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Home-Dzine Top 10  DIY Projects for 2018

If you're new to Home-Dzine you may have missed some of our great DIY projects, so here's a round-up of our favourite Top 10 DIY projects for 2018.

01/01/2019

Whether you are a new visitor to Home-Dzine or a regular reader, you may have missed some of our great do-it-yourself projects - so we compiled a round-up of our favourite Top 10 DIY projects for 2018.

 

Pine Indoor or Outdoor Bench

One of our most popular DIY projects for 2018 was the pine bench for indoor or outdoor seating. Made using PAR pine that you can purchase at any Builders Warehouse or timber merchant, the pine bench is a quick and easy project you can make for a sunroom, patio, children's bedroom or a family room.

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make the pine bench.

 

 

Pine Chest of Drawers finished with Chalk Paint

Another project that everyone loved was the pine chest of drawers that we finished with Rust-Oleum Chalked paint, with gorgeous crystal handles from Gelmar. Four deep drawers provide plenty of storage and the ball-bearing drawer runners ensure a smooth movement - even for a child.

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make the pine bench.

 

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Pine Side Tables or Occasional Tables

Our pine side tables was a project that was well-liked and I know of quite a few readers who have made the tables for their home. While we made these tables for indoor use, you can apply an exterior sealer and use them outdoors on a covered patio. This project is definitely quick and easy and one any beginner DIY enthusiast can take on as a first project.

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make the tables.

Pine Sofa or Couch Table and Magazine Rack

The sofa table and magazine rack was one of the projects we also included as part of our DIY Divas workshops. This is another quick and easy project that you can easily assemble in an hour or two and if great if you're starting out and looking for small projects to put your DIY skills to good use.

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make the sofa table / magazine rack.

 

 

Drying or Laundry Rack

Ideal for the small home or apartment, our DIY laundry rack can be mounted onto a wall and closed up when not in use. This was a great project to make, and one that I have personally found very handy. When the weather is wet or too cold to hang laundry outdoors, I simply open up the rack and hang items indoors.

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make the drying or laundry rack.

Affordable Trellis

One of our most popular projects ever, this DIY trellis works out much cheaper than buying a ready-made trellis. Plus you can make the trellis to any size you want. We used Meranti strips to make the trellis and it only took a couple of hours from start to finish.

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make an affordable trellis.

Make a Farmhouse Table and Benches

Being able to make your own outdoor dining table can save you thousands, and you can make this table as long as you want. We finished our table with Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain to give it a rustic, aged look and we plan on keeping to table outdoors to age naturally.

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make a farmhouse table and benches.

 

 

Design and Assemble Custom Wardrobes

With a little help from Gelmar, we designed and built a wall of custom wardrobes for a guest bedroom. The cupboards incorporate quite a few practical elements that allow for more storage and easy access. The wardrobes consist of 12mm and 16mm SupaWood, with a painted finish and Shaker design.

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make custom wardrobes or built-in cupboards.

Freestanding Stacked Bookcase

This project is a popular one for anyone wanting an easy way to add storage to a small townhouse or apartment - even a rented one. The shelves are stacked on top of each other and are freestanding, which means you can place them anywhere you want, or even take with you if you move.

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make a stacked bookcase.

A Pine Bed for under R2000!

Although this project has only recently featured on Home-Dzine, we see it quickly becoming a reader favourite as it allows you to build a three-quarter bed for under R2000. It is also very easy to modify the project plans to make a single, double or queen size bed at little extra cost.

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make a 3/4 pine bed.

 

 

 

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