diy

Coil Your Extension Cords Like A Roadie With The Over-Under Method

No one understands the value of a properly wound cable more than concert roadies and TV crew professionals, who wrap and unwrap hundreds of metres of cord on a daily basis. Here’s the method they use to keep their shows running on time.


Learn The Basics Of Ladder Safety With This Illustrated Guide

Ladders are essential tools, but they can be dangerous. This illustrated guide will take you through the basics of safely using yours.


Turn A Jar Of Mayo Into The Perfect Hiding Place For Your Valuables

Thieves like to get in and get out of your home as fast as possible. This DIY hideaway for your valuables sits in one of the last places they might look: your fridge.


Make A Folding Extension Cord Organiser For Easy Storage

There are a lot of great ways to manage your extension cords, but this DIY build can fold up to save space and help you keep your workshop organised.


Transform A Plain Door Into A Beautiful Panelled One

Typical hollow core doors are cheap, and look cheap. You can get the look of a beautiful panalled door with just a small investment in paint and plywood.


Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Powered Weather Station

DIY weather stations are a cool way to monitor the weather in your area. Instructables user kkingsbury shows off how you can build your own, powered by a Raspberry Pi.


Top 10 Smart Ways To Organise And Upgrade Your Garage

The garage is often a neglected, messy space. With a little organisation and a few handy projects, though, we can get much more use out of our garages and also modernise them. Here are our top 10 garage upgrade ideas.


Household Repairs You Can Totally Handle Yourself

Ah, the joys of owning a home: wonky doors, stuck windows. These projects are annoying, but all too easy to ignore in favour of the big stuff — but you can probably handle them yourself in a single weekend. Here are nine common household repairs and how to fix them, no experience necessary.


Install Your Own Cable Railing For A Better View On Your Deck

Standard horizontal deck railing looks great, but when you’re seated in your favourite rocker, it can obstruct an otherwise magnificent view. Switch to cable railing which keeps your deck secure and maintains excellent sight lines.


Tighten Your Chainsaw Chain To Keep It Running Safely

Through normal use, a chainsaw chain can start to loosen and sag, which can cause the chain to jump off the bar — a very dangerous situation. Follow the easy steps to tighten the chain which is the first step in chainsaw maintenance.