5 DIY ideas for 2018

Its 2018! And what better way to start off the year than planning a few home improvements? New year’s resolutions might not always pan out the way you want them to, but here are a few ideas that could improve your year drastically!

1. A bar

Build your own bar and make your home party central! Wow your friends with not only your cocktail making abilities but your carpentry and taste. There are endless materials and inspirations for your own bar, Donna has used beech sleepers in this chic example.

Donna's beech sleeper bar

2. A fire pit

Spice up your summer with a fire pit in your garden. Forget the disposable barbeques and enjoy the sun in style. This beautiful example from Oak Leaf Landscaping and Design is built from Brown Beech Sleepers and softwood carcassing.

Oak Leaf Firepit made from beech sleepers and softwood carcassing

3. A custom dining room table

Breathe new life into your living room with a beautiful l hardwood table. Fashion a new centrepiece for your home from American white oak so you can dine in style! Tables are relatively simple to build but can be incredibly satisfying when built with pride.

A Chunky dining table made from machined planed sleepers

4. A Shed

Sheds have become more than just a convenient spot to store your tools. Sheds can be your home next to home, a little space everyone could do with, if not for hobbies, projects or storage, then just a little oasis of peace and quiet. Just look at the decked out shed that Bob as built to watch the match!  

Bob's luxury shed

5. A carport

Keep your car clean and dry and park up in a newly constructed carport. You don’t see these structures often in the UK, but they’re a great and inexpensive alternative to a garage extension on your house. This aesthetic outdoor feature can be achieved with some cladding and fence posts, and really allow you to come up with a unique design to complement your home’s exterior.

A standalone carport / shed construction