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Click here to subscribe to Handyman Magazine on YouTube In this DIY video, we show you how to build a toy truck out of balsa wood with the kids. Keeping the kids entertained over the school holidays with creative ideas can be daunting.  Simple...
One of the most essential power tools for DIYers is a cordless drill, and modern types are easy to use and come with many useful features. To install a drill or driver bit, open the chuck jaws by grasping the handle of the drill with one hand and tur...
Sponsored article An upholstered storage box could cost hundreds of dollars from a furniture store, but you can make one at home for a fraction of the price.   All you need to create this project is a 2400 x 1200mm x 9mm sheet of MDF, 12mm medium den...
A deck can transform your backyard by creating a fantastic outdoor entertaining area that the whole family can enjoy.   In this step by step video series, we take you through the whole process of building a deck from designing the deck to final...
In this DIY Video, we explain how to install posts to support a deck.   The posts are the most important part of the deck as they support the structure of the deck.   Posts are attached to post supports which can be concreted into the footi...
In this DIY video, we explain what you need to know about bearers and joists when building a deck.   Bearers run parallel to the ledger. If you need to join two bearers for a long span, you'll need to create a half lap directly over a post.  ...
Boards run parallel to the bearer and perpendicular to the joists. When attaching the boards, use galvanised fasteners to prevent corrosion, which can cause major problems. A stringline is tied between a nail on the joists at either end to make sure...
We show you how to repair a punctured bike tube using simple tools.   Before you change your tyre, make sure your valve is working properly. So grab a pump, fill it with air, spit on your finger and rub it over the valve. If it a bubble appears,...
We show you how to repair a timber handrail by fixing and sealing joints, then sanding and painting timber.  "Wood exposed to the elements wont last long and this handrail has taken a bit of a battering. Now I could replace it but a bit of timber...