Dowels are reasonably priced and easy to work with so why not use them for making furniture for your home, or grab your tools to make one of these dowel furniture projects?
To lighten up my dark passage, I added a glass panel to a standard hollow core door as per this method. The addition of the glass panel made a huge difference and instantly brightened up the space.
Lack of education covering life skills, limited opportunities for apprenticeships and reduced opportunities for employment mean that our children need to empower themselves with 3 skills that will prove valuable.
A storage side table is a practical piece of furniture if your living room is short on space - and storage - and the instructions below let you make one in a day
Grab your tools and materials to make an elegant coffee table for your living room with these step-by-step instructions.
This simple bicycle storage rack keeps your bicycle safe and is so easy to use that even the kids can use it for storing their bicycles.
This pine dining table for originally intended for indoor use but was later relegated to being an outdoor dining table and have served its purpose well for the past 7 years and is affordable and easy to make.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or expert DIY enthusiast, making your own furniture is the perfect way to build custom furniture at a price you can afford and this pair of fluted bedside cabinets is an easy one with step-by-step instructions.
After being unable to find a storage headboard online, the best solution would be to make my own storage headboard and it is easier to make than you think!
Anyone starting out with DIY will love the simplicity of this wood wine rack and you can use pallet wood to make it for free!
South Africans have an affinity for spending their free time outdoors and building an outdoor bar is just one of the ways to enjoy your garden even more.
It is becoming increasingly expensive to purchase beds for children so why not make your own children's beds - a bed that you can make to any size and design?
Most homes need more storage but don't always have the space for this but there are plenty of DIY projects that add more storage to a home.
Build an outdoor farmhouse-style dining table complete with benches using PAR pine you can buy at any Builders store.
Load shedding or not, the young chef will still be able to present you with a Michelin star meal using this magical DIY kitchen.
I love finding DIY projects that cost very little to do and provide a piece of furniture that looks stunning in the home, like this contemporary coffee table.
Looking for a quick way to add a side table or two to your living room? You can make this charming side table in under an hour!
Forget about back-breaking gardening when you build this raised garden bed and fill it with your favourite veggies.
This indoor or outdoor sofa has built-in storage in the arms, back and under the seat and you can make it yourself in a weekend or two.
Use a Kreg Pocket Hole Jig to make these easy wooden picture frames to hang on the wall for all your family photos.
To DIY or discount buy, that’s the question. Either way, you can transform your home without spending crazy brand store prices. Discover more here.
Are you looking for affordable and easy DIY home improvement projects? Check out these creative ideas that any skill level can tackle.
Readymade coffee tables are either square, rectangular, or circular, but this unique leaf design coffee table is one that you can easily make yourself.
Furniture isn't cheap these days and you can expect to pay a fortune for a media console similar to the one shown below, so why not make your own.
Aligning with my recent article on DIY built-in cupboards, this is an easy display cupboard that you can make and pick up skills for your built-in project.
Built-in cabinets or cupboards are the best way to add storage or a decorative feature to a plain room, but how do you go about it?
Here is a wonderful gift that you can buy or make to give to a loved one or friend this festive season.
If you want to add an island to your kitchen and have some spare time over the holidays to do it yourself, below are some ideas and guidelines to help with the project.
Closing off an area in an open-plan home with a mobile room divider or freestanding partition wall are an easy and DIY solution using board products or brick and mortar.
If you have some spare time over the weekend, pop into your nearest Builders store to grab supplies to make this easy DIY cabana and seating for your garden.
Repurposing old furniture is good for the environment and this no longer used bookcase turns into a fun produce cart for a little girl.
When you have a blank wall, adding a wall-mounted display brings the wall to life and these wood frame plant hangers will add interest and bring a touch of nature indoors.
Pop into Builders and buy a couple of lengths of PVC to make a coffee table or side table for the living room.
Making furniture you have seen in a store is one way to have a piece of furniture you love and not have to pay a lot of money for it.
For anyone needing a dining area in a small room, or a dine-in area in the kitchen, this floating corner bench is the perfect seating arrangement you can make.
Here is a great DIY project if your washing machine or tumble dryer is not mounted under a countertop and it will save you much-needed space and provide extra storage.
I never used to think about attracting birds to my garden, but over the years, I have established a friendship with the many different species of birds that nest in the garden and bathe in the bird bath.
You can save a lot of money by making custom mounted canvas for yourself and they look just as good - if not better - than readymade mounted canvas.
An ottoman is a great piece of furniture for a living room and adding a table that fits over an ottoman is a space-saving idea to add a coffee table to the room.
With everything going up in price there couldn't be a better time to take out your tools to make your own home decor and we have a selection of DIY picture frames that you can make.
Here is a dining table that you can make over a weekend, and you can choose the material you want to make it with, whether it be Pine, Meranti, Saligna or other hardwood.
Having moved my lounge back into its original place, it is time for me to take furniture pieces for the room, including a custom coffee table.
There is a lot of reclaimed pine furniture around now, but is it really reclaimed pine or just pine that is made to look aged?
Furniture and accessories with curves bring a softness into any room and now you can make an inexpensive circular table with a few scraps of wood and some pine or meranti dowels.
This modern bench made from PAR pine is one that you can start and finish in a couple of hours by following the instructions below.
Upcycling furniture is a hot topic that has spread across social media, and it is a worthwhile business to look at setting up if you love restoring or upcycling any type of furniture.
Finding the previous drying rack that I made so, so handy, I decided to make another one for the upstairs bathroom.
If you are looking for a way to keep your feline friends off the furniture, this DIY cat bed is super-easy to make and very inexpensive.
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This quick project shows how to make a wood slat coffee table where you can buy everything you need at Builders Warehouse.
When it comes to choice, there is very little to be made when it comes to a custom stand for a fish tank which is why it is better to make your own stand.
There are plenty of ways to give old furniture a new look and in this article, we explain how to install new doors for a more modern piece.
Using reclaimed pallets is an inexpensive way to make various items for the home at very little cost and it is also a fun way to add something different to a home.
Use hanger bolts to hang floating shelves on the wall without any visible brackets or screws.
Children's bedrooms need seating and storage, and this DIY toy box serves both purposes.
Furniture with hairpin legs continues to be popular and you will find them used on chairs, tables, and cabinets as a way to make a living room feel less cluttered with their lightweight and open design.
Small or medium, most bedrooms need as much space as possible to comfortably move around, and these vertical shelves will provide storage without sacrificing floor space.
Social distancing has become a new normal for everyone and if you love to entertain at home, perhaps this might be the best time to think about installing a home bar.
This simple wooden wine rack will only take you an hour to make and all the materials you need are at your local Builders store.
This pine garden bench offers the perfect seating for on a deck or patio, or even when placed under a shady spot in the garden.
Framing your favourite photographs require an equally beautiful frame in which to mount them, and this wood picture frame perfectly fits the bill.
Great for storage in any room, these stackable storage crates are also easy to make and ideal for a child's bedroom or playroom to corral toys.
Easy to make using a variety of materials, this simple bench allows you to place plants at either side for a decorative seating feature that is perfect for an entrance hall or on a patio.
Wooden ceiling beams add architectural detail to any home and they are an easy and affordable project if you fancy adding fake ceiling beams to any room in the home.
Use meranti, saligna or PAR pine to make this table for your garden or patio.
It has been some time since I refreshed my walk-through closet area by giving it a couple of coats of paint and fitting mirrors on the built-in cupboard doors and now I am adding a compact makeup cupboard.
This mini picnic set is just right for kids and if you make it now it will be ready for use in the garden when summer arrives.
Making designer panel doors is just one of the easy ways to update a home without spending too much money.
An easy DIY wall shelf is perfect for decorative storage in a living room, family room or even a home office - plus it's simple to make and you don't need a pegboard for this one.
This plywood and pine house frame bed with storage cubbies is an easy project you can complete over a weekend.
Stackable beds are great space-savers making them ideal for a children's bedroom if you need an extra bed for a sleepover.
If you need some extra worktop space for the kitchen, for your sewing machine or even for a potting bench, this all-purpose table is a quick project you can assemble in a day.
Use PAR pine and hessian to make a folding privacy screen for a bedroom, bathroom or open plan living room.
I am posting this article on how to make a Front End Loader Bed on request for a couple of readers who want to make one for their son.
A step stool or low stool comes in handy in the workshop or around the home and you can make a set of nesting stools in an hour or so.
This pegboard storage shelf is handy for storage in almost any room in a home and it's easy to make.
For a garage that has become a dumping ground for "stuff", this plywood shelf is a great storage solver and you can make it using pine shutterply on the cheap.
Kids love to play with Lego but the pieces can end up all over the floor while this Lego table has a play area and plenty of storage.
For those thinking of installing a gas or electric fireplace, this feature wall allows easy fitting and you can mount the TV.
When you are feeling a bit creative and not sure where to focus your crafty DIY skills, here are a few DIY projects you can do for the home.
This quick and easy bookcase won't take long to make and it's the perfect size for a study or home office, children's bedroom or in a living room or entrance.
If you need extra storage in your home, here's a 10 minutes shelf you can DIY in... well, 10 minutes!
Everyone has that one piece of furniture that doesn't seem to fit anywhere, but there are plenty of ways to make old furniture look more modern.
This year, if the clutter in your home is already out of control, why not consider making a key holder or command centre to corral all your stuff.
These shelves are probably one of the easiest and most affordable to make and they would be ideal for extra storage or display in any room in a home.
Whether you make for yourself or to give as a gift, this modern clock will take pride of place in any home with its reclaimed wood charm and copper accent.
If you love to entertain, a serving or bar trolley is a must-have and this DIY bar trolley is an easy project that is affordable and stylish at the same time.
If you are staying home for the holidays and looking for fun ways to entertain the family, you will love this easy way to set up a home cinema in the garden.
Add a metallic touch to your kitchen with this DIY coffee filter stand that you can make in copper, aluminium or other sheet metal.
I have seen some high-end doggie accessories that cost a fortune, and then there are doggie accessories you can make that look great and cost little.
When you love to entertain outdoors in the garden, adding a bar is one way to liven up the atmosphere.
Everybody needs a place to sit and relax on weekends and this DIY pool sun lounger is good-looking enough for any poolside and easy to make over a weekend.
With experts agreeing on using a dog crate for puppies, this project shows how to can build a coffee table that is also a dog crate for your pet.
If you need to a place to display artwork or accessories, or your child needs a place for books, these ledges are quick and easy to make.
Pop into your local Builders or hardware store for PAR pine and supplies and grab your power tools to make this quick and easy room divider.
Pegboards have become popular in the last few years, especially DIY pegboards that use dowels and easily mounted shelves for both storage and as a decorative accessory.
The hotter months of the year make it perfect to dine outdoors and this wooden picnic table will seat an entire family.
Make this attractive console table using PAR pine and laminated pine and place in an entrance or hallways.
Schools in - schools out - who knows! One thing for sure is that this climbing wall will keep the kids occupied for hours.
Pine crates are great for turning into a handy side table or a bedside table, and you don't need anything other than a drill/driver and some galvanised pipe and fittings - or substitute with copper pipe.
Use plywood and pine, or replace with meranti or saligna, to make this practical patio table and umbrella stand.
This DIY wooden planter can be made in any size to add to your patio, deck or outdoor area, plus you can use your choice of material.
Using untreated pine lets you make an affordable slat bench that has a stylish design and is very easy to assemble.
Garden furniture doesn't come cheap these days, in fact, you can expect to pay thousands for a decent patio set, which is why it makes a lot of sense to make your own outdoor sofa or patio set.
This portable picnic or braai table lets your prepare all your meals without missing any comforts you have at home, plus it's also a great addition to your outdoor entertainment area if you don't have an outdoor kitchen.
Dustbins can be an eyesore but this handy shed made using PAR pine is a great way to store one or two dustbins out of sight.
Box shelves are easy to make and you can arrange them in a variety of configurations to provide essential storage for any room in a home.
Mounting your ironing board on a laundry station makes it easy to start ironing without having to set everything up, and you can store all your ironing essentials in the laundry station.
When you don't have a dedicated office or place to study, this folding office or study desk lets you set up a workspace wherever you need it.
Many people are turning to their crafts and hobbies as a way to bring in extra cash, and this craft centre will help you stay organised.
Gently swing yourself to sleep with this floating day bed that can be installed in a playroom, living room, or out on a patio.
Every home should have a handy key holder - a place to hang your keys when you get home, and this floating key holder lets you practice your French cleat skills.
Children's bedrooms always need storage furniture and this modular shelf unit is great for both storage and display, plus it's easy to make.
When deciding to be a DIY enthusiast there are a few tips I can share that will make the experience more enjoyable and allow you to make the most of DIY.
Upcycling an old door into a shelf unit has been done in many different ways, but this one has to be the easiest and most practical.
If there is one thing that the lockdown has made us realise it's that being able to do stuff yourself has its advantages, so why not think about getting stuck in DIY with one of these scrap wood projects?
Many find ourselves with a bit more time on our hands, so why not make something like this 1-piece picnic table and benches - perfect for dining outdoors in the garden.
Keeping the kids occupied until the beginning of June is going to be a difficult task for parents but this fun play tent will keep them busy - either indoors or outdoors.
If you have spent the time in lockdown catching up on jobs around the home, here's your chance to relax in a deck chair made using pallet wood.
If you're in the mood to give your kitchen a new look but can't afford a full-on renovation, you could look at making your own kitchen cabinet doors to achieve a brand new kitchen makeover.
This quick and easy project is a great way to use up any wood scraps that you have lying around to make a holder for your books, tablet or kindle.
Whether you are relaxing in the garden or setting up for a picnic in the park, this DIY drinks table is just the thing to hold your drinks and glasses or even your snacks.
Every bedroom needs some form of bedside storage, and this wall-mounted shelf unit provides that, plus it is wall-mounted to take up less floor space.
Decorative skirting adds a finishing touch to any room, but when you can't afford to have decorative skirtings installed or can't find what you're looking for - you can always try this method!
Not all children's bedrooms have enough space for a bed and lots of storage, so why not build a bed that's on top of all the storage!
In this article, we discuss the benefits of having DIY furniture for your home.
An upholstered ottoman is a great addition to a room that needs extra storage, and a tufted ottoman adds a touch of elegance to a room.
The Internet is overflowing with DIY ideas, crafts and projects, but not everyone should get involved in DIY - there are times when you should not DIY it!
This sturdy pine base is ideal for a young child and offers a unique way to decorate a bedroom for a youngster, plus you can modify the measurements to make the pine base to any size.
You always need storage at the side of the bed, and this DIY bedside table is affordable to make and easy to assemble.
New kiddies build-it-yourself range of toy sets - Construct different toys with Tork Craft’s Create and Learn DIY Kids Toy Collection.
This article is especially for all the DIY Divas out there - even those who haven't yet put their newfound skills to good use!
Kreg and Dremel have partnered to show you how to make this handmade Wine Gift Box.
Based on social media statistics, we have compiled our most popular DIY projects for 2019 - as determined by our readers.
In this project we take you step-by-step through making this DIY WigWam or TeePee bed for your little boy or grandson.
With its simple lines and easy construction, this DIY wooden bathroom vanity can be stained in your choice of wood tint to provide an elegant storage solution for any bathroom.
The average home is generally fitted with limited storage options and every family eventually reaches the stage where more storage is required, so we have some great DIY storage solutions for you.
With this easy cookbook stand you can have your recipes at hand, whether you use a cookbook or tablet.
Using reclaimed wood or pallet wood is an eco-friendly way to save money and create a few unique pieces for a home.
This kiddies book nook is a quick and easy project that let's mom or dad set up a reading corner for little ones.
There comes a time when a badly scratched tabletop needs some TLC, and this farmhouse style table gets a revamp and a new lease on life.
See how an old pine hutch is transformed into an amazing fireplace feature at very little cost and with readily available materials.
Follow steps 1, 2 and 3 for an inexpensive way to make your own garden chairs and table.
When you need an extra side table, whether indoors or outdoors, this folding table is stylish enough for serving tea with family and friends, or for drinks when you entertain.
Not sure about the ideal fabric for your bean bag chair? Take a look at our informative guide to get all your answers right away.