D.I.Y. projects made for Dad

A little D.I.Y. can go a long way towards making yours a Father’s Day gift to remember. Here are a few simple projects you can either do for him, or take on together over the weekend.

Build a pegboard tool holder

If your Dad needs somewhere to neatly store his tools, a pegboard tool holder is a great gift idea. With our step-by-step video, you’ll see how easy it is to fix a timber frame to the wall, attach a pegboard and hang Dad’s tools.

vegetable garden

Start a vegetable garden

Home grown vegetables not only taste better, growing your own can be a fun and rewarding way to spend quality time with dad. We’ll take you through the basics, from where to set up your vegie patch, to what to plant and how to care for it.

Create a weather station

You can help Dad keep an eye on the weather with this fun and easy weather station project. We’ll show you how to make this great gift that lets Dad monitor rainfall, temperature, wind speed and humidity

Make a BBQ tool rack

If your dad is always rifling through the kitchen drawers looking for those all-important BBQ utensils, this tool rack is just the ticket. It’s easy to make and can be hung close to the barbie so he always knows where to find the tools he needs.

garage rejuvenation

Give Dad’s garage a makeover

A well-organised garage can make it so much easier for Dad to get in and out. And if your dad also uses this space as a workshop, he’ll appreciate having a clean space to work in. We’ll give you a few ideas to get you started, from some quick-fixes to simple storage ideas and more.

Check out our gift guide

Don’t forget to check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide for some great ideas on what to get dad.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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