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Learn how to build your own practical outdoor storage bench from pallets. With pallets, not only can you make almost any type of furniture, but you can also do so cheaply, while at the same time recycling some pallet wood. Outdoor Storage Bench Tools and materials To make an outdoor storage bench like the one in this tutorial, you’ll need the following tools and materials: Reciprocating saw or crow bar Orbital sander and/or electric planer Mitre saw or handsaw Drill/ screwdriver Nail gun Pallets (read our article on where to get free pallets here) A plywood board measuring 860 x 340 x 5mm Wood filler Wood screws Varnish Brush Masking tape Hinges 2 handles/ knobs Cost, time and difficulty The difficulty level of this project is rated as medium, given that you’ll need a certain level of skills when it comes to using the different tools, as well as furniture…

Looking to upgrade your sofa but don’t have a big budget? Save money by making your own DIY Pallet Sofa with this handy tutorial! See for yourself how to turn old pallets into your own personalised and comfy sofa, a perfect match with your living room or garden! DIY Pallet Sofa Tutorial Tools and materials The tools and materials that you’ll need to make this DIY pallet sofa are as follows: Reciprocating saw Circular saw Drill or screwdriver Orbital sander Electric planer Mitre saw 2 pallets (read where to find free pallets here) Sofa cushions measuring 120 x 80cm (seat), and 2 measuring 60 x 40cm (backrest) (These can be indoor or outdoor cushions depending on where you’ll put the sofa!) Coach screws Coloured varnish Paint roller Cost, time and difficulty This project is rated medium difficulty as it requires a certain level of skill when it comes to handling the electric…

Bathroom Renovations – Mistakes to Avoid Are you thinking about renovating your bathroom? If so, then you may want to try and avoid these mistakes which occur often with bathroom renovations. Such mistakes may appear mild at the beginning, but could cause a major disaster long term. Bathroom renovation mistakes can cost a fortune to correct, and also be very time consuming. Many people fail to realize that a bathroom is the only place in the house that is subjected to harsh environmental conditions. Bathrooms can become very humid, and experience a large range of temperatures. Warm temperatures and humid conditions create a breeding ground for mold, especially if the bathroom lacks ventilation. Bathrooms are in constant use, not only by you, but your guests too. Spend your money wisely. Design your bathroom the correct way by avoiding these top 5 bathroom renovation mistakes: 1. Inefficient Bathroom Layouts A bathroom…

If you fancy creating a summery beach style in your bathroom, why not have a go at making this upcycled pallet cabinet? The wood we’ve used is reclaimed from an old pallet and is sanded down to create a smooth driftwood-like finish. You can scale up the pallet cabinet to whatever size you’d like for your bathroom. We have used the sides and planks of the pallet to determine the overall size and this finished cabinet is 430 x 325 x 110mm. Pallet Cabinet DIY Tutorial By Cassie Fairy Tools and Materials To do this DIY project you’ll need the following tools: Hand saw Wrecking bar Hammer Mitre box Palm sander Drill with drill bits Router with cutting bits Screwdriver 1 x Pallet (the width of these planks is 73mm, you will need to adjust your measurements if the slats of your pallet are wider or narrower than 73mm) 700…

Eager to try out a different DIY project? Learn how to make clay yourself using simple household ingredients and start crafting! We have chosen the 3 easiest and cheapest methods to make clay, so make sure you try them all before choosing your favourite. Don’t forget to tag us in your clay creations online using #manomaker – we would love to see what you’ve been up to! Go on, get making and seize the clay! 💪 How to Make Clay Cold Porcelain Clay Ingredients: 225 ml white glue 125 grams of cornflour 1 tbsp lemon juice/vinegar 1tbsp baby oil Optional glitter and food colouring Find a microwave safe bowl and fill it with the cornflour. Add in the remaining ingredients (excluding glitter and food colour) and stir well with a whisk or spoon until you reach paste-like consistency. Put the bowl in the microwave and heat it for 1 minute 30…