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Garden

Jobs in the garden

Building a deck or installing a garden fence? These are both jobs you may want to do if you have a garden. ‘DIY 4 Beginners’ helps you with all those jobs in and around the garden. With our handy step-by-step instructions you’ll be able to create the garden of your dreams! And you’ll also find the information you need for paving.

Just click on one of our step-by-step instructions or DIY tips and you’ll be able to get started right away!

How to build a treehouse

How to build a treehouse

Learn how to build a treehouse for your kids with the easy-to-follow instructions from DIY 4 Beginners.

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How to build a log store

How to build a log store

If you have an open hearth or a wood-burning stove, you’ll need a stock of firewood. To protect the wood from rain, it’s a good idea to build a log store.

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How to paint metal

How to paint metal

Painting metal is different from painting a wall or a wooden surface. You’ll find handy DIY information here for painting on metal.

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How to build a veranda

How to build a veranda

Do you want to build your own veranda? Read the step-by-step instructions here for how to build a veranda in your garden.

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How to make a birdhouse

How to make a birdhouse

Making a birdhouse is a simple job that’s fun to do, especially with the handy step-by-step instructions that you’ll find at DIY 4 Beginners.

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How to hang window boxes

How to hang window boxes

A window box is a quick way to give your balcony a fresh and floral look. It’s a fun job to do, and you’ll be able to enjoy the results all season long.

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How to build a sandpit

How to build a sandpit

A sandpit in the garden is a lot of fun for children and parents alike. You can choose a ready-to-use solution or you can do the job yourself.

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How to make a dog kennel

How to make a dog kennel

Building a dog kennel can be very easy. Learn how to build a dog house out of wood with our step-by-step instructions.

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How to paint doors and window frames (outdoor)

How to paint doors and window frames (outdoor)

If you’re planning to paint the outside doors and window frames of your house, you’ll find more information here about how to do the job!

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How to build a rabbit hutch

How to build a rabbit hutch

How do you build your own rabbit hutch? There are a lot of things to keep in mind. You’ll find step-by-step information and handy tips here!

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How to build a soapbox cart

How to build a soapbox cart

Do you want to take part in soapbox cart races? Or just make a soapbox cart for your children? Read how to build your soapbox cart step-by-step here.

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How to make a cold frame

How to make a cold frame

You don’t need to buy a wooden cold frame – it’s easy to build your own. You’ll find simple, step-by-step instructions here for making a cold frame.

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How to make a swing

How to make a swing

A wooden swing is an ideal way for children to play outdoors. Read how you can make your own outdoor wooden swing in 12 easy steps.

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How to make a wooden Christmas tree

How to make a wooden Christmas tree

Learn how to build a wooden Christmas tree with our simple step-by-step instructions. DIY Christmas tree: easy and fun to do.

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How to build a fence

How to build a fence

You can save a lot of money by installing your own fence or garden screen. You’ll find information here that will help you to build a fence.

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How to build a chicken coop

How to build a chicken coop

If you’d like to keep chickens, it’s easy to build your own henhouse or chicken coop. You’ll find step-by-step instructions and handy tips here!

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How to build a deck

How to build a deck

A wooden deck is comfortable and looks attractive. We show you in a number of easy steps how to build a wooden deck or patio.

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How to lay a patio

How to lay a patio

A paved patio often forms an extension of the adjoining room. You can use it to make a seating corner, or to park your bike or motorcycle.

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How to fit an outside tap

How to fit an outside tap

If you have a garden it’s handy to have an outside water tap. That makes it easy to water flowers and plants, or to wash your windows or your car.

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How to maintain gutters

How to maintain gutters

A good rain gutter keeps water away from the walls and foundations, and prevents walls from being affected by rising damp. Tips & Tricks!

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TIP

Safe climbing

Safe climbing

Drive two fenceposts into the ground and place a plank against them on its side. Now your ladder can't sink into the ground or slide backwards. Which will give you a feeling of safety when you're standing on it.

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TIP

Remove a broken handle from a spade

Remove a broken handle from a spade

Has the handle of your spade broken off? Screw a long wood screw into the broken end. Fix the head of the screw in a vice and pull on the spade.

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Safe climbing

Safe climbing

Drive two fenceposts into the ground and place a plank against them on its side. Now your ladder can't sink into the ground or slide backwards. Which will give you a feeling of safety when you're standing on it.

Remove a broken handle from a spade

Remove a broken handle from a spade

Has the handle of your spade broken off? Screw a long wood screw into the broken end. Fix the head of the screw in a vice and pull on the spade.

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