• Home maintenance projects

    Use your Dremel all round the house.

    Home maintenance projects

Recessed Shelves

Installing recessed shelves for wine glasses.

If you have a small recessed space that is crying out for a new use, why not create some simple shelving for your wine glasses and cookery books? If you can’t squeeze a normal sized drill into it, help is at hand with the Dremel right angle and drill bit attachment.
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Recessed Shelves

Renovate mirror

Renovate a mirror with Dremel

Before rushing out to the shops to buy new things for your home, have a quick look around the house to see if you could renovate anything first. It’s much more satisfying and cheaper as well as being quick and easy to do. How about renovating a mirror for the bathroom, for example?
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Renovate mirror
Renovate mirror

Organic Waste Bin

Brush it aside and wipe it away. Treat your kitchen worktop to a built-in organic waste bin.

Trim and clean carrots, peel onions, slice courgettes. Vegetables in all permutations are indispensable in tasty, healthy cooking. But where do you put the waste? In the organic waste bin, of course. How handy it would be if the bin were built into the kitchen worktop! With a saucepan or a waste bin and the right tools you can install this useful kitchen appliance yourself in next to no time. Then all you need to do is wipe it away and vegetable waste will find its way straight into the organic waste.
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Organic Waste Bin
Organic Waste Bin

Create an Herb Solarium

Begin starter plants early this season or keep fresh herbs in your kitchen year-round with this reflective, water-retaining table-top solarium.
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Create an Herb Solarium

Pot Hanger from Restored Window

Save some space in your kitchen.
Pot Hanger from Restored Window

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Pot Hanger from Restored Window

The Crystal Light Rail

Make your dinner parties sparkle this Winter…

Crystals hanging from an aluminium pole are all you need to create a glamorous, and sexy feel to your kitchen or dining table. LEDs powered by four AA batteries will cause this light to last for a long time without the need to change a thing and all the time you and your guests will be bathed in glittering, twinkling crystal light. Take your Dremel® 8200 and your Dremel® Versatip and simply follow our step-by-step guide below!
The Crystal Light Rail

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The Crystal Light Rail
The Crystal Light Rail

Kitchen Cutlery Chandelier

Create a shabby chic kitchen chandelier…

The shabby chic trend is all the rage. Its combination of vintage chic with modern utilitarianism is up-to-the-minute and easy to achieve. So have some fun with some cheap or old cutlery, some aluminium and create a fashionable talking point for your kitchen. This is a fun project for anyone in your household who likes spending time working with their hands. It’s not complicated to create using your Dremel® VersaFlame and Dremel® 8200. Simply follow our step-by-step guide and use our pictures to guide you!
Kitchen Cutlery Chandelier

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Kitchen Cutlery Chandelier

Making and fitting a new piece of skirting board

Give a smart finish to your walls…

It may not sound like much but a smart end to your walls in the form of the humble skirting board makes all the difference. Skirting boards get scuffed and worn and in some cases rot away or simply haven’t been fitted in the first place. So, a little time spent creating and fitting or replacing them will smarten up your home. Simply take your Dremel® Multi-Max and follow our step-by-step guide to help you!
Making and fitting a new piece of skirting board

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Making and fitting a new piece of skirting board
Making and fitting a new piece of skirting board

Constructing a Radiator Cover

Create a designer look for your radiators…

Radiators don’t have to be boring. Create a wooden case for it, add a screen and paint. What could be easier or more elegant. Simply follow our step-by-step guide. All you need is your Dremel® TRIO and Dremel® Glue Gun 910 – and off you go!
Constructing a Radiator Cover

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Constructing a Radiator Cover
Constructing a Radiator Cover

Custom Headboard

Create a custom look
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Custom Headboard
Custom Headboard

Stylish Bookshelf

Bookshelf made of wood and metal. Hanging bookshelf is a real eye catcher

Have you run out of room for your favourite books or a decorative vase of flowers in the flat? Shelves create space for things you have grown fond of and make the wall more distinctive. Let us show you how to design and make a stylish bookshelf in wood and metal simply and fast, in just a few steps, with the right Dremel® tool. It will be a highlight in every living room, study and reading corner.
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Stylish Bookshelf

Wall clock

Create a unique piece of art you can’t find anywhere else! We found different silver and brass pieces, polished them up, and created a wall clock.
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Wall clock

Wardrobe Upcycling

Rub your eyes and hang up your coat Upside-down wooden hangers make a coat rack with a difference – and an eye catcher for the hall...

The hall is your home’s calling card, yet it is often treated very much like a poor relation. Give your lobby a facelift and treat it to an unusual coat rack design with upside-down coat hangers. You can make this wooden coat rack yourself in a few steps using the right tools, and it is sure to be an eye catcher in any hall.
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Wardrobe Upcycling

Wall mounted floating wooden cabinet

How to make and install a floating wall-mounted Shaker-style wooden box for your DVD player and set top box for your wall-mounted flat screen TV…

Bought a flat screen TV and proudly wall mounted it only to have to deal with trailing wires to your DVD player and set top box? Make yourself a small floating wall mounted Shaker style wooden cabinet to take your DVD player and set top box and hide the wires behind a white board centered below your flat screen TV. Sounds complicated? Not a bit of it! Take your Dremel® DSM20 Compact Saw and simply follow our step-by-step guide below!
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Wall mounted floating wooden cabinet
Wall mounted floating wooden cabinet

Changing the tiling around your toilet

Changing the tiling around your toilet
Changing the tiling around your toilet

How to cut and fit laminate

Need to lay a laminate floor and want it fitted neatly into the foot of the skirting board? Simply take your Dremel® DSM20 Compact Saw and flush cut into the skirting board. Cut the laminate boards with the DSM20 too: a complete job with just one tool!
How to cut and fit laminate

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How to cut and fit laminate
How to cut and fit laminate

Restoring an old wooden cabinet

Restore an old wooden cabinet and let a beautiful piece of furniture shine once more…
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Restoring an old wooden cabinet
Restoring an old wooden cabinet

Creating A Stylish Hanging Wine Rack

Create a stylish hanging wine rack and add value to your kitchen…
Creating A Stylish Hanging Wine Rack

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Creating A Stylish Hanging Wine Rack
Creating A Stylish Hanging Wine Rack

Quick Kitchen Makeover

Install a Chef’s vegetable basin, designer tap and new worktop for a quick kitchen makeover to be proud of…
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Quick Kitchen Makeover
Quick Kitchen Makeover

Mortising a Door Latch

Dremel helps you make a perfect mortise for the faceplate of a door latch when installing door hardware. These instructions begin after you have already drilled holes in the door according to the manufacturer's instructions included with the door latch or deadbolt you are installing.
Mortising a Door Latch

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Mortising a Door Latch
Mortising a Door Latch

Make a Street Address Sign

Use this technique to make wood signs for your home or business to indicate address, direction, or entry. Tip: You can also carve away the outside of the letters or numbers for a raised-letter effect.
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Make a Street Address Sign

Cut Wire Shelving

Use a two hand grip on the rotary tool when using a cut-off wheel. The wheels will wear when cutting the wire shelving. If you have several shelves to cut, you may need several cut-off wheels to complete the job.
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Cut Wire Shelving

Cutting a Drain Pipe

Use a two hand grip on the rotary tool when using a cut-off wheel.
Cutting a Drain Pipe

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Cutting a Drain Pipe
Cutting a Drain Pipe

Replacing a Gutter Corner

Use a two hand grip on the rotary tool when using a cut-off wheel. Keeping your gutters free of leaves and debris will keep water draining and help prevent the damage that standing water can do to your gutters.
Replacing a Gutter Corner

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Replacing a Gutter Corner
Replacing a Gutter Corner

Restoring Painted Metal

The 414 and 422 felt polishing accessories may help you polish hard-to-reach areas. The 421 Polishing Compound is a solid compound. A small amount will go a long way!
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Restoring Painted Metal
Restoring Painted Metal

Refinish a Chair Back

Sand scratches from carved and detailed areas easily while maintaining the original shape of those beautiful details.
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Refinish a Chair Back

Rout a Keyhole for a Shelf

The keyhole bit and the Dremel plunge router attachment make it easy to create "keyholes" for hanging shelves, brackets, picture frames and more.
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Rout a Keyhole for a Shelf

Fixing a Furniture Spindle

This common and simple repair will save you money and just may save an heirloom.
Fixing a Furniture Spindle

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Fixing a Furniture Spindle
Fixing a Furniture Spindle

Install a Baseboard Corner

The Dremel rotary tool can be used to scribe a tight fit on baseboard, crown molding and other trim in the absence of a coping saw.
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Install a Baseboard Corner
Install a Baseboard Corner

Spice Rack

Update and organize your kitchen with a space-saving spice rack that is a piece of art!
Spice Rack

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Spice Rack

PVC Lights

Upcycle PVC pipes into column light.

Have a small space you'd like to illuminate? Upcycle PVC pipes into column lights to add a soft glow to any space.
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PVC Lights

Idea Board

Start organizing your thoughts with your new Idea Board!
Idea Board

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Idea Board

Please note: There is a difference in product assortment between USA and Europe / Middle East / Africa.