Spring is here and how can you enjoy the beautiful weather better than being out in the garden and building things with your home improvement tools? Here are some projects that are easy to perform but deliver great results that can be enjoyed by the whole family.
1. Nesting boxes for your garden: Birdlife Australia has detailed guidelines for the right box dimensions for different birds and their proper installation. This includes design to protect the entry hole from common species and encourage endangered species. Only the basic tools such as exercises, hammers, saws, screwdrivers and sandpaper are needed.
Bird feeds are more common, but Birdlife Australia does not recommend artificial feeding, as it causes disease and malnutrition. Instead, they recommend making your garden a natural place for the birds.
2. Plants for your garden: If you have a small garden, you can use the space more efficiently with a multi-level or pyramidal plants. Choose a place that gets enough sunlight. These are perfect for culinary herbs or leafy vegetables that deliver fresh, edible results. ACQ-treated pine needles form the bottom of the plants and you will need a circular saw, drill and bugle screws.
3. Unique garden spaces: Instead of buying garden furniture, you do it yourself. Unique seats are easy to build and cost effective. The frame is made of wooden boards, and fence posts are attached to the frame to create decorative seats and even small tables. For this project, tools are needed such as hand saw, drill, cooking gun, the joiner’s angles, etc.
4. Rustic Mailboxes: Mailboxes are an area where the Australian DIY spirit is shown in abundance. Materials and style can be adapted to a quirky or refined look. Remember that Australia Post only sends mailboxes in specific approved sizes located on your property limits. A few basic tools such as connectors, drills and sandpaper should be enough for a simple mailbox.
A word of caution: Household utensils are a major cause of accidents involving a large number of emergency calls per day. Week. The NSW Ambulance Service paramedics participate at least two or three cases each week, many of which experience severe injuries with their fingers separated. Always use caution when using power tools and use them only for their purpose. Keep children away and focus on the task at hand.
DIY projects are not only fun but also budget-friendly. With a few simple home improvement tools and a mind that you can never say, you can tackle most improvement projects.