS

When decorating the home for Christmas, I'm always a bit let down when it comes to options.

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keep home cool

KEEPING COOL

If heat waves are going to a normal occurrence in the future, here are some way to keep yourself and your home cool!

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how to sell home faster

SELLING UP?

Selling a home isn't always easy, especially one that needs a bit of updating or maintenance.

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I'M A FESTOOL FAN!

Have just tried out the Festool Rotex Sander and can't believe the performance when compared to regular sanders.

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crafty diy projects for kitchens

CRAFTY DIY FOR KITCHENS

Have some spare time on your hands or want to give your kitchen a quick update? We have some DIY projects for you.

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warm elements for dining room

WARM & WELCOMING

Many still prefer to use white when decorating a home, but how do you add warmth to a white dining room.

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things to know before painting furniture

BEFORE YOU BEGIN...

We  ake a look at some things you should know before you start painting any of your furniture.

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storage for clothes and stuff

TOO MANY CLOTHES?

If your built-in closet overflows or you need storage for your stuff, think about building a narrow built-in cupboard.

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affordable canvas for gallery wall

AFFORDABLE ART FOR GALLERY WALL

If you are longing to hang your memories to create a gallery wall, here's a great place to buy printed canvas.

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triton plunge router for router table

SET-UP ROUTER TABLE

If you are planning on buying a router table, you need to get the Triton TRA001 Router for easy setting up and easy use.

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colours to paint home

FORGET COLOUR TRENDS

Everyone wants you to paint your house interior in a particular colour, but what if you prefer your own colour choices?

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craft ideas for christmas

CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS

This year, get the whole family involved in making decorations for the tree and your home and set a new tradition.

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how to make gift boxes

MAKE GIFT BOXES

The cost of ready-made gift boxes makes it an expensive purchase for many, but you can easily make your own gift boxes.

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pretty crafty vases

PRETTY CRAFTY VASES

Every home should have at least one vase for displaying fresh flowers or gift bouquets.

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tips to assemble garden shed

NEED A GARDEN SHED?

Garage is chock full of stuff? We offer some tips on building a garden shed from the ground up.

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design a better bathroom

3 STEPS TO A BETTER BATHROOM

If you are in the process of or thinking about, renovating a bathroom, here are 3 simple steps to consider.

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beginner diy headboard ideas

KEEP IT SIMPLE

Adding a headboard doesn't have to be a serious DIY project - there are some stunning yet simple ideas out there.

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4 green kitchen trends

4 GREEN KITCHEN TRENDS

If you are planning to redo your kitchen, you might light to consider these kitchen trends to add to your design plan.

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grow salads indoors

GROW SALADS INDOORS

We offer some tips on growing your organic and fresh salad ingredients and essentials at home.

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coffee filter holder stand

QUICK PROJECT

Add a metallic touch to your kitchen with this DIY coffee filter stand holder in copper, aluminium or other sheet metal.

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make doggie bed

MAKE DOGGIE ACCESSORIES

I've seen doggie accessories that cost a fortune, and then there are doggie accessories you can make.

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beginner embroidery starter kits

ALL STITCHED UP

Inspired by some of the beautiful cross-stitch projects out there? Now you can buy beginner cross-stitch kits.

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upcycle tins with wooden lids

UPCYCLING

When you have biscuit tins, making a wooden lid for these means you can use them after the biscuits are gone!

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make a light box

LIGHT UP YOUR DAY

Making a lightbox has become a fun DIY way to add a decorative light to any room in a home.

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decorate craft or hobby room

FUN FOR EVERYONE

Set up a space where the family can get together and do crafts or hobbies, in a well-planned room.

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white on white decor

THE WHITE-ON-WHITE HOUSE

Imagine a home that seamlessly blends indoors and outdoors - a home that is easy on the eye without any distractions.

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add colours to garden

NO PLANTS NEEDED

If your garden is mostly foliage, concrete or lawn, we offer some ideas on easy ideas to bring colour into the garden.

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decorate bedroom for teenage boy

IT'S A BOY THING!

Teen boys, just like girls, love to have a bedroom that fits with their identity and we share a few ideas you can use.

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CAT power tool range

CAT POWER TOOLS

Vermont Sales is extending its line-up of brands yet again with the introduction of the rugged CAT power tool range.

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kreg benchtop portable router table

TODAY ONLY!

Purchase the Kreg Bench top Router Table @ R4 999, including free delivery - and give yourself more freedom. 

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kitchen makeover under r1000

R900 MAKEOVER!

It isn't often that you can boast a kitchen makeover that costs under R900, but that's what this soon-to-be mom did.

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how to make drawers

TIPS FOR MAKING DRAWERS

If you are putting off projects simply due to the fact that there are drawers involved, read on...

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how to finish off raw edge of tiles

5 WAYS TO EDGE TILES

When you have a row of tiles that need the edges covered up or finished off, what options do you have?

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add an outdoor bar

ADD AN OUTDOOR BAR

When you love to entertain outdoors in the garden, adding a bar is one way to liven up the atmosphere.

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why did my plant die

WHY DID MY PLANT DIE?

Houseplants are the 'growing' trend and with them comes the requirement for care and maintenance to keep them healthy.

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hair rehabilitation

HAIR REHAB

Hair health activist and style alchemist Reneé Potgieter has a goal to get us all to fall back in love with our natural locks.

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zodiac mx8 elite pool cleaner

I'M IMPRESSED!

 I'm impressed that the Zodiac MX8 Elite Pool Cleaner does everything it is supposed to do... and more!

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8 plants with health benefits

PLANTS WITH HEALTH BENEFITS

We know plants add to our wellbeing, but more than that, these 8 plants are also good for our health and our environment.

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poolside or garden sun lounger

MAKE IT

Everybody needs a place to sit and relax on weekends and this DIY pool sun lounger isgreat for poolside relaxation.

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organic kitchen design

A 'LIVED-IN' LOOK

When renovating a home over 175 years old, you don't want a kitchen that is modern or contemporary.

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where to purchase balcony bar

INTRODUCING BALCONY BAR

Locally manufactured, BalconyBar helps maximise the floor space on your balcony for an entertainment area.

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update on home veggie garden

UPDATE ON VEGGIE GARDEN

It's just over a month since setting up my home vegetable garden and I wanted to share how much has grown since then.

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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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painting blank ceramic bisque

FUN CRAFT IDEA

If you are thinking about starting a new craft or make a bit of extra cash, why not try painting blank ceramic bisque.

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living room layout

LIVING ROOM LAYOUT

When you factor in how much furniture goes into a living room, finding the perfect layout for everything isn't always easy.

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fruity boozy skewers

HAVING A BRAAI?

What's summer without a braai and what's a braai without a dop. Make it fun with fruit boozy skewers.

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vermont sales WORX product range

INTRODUCING WORX

Vermont Sales extends its WORX brand product range introducing the latest innovative tools.

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how to zone your living spaces

CREATING ZONES IN A HOME

Incorporating zoning in our living spaces is an essential tool in achieving balance between function, form, finesse and flow.

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baking tips

WHIP IT UP!

Planning a family weekend of baking? We offer 10 tips to make weekend baking a breeze for you and your family.

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tips for cushions for sofa

MIX IT UP!

Introducing new fabrics can bring unexpected colour, pattern and texture into a living room for a new look and feel.

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must have for mid century modern

MID-CENTURY MODERN

From retro furniture to vibrant colours, there are so many elements to include in your mid century modern living room.

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decorate home office

MAKE IT YOURS

We look at few small ways that you can turn any space into a home office that reflects your style.

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use pine for outdoor projects

USE PINE FOR OUTDOOR PROJECTS?

I use a variety of woods for outdoor projects but often get asked if it is OK to use for outdoor projects.

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dog crate coffee table

QUICK PROJECT

Experts agree on using a dog crate and this project shows how to can build a coffee table that is also a dog crate.

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plascon summer colours

PLASCON SUMMER HOTS

Now that those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer are on the way, Plascon has put together a palette of sizzling colours.

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talisman competition

COMPETITION

When you need to compact earth, there’s nothing better than a Mikasa MVC- T90 Plate compactor from Talisman.

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lockdown kitchen makeover

LOCKDOWN MAKEOVER

One enterprising mom took the opportunity to use the lockdown to give her kitchen an update!

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interior designer tricks

DESIGNER TRICKS

If you don't have a clue when it comes to designing the perfect room, we share a few designer tricks that you can use.

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frameless glass pool fence

DON'T SPOIL THE VIEW

Looking for options to fence off your pool area? Consider one that won't compromise the view of the garden.

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worlds safest table saw with festool

SAFEST TABLESAW ON THE PLANET!

Festool combines German innovation with SawStop technology to bring you the Festool Table Saw.

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ideas decorative screen garden

DECORATIVE SCREENS

An outdoor screen not only adds privacy outdoors - they're also great for a adding a decorative element.

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cover up facebrick wall

IT'S A COVER UP!

Popular in the 70s, brick walls are a feature of older homes, but giving them a modern look is easier than you think.

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whats that smell

WHAT'S THAT SMELL?

Your plumbing installation does not just focus on the supply of water to your home or office, it also deals with waste.

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easy diy book or picture ledge shelf

QUICK PROJECT

Need to a place to display artwork or accessories or a bookshelf? These ledges are quick and easy to make.

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how to care for home appliances

WHAT BREAKS FIRST?

Household appliances aren't cheap, so taking care of them will save you money and will also extend their lifespan.

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one wall plug for any wall

ONE PLUG DOES IT ALL

Rawlplug introduces a truly universal NYLON plug, one that fixes to both solid or hollow materials.

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chicken roulade curry

CHICKEN CURRY ROULADE

Spier shares the secret behind its contemporary Cape Malay chicken curry roulade with a twist.

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installing artificial grass garden lawn

A NEW LAWN

It's been 10+ years since I installed artificial grass and it's now time to replace with new artificial grass.

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kreg clamping table station

KREG CLAMPING TABLE

The guys at Kreg can be counted on for innovation. Their new multi-purpose clamping table is versatile in many ways.

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turn tree stump ring into side or coffee table

RECYCLE IT

It's so easy to recycle a tree stump into a stylish side table for a rustic yet sophisticated piece for your living room.

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make a diy room divider or partition

QUICK PROJECT

Pop into your local hardware store for PAR pine and grab your power tools to make this quick and easy room divider.

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instructions to make soap

HOW TO MAKE SOAP

Washing your hands regularly with soap and water is still one of the best ways to protect your family from germs.

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design ideas for small bedrooms

REDESIGN SMALL BEDROOM

It's the room where you spend the most time, but it's also the room where some people tend to spend the least money.

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drill doctor drill bit sharpener

DRILL BIT SHARPENER

Drill Doctor introduces self-powered drill bit sharpener at incredibly special launch price, making it affordable to DIYers.

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quoin rock picnics

PICNICS IN OCTOBER

Nothing beats a stylish picnic in a natural environment and Quoin Rock is a winning destination for a pleasurable day out.

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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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