How to Clean Carpet
A simple and affordable way to refresh your carpet.
How to remove floorboards
Learn a simple way to preserve your old floorboards when you remove them
How to install roman blinds
A quick and stylish way to block out the sun, insulate your window and get total privacy.
Safety & Security
How to change a smoke alarm battery
Keep your smoke alarm working properly by replacing the battery at least once a year.
You can extend the reach of your power drill or impact driver by using a drill extension bit. This helps you drive screws into confined spaces and reduces your need for manual screwdrivers.
Once you’ve worked out how long you want your shelves to be, you can have your timber pre-cut at your local Bunnings. We cut three lengths of 300m from the 185mm x 19mm timber and three lengths of 280mm from the 42mm x 19mm timber.
Mark where you’re going to drill the three holes in the bottom of the shelf support. Make sure the holes are in the middle of the timber and an equal distance apart. Then clamp the shelf and the shelf support to a workbench so that their edges are flush and pre-drill the three holes.
Apply some PVA wood glue to the back of the shelf support. Then clamp the shelf and shelf support to the workbench again. Drill three screws into the holes you’ve already made, driving them below the surface of the timber with a countersink bit.
Use a putty knife and putty to cover up the screws in the shelf support and to hide any gaps between the joints of the timber. Wait for the putty to dry, then sand it off until it’s smooth. You can also give the whole shelf a sand for a nice, even finish.
Giving the shelf a stain or paint before you hang it will make it look great. If you’re staining it, for a more professional look, wait for the first coat to dry, sand it back lightly and then apply the second coat.
Now you need to choose where you want the shelf to be. Using a spirit level, mark on the wall the distance of the holes you drilled in the shelf support. Screw wall anchors into these marks.
Line-up the holes in the shelf support with the wall anchors. Then drill screws into the wall anchors to secure the shelf.
You can also putty up the holes, sand it back and apply more stain for the perfect finish.
How to build a walk-in wardrobe
Find out how easy it is to build a walk in wardrobe in your bedroom. Just follow our step-by-step guide.
How to install a wire wardrobe system
Create more storage space in your home with a walk-in robe with wire racks, baskets and drawers. You’d be surprised how easy it is to make.
How to build linen closet shelving
Make the most of your closet space and get organised by installing shelves. In this video we show you how to install shelving and basket units for a linen closet.
How to assemble a wardrobe insert unit
Learn how to assemble a shelf and drawer unit for a wardrobe. Just follow our step-by-step guide.
Planning & Projects
How to design a kitchen
Find out everything you need to know to help you plan and design your dream kitchen
How to maintain your lawn
All it takes is a little bit of maintenance to keep a healthy lawn. We’ll show you a few simple ways to maintain your lawn.
How to install a skylight
Making the most of the available natural light is a great way to save on your energy costs. We’ll show you how to install a skylight to brighten up the rooms in your home.
Heating & Cooling
How to insulate a ceiling
Keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer by insulating your ceilings. We’ll show you all you need to know about installing ceiling insulation.
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 which 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.