Upcycling & DIY

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Large round planter

They are quite expensive to buy and relatively easy to make. Since I could purchase cut to length timber, that fitted into my boot at a good price I took up the challenge to make a wooden planter. I got 18 pieces of timber, 529 x 97 x 40 mm cut from 2 full lengths …

glass upcycling

Refreshment glasses

The 710 ml Corona beer bottle and the oil bottle were quite easy to cut and they cracked exactly along the scored lines. After they were cut in half I could say that their walls were uniformly thick and it looked like an easy project. I set up my drill press and started the sanding …


Night light

It’s built with scrap and pallet wood, exactly the way I like to build. That oak timber was bought to make frame splines and the mild steel was rejected from another project, which was a mitre gauge bar replacement. The pallet wood comes from a pallet I brought years ago. Nonetheless, all 3 pieces seemed …

upcycling wood

Map of Europe

I’ve always been charmed by the simplicity of halftone images and loved the optical illusion they make. There are many free online tools that you can use to convert any image to a halftone one. I got the best results with converting a low-resolution political map which gave me an inconsistent and irregular sequence of …

tools upcycling wood

Shackle jacket rack

It is built to only hang 4 working clothes: a jacket, trousers, a hoodie and a t-shirt. Scrap wood and old but never used shackles were used for this project. For some reason the original shackle pin was smaller than the M8 bolt, it was 7.3 mm in diameter whereas the bolt was 7.7 mm. …

tools wood

Circular saw jig

It’s made of OSB, steel and spruce timber. Simple and stiff construction, ideal for cutting long pieces of timber such as skirting boards. Cutting at 2 angles: 45 and 90º made easy. First thing to do was to trim the board to length. It was an easy job for my recently bought circular saw. 4 …