How To Bleach Wood

How To Bleach Wood

Bleaching wood is often overlooked with regards to furnishing as people will usually opt to either stain or paint it. However, this look creates a sleek Scandinavian design that creates a ‘blond’ ...

How To Waterproof MDF

How To Waterproof MDFs

MDF is a strong material commonly used for furniture, cabinets, and other home projects. It’s also very durable and resistant to moisture. However, MDF isn’t completely watertight. If you live ...

How to Use a Drill

How To Use A Drill

You might think a power drill is one of those devices that only dedicated  DIY-ers use. However, a drill is a tool that literally every family needs to have on hand. Even one of the most ...

How To Build Stairs

How To Build Stairs

A stairway is used to move from floor to floor in a house. There are two types of stairs - wooden and metal. Wooden stairs are made out of wood planks, and metal stairs are made out of metal ...

How To Frame A Closet

How To Frame A Closet

How often do you get asked to frame a closet or wardrobe? Most people don't realize that framing a closet is a simple task that requires little skill. You can do it yourself at home using some basic ...

What Is Rubberwood?

What Is Rubberwood

Rubberwood is a type of tropical hardwood that has a light color and is harvested from the Para rubber tree, also known as the Malaysian oak, that is usually grown in rubber plantations. This tree ...

How to make a concrete gate post


Introduction, digging the hole and the plan drawing Introduction Not only does a concrete gate post look good and have a bit of a stately feel about it, but unlike its lumber counterpart it is ...

Understanding Lumber sizes

Understanding Lumber sizes

Easy projects - easy language! This section contains DIY woodworking and building projects or articles with simple, easy-to-follow instructions and explanations. About lumber sizes First a timber ...

A bit about safety


It's a good idea to get into good safety practices at an early age. General If you do not know how to use a tool properly, ask someone for help. This isn't just for safety; using tools properly can ...

A bit about wood


Wood used for building is referred to differently from place to place. In North America the wood used for building is referred to as lumber, where as in Australasia it is referred to as timber. So in ...

Handy tips


A few handy tips and hints that might help make the task just that little bit safer and easier. Tool tips Using adult good quality tools makes the task easierUse a sharp 8 point (8 teeth per ...

A bit about nails and bolts

Rusty Nails

This page covers some basic information about nails and bolts. The terminology for different types of nails and bolts varies from place to place but generally, the same nails and bolts are used for ...

Painting Exteriors


Which Paint, Where?PreparationApplying the PaintChecklist If you're painting a large exterior area, a little psychology helps. Identify sections and then prepare and paint one section at a time. ...

Painting Walls and Ceilings

Paint Ceiling

Which Paint, Where?Selecting Tools for the JobPreparationPaintingCleaning UpChecklist 1. Which Paint, Where? There are two types of paint available for interior surfaces: water based or ...

Pebble Path

pebble path

This project explains how to make a pebble path using 100x75 (3"x4") treated lumber for the edgings, 20mm (3/4") graded base course metal and a choice of a number of topings (pebbles, bark, shell, ...

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