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.

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Rejuvenate a school chair
#58 - Waste paper bin

Build this bin... view
Rejuvenate a school chair
#57 - School chair

Transform an old wooden school chair with paint and varnish... view
A mini glasshouse from fence palings and an old window and finish it off with a rich green woodstain
#56 - Mini glasshouse

A mini glasshouse made from fence palings and an old window finished
with a rich green woodstain... view
Give an old wooden picture frame a new lease of life with a little bit of help from Resene
#55 - Wooden picture frame

Give an old wooden picture frame
a new lease of life with Resene Colorwood wood stain... view
Build this stylish outdoor coffee table from fence palings and finish with Resene Woodsman..
#54 - Outdoor coffee table

Build this stylish outdoor coffee table from fence palings and finish with Resene Woodsman... view
Create this stylish candleholder and finish it off with easy-to-use Resene Colorwood Enhance
#53 - Candleholder

Create this stylish candleholder
from an old table leg and a block
of wood... view
Transform a wooden floor into a thing of beauty using Resene Aquaclear or Resene Qristal ClearFloor
#52 - Wooden floors

Transform a wooden floor into a thing of beauty using Resene Aquaclear or Resene Qristal ClearFloor... view
Give an old wooden barrow planter a new lease of life with a little bit of help from Resene
#51 - Flower barrow

Transform an old wooden barrow planter with Resene Woodsman wood stain... view
Create this fabulous rustic planter and finish it off with a wood stain from the Resene Woodsman range
#50 - Rustic planter

Create this fabulous rustic planter and finish it off with a wood stain from the Resene Woodsman range... view
Transform an old wood veneer chest of drawers into a thing of beauty using Resene Danska Teak Oil
#49 - Chest of drawers

Transform an old wood veneer chest of drawers into a thing of beauty using Resene Danska Teak Oil... view
Make this smart plywood mailbox with wood stain colours from the Resene Woodsman range
#48 - Modern mailbox

Make this smart plywood mailbox with wood stain colours from the Resene Woodsman range... view
Refurbish a timber deck
#47 - Revamp a deck

It’s easy to give an old deck a brand new lease of life using Resene Woodsman Wood Oil Stain... view
Turn an old wooden ladder into a fabulous shelving unit
#46 - Ladder shelving

Turn an old wooden ladder into a fabulous shelving unit... view
Keep the birds off with this protective strawberry planter
#45 - Strawberry planter

Keep the birds off with this protective
strawberry planter... view
Build this whitewashed table
#44 - Whitewashed table

Create this shabby chic table from reclaimd wood and finish with Resene Colorwood Whitewash... view
Build these whitewashed garden shelves
#43 - Whitewashed shelves

Build this simple garden shelving unit and finish it off with Resene Woodsman Whitewash... view
Make this white wooden cool storage box
#42 - White wooden box

Create a cool storage box with sliding lid from plywood and finish it off with
Resene Colorwood Enhance... view
Upright planter
#41 - Upright planter

A simple vertical wooden planter finished with Resene Woodsman exterior wood stains range... view
Smarten up an occasional table with Resene paints
#40 - Occasional table

Smarten up an old varnished occasional table with this effective combination of Resene products... view
Create this hot summer planter
#39 - Summer planter

Build a planter box from timber fence palings and finish it in a bright summer colour...view
Make a display table
#38 - Display table

An elegant display table using
plywood and turned timber legs
stained with Resene Colorwood... view
Build a garden fence
#37 - Garden fence

Build this stylish garden fence and finish it off with Resene Woodsman CoolColour penetrating oil stain... view
Storage box
#36 - Storage box

Turn a wooden box into a simple stylish storage solution using Resene Colorwood woodstain... view
Garden gate
#35 - Garden gate

Create a stylish security gate using rough sawn fence palings and Resene Woodsman wood stain... view
Transform a compost bin
#34 - Compost bin

Transform a compost bin into a stylish garden feature using Resene Woodsman penetrating oil stain... view
Plant support
#33 - Plant support

Build this stylish, lattice-effect plant support from garden stakes... view
MDF bookcase
#32 - MDF bookcase

Change a bookcase into an elegant piece of furniture using Resene Colorwood woodstain... view
Garden edging
#31 - Garden edging

Tidy up those garden edges with timber and Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain... view
Stained fence
#30 - Stained fence

Turn a weathered old fence into
a chic feature with Resene
Waterborne Woodsman... view
Bookend
#29 - Wooden bookend

Combine a piece of driftwood with stained pine shelves to create this elegant wooden bookend... view
Strawberry plant stand
#28 - Strawberry plant stand

Maximise growing space with this clever pot plant stand... view
Stained timber planter
#27 - Stained timber planter

Make this simple timber planter using fence palings and Resene Woodsman penetrating wood stain... view
Painted bamboo breakfast place setting
#26 - Breakfast place setting

A vibrant place setting from a pine picture frame, table mat and Resene Colorwood natural wood stain... view
Arts and Crafts seat
#25 - Arts and crafts seat

Build this stylish arts and crafts style seat using treated timber and Resene Timber and Furniture Gel... view
Window box
#24 - Window box

Make a splash of seasonal colour with
this cottage style window box... view
Kitchen shelf
#23 - Kitchen shelf

A plain pine shelf becomes a stylish kitchen feature with Resene Colorwood natural wood stain... view
 Change a kitset garden arch into an elegant garden feature with Resene Timber and Furniture Gel
#22 - Garden arch

Change a kitset garden arch into an elegant garden feature with Resene Timber and Furniture Gel... view
Wall Planter
#21 - Wall planter

Transform a simple wall planter into
something special with Resene Woodsman penetrating oil stain... view
Make a stylish bedside cabinet using interior plywood and Resene Aquaclearwaterborne varnish
#20 - Bedside cabinet

Make a stylish bedside cabinet using interior plywood and Resene Aquaclear waterborne varnish... view
Create a stylish wooden bench using reclaimed wood and Resene Timber and Furniture Gel
#19 - Rustic bench

Build a stylish wooden bench using reclaimed wood and Resene Timber and Furniture Gel... view
Plywood mailbox
#18 - Plywood mailbox

Build a simple wooden mailbox
from plywood... view
An old wooden bowl finished with Resene Enamacryl and Resene Colorwood natural wood stain
#17 - Wooden bowl

Transform an old wooden bowl with Resene Colorwood natural
wood stain... view
Resene Kwila Deck Stain improves deck.
#16 - Kwila deck

Update a tired weathered kwila
timber deck with Resene Kwila
timber stain... view
Wooden bird feeder using Resene Testpots
#15 - Wooden bird feeder

Ttransform a kitset wooden
birdfeeder with Resene Waterborne
Woodsman... view
Use a selection of Resene Waterborne Colorwood Testpots to emphasise the grain in a plain wooden tray.
#14 - Wooden tray

Use a selection of Resene Waterborne Colorwood Testpots to emphasise the grain in a plain wooden tray... view
Wooden house plaque
#13 - Wooden house plaque

Transform driftwood into a unique and quirky house plaque with a few
shells... view
Create a garden feature with an oriental panel
#12 - Oriental panel

Use two cool blue tones from the Resene Waterborne Woodsman range to create this oriental panel... view
Stylish Art Deco-inspired table made using Resene Enamacryl and Resene Waterborne Colorwood
#11 - 1920s table

Transform an old wooden table
into a stylish Art Deco-inspired
table... view
Build this sturdy fence panel from imber and Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain
#10 - Timber fence

Build this sturdy and attractive fence panel from H4 tongue and groove timber... view
Resene Woodsman penetrating oil stain transforms a wooden half-barrel into a stylish citrus planter
#9 - Barrel planter

Resene Woodsman penetrating oil stain transforms a wooden half-barrel into a stylish citrus planter... view
Create a simple garden bench with treated timber and Resene Woodsman penetrating oil stain
#8 - Garden bench

Create a simple garden bench with treated timber and Resene Woodsman penetrating oil stain... view
Transform an old wooden floor from drab to fab with hardwearing Resene Polythane
#7 - Varnished floor

Turn an old wooden floor into a dramatice modern feature... view
Turn a kitset potting bench into a stylish garden feature with  Resene Woodsman oil stain
#6 - Potting table

Turn a humble kitset potting bench into a stylish garden feature... view
Change a simple wooden planter into an eye-catching feature using two contrasting Waterborne Woodsman colours
#5 - Two tone planter

Change a simple wooden planter into an eye-catching feature using two Waterborne Woodsman colours... view
Create a simple raised bed using H4 tongue and groove timber and Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain.
#4 - Raised garden bed

Build a simple raised garden bed from H4 tongue and groove timber finished with Resene Woodsman... view
Transform a plain wicker chair into something special with Colorwood natural wood stain
#3 - Stained chair

Transform a plain wicker chair into something special with Resene Colorwood natural wood stain... view
Improve workshop walls into something stylish with Resene Waterborne Colorwood
#2 - Pale wood interior

Transform the interior of a workshop shed with style using Resene Waterborne Colorwood... view
Turn a kitset shed into a chic grey workshop with Resene Woodsman penetrating oil stain
#1 - Cool grey workshop

Turn a kitset shed into a chic grey workshop with Resene Woodsman penetrating oil stain... view
 

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