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!
Fitting a shelf is a fairly straightforward diy task, here we will guide you on how to fit a shelf using the right tools to complete the job and without any problems. To fit as an example a 3ft / 1000mm long shelf you must first decide on an appropriate finished height, mark this measurement on the wall with a soft lead pencil (I find soft lead pencil marks easier to remove later if … [Read more...] about How to Fit a Shelf
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?