How to waterproof MDF

MDF is a fantastic material that is relatively less expensive than many other alternatives, such as plywood. Its smooth and consistent surface makes it a great surface for painting and cutting detailed designs. Highly versatile, MDF can be used for a number of different purposes including kitchen and bathroom furniture and window sills. It has a […]

How to Restore an Oak Beam

Oak beams are not only an inherent part of many architectural design needs, but also a striking and bold aesthetic feature. However, over time beams can become dirty, turn grey, and the finish can become cloudy or even flake off. With a few simple supplies you can restore these gorgeous features to their former beauty. […]

How To Turn Old Floorboards Into Wall Art

The ever-popular white-washed, rustic, coastal style is a summer must-have in your home. With these simple steps you can update your decor this summer and transform your old, reclaimed wood into modern, rustic wall art. What you will need: A number of floorboards or planks cut to size Nails Stencil Paint brushes Paint Sandpaper How […]

How to Make a Raised Garden Bed

Not only are raised garden beds a great way to create a neat and attractive plot, they also extend the planting season, improve drainage, and enable you to plant flowers, fruit and vegetables in any area of your garden. Best of all, they are quick and easy to make. What you will need: Spade String […]

How to look after your Garden Decking

Decking has become a very popular feature in our gardens over the last few years, helping us to make the most of our British summer time. What better place is there to soak up the sunshine and enjoy meals outside than in your own garden? However, as you venture back out to your garden this […]

How to Make a Garden Planter Box

Using a garden planter or two is an excellent and thrifty way to update your outdoor space. Whether you struggle for space or soil type, these boxes are a neat and decorative alternative to flower beds. To make the planter you will need: Wooden planks, 6″ wide cut into 13 lengths of 2ft 4x 21″ […]

How to Look After Your Hardwood Worktop

Solid wood worktops add a natural beauty to your kitchen which is hard to beat. Not only is it an eco-friendly option, but it also improves with time, adding character to the heart of your home as it matures. It looks stunning, you can sand out marks and imperfections, and it’s even hygienic as wood contains natural antibacterial […]

How to Build a Bird Table

A bird table is a great way to encourage birds into your garden this summer, and all you need are a few basic DIY skills. This particular design, for example, looks fairly elegant and is simple to make. An important design feature includes a lip around the edge of the table to help keep food on the table […]