Stylish and versatile, pine is the perfect material for DIY. Discover these four easy projects to keep your home clean and clutter free
1. Wine glass holder
+ You’ll need a piece of pine 280mm x 800mm x 19mm thick, and 8 x 75mm flat-head nails.
+ Measure 10cm down from short end of pine and draw a faint line across.
+ Mark line at 6cm, 8cm, 20cm and 22cm then hammer in nails at these points; leave nails protruding enough to hang your wine glasses from.
+ Draw another line 45cm down from same edge, and repeat. Attach holder to wall and hang glasses.
2. Coat rack
+ This easy coat rack can be whipped up in a jiffy. Get a piece of pine 1200mm x 135mm x 19mm thick.
+ Paint 5 wooden knobs; we used different-sized knobs and made a pattern on some using masking tape.
+ When dry, screw in a knob every 200mm along the length of the pine. Attach to the wall.
3. String noticeboard
+ Use 2 pieces pine 18mm x 18mm x 600mm long.
+ Make mark at 10cm, 20cm, 30cm, 40cm and 50cm along middle of one side. Repeat on other piece of pine.
+ Drill holes all the way through at these marks; holes should be just wide enough to feed through twine.
+ Thread 1m length of twine through each hole from 1 piece of pine to the other, securing at each end with a knot. Attach 2 flat picture hooks to back of 1 piece of pine and hang.
4. Key holder
+ Get a piece of pine 300mm x 45mm x 19mm thick. Cut slits halfway through the wood every 6cm.
+ Attach a key to one end of a length of twine and add beads or similar to the other end, securing with knots to stop the beads. Repeat with 3 more keys.
+ Attach holder to wall and insert twine into slits with beaded ends at top. Now your keys won’t wander.
Get the look
Concrete wallpaper (Essentially Yours BN47561), $101.99 a roll, from Aspiring Walls; Marina trolley, $139.99, from EziBuy; Harrison and Lane wine glasses, $35 for four, from The Warehouse; Gin Palace book (green), $49.99, and pineapple honeycomb straws, $12.99 pack of 12, all from Shut The Front Door; Crafters Union Pinot Gris, $16.99, from New World; black vase (on trolley), $10, from Kmart. Eiffel rocker chair, $129.95, from Zuca; Status Anxiety Lair bag, $339, from Shut The Front Door; wooden hooks set, $12, from Kmart; scarf, $89.90, from Country Road; San Fran heels, $49.95, from Rubi Shoes. Ruben Ireland print, $69.99, from Shut The Front Door; Kassa stool, $109.90, from Bed Bath & Beyond. Two-tone hall table, $39, from Kmart; Serra vase (on table), $89.90, and Java picture frame, $49.90, from Country Road; Monochrome Home book, $49.99, and Remodelista book, $79.99, from Shut The Front Door. Greenery from Blush Flowers; pine from Mitre 10. Concrete jar (straws) and jacket, stylist’s own.
Created by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Wendy Fenwick.