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How to Make a Three-Tier Planter

How to Make a Three-Tier Planter

Stephen Chilcott shares with Home Farmer his plans for making a three-tier planter. An ideal solution when space is short. See Also: How to Make a Chair out of a Pallet DIY Liquid Compost on Tap Invention   Planters filled with loose, friable earth, packed with nutritious compost should mean that roots plunge downwards and […]

By February 11, 2016 4 Comments Read More →
Make a Chair out of a Pallet

Make a Chair out of a Pallet

Here’s a simple DIY task from Chris Gleason, author of Wood Pallet Projects, showing you how to make a chair out of a pallet. See also: Building a Potting Bench How to Build a Shed Most people who see this chair immediately recognise that the slats on the back and seat come from a pallet, […]

By January 20, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Building a Shed from Recycled Wood

Building a Shed from Recycled Wood

  Dave Hamilton, author of Grow Your Food for Free and The Self-Sufficient-ish Bible sets out to build his shed using recycled scraps. It may not win Shed of the Year but it’s a a perfect little hideout-cum-storage area for his allotment plot. What’s more, as the example above demonstrates, you can create you’re very […]

By January 9, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
Make a Folding Sawhorse

Make a Folding Sawhorse

Stephen Chilcott shows how to make a folding sawhorse – easily constructed in an hour of so by anyone with a modicum of practical ability and a fairly minimal toolkit for under a tenner. It’s so useful you will wonder how you ever survived cutting logs without it. It is very sturdy, yet will fold […]

By January 3, 2016 3 Comments Read More →
How to Make a Cider Press

How to Make a Cider Press

Readers Jim and Hannah Walling share their plans for how to make a cider press – making one based on their own requirements. See also: How to Make a paperpress How to Make Cider   YOU WILL NEED: SOFTWOOD 4 x 49in x 3 ¾ in x 3 ¾ in for the legs 4 x […]

By September 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
DIY Poultry House Plans

DIY Poultry House Plans

John Butterworth shares his DIY poultry house plans for making a very substantial chicken house. See also: DIY Solar Power for the Poultry House Red Mite in Poultry Housing Building a Potting Bench Building a Wooden Storage Shed   Why bother to build your own hen-house when there are so many on the market? The […]

By August 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Ice Cream Cones

How to Make Ice Cream Cones

She makes it look so easy!

Building a Potting Bench Of Your Own

Building a Potting Bench Of Your Own

Given a brief to write an article on building a potting bench our special projects supremo John Butterworth set to work. Here are his step-by-step instructions that appeared in Home Farmer June 2015 Our editor recently spotted a handy and down-to-earth workbench, and deemed that there should be a Home Farmer version, so that became […]

Making a Christmas Wreath

Making a Christmas Wreath

Joanne Mudhar provides step-by-step instructions for making a Christmas wreath that’s sustainable and compostable. I’m always shocked by the price of ‘natural’ Christmas decorations in the shops at this time of year. More often than not they are full of plastic too, with just a couple of pine cones or cinnamon sticks thrown in to […]

By October 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Composting with Worms

Composting with Worms

Stephen Chilcott looks at the benefits of composting with worms and makes a simple DIY wormery to get started. See also: Starting your Own Wormery Building and Using a Wormery How to Make Leaf Mould If you compost strawy winter bedding from horses, cattle, goats or poultry in the recommended manner – undercover, with a […]

By October 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

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