Category Archives: DIY Tutorials

DIY – Pyramid Garden Planter

This time I have made slot together pyramid garden planter from the reclaimed Pallet timbers. This planter took me approximately 90 minutes to make: The design is simple, and so is the required level of woodworking skill, the only tools required are a square, pencil, electric/cordless drill and suitable spade end drill bit, and a…
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DIY- Staining Concrete Slabs

Staining concrete can be an inexpensive way to update the exterior look of your home. Acid stain can be one of the cheapest things you can do and it provides a great bang for your buck. This look is achieved by creating a chemical reaction that alters the color of concrete. Concrete acid stain contains…
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DIY – Self Watering Tomato Buckets

“You can never have too many tomato plants, but what happens when you run out of room in the garden. Tomatoes are probably the most versatile plant you can grow; They are used in everything from Tomato Sauce to Ketchup,  Espagnole Sauce to Bloody Marys’ (Yum!). Growing tomato plants in 5 gallon buckets is nothing…
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DIY Vertical PVC Planter

DIY Vertical PVC Planter – Space Saver for Your Garden Here’s the perfect solution for anyone dreaming of a gorgeous garden but with little space to make it happen – a simple and easy-to-make DIY Vertical PVC Planter. After all, if you can’t expand your garden horizontally, why not think vertically instead! Genius in its…
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DIY – Easy Stone Path for Your Garden

Having a nice stone path in your garden can make a big difference. It is the first thing you see before entering a garden and can raise big expectations. That’s why a nice and clean pathway is really important, it reflects the outlook of the whole garden. You can make this stone path curvy or…
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Teak Furniture Care and Maintenance

Teak is unique because it produces its own natural oil that makes it very low maintenance in comparison to other types of outdoor wood furniture. Furthermore, teak oil prevents water and moisture from sinking into the wood that can cause dry rot. If you don’t mind the grayish patina teak will develop overtime, teak requires…
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DIY – Summer Outdoor Sofa

Modern style meets DIY cool in this sturdy cedar outdoor sofa! With just some 2x4 boards, you could be seating in style this summer! Cut Your Boards: Cut all of your boards according to the cut list. A circular saw, chop saw, or compound miter saw is recommended for cutting. Build Seat Frame: To make…
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DIY – Cheap Cedar Raised Beds

Cedar raised beds make gardening easier, more accessible, more economical, and more efficient. But often a cedar raised beds can cost hundreds of dollars. With this plan, I figured out how to create cedar raised beds - deep ones - for about $10 each. Here's those cedar raised beds I built for $10 bucks each .…
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Garden Fountain – How to Make One

The project is nothing to get stressed about. In a mere weekend, you can fountain-ize most any leftover garden ornament, turning it into an enduring monument to tranquillity. Revive a defunct birdbath, declare your own ode to a Grecian urn, or drill holes in a stack of rocks you found on-site. When the job is…
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Wood Joinery – Pocket Joint

Pocket joints are nothing more than a screw that is driven diagonally through one board into another. Pocket joints are very similar to dowel joints and mortise & tenon joints. To create a proper pocket joint, the path for the screw must be pre-drilled to avoid splitting the head piece. While this can be done…
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DIY – Modern Concrete Fire Pit

So, let's build our own DIY concrete fire pit, yes? This version is cast of affordable, weather-resistant concrete that creates a sleek, modern look. It's portable but sturdy, and uses gel fuel, making it possible to have a quick 30-minute post grill session fire. It take a bit of care and proper prep, but this…
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DIY Garden Tower – Container Garden and Composter

How to make your own garden tower The Garden Tower allows you to grow up to 50 food-producing plants in 4 square feet. Here’s an innovative, space-saving, DIY gardening solution. A self-sustaining planter that’s perfect for a small yard, patio or urban rooftop. The tower is a variation on the vertical gardening concept. Kitchen scraps…
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DIY – Pallet Box Planter

Cascading Flower Pallet Box Planter How to built a large pallet planter box out of old pallets Cut List 4 - 2" x 4" x 40" - legs 2 - 2" x 2" x 15" - bottom support 4 - 1" x 4" x 36" bottom 1 - 1" x 1 1/2" x 36" bottom 40"…
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DIY – Island Bed with Retaining Wall Bricks

Island bed? What is that? No, it isn’t a bed with palm trees. An island bed is a bed not connected to anything, such as your foundation or property line. It exists as an island, alone in a sea of grass. This blog post will be about how to make a island bed with retaining wall…
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DIY – Garden Love Seat

This slatted garden bench makes the perfect garden love seat.   You will need: 1 of 900 x 900mm 16mm marine plywood* 7 of 20 x 94mm PAR pine - cut to 1040mm length 12 of 20 x 69mm PAR pine- 3 cut to 1000mm length- 9 cut to 1040mm length 5 x 50mm cut…
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DIY – How to Make Perfect Picnic Folding Stool

This simple Picnic Folding Stool  made from two pieces of dimensional pine can help solve seating shortages at your next gathering – and it folds neatly away for the next get-together. All you need is a 4' 1x8, an 8' 1x4, some 3⁄8" x 11⁄4" bolts and 3⁄8" nuts and washers, and a basic set of…
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