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Ways with wood - projects to try out at your place

Bring out the best in the timber surfaces around your home with the Resene range of woodcare products. The range includes everything from interior and exterior wood stains through to furniture and decking oil, clear polyurethanes and more.

Rustic herb grower

Rustic herb grower
It’s easy to use recycled wood to create this stylish herb grower...

Garden trellis

Garden trellis
It’s easy to give an old trellis a new lease of life with a little bit of help from...

Antique frames

Antique frames
It’s easy to give a wooden picture frame an antique look...

Parquet floors

Parquet floors
Rise to the challenge and create your own stunning parquet floor...

Partly stained wooden floor

Partly stained wooden floor
You need a bit of Resene know how to fix this situation...

Wooden walkway

Wooden walkway
It’s easy to smarten up a plain wooden walkway with a little bit of help...

Compost bin

Compost bin
It’s a simple job to build a wooden compost bin – when you have...

Stain a wooden photo frame

Wooden photo frame
Restore an old wooden photo frame with stain and varnish...

Make an work bench

Work bench
Turn an old wooden door into an attractive work bench...

Stain a plywood interior wall

Plywood interior
Transform a tired old plywood interior into a thing of beauty...

Mkae a fence and trellis

Fence and trellis
It’s easy to give an old fence and trellis a new lease of life...

Build a pallet coffee table

Pallet coffee table
Create this rustic style coffee table using old pallets & reclaimed timber...

Build a mini deck

Mini deck
Use tongue and groove landscaping timber for this mini deck...

Build a boardwalk between two raised beds

Boardwalk and raised bed
Avoid muddy ground by creating a simple boardwalk...

Build a rimu hearth surround

Rimu hearth surround
It’s easy to finish off a fireplace with this stylish rimu hearth surround...

Make a wooden garden seat and paint it

Garden seat
Create this simple square garden seat from landscaping timber...

Paint a wooden mirror frame

Wooden mirror frame
Smarten up an old wooden mirror frame using Resene Danska Teak Oil...

Stain a plywood cabinet

Plywood cabinet
Freshen up a plain plywood cabinet using Resene Colorwood wood stain...

Make a bird feding table

Feeding table
Keep your feathered friends happy with this easy-to-make bird feeding...

Build a rustic birdhouse

Rustic bird house
Create this rustic bird house from reclaimed timber...

Stain a wooden fence

Wooden fence
It’s easy to give a wooden fence a new lease of life...

Garden seat

Garden seat
It’s easy build this simple garden seat from timber...

How to varnish a chair

Varnished chair
It’s easy to revamp an old varnished chair into a stylish piece of furniture...

Make a window box

Make a window box
It’s easy to create this simple wooden window box using treated timber...

Stained floor

Stained floor
Transform an imperfect wooden floor into a stunning high-gloss feature...

How to create a wooden gate

Wooden gate
It’s easy to create a simple wooden gate using decking planks...

Make a wooden daybed

Garden daybed
Create this stylish garden daybed from fence palings...

How to restore a wooden picture frame

Wooden picture frame
It’s easy to transform an old wooden picture frame using...

Make a strawberry planter

Strawberry planter
Revamp an old wooden half barrel to create this strawberry planter...

How to restain an old wooden fence

Restained fence
Breathe new life into an old stained fence with Resene stains...

Make a raised garden bed

Make a raised garden bed
Ceate this versatile raised bed from landscaping timber...

Paint a fake wood grain effect

MDF table
Turn a plain MDF table into a stylish piece of furniture...

Make a barrel table

Barrel table
It’s easy to transform an old half barrel planter into a smart garden table...

Create an antique effect

Wooden lamp
It’s easy to create an aged antique effect on wood with a little bit of help...

Resurface a kitchen floor

Kitchen floor
Transform an old wooden kitchen floor using hardwearing...

Stain outdoor furniture

Outdoor furniture
It’s easy to spruce up weathered outdoor furniture...

Make this bed for your pet

Large pet bed
How to make a stylish bed for your large pet...

Make this fan trellis into an attractive garden feature

Fan trellis
Pine trellis beautified with Resene Woodsman...

Smarten up wooden border edging

Border edging
It’s easy to smarten up tired wooden border edging...

Create a wooden shelf using Resene waterborne woodstain

Outdoor shelf
Create an exterior shelf using timber battening...

Refurbish a garden bed with Resene waterborne woodstain

Raised bed
Revamp an old wooden raised garden bed with Resene...

Make this shelf unit from reclaimed wood

Shelf unit
A shelf unit finished in Resene Colorwood Whitewash...

Refurbish your tired looking outdoor furniture with Resene waterborne woodstain

Outdoor seating
Outdoor furniture makeover with Resene Woodsman wood oil stain...

Rejuvenate a kwila deck

Kwila deck refresh
Refresh a tired old deck with Resene Kwila Timber Stain...

Protect a wooden planter with Resene wood stain

Planter box
Protect a wooden planter with Resene wood stain...

Create this sturdy waste paper boin

Waste paper bin
Create this fabulous wooden waste paper bin...

Rejuvenate a school chair

School chair
Transform an old wooden school chair with paint and varnish...

A mini glasshouse from fence palings and an old window and finish it off with a rich green woodstain

Mini glasshouse
A mini glasshouse – with a rich green woodstain...

Give an old wooden picture frame a new lease of life

Wooden picture frame
Give an old wooden picture framea new lease of life with...

Build this stylish outdoor coffee table from fence palings and finish with Resene Woodsman

Outdoor coffee table
Build this stylish outdoor coffee table from fence palings and finish...

Create this stylish candleholder

Candleholder
Create this stylish candleholder from an old table leg and a block of wood...

Transform a wooden floor into a thing of beauty

Wooden floors
Transform a wooden floor into a thing of beauty using...

Flower barrow

Flower barrow
Transform an old wooden barrow planter with Resene Woodsman wood stain...

Rustic planter

Rustic planter
Create this fabulous rustic planter and finish it off with a wood stain...

Chest of drawers

Chest of drawers
Transform an old wood veneer chest of drawers into a thing of beauty...

Modern mailbox

Modern mailbox
Make this smart plywood mailbox with wood stain...

Refurbish a timber deck

Revamp a deck
It’s easy to give an old deck a brand new lease of life using...

Turn an old wooden ladder into a fabulous shelving unit

Ladder shelving
Turn an old wooden ladder into a fabulous shelving unit...

Keep the birds off with this protective strawberry planter

Strawberry planter
Keep the birds off with this protective
strawberry planter...

Build this whitewashed table

Whitewashed table
Create this shabby chic table from reclaimd wood and finish with...

Build these whitewashed garden shelves

Whitewashed shelves
Build this simple garden shelving unit and finish it off with...

Make this white wooden cool storage box

White wooden box
Create a cool storage box with sliding lid from plywood and finish it off with...

Upright planter

Upright planter
A simple vertical wooden planter finished with Resene Woodsman...

Smarten up an occasional table with Resene paints

Occasional table
Smarten up an old varnished occasional table with this effective...

Create this hot summer planter

Summer planter
Build a planter box from timber fence palings and finish it in a bright...

Make a display table

Display table
An elegant display table using
plywood and turned timber legs...

Build a garden fence

Garden fence
Build this stylish garden fence and finish it off with Resene Woodsman...

Storage box

Storage box
Turn a wooden box into a simple stylish storage solution...

Garden gate

Garden gate
Create a stylish security gate using rough sawn fence palings and...

Transform a compost bin

Compost bin
Transform a compost bin into a stylish garden feature...

Plant support

Plant support
Build this stylish, lattice-effect plant support from garden stakes...

MDF bookcase

MDF bookcase
Change a bookcase into an elegant piece of furniture...

Garden edging

Garden edging
Tidy up those garden edges with timber and Resene Waterborne...

Stained fence

Stained fence
Turn a weathered old fence into a chic feature with...

Bookend

Wooden bookend
Combine a piece of driftwood with stained pine shelves to create...

Strawberry plant stand

Strawberry plant stand
Maximise growing space with this clever pot plant stand...

Stained timber planter

Stained timber planter
Make this simple timber planter using palings and...

Painted bamboo breakfast place setting

Breakfast place setting
A vibrant place setting from a pine picture frame, table mat...

Arts and Crafts seat

Arts and crafts seat
Build this stylish arts and crafts style seat using timber and...

Window box

Window box
Make a splash of seasonal colour with this cottage style window box...

Kitchen shelf

Kitchen shelf
A plain pine shelf becomes a stylish kitchen feature...

Garden arch

Garden arch
Change a kitset garden arch into an elegant garden feature...

Wall Planter

Wall planter
Something special – transform a wall planter with...

Bedside cabinet

Bedside cabinet
Make a stylish bedside cabinet using interior plywood...

Rustic bench

Rustic bench
Build a stylish wooden bench using reclaimed wood...

Plywood mailbox

Plywood mailbox
Build a simple wooden mailbox from plywood...

Wooden bowl

Wooden bowl
Transform an old wooden bowl with Resene Colorwood natural wood...

Kwila deck

Kwila deck
Update a tired weathered kwila timber deck with Resene Kwila timber...

Wooden bird feeder using Resene Testpots

Wooden bird feeder
Ttransform a kitset wooden birdfeeder with Resene Waterborne...

Wooden tray

Wooden tray
Emphasise the grain in a plain wooden tray. with Resene stains..

Wooden house plaque

Wooden house plaque
Transform driftwood into a unique and quirky house plaque...

Create a garden feature with an oriental panel

Oriental panel
Use two cool blue tones from the Resene Waterborne Woodsman range...

1920s table

1920s table
Transform an old wooden table into a stylish Art Deco-inspired table...

Timber fence

Timber fence
Build this sturdy and attractive fence panel from H4 tongue and groove...

Barrel planter

Barrel planter
Resene Woodsman penetrating oil stain transforms a wooden half-barrel...

Garden bench

Garden bench
Create a simple garden bench with treated timber and Resene Woodsman...

Varnished floor

Varnished floor
Turn an old wooden floor into a dramatice modern feature...

Potting table

Potting table
Turn a humble kitset potting bench into a stylish garden feature...

Two tone planter

Two tone planter
Change a simple wooden planter into an eye-catching feature...

Raised garden bed

Raised garden bed
Build a simple raised garden bed from H4 tongue and groove timber...

Stained chair

Stained chair
Transform a plain wicker chair into something special...

Pale wood interior

Pale wood interior
Transform the interior of a workshop shed with style...

Cool grey workshop

Cool grey workshop
Turn a kitset shed into a chic grey workshop with Resene Woodsman...

 

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