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Last Updated on July 22, 2024 by teamobn

How to get the best from OBN

With thousands of projects and something approaching 50,000 photos, you will find heaps here to keep you busy. Learn how to build a deck or how to make stardust playdough. There are projects here for every skill level and every age! And we add new projects and ideas every day of the week, 365 days of the year!

So with all that activity, how are you going to make sure you see the things that interest you? Easy! Just subscribe to our weekly newsletter and we’ll send you our most popular posts for the categories you choose. It can’t get any easier than that can it?

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How about a community of like minded people? Got a DIY question that needs answering or maybe an answer for someone else’s question? You’re in the right place! Just click on the Login/Register button in the top left to get started.
Would you like to know more about home design or even how to build a natural swimming pond? Our DIY blogs can help you. Not sure if that tool is a good buy? Maybe our reviews can put you at ease.
All here and did we mention, all for FREE?
Yep, we fully fund the site through advertising so if you see a product or service that interests you, don’t hesitate to click. It helps you, it helps us to run the site and it doesn’t add one cent to your purchase 🙂

Hook up with us on Facebook

We post new and favourite projects to our Facebook page every day so be sure to LIKE us. But here’s the bad news… Facebook will usually show you only about one out of every 25 of our posts 🙁 To see more, you need to do the following:

First step is to LIKE our page if you haven’t already. Then hover over the LIKED button and tick ‘See First’ and ‘All Notifications’. Even then, if you rarely like, comment or share our posts, Facebook will assume you’ve lost interest and will stop showing you our posts. So don’t be bashful… share your thoughts and suggestions ‘coz we love to read them and so do our other fans!

Did somebody mention Pinterest?

We’ve got a huge community happening over at Pinterest with lots of great boards and thousands of pins that get viewed and shared more than 20 million times every month! We add new pins every day of the year so come on over and join us!

Got your own blog and boards? We’re happy to share good work anytime. Just message us via our Pinterest Account or Facebook Page and we’ll see if we’re compatible!

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If You’re a Googler, we are too! We love the platform and it seems that Googlers love us too with more than 75 million views to date! Come on over and see why we like it so much…


Want to share your skills and ideas?

Do you feel you have content that will resonate with our community? Then get in touch and we’ll explore the opportunity. We are always on the lookout for quality content that will benefit our community. We’re even happy for you to link back to your own site or that of a client. But if you’re just looking for a place to stick a few affiliate links, don’t bother because we won’t approve your post. Quality wins every time 🙂

Whatever your passion, if it involves DIY, from building to cooking, we have your audience right here waiting! Just introduce yourself below and we’ll get started. If appropriate we’ll also share your work on our social sites where we get millions of views every month. It’s good for you and it’s good for our community.
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