DIY Projects

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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...

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...

One-day project: The Incubooter

You have probably soaked your hiking boots at some point, and wet boots are not fun. The solution? Spare your toes by drying the boots...

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