DIY Projects

Clever home-made knife cuts cake into little hexagons

Why cut cake into squares when they can just as easily be cut into hexagons? Well, easily for Matthias Wandel. This DIY enthusiast fashioned a...

How to make parachuting balls

With summer just around the corner, this project is sure to keep the kids busy and remind adults of parachuting army men from back-in-the-day. These...

Turn your smartphone into a 3D hologram projector

It may not bring your Star Trek dreams to life, but it's not bad for a budget hack....

How to fill a dent

How to fill a dent

Tips from the Freedom High School Automotive Programme. Regardless of a car’s age, if a dent is less than about 5 mm deep, it’s fine...

Build a wooden wagon

Build a wooden wagon

A toy wagon is the quintessential holiday gift, even in an age as digital as this one. It doesn’t need batteries, and it’s nearly impossible...

Make a hot rodder’s toolbox

Our homemade diamond-plate toolbox is hardy and easy to clean. Plus, it will add a dash of Mad Max to any car project....

Design your own app

Design your own app

Who hasn’t had a great idea for a smartphone tool – but not the slightest idea where to begin?...

Build a toy box on wheels

Build a toy box on wheels

Children always need somewhere to put their toys. Build a toy box on wheels, which will offer the perfect storage solution...

Build a workbench

Build a workbench

Guaranteed to be a welcome addition to your garage or workshop, here's how to build a workbench in just a few hours...

Build a window seat

Build a window seat

Need to fill that nook? Here's how to build a window seat with storage facility beneath. It's challenging to build, but immensely satisfying once complete...

Build a garden bench

Build a garden bench

Sturdily designed, this classic feature looks great in a wood finish or painted in a colour of your choice. Here's how to build a bench...

Build a table for two

Build a table for two

We found this lunch table in a 1939 Popular Mechanics book. With a few tweaks, we ended up with a reimagined classic. Here's how to...

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