Issue Number 49

May 2000


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Glass Top Coffee Table

Nest of Tables

Boot Storage Box

Custom Build Your Vanity

Basic Book Shelves

Bird Ledges for Feathered Friends


Table of Contents


Glass Top Coffee Table
by Craig Tilley
An attractive functional design at home in the lounge or the rumpus room.

Nest of Tables
by Tony Brandon
This traditional design of four tables has been given a revamp. It's also made from attractive, hard-wearing Australian hardwood.

Boot Storage Box
by David Haskett
A highly practical shoe/boot storage box that doubles as a Country Style seat.

The Perfect Vanity
by Glenn Roberts
Custom build your own vanity for the ideal look and fit.

What Ye Sow, So Shall Ye Reap
by Pat Crowe
Why trees should be selected according to their roots, rather than just their foliage.

Shelving Fit for Friends
by Michael Green
A basic bookcase design that can be built with a minimum of tools and can be adapted to your (or your friend's) needs.

Bird Ledge Makes Perfect Perch
by Alan Stewart
If you've had no success with birds taking up accommodation in your birdhouses, try these bird ledges instead.



Getting the Most from Your Chainsaw
A guide to selection and operation.

Learning About Electricity Without Getting Bored - 14
Multimeter basics - Pt.1.

Andy's Toolbox
by A Horacek.

Surviving the First Hurdles
Ensure a good start to building or renovating your home.

DIY with Bunnings Warehouse
Redecorate Your Floors

Readers' Hints & Tips
Replacement TV/radio knob and easier pipe/root inspections.

MitrePlan (Mitre10)
Learn Arc Welding

User Report
Purdy/Aviva Synthetic Paint Brushes

by Reg Tanner.

Home Comfort
Insulation offers a comfortable home all year round, but how you install it is half the trick.

Save Energy, Save Money
by John Ross, Integral Energy
What is solar hot water?

User Report
Metabo SX E 400 Random Orbital Sander

by Les Miller

Tools & Tips
by Les Miller
Circular saws are very useful but they're also a right-handed tool.

Book Reviews
How To Build Classic Garden Furniture
by Danny Proulx
The Amateur's Lathe
by LH Spacey