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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

low water garden

Planning & Projects How to create a low-water garden ‘Dry’ or ‘low-water’ gardening is a real art and, when done right, will provide you with an inviting landscape that uses very little water.

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Planning & Projects How to create a green wall using artificial hedge Green walls are all the rage at the moment, but buying and maintaining one can be costly. Why not have a go at creating your own using pieces of artificial hedge – it looks great and will last the distance. Here’s how.

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How To Save Water How to reduce water usage Whether indoor or outdoor, there are lots of ways to be smart about water usage. And there are some simple actions that can make a big difference to your water bill.

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Doors How to install a ring doorbell The Ring video doorbell is a wireless doorbell which allows you to see who is at your front door. Find out how to install the Ring video doorbell yourself.

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Garden Lighting How to install solar lights in your garden Solar lights are a great way to illuminate your pathways and highlight your garden beds at night. Install them yourself with these easy steps.

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Shelving & Storage How to organise your pantry Create an organisational system in your pantry with these handy storage hints. Trust us – its life changing!

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How To Paint How to paint your front door Make an entrance every darn day of the week by painting your front door a bold, enticing colour!

how to hang pictures

Walls The best way to hang pictures on a wall Learn the tricks to hanging your wall decor so it looks good – and doesn’t damage the plasterboard. Create an effortless-looking display by taking the time to consider spacing, proportion, frame styles and colour palettes.

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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