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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...

Walls that don’t crack under pressure

Not all walls are created equal. Some eventually crack under pressure, leaving an ugly ruin. Here's the solution...

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...

Cut your own board at home

Cut your own board at home

Can’t afford to wait three days for the hardware store to cut your board? If you are lucky enough to own a sectioned ladder, try...

Winning tip: Make a Fitbit charging adaptor for nothing

Has your Fitbit charging adaptor gone missing? Instead of buying a new one, follow these steps to make your own crude - and cheap -...

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...

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