One reservation some homeowners commonly share in terms of doing home projects is the cost it entails. They assume that hiring professionals or contractors to do the job is expensive and they would rather opt for DIYs.
But guess what, home improvement projects need not be costly; you just need to find the right contractor that will deliver the results you expect, and only then you would realize that hiring professionals is cost-effective.
Some people do not even understand what is carpentry and the work entails in doing it, making it less ideal to do without the help of the professional. However, if you are confident with your crafting skills, then you might as well try the DIY carpentry hacks below.
1. Personalized book or table stand
Studies have shown that posture problems have become apparent since the pandemic because of too many hours hunching over while using a computer or reading books. One effective intervention you can do is to make your own table or book stand, as these projects require little effort. You just need some wood and some screws, hinges, coppers, washers, and plastic-dip. You can also personalize it by adding some wings to allow it to stand or decorate it with your favorite quotes.
The options are limitless.
2. Deck/patio bench
Benches are too simple to create, which makes them a doable DIY for homeowners. They may be simple but are very useful in any events you host outside your house. Do not settle for the flimsy plastic chairs for your guests that may not also match the kind of theme you have in your home. DIY benches are extremely versatile and they can be personalized in different styles you want. All you need are cement blocks. They can be as simple as a rectangular bench or as complex as U and L-shaped benches. Moreover, they can be dismantled whenever a transfer is needed.
3. Customized breakfast-in-bed trays
Let us admit; preparing breakfast in bed for someone dear to us is romantic. However, your egg toast and coffee would be unappealing if you do not have a functional tray. A tray would secure the food you prepare and at the same time makes it convenient for you to carry all food at once. You just need to prepare the Forstner bit, jigsaw, wood, wood glue, parallel bar clamps, and some bolts.
4. Underbed storage cabinet
Keeping your space clean and tidy has become a more popular concept when Marie Kondo persuaded the world to be more organized with their things especially in tight and small spaces. If you have a lot of things but do not want to throw them away, then you probably need more storage in the house. However, buying a new cabinet is not a practical solution. Remember we are saving up some space. In this light, under-bed storage is the ideal solution to get rid of the clutter and at the same time utilize unused space under your bed. For this project, you will just need some Brad nail gun, drill, clamps, saw, and miter.
We do hope we helped you by sharing with you all these doable tricks. Remember that creativity is something that needs to be honed. And for more difficult projects, we advise that you call professional carpenters and avoid doing the job on your own.