Do it yourself home improvements
for both beginners and the
experienced. Here you can
find DIY plans and instructions for all sorts of interesting things to
make; smokehouses and other brickwork, home improvement projects
things to build in your garden. For those of you looking for
woodworking projects, see our page on free
Do it yourself projects is big business these days as
people are more frugal and are wanting to make things themselves,
rather then getting the same price at double the cost that someone else
has made. There is no need for you to pay through the nose for anything
that you could quite easily make yourself with a little bit of study,
dedication and perseverance.
I remember when we first got
married we didn't have a lot of money in those days, and to save money
my husband made a bed, some side tables and a coffee table out of
chipboard. He then knocked it all together with wood glue and
nails, and then spent many hours painting and rubbing back the
furniture to get the finish he wanted. With regards to the coffee
table, he bought two strips of brass beading, set them into the table
on the corner at 90 degree angles to one another so that they crossed
in the top left hand side and at the top. Many people loved our table
and wanted to know where they too could get one from.
liked our rather unusual TV which was spray-painted cream to match the
coffee table. The reason why it had been spray-painted as it had an
ugly brown faux-wood surround - we are talking nearly 30 years ago! -
and so we decided to paint it. It was amazing the difference and do it
yourself home improvements can easily be done on a shoestring.
back to our friends liking our coffee table that they wanted one just
like it shows you how successful cottage industries get started if you
have the time and inclination. Unfortunately my husband was busy
studying for his degree and didn't have any time for more DIY projects,
but had he had the time, who knows where it may have led us!
hope that you will visit many times to see what we have added to our
new pages so that you don't miss out on the latest of our home
improvement projects and our do it yourself projects.
Before you start why don't you see our page on types
of wood and how to choose the right
wood for the right job?
DIY HOME IMPROVEMENTS