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Join the homebrew revolution

Making your own beer is easier than you think. Here’s how to join the homebrew revolution...

Clever way to create more kitchen workspace

Owning a glass cooking hob is great. Running out of kitchen counter space is not so great. Solve the problem by...

Make a cheap fly trap and get rid of those flies

Get rid of those pesky flies once and for all. Here's how to make a cheap fly trap, using empty 2-litre plastic soda bottles...

Everything you need to know about LED lightbulbs

Feeling lost in the lightbulb aisle? Here's a primer that addresses your concerns and helps you navigate the dazzling array of LED lightbulbs...

Build a concrete bench

Build a concrete bench

Concrete furniture lasts forever, especially when you build it like a pro. Follows these steps to build a concrete bench...

Reader project: make your own outdoor pallet furniture

Here's how to recycle discarded pallets by converting them into outdoor patio furniture. The whole project takes a weekend and costs only R286...

8 handy DIY tips for your home

From building furniture to cleaning brass, more and more people are doing things for themselves. To get you started, here are 8 handy DIY tips...

Non-slip ladder

Non-slip ladder

To equip your ladder with non-slip, non-scratch feet, wrap the ends with sections of bicycle tyre, screwed or pop-riveted into place through the side wal...

DIY bumper repairs

DIY bumper repairs

My wife recently decided to “remodel” the plastic bumper on her car. I decided to have a go at repairing it myself. It turned out...

Brush up! Workshop tips

Brush up! Workshop tips

I keep a supply of used toothbrushes in my workshop, where they come in handy for a number of tasks...

Dedicated biltong pruner

Dedicated biltong pruner

A good pair of pruning shears will cut through biltong like a hot knife through butter...

DIY petrol tank top-up

DIY petrol tank top-up

If you need to top up your petrol tank from a jerry can and can’t find a funnel, use that vuvuzela left over from the...