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Planning a Loft Conversion

Loft conversions Although an empty loft can seem like an open invitation to extend your living area, loft conversions can be quite tricky. They usually involve dealing with an older, established structure and reorganising the loads it has to cope … Continue reading

06. June 2017 by admin
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Cabinet Making: How to Make a Tea Trolley

The useful three-tier tea-trolley illustrated below is in some ways similar in construction to the trays previously described, in that the bases of each shelf or tray of the wagon fit into grooves cut into the side rails. In fact, … Continue reading

27. July 2011 by admin
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Cabinet Making: How to Make a Wooden Tray

A tray is a simple project for the beginner to try his hand at cabinet-making. It has four rails (these are the side members), a base and two handles. Any hardwood may be used for the rails, and this project … Continue reading

27. July 2011 by admin
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How to Make a Window Seat with Storage

The best type of windows for fitting with window-seats are those which have a rectangular or angled bay. The material used for the framework of the seat is 2-in. by 1-in. prepared softwood. The three sides of rectangular and angled … Continue reading

22. July 2011 by admin
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How to Make a Saucepan Rack

This simple device for the kitchen, can be made without difficulty in one evening. The rack consists of two main parts — a back and a rail. The back is made from 6-in. by 1-in, prepared softwood and the rail … Continue reading

21. July 2011 by admin
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How to Make a Bathroom Cabinet

This simple project for the handyman is illustrated below. It consists of a box-like cabinet, the door of which is fitted with a mirror. The inside of the cabinet is fitted with two shelves and the lower compartment is fronted … Continue reading

21. July 2011 by admin
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DIY Job: How to Flush Panel Doors

Panelled doors may be given a smooth flush surface by covering them with 1/8 in. thick hardboard. To do this, the door should be removed by releasing the screws securing the hinges to the framework. The lock fittings should also … Continue reading

21. July 2011 by admin
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Fitting a Built-In Wardrobe

This is another simple job for the home handyman. This wardrobe merely consists of a top fixed to the walls, at the sides and back, from which is hung a curtain at the front. Wardrobes of this sort, of course, … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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Fitting Rebated Cupboard Doors

An alternative method of fitting cupboard doors is to rebate the edges of them so that the doors fit over the edges of the framework. Doors made this way are lighter in appearance than the framed doors described in Hanging … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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Hanging a Cupboard Door

Cupboard doors of this type are best hung with butt hinges and these are shown below. Two hinges are required for each door and these are let into the edge of the door by cutting a recess the same size … Continue reading

20. July 2011 by admin
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