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Pallet Hack

Pallet Hack

Thanks to reader, C. Roberts, who emailed me this info on pallet deconstruction. A useful skill if you are planning to make use of the wood for projects such as our chair. Or seek out further inspiration from ideas on our Pinterest board dedicated to all thinks pallety. The different uses to which pallets can […]

By March 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make a Fancy Planter

How to Make a Fancy Planter

John Butterworth makes an attractive planter – a bit fiddly (his own words) but well worth the effort. Plus it will last a few seasons due to using good quality wood and preservative. Here’s a little project that will cost very little in materials, and it’s ideal for those long, winter days, but I have […]

By February 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make a Cheap Cheesepress

How to Make a Cheap Cheesepress

  This plan goes back to when we made Stilton, Lancashire and Brie cheeses last year. We have always wanted to do hard cheeses, too, which require specific weights, and therefore something a little more formal than a cheese on a tray with a chopping board on top, weighted down with a large carton of […]

By November 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make a Willow Plant Protector

How to Make a Willow Plant Protector

Willow remains a popular choice for making plant supports and with reason. It weathers well, is strong and rustic looking and is often used to make other garden and agricultural structures such as our practical ‘how-to’ posts on making wattles and wigwams. Jayne Neville’s willow plant protector is attractive, practical and portable. It is also […]

Build an Insect House

Build an Insect House

Tony Lush, author of the Haynes Garden Buildings Manual, shows how to build an overwintering hibernation place for garden insects See also: https://homefarmer.co.uk/creating-a-wildlife-garden/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/how-to-help-hedgehogs/ https://homefarmer.co.uk/building-and-using-a-wormery/   Many gardens are kept unnecessarily tidy and consequently provide few hibernation opportunities for insect life. Most insects benefit the garden in one way or another, so why not provide […]

By March 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Whittle Your Own Garden Dibber

How to Whittle Your Own Garden Dibber

Peter Benson, whittling enthusiast and author of The Whittling Handbook due to be published April 2016, shares his simple instructions for how to whittle your own useful dibber – a great first time project for anyone wanting to have a go. See also: how-to-make-a-walking-stick how-to-whittle-a-spoon how-to-whittle-a-bread-spreading-knife   This is one of those implements that you […]

How to Make a Walking Stick

How to Make a Walking Stick

John Butterworth provides a step-by-step guide to making a stick, using knowledge garnered from some craftsmen. See Also: How to Whittle a Spoon Making a Chair out of a Pallet I talked to a couple of stickmakers to get a few trade secrets, and had a go at making one myself, albeit a pale shadow […]

By January 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Make a Chair out of a Pallet

Make a Chair out of a Pallet

Don’t chuck it or burn it…Sit on it. Chris Gleason, author of the fabulous Wood Pallet Projects, shows how to make a chair out of a pallet. Of course there are loads of other ideas for using up pallets include turning them into a pallet garden and they make great raised beds. We’ve put some […]

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 2 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 →

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