Introduction It was a few Christmases ago when my wife and I first draped a Christmas Garland over the mirror in our lounge and another over the mirror in the hall. The garlands we bought were fashioned very much to our liking. They just looked like Christmas and became one of those purchases made without… Continue reading Draping A Christmas Garland Over A Mirror or Picture
Preface This post describes: How a towel wrapped around two rails parallel to each other in a particular way will not easily fall off onto the floor. It shows what a two rail system looks like but not how to construct a particular one in detail.
Introduction I recently had a ground floor extension built which required access to the loft space in the pitched roof to provide and service pipes and cables. So I asked the builder to create an insulated loft trapdoor. I made it clear that it should not just be a sheet of MDF or plywood. It must have thermal insulation… Continue reading Making An Insulated Loft Trapdoor
Introduction I would say sighting a straight line is a common practice used by builders and joiners to determine if a piece of timber is straight or bowed. It can be used to test any length of timber, but long pieces in particular. The practice requires no tools, just eyesight with a good depth of… Continue reading Sighting A Straight Line
Introduction This article on woodscrews and bolts is very basic at the moment but may get improved with time. Woodscrew Chart by W. L. Fuller Coach Screws and Bolts have been used in the construction and erection of my shed as mentioned in my post about Securing Shed Doors.