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In this issue

The Home Handyman magazine is a specialized DIY publication since November 1993. Our editorial includes expert advice, new products for DIY’ers, along with projects, home improvement ideas and expert advice. Our readers include a spectrum of home improvers, DIY enthusiasts, woodworkers, manufacturers, hardware & industrial store owners, DIY tool & machinery distributors, category buyers, sales staff, retailers and garden centres.
Please see our contents page for more detail about features in this issue.


RECYCLE OLD CANDLES AND MAKE ICE CANDLES

Enjoying the smell of a favourite candle is one of life's little pleasures. To make my rental house more homey, I've been using candles much more often.

RECYCLE OLD CANDLES AND MAKE ICE CANDLES

2 mins

DAILY MEDICINE RACK

I recently got a job where I have infinite access to free wooden pallets, so my mind began soaring at the potential.

DAILY MEDICINE RACK

5 mins

TIPS TO REJUVENATE -YOUR HOME FOR SPRING

With Spring upon us, many South Africans will be considering how to refresh their homes - perhaps to place it on the market (it is a time of the year when many people sell) or to have it looking its best for the braai's and entertaining of friends and family.

TIPS TO REJUVENATE -YOUR HOME FOR SPRING

4 mins

POWER IN THE GARDEN

Worldwide, cordless battery powered garden and outdoor tools are taking the lead, so much so that most international brands of power tool suppliers are now manufacturing an enormous range of cordless garden, outdoor tools and equipment which now make up a larger percentage of their overall worldwide sales.

POWER IN THE GARDEN

7 mins

STORAGE SHELF

This DIY drawer is really simple to make! I take you step by step showing how I made this storage shelf. It also makes a great DIY monitor stand too!

STORAGE SHELF

5 mins

THE KITCHEN DESIGN MISTAKES TO AVOID

A kitchen is supposed to be the heart of the home, but a few kitchen design mistakes can quickly make it feel like the exact opposite - a space that doesn't quite work how you need it to.

THE KITCHEN DESIGN MISTAKES TO AVOID

10+ mins

ACDC Dynamics' new initiative uplifts businesses in need of solar and backup power solutions

ACDC Dynamics has launched the Power Partner initiative to uplift small to medium enterprises that are being severely impacted by loadshedding.

ACDC Dynamics' new initiative uplifts businesses in need of solar and backup power solutions

1 min

Award winning grinding technology

PFERD’s high-performance grinding solution, CC-GRIND ROBUST, wins top award at K.I.T.E.

Award winning grinding technology

1 min

10 Expert Tips for the Perfect Space for Entertaining

Our expert guide on how to design a dining room covers everything you need to consider, from colour schemes to furniture choice in just 10 easy steps

10 Expert Tips for the Perfect Space for Entertaining

7 mins

OPENING UP

The future of the open plan kitchen is evolving

OPENING UP

3 mins

SMARTER CORDLESS, INNOVATIVE AND USER FRIENDLY

Tool trends and changes in South Africa.

SMARTER CORDLESS, INNOVATIVE AND USER FRIENDLY

4 mins

DESIGN A WOOD LOG SHELF

Want to store your wood logs close to your fireplace, but you want something fancy?

DESIGN A WOOD LOG SHELF

3 mins

THE DO'S AND DON'TS OF FIREPLACE SAFETY

With winter right around the corner, getting your fireplace ready to tackle the cold temperatures is a project to put at the top of your list. Whether you're experienced at fireplace maintenance or this is your first time using a fireplace, there are important safety issues to consider

THE DO'S AND DON'TS OF FIREPLACE SAFETY

4 mins

LED MASON JAR LANTERN

I made this mason jar lantern to go with my wife's farmhouse décor. I made it from a mason jar, red oak, and 9 gauge steel wire

LED MASON JAR LANTERN

2 mins

WORKING ON THE ROOF? HERE'S HOW TO DO IT SAFELY

Because it's better to be safe than sorry. While it's not necessarily wise to get up on your roof, there may be times when you need to make the climb to fix a slipped or broken tile or install a skylight, for instance

WORKING ON THE ROOF? HERE'S HOW TO DO IT SAFELY

4 mins

MUST-HAVE SAWS FOR THE WORKSHOP AND GARDEN

There is a huge range of saws for the workshop and garden and some really unique power saws that have recently been introduced for DIY'ers in the workshop and garden.

MUST-HAVE SAWS FOR THE WORKSHOP AND GARDEN

10 mins

Make an entryway STORAGE BENCH

In this article I'll show you how I made this small shoe storage bench. It's a great way to capture all the shoes in our entryway and has been a welcome addition to the house

Make an entryway STORAGE BENCH

1 min

WAYS TO WINTER - PROOF YOUR HOME AND MAINTAIN ITS VALUE

After months of harsh sunshine, heat and dry summer conditions, many homes around South Africa will soon be exposed to cold, damp and wet winter weather

WAYS TO WINTER - PROOF YOUR HOME AND MAINTAIN ITS VALUE

5 mins

ALL BAR NONE

Create a rustic, solid bar table.

ALL BAR NONE

2 mins

HOW TO GET STARTED IN UPCYCLING

Upcycling discarded furniture and giving it a new life is now much more fashionable than purchasing a brand-new characterless flat-pack furniture set.

HOW TO GET STARTED IN UPCYCLING

5 mins

FLOORING FIXES

Your floors are one of the first things people notice when they enter your home, so if you have a crack, burn or some damage, Y it is hard to hide. In this issue we'll tell you how to get your flooring back to its best, whether it is laminate flooring, tiles, or carpet

FLOORING FIXES

6 mins

A guide to drilling

Important tips on screwdriving, drilling, percussion, and hammer drilling.

A guide to drilling

7 mins

GAME ON!

Woodworking with children how to: make a Fox and Sheep playing board.

GAME ON!

2 mins

HOLDING STRONG

Use your metalworking skills to make a newspaper holder.

HOLDING STRONG

3 mins

THE TOOLS YOU NEED IN YOUR AUTO REPAIR TOOL KIT

Having the right tools to perform basic DIY auto repairs and maintenance can save you time and money.

THE TOOLS YOU NEED IN YOUR AUTO REPAIR TOOL KIT

4 mins

EASY-TO-MAKE PLANT STAND

I recently made a plant stand to hold one of my many plants! Yes I have a plant addiction...

EASY-TO-MAKE PLANT STAND

1 min

Feature wall from SALVAGED FLOORING

Do you have some scrap or remnant hardwood flooring that it would be a crime to turn into firewood? Why not make a feature wall?

Feature wall from SALVAGED FLOORING

3 mins

COMMON HOME WINDOW PROBLEMS AND HOW TO FIX THEM

When they're functioning correctly, windows are a wonderful asset to any home. They provide natural light and allow us to enjoy outdoor views. They even allow us to enjoy a breeze when the weather outside is nice. However, windows can experience problems that make them less functional. Most of these problems are usually windows being stuck or broken in some way.

COMMON HOME WINDOW PROBLEMS AND HOW TO FIX THEM

7 mins

HOW TO USE ANCHORS TO FASTEN OBJECTS TO A WALL

Anything you hang from a wall - whether it's a simple family picture or large wall shelf unit will require that the item is attached directly and firmly, with the weight safely distributed. The fastener you use will vary according to the weight of the object and the type of wall construction.

HOW TO USE ANCHORS TO FASTEN OBJECTS TO A WALL

5 mins

Get more from YOUR FLOOR

Installing a luxury vinyl tile floor-how to do-it-yourself.

Get more from YOUR FLOOR

4 mins

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The Home Handyman Magazine Description:

PublisherBB PRINT

CategoryHome

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyBi-Monthly

The Home Handyman magazine is a specialized D.I.Y. publication and caters for a well-defined niche market since November 1993. Editorial includes new products for D.I.Y.’ers, along with projects, home improvement ideas and expert advice. Expert advice from various fields (such as adhesives, abrasives, power tools, welding, plumbing, paint, lighting, waterproofing, wood and metalworking), provides readers with simple, cost effective solutions and methods in a series of practical, step-by-step features that are comprehensively illustrated. All projects feature local products and metric measurements, making the ideas easy to implement.

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