The summer can be a fun time. From soaking in the sun on the beach, to doing various relaxing activities. For some of us, the summer can be a perfect time to pull out those dusty powertools and get started on those dream DIY projects. For one, DIY projects are a ton of fun to do, and provide a great opportunity to learn new things along the way. Secondly, some DIY projects also require a number of tools, such as miter saws and drills. Throughout this post, we will be looking at some of our favourite summer DIY projects that use some sort of power tool, like the ones featured here on ToolShelf!
One of the first summer themed DIY projects that we liked is a simple, but useful project by Jessica Rayome. In this project, the goal was to create a shelf that can hold things like pictures and decorations. However, rather than buying materials like wood from a lumber shop, Jessica had instead recycled an everyday wooden pallet. Pallets are typically used to ship heavy and large objects, and are then reused or thrown away. For Jessica, repurposing a wooden pallet into a beautiful but functional shelf was a pretty good idea. Some of the other materials used within this project include a measuring tape, wood stain, as well as numerous power tools, including a drill. Like most other wood related projects, a drill, like the Makita DT153Z is very useful in creating holes or driving screws. Overall, we liked this great summer DIY project by Jessica. You can learn more about the project here, as well ready some of her other projects on her blog.
Faux Concrete Planter
In another summer DIY project, Erin Spain created a faux concrete planter for the inside of her home. Made up of entirely out of wood and a mixture of paint, this project is really easy to replicate at home. Like the last project, there were a number of tools used to create this beautiful planter. One of the major tools useds is a saw to cut the 1x4x6 wooden board. After cutting it to length, a drill was also used to create drainage holes on the bottom of the planter. However, the main tool that was used to keep everything together is a brad nailer. Like the Hitachi NR90GC2 nailer, it is the perfect tool that is quick and easy to use when nailing together multiple pieces of wood. A much better method than using the typical hammer and nail. With a bit of fresh paint at the end, the faux concrete planter looks great in any setting, whether indoors or out. Overall, we really liked the simplicity of this project. To learn more about the project, visit the project post here, as well checkout Erin’s blog featuring more summer DIY projects here.
Ice Cream Roulette
The third summer DIY project that we liked the most is a simple but fun roulette game by Damask Love. On their post, they combined the love of ice cream and a bit of luck to bring some fun to a summer filled party or event. Like most of the projects featured on this post, this project also combines familiar materials with a bit of paint. For the wood pieces, a drill came in handy when installing the all important wooden dowel for the zip tie stopper. With the roulette all put together, your guests will have a great putting together a nice cold treat on a hot summer day. To learn more about this fun project, check out the post by Damask Love here, as well check out her fun filled and informative blog here.
Tank Pool Bench
The second last summer DIY project is a more sophisticated but well worth it project by the Hey Wanderer Blog. Here, Savannah and Casey had the goal of taking a simple old tank pool, and creating a simple but functional bench that surrounds it. Again, with wood primarily involved in the construction of the bench, power tools are definitely needed to make it into what it is. In this case, the more prominent power tool is a miter saw. Since majority of the shape of the bench is a octagon, a miter saw is very useful to each angle and the right and more precise angle. We really enjoyed reading and learning more about this summer DIY project by the Hey Wanderer’s, click here to learn more about the project and their blog filled with more DIY projects!
The last DIY summer project, by Ashley Rose from Sugar & Cloth, is a very elegant wall accent to give a backyard a little of extra flare. Like every project featured on this post, this project also uses wood for the construction of the accent. However, this time around, the accent is somewhat prebuilt, as it is made primarily from a wooden handrail found at most hardware and home improvement shops. A power tool comes into play when the projects asks for small plant hooks to be attached to the hand rail itself. Using a power drill to drill the holes into the rail, various plants can be hung onto the accent after a hook has been into place. Overall, we really enjoyed learning about this great summer DIY project from the folks at Sugar and Cloth. Check out their blog here, and feel free to learn about their other projects at Sugar & Cloth.
We really enjoyed gathering and talking about some of the really great summer DIY projects that are out there. Whether it’s a wooden pallet shelf, or a faux concrete planter, DIY is definitely a special opportunity to make something unique, and doesn’t have to be bought off a typical shop shelf. We encourage very single one of you to check out each project that we featured above. Also, feel free to leave a comment below on what you thought about each summer DIY project, or if had any suggestions for similar future posts!