With Father's Day fast approaching, we asked some devoted dads in the Bunnings Workshop community for D.I.Y. products they would love to receive as gifts.
For anyone struggling with gift ideas, we hope you find the suggestions handy. Please let us know if you have any questions about the products mentioned below or need other suggestions. We'd be happy to assist.
A proud father to two children, Workshop member Luke says his dream is to own a D.I.Y. workstation one day. He is often helped in his projects by his six-year-old son, who loves painting.
Here is Luke's wishlist:
1. Ryobi 1500W Planer Thicknesser
"I’d love to be able to take old pieces of reclaimed timber, run them through and freshen them up to create floating shelves."
"My third idea is around tool organisation. Every D.I.Y. dad would love to have a pegboard where they can organise their tools. In fact, a full workstation is a dad’s dream."
Workshop member Tom has shared several projects that have become massive hits within the Workshop community. These include his Backyard covered patio with low-level deck and Bathroom refresh with large timber benchtop. Tom also often shares handy D.I.Y tips and tricks with Workshop members.
Here are his top three Father's Day gifts:
"I currently have both a petrol and a corded electric chainsaw. However, a battery powered one is the best of both worlds since it is portable and easy to maintain."
2. Gorilla Height Adjustable Domestic Work Platform
"I borrowed one of these recently and have been wanting one of my own since. Great for painting and other jobs at height."
"I've been cooking a lot of roasts this winter and I'm keen to change things up from the oven."
Describing his one-year-old daughter as "a world of joy", Workshop member Rufaro says she is creative and independent. The first time dad adds that his daughter has an avid sense of adventure, and often attempts to escape the house and play in the backyard.
Here are some gifts he recommends for Father's Day:
"What's better than a spirit level around the house? A laser level. I'm content with my simple level but this something extra. From lining up picture frames to tiling walls and marking cabinet heights, a laser level does it all."
"I was super impressed to hear about what this bit of kit can do. This is a game changer."
"It does it all. If you don't have one, you'll soon need one."
Celebrating his first Father's Day in 2022, Workshop member Mark recounts that everything changed the moment his son was born and placed on his chest. He adds that he won't trade being a father "for anything in the world".
Here are three gifts he'd love to receive for Father's Day:
"I've always loved the smell and taste of woodfire cooked pizza. An oven is something I've always wanted to add to our outdoor space. I would grab the Tusk Living La Famiglia kit, just so I can assemble it myself."
"I have a space that's perfect for building my own barbecue cooking area, complete with a concrete top."
3. IXL Bendigo Outdoor Pit n Grill.
"This winter showed me how much I actually enjoy sitting around a firepit. With our outdoor seating area in the works, we'd love to include a firepit that friends and family can all sit around for warmth. It should also double as a cooking area if we wanted to, so this grill would be my top pick."
Horticulturalist and D.I.Y. expert Adam is well-known within the Workshop community, often sharing his expertise with members. He has authored many popular guides including How to build a simple raised garden bed and How to plan a bathroom renovation.
Here are Adam's top Father's Day picks:
"I purchased this recently and have found it super useful. It is much neater and safer than using an angle grinder for things like cutting a PVC pipe."
"I would love a tool from the sub-compact brushless motor range. I have an older model with an interchangeable head. However, it is not as efficient as the brushless version."
"I would love this."
Lauded in the Workshop community for his dedicated home theatre, Nurhadi has two daughters. He also enjoys fishing, describing it as one of his "great love interests".
Here are his top three Father's Day gifts:
"I've always received power tools for Father's Day. It's always nice to get another one to add to the collection. It's also a great gift for anyone who is just starting their D.I.Y. journey."
Workshop member James enjoys bringing his daughters' drawings to life and converting them into garden planters and wooden toys.
Here is his Father's Day wishlist:
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