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How to Remove Mould on Antique Wood

Remove Mould on Antique Wood Mold is a serious threat to your antique wood collections and you must always perform regular checks of these collections just to make sure that it is always free of mold before it starts to deteriorate and ruin your antique wood for good. In order to remove mold from infecting your wood collections, you need to have the right products and also use the correct […]

Tips for Installing a Second-Level Deck

Get ready for summer with that next level deck Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. It’s time to pull out the grill and start planning your outdoor activities. You could wear down that same patch of grass in your backyard for your grill, or you could finally build that deck you have been dreaming about for years. Installing your own deck is actually pretty simple to […]

How to Create a Coffee Table from a Pallet

DIY Reclaimed Wood Furniture: Pallet to Coffee Table A DIY coffee table from pallet is not difficult to make. It will require an investment of time and a little effort from the individual. However, the results are a unique coffee table that they can be proud of. Some of the things that the individual needs include a hammer, a hand saw, a hand clamp, paint or stain, vanish, a measuring […]

How to Lay Wood Flooring

If you want to improve the look of your home and achieve a solid, durable floor that will last for decades to come, wood flooring is an excellent choice. It works in living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms and just about any space, and it can be a cost-effective choice, as if it’s properly laid and finished it should last for many years. How to Choose your Flooring If the idea of […]

How to Maintain your Wood Deck

Don’t Just Build a Deck, Maintain it. A wood deck usually provides you with a nice area for relaxing and will blend nicely with your outdoor surroundings, perfect for summer time entertaining. Most of the building materials in a wood decking are made up of pressure treated pine that can last up to forty years. But maintaining your deck needs to be done regularly because its appearance will deteriorate over […]

How to Cover Your Patio

Create An Entertainment Space A patio is where you extend the front portion of your house usually up to 3 to 4 metres long and it is single storied. The patio can be fully covered or partially covered depending on your entertaining preferences e.g. being able to have dinner outside in the summer even if it’s raining. Creating a cover can really extend the living and entertaining area of your […]

How to Re-stain Your Deck

Reinvigorate Your Deck Exposed to weather, and usage, your new deck will one day look worn and tired. You will need to maintain it by: regularly making sure that the area is clean, you don’t store large pot plants in one area for too long (water builds up underneath and rots the wood), the right nails are used and most importantly ensuring you stain it to upkeep the luster of the wood […]

How to Build Wooden Porch Stairs

Getting Started There comes a time when every porch will need to have the stairs replaced. Rather than paying a tradie hundreds of dollars to do the job for you why not learn how to build your own porch stairs. After all there are a million and one better ways to spend your hard earned cash. Building your own wooden porch stairs is not as hard as it may seem. […]

How to Build a Gate for a Wooden Fence

Turning Basic Materials into a Fence A driveway gate can be made simply and robustly from a wood or wrought iron structure that can be opened manually or even automatically depending on your budget. No matter what it is made of, it will have a few common things which are essential parts of the gate’s operation. Remember not to leave any spacing or gaps in between the planks when laying […]

Top 5 Must Do's When Building a Deck

Add Property Value and Avoid Mistakes Building a deck is every kiwi DIY persons dream job because the end result will see them sitting on their own piece of fine craftsmanship drinking a nice cold beer enjoying the view.  But this can go horribly wrong and I’m not just talking in the immediate sense, oh no, there are certain things done to decks that can have a detrimental effect on them over the coming […]