DIY Pallet Swing Bed

If your idea of relaxing outdoors is lying on a daybed or getting lulled to the gentle sway of a hammock then this DIY pallet swing bed is the perfect project for you. It's easy, it's cheap, and it's great to have under a shade on pleasantly warm days. Pallets...

Gold Paw

Hand made feline heaven - Gold paw It's a familiar story... Stefan Hofman had a cat. The cat, Mowgli, being a typical cat, needed entertainment and distraction from the furnishings. The outcome is Goldtatze, superbly designed and hand-made. To a non-cat lover, this all seems a bit extreme, but, as...

DIY Cat Tent

Ours is a pet-loving society. Since time immemorial, humans have kept animals for companions. Pets provide physical and emotional benefits, too. Caring for pets allows us to enjoy the outdoors, a little exercise, and socializing with other pet owners. As Sigmund Freud once said, “Time spent with cats is never...

DIY Mason Jar Lantern

Looking for a great outdoor decorating idea? Light up your yard with these DIY mason jar lanterns... This DIY outdoor lighting is great for special occasions or outdoor entertaining after dark. What we like most about this project is that even the simplest mason jar lantern can greatly improve the...

DIY Bookshelf Craft Table

With two small bookshelves as table legs, a thick board for the working surface, and a little paint, you can build yourself a craft table. This quick and simple project will provide you ample, easy-access storage for all your supplies. The wider tabletop and elevated height make work easier and...

DIY Tire Ottoman

Old tires - Hard to get rid of and bad for the environment. What's the solution? Turn them into an ottoman! Burning or landfills are both unwelcome ideas for disposing of worn out and damaged tires as they cause health, safety, and environmental problems. This is why recycling, repurposing or upcycling old tires is an alternative encouraged and...

DIY Portable Tin Can Rocket Stove

Are you planning your next camping trip? Butane canisters for your portable stove need to bought and carted. There's a much better alternative! Next time you head off for a camping trip, why not make your own portable tin can rocket stove? Rocket stoves are an excellent example of appropriate technology...

DIY Wood Slice Mirror

Looking for a weekend DIY project? Then this DIY wood slice mirror could be for you! Do you want a unique mirror for your living area, bedroom, or hallway? This mirror might be the one you are looking for. Materials: Round Mirror 3/8” Plywood ¾” Plywood Scrap Cleat Wood Glue...

Outdoor Log Swing

The kids would call it a swing. I prefer to think of it as a love seat. The first section of this album features the work of member, Aaron LaVoy of Hortonville, Wisconsin.  We're not sure that Aaron's up to taking orders yet so we also found a nice hand-made...

Corner Shelves

It seems to me that there is no such thing as too much storage space, especially when it comes to display shelving. Every room has corners and those corners are mostly unused. Those bare, unused spaces are precious opportunities! After all, if you get creative, you can maximize even the...

Every dog deserves a viewing deck!

Ever noticed how dogs (and cats) like to get up nice and high if possible? It's a natural trait that comes from wanting - and needing - to be able to survey their territory. It allows them to observe trespassers and their next possible meal. Kennels like this are perfect....

The Butt Station Desk Accessory Holder

Work and fun should not be mutually exclusive! In fact, given that most of us put in more than 40 hours a week to pay the bills, a bit of fun is a necessity ;) Brighten your desk, your day and amuse office mates with Butt Station! It's a tape dispenser, pen,...

DIY Hemp Pendant Lantern

No matter where we spend our day, eventually, we come back to our home where we relax, eat, and spend time with our family. We all want our home to look beautiful and clean. We feel proud when anyone praises our house for its decor and beauty. But - most...

Hidden Litter Box

Finally, a litter box you don’t have to hide. This Litter Box looks like a decorative clay pot that blends in any room of your house. You can even turn the entrance of the large-capacity pot towards the wall, so nobody will know of the box’s true nature so long...

Multi-Tiered Mini Cakes

"Mini cake - Maxi Impact!" What really impressed us about this multi-tier cake pan were the user raves! They love it and NO, the cakes don't stick but apparently come out easily - yes... in one piece! Each cake is good for two to three generous serves. "Wow!  I thought...

Way Basics – building possibilities

It's always a delight to find something different; something that's innovative; something that is colourful; something that's great for the environment AND, perhaps most importantly, something that is eminently affordable!  This furniture from Way Basics is all of that and, in our opinion, more.   The Way Basics site states...

Christmas and the Festive Season

Despite, or perhaps because of, it's religious significance, Christmas now seems to be celebrated all over the world - by Christians and by many millions of non-Christians. At a consumer level, we see Christmas promotions in China, Japan, Dubai and other locations where Christianity, at best, plays a very minor...

Laminate flooring – a saga of smoke, noise and frustration

It seems obvious, doesn’t it? Laminate? Well, to cut laminate you use the finest tooth blade you can get and I had almost 200 m2 of flooring to get down. So when I started cutting my Formica brand flooring and discovered my (not so sharp) 60 tooth blade was grinding through...

Outdoor Furniture

It doesn't matter where you live in this world of ours, it's great to get outdoors. If the sun is too hot, get under a tree. If the weather is too cold, huddle around the fire pit. Of course, some nice, comfortable outdoor furniture will help. It's great to have...

DIY Succulent Table: Recycled Pallets and Table Legs

Can you believe that this table with a living centrepiece was made from recycled pallets and some old table legs? Creating your own table from pallets is a really popular and easy way to add a personal touch to your home furniture. Since pallets are reusable, manufacturers usually treat them for...

The Log That Isn’t

Everlogs - anywhere you want them, Ma'am  -  Everlogs.com Vegetarians don't eat meat. Any meat. Yet they find products like 'Not Bacon', 'Not Sausage' and 'Nut Meat' sitting forlornly on supermarket shelves as though trying to convince vegetarians they haven't really eaten unless something resembling meat is on their plate!...

DIY Patio Table with Built-in Beer/Wine Coolers

Whether you’re entertaining for a crowd or just having a last-minute get-together with close friends, the right supplies and tools can make ensure that everybody has a good time. People love to drink, eat, and party together. Why shouldn't we? The laughter and camarederie flow freely and the stories are...

Outdoor Pod Furniture

Wouldn’t it be nice to spend some time reading or snoozing in one of these at end of a busy day? 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 prefer  8-)...