Issue Number 46

November 1999


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Super Strong Shelving

Make a TV Cabinet

Simple Mantle Clocks

Box for Bills and Letters

Barbeque Trolley

Mozzie Nesting Box

Small Parts Cabinet


Table of Contents


Super Strong Shelving
by Trevor Larkey
Sick of sagging shelves? This simple shelving system uses super strong 32mm thick MDF.

Who Wants to Watch the TV?
by Trevor Larkey
An attractive cabinet to hide the television when not in use.

Simple Mantle Clocks
by Craig Tilley
Readily available clock mechanism kits make clock-making fun.

Keep It Tidy
by Les Miller
A stationery box for letters and bills.

Barbecue Trolley
by David Haskett
A handy storage trolley for the tools, plates, knives, etc. you need on hand when cooking a barbecue.

Cooling a Hot Head
by Robert Bruce
Modifying a workshed for comfort,

Get Rid of Mozzies!
by Alan Stewart
Alan shows how you can build a nesting box for the insectivorous bat, a harmless creature that feasts on mosquitoes.

Small Parts Cabinet
by Craig Tilley
Yoghurt is the answer for organised storage for all those small parts that clutter up or get lost in the workshop.



Outdoor Projects in Timber
Correct timber selection is vital to any outdoor project

Learning About Electricity Without Getting Bored - 11
How smart house electronic systems work.

Tools for Painting
Nowadays you can apply paint with anything from a brush to a rag, but the right tools ire still essential for a professional finish.

Tools & Tips
by Les Miller
First in a new series on power tools What to look for when buying an electric drill.

MitrePlan (Mitre10)
Using Timber Stains and Finishes

DIY with Bunnings Warehouse
Shade in the Garden

Save Energy, Save Money
by John Ross, Integral Energy
Affordable Energy Efficient Housing new and existing

Reader's Hints and Tips
Workbench modification for panel work; silent flush for exterior gully trap

Ten Steps to a Successful Renovation
by Don Bunting
Drawing on his own experience, Don sets out 10 important rules to follow if you want your renovation to be a success.

Book Reviews
The Complete Pyrography
by Stephen Poole
Australian Roof Building Manual
by Lloyd Hiddle and Allan Staines
The Art of Woodworking: Advanced Routing
by Time Life Books