411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

Five Common Household Pests and How to Get Rid of Them

We all want to live a comfortable and relaxing life at home. This can often be made difficult if you are dealing with a pest problem or...

on Jan 19, 2019

Gas Water Heater Repairs

If you have a gas water heater and are not getting the hot water that you want, there are a few simple repairs that you can try. You should try...

on Jan 15, 2019

5 Tips To Help You Win A Foreclosure Auction

Auctions are chaotic – even if you’re an experienced pro. Foreclosure auctions are a crazy affair, full of homeowners trying to snag...

on Jan 14, 2019

These Rules of Bedroom Design Were Made to Be Broken

You want a beautifully decorated home, but when it comes to your bedroom, you should consider functionality over fashion. A bedroom can be...

on Jan 7, 2019

5 Easiest DIY Projects For Beginners

by Romalyn Casia-Lim on Oct 25, 2016

The easiest way to cut costs while repairing your house is to do it yourself. But repair work is easier said than done. For most people breaking down a wall or constructing a signpost with recycled wood is a daunting task.

But there’s a lot of reasons to try doing it yourself. Most people looking to sell their properties agree that completing a home-repair project solo is not only cost-effective but also deeply satisfying.

So, if you’re looking to get involved in a repair project for the first time, try one of these:

  1. Plain Pallet Shelf

Starting off with the most basic woodwork project in the book - a simple shelf. It’s a matter of cutting the wood pieces down to the right size and fitting them together neatly. This sort of project is really easy to pull off and if you get it right people will ask you where you got it from. The simple shelf also leaves enough room for you to express yourself. You can, for example, paint one of the panels a unique color.

  1. Wooden Wall Art

Speaking of expression - why not start with a piece of wall art? The great thing about a free flowing project like this is the fact that you can simply cover your mistakes by calling them ‘art’. Cut and color the slabs of wood anyway you like and arrange them together on a board. If it looks like a city’s skyline or a carved sculpture, you can probably leave it on a wall and be proud of it. Worst case scenario - it ends up in the recycle bin and you can start afresh.

  1. Sofa Sleeve Cup Holder

Here’s a project that is simple, clever and really useful. Putting together three pieces of wood will let you create a sleeve for your sofa. The top panel is used as a mini-table that can hold hot cups of coffee or a glass of wine. It’s elegant and really creative. The sort of project that will make you wonder why you didn’t think of it yourself.  

  1. Address Number Wall Panel

There’s something deeply satisfying about cutting a single board precisely. You can spend hours polishing the wooden panel and making it look just right. At the end, simply glue on a few numbers and stick it onto your front door. The whole project should take no more than an hour if you leave the texture natural on the front.

  1. Simple iPad Dock

iPad docking stations are expensive, so it makes sense to create one on your own. This project is a bit trickier than the others on the list. But if you need a dock for an iPad, you might as well start with this. The project requires a precise measure of the iPad’s dimensions, but that’s easy to get online. The catch is that you have to sculpt a single block of wood and get the grooves dug properly.

As a beginner, DIY wood projects may seem like a hassle. But once you start working on something simple like the projects mentioned here, you’ll surely appreciate the rustic pleasures of this art form.

Author

Most Recent Articles

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Your First House may not be Your Dream House

An article looking at how the purchase of your first house can be the start of discovering a new interest in home improvement and renovation. I...

Real Estate / Finance

Reasons to Invest In Front Loading Washers

You've probably seen front load washers before, or at least heard of them and the processes that they can perform.  They are the hottest...

Appliance / Repair

Why you should hire a plumber for your bathroom renovation project

If you’re thinking about partially or completely remodeling your bathroom, you must hire a professional plumber. Doing it yourself is not an...

Plumbing / Basements

4 Smart Ways to Make Your Yard Safer for Young Children

You do not need to raise your child in a bubble to keep them safe. Kids need the freedom to play outside to stay healthy and develop a sense of...

Safety / Security

Saving Money with French Door Refrigerators

French door refrigerators offer stylish and convenient options that fit in perfectly with modern kitchen organization.  With finishes ranging from...

Appliance / Repair

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2019