Patio or Deck Project


The winter months are an ideal time for capturing the warmth of the sun in an outdoor area. If you have visions of a small deck or patio, building a deck is a good idea. When summer comes around, pop up some shading and enjoy your patio or deck then too. Small construction projects are quite manageable these days and can be undertaken with simple tools and materials. The Do It Yourself (DIY) revolution has [...]

Patio or Deck Project2017-11-28T13:06:38+10:00

How to get great architrave mitres


You've got the latest and greatest dropsaw with the sharpest blade but is that enough to get the perfect mitre? We'll look at the way to get them like the pros and our secret weapon is P.V.A. glue. Yes this cheap little product along with some fine sandpaper will get you into the top ranks. Once you have nailed off one side and are ready to fit the next side you need to run a [...]

How to get great architrave mitres2015-05-14T21:27:13+10:00

Some nifty tricks when you have to hang some doors


So you need to hang some doors in the renovation you're doing but not quite sure where to start. Firstly you need to make up a holding block in order to hold the door while working on it. A cheap and easy way of doing this is by getting some offcuts of framing scrap timber out of your skip bin. The bottom piece needs to be about 500mm long and the two top pieces need [...]

Some nifty tricks when you have to hang some doors2015-05-14T21:02:10+10:00