How to make a pair of sawhorses

A sawhorse is not only useful in the DIY workshop, they also come in very handy for tables and desks. You can use a sawhorse to assemble an instant garden table if you have an old door, or even a temporary place to set up your home office. Here's how to make a simple sawhorse.


How to make a DVD rack

There are many options for storing DVD's: from DVD cabinets, DVD shelves and DVD units, but this DVD storage rack is simple to make and won't cost a fortune. Plus, you can make it as large or small as you want.


More basic woodworking joints

Lap joints can be used to build up frames, interlock panels, create pictures frames and in so many other ways. They might not be as strong as dovetail joints, but allow more flexibility when designing decorative projects.


Back to basics - Easy dovetail joint

Using a wood chisel, backsaw and hammer you can easily make dovetail joints for frames and boxes. And we are going to show you how...



Wine rack with faux wood grain finish

This easy wine rack is made using SupaWood that is painted to give it a faux wood finish. The idea behind this project is to show that you can paint SupaWood for a wood-like finish.



Easy shelves for an alcove

Next to me front door is a small alcove and I have been wanting to add shelves for ages. I have a small collection of African curios, and this seemed like the perfect place to add some shelves for display.


DIY cottage-style shutters

You’re used to seeing decorative shutters on the exteriors of houses, but we brought a pair of them indoors. They’re the perfect architectural detail for this seaside-inspired room.



Rustic console table

I so have to try this rustic console table. Not only is it very easy to cut and assemble, it looks absolutely gorgeous. I can see this console table painted in ivory and distressed, or whitewashed for a seaside cottage or holiday home.


Make a sliding barn door

Over at Timber and Lace, Marci and hubby get creative with scrap timber and a hanging rail to make sliding barn doors to close off an alcove for Marci's craft room.



Garden table gets a new tabletop

Find out how easy it is to replace a garden tabletop with a beautiful rustic piece of raw edged pine.



Make our Bali server

For those of you who haven't yet subscribed to Easy DIY magazine, or perhaps your local Builders Warehouse is always sold out of copies, here is the Bali Server that we made earlier this year.


So many uses for a basic cube

As far back as I can remember I have used cubes or boxes as the basis of design for hundreds of projects. From TV storage to storage bases for beds, boxes or cubes can be easily constructed and used in so many different ways.


Add interest with pine moulding

A few inexpensive lengths of pine moulding strips are all you need to make a high impact focal or feature wall in an entrance or room in a home.  



Make a decorative side table

We look at creating a vignette, or setting up an arrangement on a table or shelf. To tie in with this feature I decided to show you how to make a small decorative side table that you can use to create your first vignette.  


Quick way to make a storage base

When my boyfriend and I moved in together we had a brand new king size mattress, but no base. Ideally we wanted a base with storage underneath for our extra linen and designed a base that would suit our needs. 


Install a sliding door

My dressing room and bathroom do not have a bathroom door, and while that’s all fine and well if your hubby is always on his best behaviour, mine has the manners of a donkey! It’s definitely time to fit a sliding door to hide his bathroom manners.


Easy DIY window shelf

Moulding and trim is an easy way to customise a shelf. And this handy shelf is the perfect solution for almost any room. It creates a storage surface and will upgrade your window’s style, too!


Make a swing seat

What's nicer than relaxing in the afternoon on a gently swaying swing seat. I did say gently. vt vonen designed this gorgeous swing for indoor seating, but it would be perfect for outdoors on the patio.


How to make a cottage headboard

This cottage headboard is very simple to build - you can have all the pieces cut to size at your local Builders Warehouse - then the whole piece is painted white.



Rocking cradle for baby doll

Mom, dad, granny or granddad - This is a rocking crib and it only took a couple of hours to make and then paint. It's not a difficult design, but does look lovely once finished.



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