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How to Install Wall Anchors to Hang Pictures

I get asked a lot about hanging pictures in plasterboard and have seen a lot of bad examples. So I have put this short demo video together on how to install anchors rated upto 10Kg. These are commonly available from your local hardware store. Any heavier then I suggest finding a stud.

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Floating Shelves

The main reason I like to use floating shelves is that there are no visible brackets.  I get a lot of inquiries about how to install floating shelves. There are a various methods of installing a floating shelf, but ones that are available in your local hardware store are very straight forward to install, if you’re a bit handy with some power tools.  They come with a metal mounting…

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You need Recycled timber in your life!

Who would have thought that salvaging old timber could provide such a great product that is eco-friendly and possess features more beautiful than new timber.  Some Savvy entrepreneurs certainly thought so and now the product has a rapidly growing fan club.

So what is Recycled timber?

Recycled timber is wood that has been taking from old wooden structures that have been demolished like warehouses, factories, barns etc.  The timber is purchased…

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Secrets Of The Tape Measure

Here are a few interesting features on a tape measure which you might find useful:

End hook

The end hook is a clever piece of engineering.  It is supposed to be loose; hopefully you haven’t thrown your tape measure out because you thought it was broken.  The end is designed to move so that when taking an internal measurement, such as wall to wall, the end hook moves to account for the…

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Deck Maintenance – All You Need To Know

Decks are an important extension of your home and are used so much during summer for entertaining, relaxing or an area for the kids to play.  However decks are exposed to harsh weather conditions all year round.  It is therefore important to protect your deck and maintain it so that it stays looking great and that you get the most out of it, hopefully without the need for any…

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Timber and Kids

Local hardware stores make the task of sourcing timber for your home projects easy with a huge range of timber selection, the most abundant of which for outdoor use is treated pine. As there is a number of different timber treatments available would you know which type to choose if you were building something for your kids to play with? Hopefully this blog will help provide you with a…

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