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DIY projects and information about how to do it yourself. Build, modify or repair your way through our series of easy DIY projects you can complete at home. Check out our huge range of tips and ideas along with detailed how-to galleries and videos.
This contemporary piece of furniture can be a bench, armchairs, table and more
This summer, make barbecue cleaning as easy as cooking your favourite steak, just by keeping three basic steps in mind. Make sure your barbecue is turned off for safety reasons, but don’t let it cool down too much, as the baked on stuff will just congeal.
A classic coffee table is the perfect way to use up your hoarded timber
Lightweight steel furniture is prone to rust – and let’s not even talk about the fabric. But before rushing out to buy yet another new setting, consider restoring your old set. Once you paint the chairs and add new hardwood screening, you’ll hardly recognise it. You might even get another decade out of it!
Nothing beats a snooze in the shade after Christmas lunch, but if your backyard is missing a gazebo, verandah roof, umbrella or even a dense tree, a shade sail is a great, affordable option. If you install it yourself, expect to pay $150-200 for a 5 x 5m square sail, to which you will also need to add the fixings, such as eye bolts and tensioners, as well as any posts you may need to install.
If you have a hole in an AC sheet wall, perhaps due to a well-driven cricket ball, you can temporarily make the hole safe before calling in the professionals to finish the job. Here, we’ve used safe-fibre cement to demonstrate how it’s done.