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A wide collection of easy, step by step DIY projects to brighten up your garden or home. Whether you're looking to build a pergola or merely decorate a flower pot, here are a range of do it yourself articles to add a unique and personal touch to your house or garden!
Build a unique three-piece patio set for your braai area, and be prepared for summer braaiing. Two-Seater Bench What you will need from Builders: 32 x (4 x 90 mm) cut screws 184 x (4 x 60 mm) cut screws Cutting list: Pine planks: 22 x (502 x 92 x 22 mm) 24 x (524 […]
Keep your plants warm in style What you will need: Pots (we used terracotta pots) Stones or pebbles A selection of plants Empty 2-litre plastic bottles String and embellishments A glue gun Stanley knife Spray paint Start by potting your plants. 1. Pots must have drainage holes. Add stones to the bottom of the pots […]
Window Box Get the jump on spring by growing seedlings in this little greenhouse. What you need Treated timber in the following dimensions: 7 x 900mm x 100mm x 18mm 8 x 525mm x 100mm x 18mm 3 x 350mm x 38mm x 38mm 2 x 310mm x 38mm x 38mm 3 x 260mm x […]
This table’s a picnic! This is the twelfth DIY in our Working with Wood series presented by David van den Bergh. Throughout the series we will introduce you to some amazing new tools on the market that take the ‘work’ out of woodwork. For full instructions download these PDFs: DIY: This table’s a picnic! (English) […]
Complete with the kitchen sink! What you need Cutting list: Pine cut to the following dimensions: 4 x 44mm x 44mm x 880mm (legs) 4 x 20mm x 70mm x 430mm (shelf supports) 2 x 20mm x 70mm x 1620mm (shelf side supports) 2 x 20mm x 70mm x 1800mm (top side supports) 2 x […]
Tin braai can Repurpose a paint tin to make a neat little braai! What you need Empty metal paint can Sandpaper Spray paint (optional) Tools needed: angle grinder with a cutting disc for steel, pencil for marking, gloves What you do: Spray paint and allow to dry. Mark and cut the openings for the fire […]
For the pet of the house This is the eleventh DIY in our Working with Wood series presented by David van den Bergh. Throughout the series we will introduce you to some amazing new tools on the market that take the ‘work’ out of woodwork. For full instructions download these PDFs: DIY: Pet Bed (English) […]
A braai cabinet with a difference A handy surface next to your braai is always so useful, for meat, tongs, your beer… Our DIY Dave designed this unique braai cabinet that is on wheels for easy positioning on your patio, and has a heat-proof, spill-proof metal table top that you can pop your hot pots […]
Indoor Tower Planter Keep your herbs close to the kitchen with this tiered planter, complete with growing lights What you need SA pine cut to: 6 x (390mm x 140mm x 20mm) (box front and back) 6 x (250mm x 140mm x 20mm) (box sides) 3 x (345mm x 140mm x 20mm) (box base) 4 […]