Seven spring outdoor D.I.Y. projects

With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, now is the perfect time to head outdoors and knock a few of those D.I.Y. projects off your list.

Build a day bed

There’s no better place to while away the afternoon hours than on a day bed and building your own doesn’t get any simpler than this. Made using straight lengths of timber (which can be cut to length at your local Bunnings), you’ll be relaxing before you’ve even worked up a sweat.


Build a deck

Expand your living areas to the outdoors with a new deck. It’s the perfect place to just lounge around or entertain family and friends. And, yes, building a deck is something you can do yourself.

Protect your outdoor furniture

Protect your outdoor furniture

Over the years the weather takes its toll on outdoor furniture. To make it look its best for the season ahead, give it a clean and a fresh coat of garden furniture oil. By protecting your outdoor furniture, not only will it look great this year, you can be sure it will last for years to come.

shade sail

Install a shade sail

Installing a shade sail can help you enjoy the great outdoors while staying out of the harsh summer sun. A well-positioned shade sail will not only help keep the inside of your house cool, but the wide range of sizes, colours and shapes available can turn them into a feature for your home.

staining a deck

Stain your deck

If you have a deck that’s looking a bit tired, give it a new lease on life with a coat of stain. If it hasn’t been coated before, give it a clean using deck clean first. Whichever way you go, a fresh coat of stain will make you feel like you’ve got a whole new deck.

corrugated iron feature wall

Create a corrugated iron feature wall

Give your garden a look that’s a bit out of the ordinary with a corrugated iron feature wall. Cover up something ugly or just create a talking point with this project.

outdoor lighting

Light up your outdoors

Make the most of your outdoor space with carefully selected lighting. Whether it’s general lighting, task lighting around your outdoor kitchen and BBQ, or accent lighting to highlight your garden features, we’ve got everything you need to make your outdoor space a great place to be after the sun goes down.

Even more ideas for your home

Looking for even more outdoor inspiration? Check out our D.I.Y. Advice, it’s packed with great ideas and projects that will bring your home to life.

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Matador Stainless Steel Multi Basket

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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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