Great DIY projects anyone can achieve - Metal by the Metre

Sometimes the most enjoyable way to spend a weekend is to get your teeth stuck into a DIY project.

However, finding the right one can be tricky at times. Here are a few ideas to get the imagination trickling, as well as some of the products you might need to get the job done.

DIY Shade Sails.

Shade Sail

Shade sails are a super stylish, practical way to bring some shade to a backyard that receives maybe a little too much sun as we get here on the Central Coast. The cool thing about shade sails is that you can set them up in a multitude of ways. This means you are pretty much only limited by your imagination.They come in a range of colours, so can match in style and colour to what is already in the area that needs shading.

If you’re a little worried about setting them up yourself, you shouldn’t be. It’s basically two steps. The first is to plant steel square posts, and then to attach the sails. A handy video of how to attach the sails is here. 

If you feel a little intimidated by tackling a project like this yourself, then head into a local Metal by the Metre store, where someone will be more than happy to guide you through all you need to know.

DIY Garden Beds

Garden Bed

With current trends of sustainability and freshly sourced food, there’s nothing better that ticks those boxes than your own garden bed. The Central Coast has a great environment for growing a range of herbs and vegetables all year round. Setting up a great garden bed will be one of the most rewarding things you can do.

The materials you can use will be as variable as you like. It’s amazing how discarded materials – like old fencing, or even fallen tree branches – can often be perfect for this kind of thing. They often look more aesthetically pleasing than something brand new too.

The only other thing you’ll need other than your raw materials is something to put it all together. A drill screwdriver combo should do you the trick and some quality screws like buildex products should get you to where you want pretty quickly.

Things to think about include where you want your garden beds to be, what you want to grow, and how much time are you willing to put into this. There are lots of resources on  how to prepare and maintain soil on the internet. If you want to take it to the next level have check out some tips here.

Shelving and Storage.

Sure, maybe not the most exciting topic for some, although you might be surprised at the excitement the phrase so much storage will raise in some homemakers! Maybe it’s shelves for your extended technology collection. Perhaps you’re trying out #vanlife and need more effective storage there. Probably it’s simply organising that garage that seems to keep amassing. The answer to all these is simple.


Qubelok is one of the simplest most effective technologies to help you with any kind of project related to making use of space. They’re lightweight, strong, and as stylish as an ikea store in Sweden. 

Don’t think just storage and shelving though. If you’ve got imagination you can make these work for you. Stylish table frame. Wine bottle holder. Clothes rack. If you’re needing a project to get stuck into, then have a look at these.

Whatever ideas you have, or even if you’re stuck for ideas, the local hardware store is the place to go. No doubt you will be greeted with enthusiasm for whatever DIY project you want to get done over the weekend.