How to build a kids multipurpose easel

Introduction and the parts list An easy project to make. It can be built without the use of any power tools. This is a good, simple, easy-to-make kid’s easel that can be used for a blackboard, a whiteboard, a clipboard, and an artist’s canvas. To make this easel is simply a matter of cutting the … Read more

Stick chair from 1×2 lumber

Making a folding stick chair by Les Kenny This particular stick chair was designed for and built by Robyn, a novice woodworker and only her second ever woodworking project. You can see more of Robyn making the chair here . It is a fun project. Pictorial table of contents Click on a thumbnail image below … Read more

Build a Garden Chair

Garden chair project by Les Kenny This garden chair was designed as a project for Jess – a novice woodworker. Jess came to a small workshop I was running in Melbourne to do her first ever woodworking project. This is her chair More » Jess’s first build, her story and photos This is a very … Read more

How to make a concrete slab floor

A step-by-step example of how to make a concrete slab floor This article explains how to prepare the ground, pour and finish the concrete. Example: A small shed floor: A step-by-step example of how to make a concrete slab floor for a 1800mm x 1800mm (6ft x 6ft) garden shed. The steps for this task … Read more

What is cement

What is cement and how is it made? Cement is a fine, soft, powdery-type substance. It is made from a mixture of elements that are found in natural materials such as limestone, clay, sand and/or shale. When cement is mixed with water, it can bind sand and gravel into a hard, solid mass called concrete. … Read more