Make a Custom Wooden Planter for Patio or Garden

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.

 

 

Low Cost, Easy Slat Bench with Stylish Design

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

 

 

Make a Modern Outdoor Patio Set

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.

 

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Build a Portable Table for Outdoor Braai or Picnic

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.

 

A Handy Shed for your Dustbins

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.

 

 

Make Easy Box Shelves for Storage in any Room

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.

 

 

Make a Laundry Station or Cupboard for your Ironing Board

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.

 

 

Folding Office or Study Desk

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.

 

 

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Craft Centre to Keep your Craft or Hobby Room Organised

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.

Make a Floating Day Bed for a Playroom, Living Room or Patio

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

Key Holder that Floats on the wall with a French Cleat

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.

 

 

Make a Modular Shelf Unit for a Children's Bedroom

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.

 

 

How to Get the Most out of DIY and Enjoy It!

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.

 

 

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Upcycle an Old Door into a Practical Shelf Unit

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.

 

 

There's nothing quite as Satisfying as DIY

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?

 

DIY 1-Piece Picnic Table and Benches

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.

 

 

Quick Project: Children's Play Tent for Indoor or Outdoor Use

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.

 

 

DIY Deck or Garden Chair with Pallet Wood

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.

 

 

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Make New Doors or Kitchen Cabinets

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.

 

Make a Holder for your Books, Tablet or Kindle

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.

 

 

Make this DIY Drinks Table for the garden

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.

 

 

Add Storage to a Bedroom with this Wall-Mounted Shelf

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.

 

 

How to Add Faux Decorative Skirting to Walls

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!

 

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Build a Child's Bed with Flatpack Bookshelves

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!

 

 

Benefits Of Doing DIY Furniture To Add To Your Home

In this article, we discuss the benefits of having DIY furniture for your home.

 

 

 

How to Make an Upholstered and Tufted Ottoman

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.

 

 

DIY Disaster - When you Should Not DIY it!

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!

 

 

Make a Sturdy Pine Base for Children's Bed

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.

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Rustic Bedside Table that's Easy to Make

You always need storage at the side of the bed, and this DIY bedside table is affordable to make and easy to assemble.

DIY Kids Toy collection

New kiddies build-it-yourself range of toy sets - Construct different toys with Tork Craft’s Create and Learn DIY Kids Toy Collection.

 

DIY Gifts that you can Make

This article is especially for all the DIY Divas out there - even those who haven't yet put their newfound skills to good use!

 

Make A Wine Gift Box

Kreg and Dremel have partnered to show you how to make this handmade Wine Gift Box.

 

Most Popular DIY Projects in 2019

Based on social media statistics, we have compiled our most popular DIY projects for 2019 - as determined  by our readers.

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Adorable DIY WigWam or TeePee Bed for Little Boys

In this project we take you step-by-step through making this DIY WigWam or TeePee bed for your little boy or grandson.

DIY Make a Wood Bathroom Vanity

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.

Hidden storage ideas

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.

 

Quick Project

With this easy cookbook stand you can have your recipes at hand, whether you use a cookbook or tablet.

 

 

DIY Projects using Reclaimed Wood

Using reclaimed wood or pallet wood is an eco-friendly way to save money and create a few unique pieces for a home.

 

 

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Kiddies Book Nook Shelving Unit

This kiddies book nook is a quick and easy project that let's mom or dad set up a reading corner for little ones.

 

 

This Badly Scratched Table gets a Revamp!

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.

Old Hutch becomes an Amazing Fireplace Feature

See how an old pine hutch is transformed into an amazing fireplace feature at very little cost and with readily available materials.

Make your own affordable patio furniture

Follow steps 1, 2 and 3 for an inexpensive way to make your own garden chairs and table.

Folding Side Table is Great for Indoors and Outdoors

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.

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