Assembling flat pack furniture can be a nightmare, but if you're methodical and yes, you follow the instructions, you should be able to build your typical flat pack furniture from IKEA and other stores without too much hassle. If you're able, especially if you're putting together a large item such as a wardrobe, work in the room you're going to be using the furniture. Before you get going, … [Read more...] about How to Assemble Flat Pack Furniture Without the Headaches!
Garden planters can add colour to a patio or grassed area without costing a fortune. You can build them to the size and shape you need and not 'make do' with what's available at the local garden centre or DIY store. Perhaps the biggest advantage of garden planets is the ability to move them around to suit the style and layout of your garden or yard. They can be built using basic tools … [Read more...] about DIY Garden Planters
Choose the appropriate length of screw for the job, if you are fixing a piece of timber to a wall there should be at least 2/3 of the screw in the wall. Does the screw need to have an anti-corrosive coating for exterior work. Will the screw be used as a fixing into hardwood, if so drill a pilot hole so the wood doesn't split and the screw head doesn't shear off (more common with brass … [Read more...] about Which Screws do I Use?