Category Archives: DIY

DIY – How to Build an Outdoor Shower

Whether you’re cooling off, rinsing off, or actually bathing, an outdoor shower is a fun and relatively easy summer DIY project that you’ll find yourself using even more than you imagined. Of course, the easiest installation is one involving a garden hose, shower head, and tree branch, but you can make a free-standing one just…
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Homemade Ant Traps

Homemade Ant Traps If you see an ant or two, chances are you’ll see more—many more—especially if there’s something tasty lying around nearby. While more than 12,000 species of ants exist, only a few types are likely to invade your home. The ones that do can be a real nuisance, though, ruining food and giving…
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Wood Joinery – Sliding Dovetail Joint

Of all dovetail joints, the sliding dovetail may be the least well-known, particularly among relative newcomers to woodworking. However, the sliding dovetail may be the most versatile of all dovetail joints. It is not only very useful for connecting two pieces of stock at a right-angle, as in a drawer or case, but can also…
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How to Make an Easy DIY Birdhouse

Want to see how a small shopping list can yield big results? Make this DIY birdhouse from a single pine board! Tools Miter saw (or handsaw with miter box) Painter's tape Wood glue Power sander and various grits of sandpaper Drill with bits Clamp Materials 1-in x 6-in x 6-ft pine board, #1157 1/2-in poplar…
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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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New Smart – Home Technologies

Digital advances have dramatically reshaped our daily lives, yet for the most part, today's typical home isn't very different from a home built 50 years ago. There may, however, be a significant shift on the horizon. As energy and environmental concerns drive a wave of innovation, a critical mass of homeowners are seeking to live…
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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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Easter Craft and Decorating Ideas

Turn your home into an Easter Bunny's paradise Grab your creativity and find the project that best suits your decoration needs. You are sure to find something that is easy and fun and will allow you to create beautiful decorations that you are sure to want to show off this Easter. These colorful, fun and…
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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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