Finding the perfect tools and preparing for your next DIY Project

It’s no secret that home improvement projects have picked up a lot of steam over the past few months. With the sales of tools and other implements of home improvement soaring, it seems homeowners and DIY enthusiasts alike are using this time to work on their homes, build something entirely new or simply take on […]

Effective Tips & Tricks for Drilling Better Holes in Wood and Other Materials

Every DIY worker encounters a bit of drilling, from time to time, while working on their projects. Starting from installing curtain rods, mounting shelves, or TV on the wall to building a fence, drilling is required in almost all of these around-the-house projects. When it comes to drilling, learning a few basic tricks can go […]

Enjoy the summer with a DIY grass hammock

Grass Hammock

Need a good outdoor ‘bed’ you can use for relaxing in your yard? Here’s a quick DIY project from Mitchael Randle that’s sure to be envied by the neighbours! 🙂 Hammocks are a great way to snooze, canoodle or simply read, any time of day, indoors or out. This unique ‘grass’ hammock is a very easy project you […]

10 handy hacks when working with timber!

10 handy woodworking hacks

Working with timber is one of life’s great satisfactions. The smell of the freshly sawn timber, the feel of it in your hands and, of course, the satisfaction you get from the finished job. To make your projects that little bit easier, here are 10 simple woodworking hacks…

Want Your Own Home Gaming Room? Start Designing…

Our kids are the digital generation. VRT will be the norm.

There’s been a lot of talk about the rise of virtual reality and how it might change the video game industry. The ability and opportunity to step into virtual worlds to experience games from a first person perspective isn’t just novel, it’s a very exciting concept for any gamer. But like anything new, VR isn’t […]

How to get the best value from your timber shed investment!

Ah timber… the smell, the feel, the look. No wonder so many of us opt for a timber shed despite knowing that there are longer lasting, lower maintenence options such as coated steel and even polypropelene.  If you’ve opted for timber, here are some tips on making sure your investment stays in great shape for […]

Is your existing insulation costing you money?

OK – you’ve got insulation. But how efficient is it? Is your home insulated or is it WELL insulated. The right answer can significantly lower your utilities bill. Most home-owners don’t pay much attention to their home’s insulation. This is unfortunate because proper insulation is an effective way of increasing a home’s overall energy efficiency. It […]

Sawhorse Made From Pallets

I found myself needing a couple of sawhorses, and I have a bunch of pallets… I went online and found a guide, but it was (imho) somewhat of hard to follow with no pics.  So I used the basic idea and built my own. Enjoy. Step 1: Tools and Materials This is my list of […]

15 ways to keep your major project on budget   Some might think that the most important element in a self build or renovation project is the plot or house. And, indeed, they would be right to an extent — without that original opportunity, there can be no construction. But, in fact, the most important part of any project of this nature is the budget, […]

Basic DIY Home-Repair Tool Kit

That flimsy set of three tools that your aunt and uncle got you for college graduation will not do the trick when it comes to serious home repairs. Whether you live in an apartment, condo, townhouse, or detached house, at some point, you will have to undertake repairs. Having a set of tools will help […]