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Shine Bright as a Candle

Set the right ambience with this beautifully made candle lantern ideal for the home or to light up any outdoor event. Read more for a quick cut list and easy step by step guide.

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The Coolest Coffee Table

Give your lounge, dining area, office or bedroom a modern update with this trendy coffee table cut and edged by Your Project Partner! Read more for a quick cut list and easy step by step guide.

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Chiptastic Spice Rack

Shake up your kitchen with this quaint, cool and chic spice rack. Read more for a quick cut list and easy step by step guide.

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Planting Style

Learn how to build the perfect indoor or outdoor plant hanger with Your Project Partner. Read more for a quick cut list and easy step by step guide.

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The Perfect Corner Shelf

Some things look spectacular in the corner. Get creative and decorative with this unique piece of “wooden art”, the corner shelf. Read more for a quick cut list and easy step by step guide.

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Fix it with Flair 2017

Fix it with Flair, the annual renovations competition from SA’s bestselling home and garden magazine Tuis | Home, gives keen renovators with a passion for home improvement and an eye for all things beautiful (and budget-friendly) the opportunity to win big. Timbercity along with BUCO (formerly Pennypinchers) are proud to once again sponsor this dynamic competition which is in its ninth year. After much innovation and excitement…the TOP […]

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DIY kids workbench

Assembly Instructions: DIY Playtime Workbench for Kids

Assembly Instructions: DIY Playtime Kids Workbench   Step 1 Star by building the top frame of the workbench. This will be the sable structure on to which you ill fasten the legs and work-surface, in later steps. The top frame is built by using screws and wood glue to join the two long pieces of pine PAR (850 mm x 44 […]

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Assembly Instructions: DIY Drinks Cupboard

Assembly Instructions: DIY Drinks Cupboard Step 1 Create a box by connecting the top and bottom (700 mm x 150 mm) x 2 to the sides (500 mm x 130 mm) x 2. Drill pilot holes for the screws and countersink them. Then apply wood glue and screw the pieces together. Step 2 Secure the vertical divider (500 mm x […]

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Assembly Instructions: DIY Summer Outdoor Dining

Take one hardboard door, two pine trestles and a chunky pine work island. Add a lick of paint and a podged fabric frieze. The result? A charming al fresco dining experience with maximum effect for minimum effort. Best of all, most of this casual, artisanal-style furniture packs flat to store away between outdoor feasts. To assemble your outdoor dining set, […]

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Toy Stove

Assembly Instructions: DIY Toy Stove

Step 1 Start by building the ‘warming’ drawer. Fasten the shorter sides (250 x 150 x 2) to the longer sides (360 x 150 x 2). At each joint use a small drill bit and drill two pilot holes where screws will be inserted. Sink the holes, apply wood glue and screw the panels together. Put the base (218 x […]

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kiddies kitchen cupboard

Assembly Instructions: DIY Kiddies Kitchen Cupboard

Assembly Instructions: DIY Kiddies Kitchen Cupboard Step 1 Start by making the cupboard base. Screw the sides (600 x 250 x 2) to the base panel (518 x 250 x 1), lifting the base 50 mm off the ground. Then screw on the rails (518 x 70 x 2). Use a small drill bit to make pilot holes. Sink the […]

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The Fix it with Flair Gala Event

Timbercity is extremely proud to have been a sponsor in the annual home renovation competition, Fix it With Flair. Being your project partner, it’s important to us to support and encourage your home makeover projects, and, we’re excited to be a part of this home makeover event for the 6th consecutive year. Entrants were required to submit before and after […]

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Timbercity DIY TV Unit

Assembly Instructions: DIY TV UNIT

Assembly Instructions: DIY TV Unit Step 1: Connecting your L-shapes Build a box by fastening the top and bottom to the sides. First make an L-shape, by connecting the top (1414 x 450) to one of the sides (468 x 450). Drill pilot holes, countersink holes, apply wood glue and fasten together with six screws. Repeat the same process to […]

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Insta-Cupboard Installation: How to Build a Country-Style Kitchen

Step 1 Attaching legs to floor units Insert all the legs in the sockets at the base of all the floor units; make sure they are all the same length – 150 mm Step 2 Levelling and installing floor units Put the floor units in place, starting with the corner unit. Place the next unit beside the corner unit and attach it with chipboard […]

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Double-Door Shelf Cupboard (2250 x 580)

Assembly Instructions Step 1 – Mark out the side panels and pre-drill Mark: a) Start with the base of the side panel (2250 x 580) and measure 100 mm up and then draw a horizontal line across the 580 mm width. Then measure 116 mm up from the base edge and draw another horizontal line across the 580 mm width. b) Then measure […]

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Double-door Hanging Cupboard (2250 x 580)

Assembly Instructions Step 1 – Mark out the side panels and pre-drill Mark: a) Start with the first side panel (2250 x 580) and measure 100 mm up (from what will be the base) and then draw a horizontal line across the 580 mm width. Then measure 116 mm up from the base edge again and draw another horizontal line across the […]

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Double Door Combo Cupboard (2250 x 580)

Assembly Instructions Step 1 – Mark out the side panels and pre-drill Mark: a) Start with the first side panel (2250 x 580) and measure 100 mm up (from what will be the base) and then draw a horizontal line across the 580 mm width. Then measure 116 mm up from the base edge again and draw another horizontal line across the 580 […]

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DIY Mobile bar

Mobile Bar

Assembly Instructions Step 1 Start building the bottom frame by connecting one short piece (412 mm x 60 mm) to one long piece (1426 mm x 60 mm). Drill pilot holes, countersink holes and apply wood glue before fastening with screws. Now repeat the same step with the remaining two pieces (412 mm x 60 mm) and (1426 mm x 60 mm). You will […]

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Kitchen Sink Unit

Assembly Instructions Step 1 – Mark out the side panels a) Measure 100 mm from the bottom of the side panel (890 x 440) and draw a horizontal line across the width of the unit. Measure 116 mm from the bottom and draw another horizontal line across the width. Then measure 450 mm from the bottom and draw another horizontal line […]

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timbercity hip headboard

Hip Headboard

Assembly Instructions: Hip Headboard Step 1 Secure the legs (1150 mm x 100 mm) x 2 on to the back of the headboard (950 mm x 600 mm) x 1 with screws. Drill pilot holes, counter sink and apply wood glue before securing the legs to the headboard with screws from the back. Step 2 Your headboard is now complete. […]

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Timbercity coffee table

Coffee Table

Assembly Instructions: Coffee Table Step 1 Build a box by fastening the top and bottom to the sides. First make an L-shape, by connecting the top (1200 x 600) to one of the sides (368 x 600). Drill pilot holes, countersink holes, apply wood glue and fasten together with screws. Repeat the same process to make the bottom and the […]

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Mobile Junior Workstation

Mobile Junior Workstation

Assembly Instructions: Mobile Junior Workstation Step 1 Start by building the two boxes that will form the sides of the unit. Build the first box by connecting the sides (400 mm x 659 mm) x 2 to the bottom shelf (400 mm x 232 mm) x 1. Repeat the same process to build the second box. Step 2 To complete […]

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How to lay Laminate Flooring

Assembly Instructions Step 1 Ensure the sub-strate is completely dry, completely level and free of dirt and debris. Decide which way you want your flooring to run. Then cover the whole floor with lengths of underlay, placed at 90° to the direction of the laminate & taped together. To increase protection against moisture, overlap each width and allow the underlay […]

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Drinks Cupboard with Foldaway Serving Shelf

Assembly Instructions Step 1 Create a box by connecting the top and bottom (700 mm x 150 mm) x 2 to the sides (500 mm x 130 mm) x 2. Drill pilot holes for the screws and countersink them. Then apply wood glue and screw the pieces together. Step 2 Secure the vertical divider (500 mm x 130 mm) x […]

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Armrest Table

Assembly Instructions Step 1 Connect one of the sides (120 mm x 300 mm) x 1 to the top (289 mm x 300 mm) x 1. Drill pilot holes and countersink them before applying wood glue and securing the joints with screws. Step 2 Connect the second side (120 mm x 300 mm) x 1 to the top (289 mm […]

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DIY Student Desk

Student Desk

Assembly Instructions, Student Desk Step 1 Connect the sides (450 mm x 730 mm) x 2 to the front (800 mm x 400 mm), using corner blocks. Make sure that the tops of the sides are properly aligned with the front before fastening the pieces together by inserting 4 screws into each of the corner blocks. You have now created […]

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Farmstyle Outdoor Bench

Assembly Instructions Step 1 Connect the sides (1200 mm x 50 mm) x 2 to the top (1200 mm x 264 mm). Start by drilling pilot holes and countersink them before applying wood glue and fastening the pieces together with screws. Step 2 Connect the legs (264 mm x 432 mm) x 2 to the underside of the top, between […]

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Timbercity DIY Bar Stool

Bar Stool

Assembly Instructions Step 1 Start the top frame of the bar stool by connecting two of the sides (300 mm x 50 mm) and (268 mm x 50 mm) using wood glue and screws. Drill pilot holes and countersink holes to allow space for the screw tops. You can now fasten on the other two sides (300 mm x 50 […]

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Outdoor bench

Modern Outdoor Bench

Assembly Instructions: Modern Outdoor Bench Step 1 Create a frame by joining the front and back of the frame (1200 mm x 100 mm) x 2 to the sides of the frame (264 mm x 100 mm) x 2. Drill pilot holes and countersink them, before applying wood glue and securing the joints with screws. Step 2 You are now […]

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Timbercity storage boxes

Storage Boxes

Assembly Instructions: Storage Boxes Step 1 Start by joining the sides (400 mm x 400 mm) x 2 to the bottom (368 mm x 400 mm) x 1. Drill pilot holes for the screws and countersink them. Then apply wood glue and screw the pieces together. Step 2 Now fasten the top (368 mm x 400 mm) x 1 to […]

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timbercity diy podium

Podium

Assembly Instructions Step 1 For the small box, start by joining the two shorter sides (268 mm x 234 mm) x 2 to one of the longer sides (234 mm x 350 mm) x 1. First drill pilot holes for the screws, then countersink them, before applying wood glue and fastening the pieces together with screws Step 2 Now fasten […]

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Timbercity kiddies desk

Kiddies Desk

Assembly Instructions: Kiddies Desk Step 1 Start by joining the front of the desk (600 mm x 284 mm) x 1 to the sides (268 mm x 284 mm) x 2. Drill pilot holes for the screws and countersink them. Then apply wood glue and screw the pieces together. Step 2 Now fasten the back of the desk (600 mm […]

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Timbercity Kiddies Chair

Kiddies Chair

Assembly Instructions: Kiddies Chair Step 1 Join the top (250 mm x 250 mm) x 1 and bottom of the chair (250 mm x 250 mm) x 1 to the front (218 mm x 250 mm) x 1. First drill pilot holes for the screws, then countersink them, before applying wood glue and fastening the pieces together with screws Step […]

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Timbercity Boots Cleaner

Boots Cleaner

Assembly Instructions Step 1 Secure the short sides (100 x 276 mm) x 2 to the front (100 x 1000 mm). Hold in place and drill pilot holes before applying waterproof wood glue and fastening with chipboard screws Step 2 Fasten the back (100 x 1000 mm) to the partial frame. Hold the back in place, drill pilot holes and […]

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Outdoor Coffee Table (with shelf storage)

Assembly Instructions Step 1 Prepare the tabletop by fastening the top sheets (1084 x 400 mm) x 2 together. Drill pilot holes, apply wood glue and secure with chipboard screws. Step 2 Use the side sheets (464 x 400 mm) x 4 and repeat step 1 for the legs of the table. Step 3 Prepare your storage shelf by fastening […]

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DIY Toybox

Toy Box

Assembly Instructions, Toy Box Step 1 Connect the sides (382 x 364 mm) x 2 to the front (382 x 600 mm) and back (382 x 600 mm). Start by drilling pilot holes before applying wood glue. Hold the panels in place and secure with screws. Step 2 Turn the box upside down and apply wood glue to contact areas […]

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DIY Kid’s blackboard easel

Assembly Instructions Step 1 Start by connecting the top frames (597 x 44 mm) x 2 to the board (597 x 600 mm). First fasten on the one by applying the wood glue, drilling pilot holes and then securing with screws. Repeat this process to fasten on the second. Step 2 Repeat step 1 to connect the bottom frames (597 […]

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timbercity drinks trolley

Drinks Trolley

Step 1 Start by connecting the sides (355 x 44 mm) x 2 to the front and back (800 x 44 mm) x 2 to create the top frame. First drill pilot holes, then apply wood glue and then screw pieces together. Step 2 Now fasten the top base (800 x 400 mm) to the frame made in step one. […]

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Outdoor Storage Bench

Step 1 Connect the sides (382 x 364 mm) x 2 to the front and back (1200 x 382 mm) x 2. Drill pilot holes and apply wood glue before holding the panels in place to secure with screws. Step 2 Slide the base of the box (1158 x 364 mm) into place. Drill pilot holes and fasten with screws from […]

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