DIY Salvaged Spool Ottoman

If you can manage to get your hands on an old timber spool, this project will give you an ottoman for a fraction of the cost of a store bought one. Best of all you'll be able to tell people that you made it yourself! All you need -- aside from...

DIY Rotating Can Dispenser

Canned food arrived in our cupboards by way of the British inventor and businessman Bryan Donkin. Donkin bought a patent for a tin food container designed to be sealed and heated to preserve food. The inventor behind the patent was a Frenchman named Philippe Girard. Donkin bought the patent for...

DIY Farm Table with Beer/Wine Coolers

Why settle for a boring, everyone's got one, single function outdoor table. This DIY farm table has a lot to offer but won't take a lot of time or money to build. It’s solid, the rustic look is perfect for your outdoor living space. This table is designed for entertaining!...

Turn a wine barrel into a dog bed

Dogs are not just pets – they’re family. If you are looking for a beautiful bed for your furry friend to sleep in, this might be for you! This dog bed is made from a repurposed wine barrel. It’s strong and sturdy, perfect for your playful pet. You can find...

How to Build a Custom Craft Desk

One of the best things about being a DIYer is the sheer pleasure that comes with building something new. It is no surprise then that some of our favorite pieces of furniture are hand-made! Over the years, we've seen quite a few fantastic DIY projects. People build some of the...

DIY Pallet Outdoor Bar and Stools

As the weather warms, we spend a little more time outdoors. Even simple things like a few beers at the end of the day or your morning coffee are better when you're outside. If you like entertaining, it's the perfect time to have people over to enjoy the great outdoors...

Easy to make pet water bowl

Do you worry about your pets running out of the water while you're out the entire day? This clever DIY might be the answer for you! This water bowl idea is made with materials you most likely already have at home. You can use scrap wood from previous projects as long...

DIY Canned Food Shelf

Do you like to bulk buy long-shelf-life food to save money? Or maybe, like us, you like to have an 'emergency food cache. The challenge, as always,  is having the right storage system in your home. It's not just about a place to keep it, but rather a place to...

DIY Barrel Planter

Here's how to make a cheap and cheerful vertical garden that will work in almost any space. And if you put wheels on it, it becomes a movable vertical garden. You'll need these materials: 55-gallon Plastic Drum Barrel 6-inch Schedule 40 PVC Pipe Another 6-inch PVC Pipe (lighter duty) Permanent...

Mirror Storage

Bathrooms tend to lack storage for the number of items needed in them. This is a great way to maximize storage and get a full-length mirror in the smallest room in the house. If you’re just about to build your very own dream house or you're doing a bathroom makeover, having...

DIY Garage Ceiling Storage

Your garage is much more than just a place to park cars. It’s often toolshed, a warehouse, a workshop - and quite possibly - your favorite place to hang out with your friends. That's why keeping a garage tidy is not always easy - especially without adequate storage. But with...

DIY Rotating Canned Food System

We decided a couple of years back to put together and maintain an emergency reserve of foods and other necessities. We don't expect the apocalypse but between bushfire threats followed by two very serious flood events, we felt it was a logical move. The pandemic has reinforced that logic. Canned...

DIY Twin High Chair

Every child fills their parents' hearts with joy. Being a parent to twins is an experience doubles both the love and the happiness. Sure, you double the challenge of parenting, but also the moments when you feel lucky and blessed to have children! If you've got babies close in age or...

DIY Repurposed Reel Mosaic Table

Repurpose!  These timber spools end up as landfill. Give one a new life by turning it into a great looking mosaic table! Use old, excess or unwanted materials for your mosaic design such as china, coloured tiles or glass. You could also add some wheel casters under for easier mobility....

StoryTime Rocking Chair

This is called the “StoryTime Rocking Chair” made by Hal Taylor. It's his solution to not having a lap large enough for three children during story time. If you have little ones that love listening to stories, then you might want to have this furniture! You could have this chair customized to...

Rustic Log Swings

These rustic log swings makes it hard for the inner child in us not to pop up and say "I want that one!" Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. You can also view the images as a slideshow if you...

Fold Up Picnic Table

If you’re short on outdoor space, but need outdoor furniture, then this fold-up picnic table and bench is for you! This table makes a great feature for any outdoor area. It's perfect when your entertaining outdoors, or simply when you're spending some 'alone' time. By building it yourself, you could set...

DIY Porch Swing Featuring a Repurposed Headboard!

Here’s another way of repurposing a headboard that has seen better days. Turn it into a DIY porch swing! This swing does not only use an old headboard but also an old door, making it a wide piece of furniture to relax on. Its arms are also made of reclaimed wood. The...

DIY Drawer Ottoman

Got an old drawer? Give it a new life by turning it into an ottoman with storage! Having storage spaces within your furniture is a clever way to keep a house clutter free, especially if your rooms are small. This ottoman is a great addition to the living room or...

DIY Mosaic Lady Bugs

Mosaics are a great way to add some individuality to your home. These lady bugs would look cute in any outdoor space. It's a beginner's project where even the kids could help. Do you want to have these lady bugs in your garden? You'll need these materials: Concrete Mix Tub...

DIY Cinder Block Outdoor Bench

Need an outdoor bench in your backyard? Here's a great DIY project for you that is very easy, you could do it in just hours... Build this beautiful bench in your outdoor area using only cinder blocks and lumber. This outdoor furniture is very quick to make with just five to six easy steps. A...

Give your coffee table a makeover using pennies

What's the use of a penny in today's economy? Let's face it... there's not much you can buy for a penny nowadays. In fact, I'm not sure there's anything under about 5 cents! The U.S. government has been talking about doing away with the copper-plated coin for years. They have...

Green Oasis – Cat Heaven

Santa Barbara California  USA  -  Trillium Enterprises, INC The design brief was a peaceful, get away from it all, paradise. The result is this four bedroom, two and a half bathroom home where people and animals co-exist surrounded by lush gardens and playful colours.   The design is totally cat friendly...

DIY Garden Chandelier

When the days become longer and warmer, it’s time to consider revamping your backyard living areas for spring and summer. One of the best ways to make your yard more inviting is to add lighting so that you can eat and relax with family and friends long after sunset. What's...