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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.

Stain a wooden photo frame
Wooden photo frame

Restore an old wooden photo frame with stain and varnish... more
Make an work bench
Work bench

Turn an old wooden door into an attractive work bench... more
Stain a plywood interior wall
Plywood interior

Transform a tired old plywood interior into a thing of beauty... more
Mkae a fence and trellis
Fence and trellis

It’s easy to give an old fence and trellis a new lease of life... more
Build a pallet coffee table
Pallet coffee table

Create this rustic style coffee table using old pallets & reclaimed timber... more
Build a mini deck
Mini deck

Use tongue and groove landscaping timber... more
Build a boardwalk between two raised beds
Boardwalk and raised bed

Avoid muddy ground by creating a simple boardwalk... more
Build a rimu hearth surround
Rimu hearth surround

It’s easy to finish off a fireplace with this stylish rimu hearth surround... more
Make a wooden garden seat and paint it
Garden seat

Create this simple square garden seat from landscaping timber... more
Paint a wooden mirror frame
Wooden mirror frame

Smarten up an old wooden mirror frame using Resene Danska Teak Oil... more
Stain a plywood cabinet
Plywood cabinet

Freshen up a plain plywood cabinet using Resene Colorwood wood stain... more
Make a bird feding table
Feeding table

Keep your feathered friends happy with this easy-to-make bird feeding table... more
Build a rustic birdhouse
Rustic bird house

Create this rustic bird house from reclaimed timber... more
Stain a wooden fence
Wooden fence

It’s easy to give a wooden fence a new lease of life... more
Garden seat
Garden seat

It’s easy build this simple garden seat from timber... more
How to varnish a chair
Varnished chair

It’s easy to revamp an old varnished chair into a stylish piece of furniture... more
Make a window box
Make a window box

It’s easy to create this simple wooden window box using treated timber... more
Stained floor
Stained floor

Transform an imperfect wooden floor into a stunning high-gloss feature... more
How to create a wooden gate
Wooden gate

It’s easy to create a simple wooden gate using decking planks... more
Make a wooden daybed
Garden daybed

Create this stylish garden daybed from fence palings... more
How to restore a wooden picture frame
Wooden picture frame

It’s easy to transform an old wooden picture frame using Resene Danska Teak Oil... more
Make a strawberry planter
Strawberry planter

Revamp an old wooden half barrel to create this strawberry planter... more
How to restain an old wooden fence
Restained fence

Breathe new life into an old stained fence... more
Make a raised garden bed
Make a raised garden bed

Ceate this versatile raised bed from landscaping timber.... view
Paint a fake wood grain effect
MDF table

Turn a plain MDF table into a stylish piece of furniture using this easy faux wood grain technique... view
Make a barrel table
Barrel table

It’s easy to transform an old half barrel planter into a smart garden table with a little bit of help from Resene... view
Create an antique effect
Wooden lamp

It’s easy to create an aged antique effect on wood with a little bit of help from Resene... view
Resurface a kitchen floor
Kitchen floor

Transform an old wooden kitchen floor using hardwearing Resene Qristal ClearFloor 2K.... view
Stain outdoor furniture
Outdoor furniture
It’s easy to spruce up weathered outdoor furniture... view
Make this bed for your pet
Large pet bed

How to make a stylish bed for your large pet... view
Make this fan trellis into an attractive garden feature
Fan trellis

Pine trellis beautified with Resene Woodsman... view
Smarten up wooden border edging
Border edging

Smarten up wooden border edging... view
Create a wooden shelf using Resene waterborne woodstain
Outdoor shelf

Create an exterior shelf using timber battening... view
Refurbish a garden bed with Resene waterborne woodstain
Raised bed

Revamp an old wooden raised garden bed... view
Make this shelf unit from reclaimed wood
Shelf unit

A shelf unit finished in Resene Colorwood Whitewash... view
Refurbish your tired looking outdoor furniture with Resene waterborne woodstain
Outdoor seating

Outdoor furniture makeover with Resene Woodsman wood oil stain... view
Rejuvenate a kwila deck
Kwila deck refresh

Refresh a tired old deck with Resene Kwila Timber Stain... view
Protect a wooden planter with Resene wood stain
Planter box

Protect a wooden planter with Resene wood stain... view
Create this sturdy waste paper boin
Waste paper bin

Build this waste paper bin... view
Rejuvenate a school chair
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
Mini glasshouse

A mini glasshouse - with a rich green woodstain... view
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 Resene Colorwood wood stain... view
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 with Resene Woodsman... view
Create this stylish candleholder
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
Wooden floors

Transform a wooden floor into a thing of beauty using Resene Aquaclear or Resene Qristal ClearFloor... view
Flower barrow
Flower barrow

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

Create this fabulous rustic planter and finish it off with a wood stain from the Resene Woodsman range... view
Chest of drawers
Chest of drawers

Transform an old wood veneer chest of drawers into a thing of beauty using Resene Danska Teak Oil... view
Modern mailbox
Modern mailbox

Make this smart plywood mailbox with wood stain colours from the Resene Woodsman range... view
Refurbish a timber deck
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
Ladder shelving

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

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

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

Build this simple garden shelving unit and finish it off with Resene Woodsman Whitewash... view
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 Resene Colorwood Enhance... view
Upright planter
Upright planter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Make this simple timber planter, palings and Resene Woodsman penetrating wood stain... view
Painted bamboo breakfast place setting
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
Arts and crafts seat

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

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

A plain pine shelf becomes a stylish kitchen feature with Resene Colorwood natural wood stain... view
Garden arch
Garden arch

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

Something special - transform a wall planter with Resene Woodsman penetrating oil stain... view
Bedside cabinet
Bedside cabinet

Make a stylish bedside cabinet using interior plywood and Resene Aquaclear waterborne varnish... view
Rustic bench
Rustic bench

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

Build a simple wooden mailbox from plywood... view
Wooden bowl
Wooden bowl

Transform an old wooden bowl with Resene Colorwood natural wood stain... view
Kwila deck
Kwila deck

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

Ttransform a kitset wooden birdfeeder with Resene Waterborne Woodsman... view
Wooden tray
Wooden tray

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

Use two cool blue tones from the Resene Waterborne Woodsman range to create this oriental panel... view
1920s table
1920s table

Transform an old wooden table into a stylish Art Deco-inspired table... view
Timber fence
Timber fence

Build this sturdy and attractive fence panel from H4 tongue and groove timber... view
Barrel planter
Barrel planter

Resene Woodsman penetrating oil stain transforms a wooden half-barrel into a stylish citrus planter... view
Garden bench
Garden bench

Create a simple garden bench with treated timber and Resene Woodsman penetrating oil stain... view
Varnished floor
Varnished floor

Turn an old wooden floor into a dramatice modern feature... view
Potting table
Potting table

Turn a humble kitset potting bench into a stylish garden feature... view
Two tone planter
Two tone planter

Change a simple wooden planter into an eye-catching feature using two Waterborne Woodsman colours... view
Raised garden bed
Raised garden bed

Build a simple raised garden bed from H4 tongue and groove timber finished with Resene Woodsman... view
Stained chair
Stained chair

Transform a plain wicker chair into something special with Resene Colorwood natural wood stain... view
Pale wood interior
Pale wood interior

Transform the interior of a workshop shed with style using Resene Waterborne Colorwood... view
Cool grey workshop
Cool grey workshop

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

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