Category - DIY Tips

About Timber Joints 2

This project is designed to explain the principles of cutting the tenon section of a mortice & tenon Joint. As with the mortice part of the joint, a special mortice-gauge and a chisel are used to cut out the tenon...

About Timber Joints 1

In this project the joints to be dealt with are known as ‘halved joints’, in which one piece of timber crosses over another and each is rebated into the other. Examples if these are the bridle, mortice & tenon and...

About Timber Floor Finishes

With a new timber floor installed it is time to consider the finish that it is to be given. As with all wooden products, timber flooring is extremely versatile and readily accepts oil, stain, varnish or wax. Sealing the...

About Timber Floor Construction

When constructing a timber floor it is important to remember that although it is suspended on joists, with a gap between it and the concrete base or other membrane, there should be enough air vents built into the...

About Timber Decay Treatment

Timber can be attacked in two ways, dampness and or insects. Signs of decay can be seen by the appearance of small holes, resulting in little mounds of very fine powder being deposited underneath, by cracks appearing...

About Timber Conservatories

The majority of conservatories on the market today are constructed of uPVC and although they come in a huge range of shapes, sizes and styles, all have something of a sameness about them. A superb alternative is to...

About Threaded Bar, Nuts and Bolts

The use of nuts and bolts to hold things together really knows no bounds. From furniture to metal objects to steel buildings, there are so many examples on the market. The fact that they can be easily undone makes them...

About Tap Connectors

There are different types of tap connectors available, depending on where they can be used to best advantage. When fitting a tap to a basin, bath or sink unit, the threaded section is slotted through the hole in the...

About Storage and Self-Storage

Storage units are available for rent in most areas and are the ideal solution either to solve the problem of that already overcrowded garage or loft, or to store documents where there might be a legal requirement to...