Issue Number 51

September 2000


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Pot Plant Holder

Cleaning Up Your Workshop

Extending Dining Table

Benchtop Book Rack


Table of Contents


A perfect Place for your pots
by David Haskett
A quick weekend woodworking project to solve your pot plant problems.

User Report
Laser Levels from Kato trading

by Stan Ballinger

Painting Q&A
by Noel Cole
Tips for exterior painting

MitrePlan (Mitre10)
Construct a Gazebo

Offcuts Storage
by Craig Tilley
Clean up your workshop and make better use of your offcuts with this storage solution

Fixing a Mouldy Ceiling
Tips from BRANZ on how to eliminate ceiling mould.

Room for Eight
by Jim Wiseman
Make this standard size dining table that expands when there's a party.

Safe Tree Removal
by Pat Crowe
When the tree's too big, call in the experts to save time, money and heartache.

Benchtop Book Rack
by David Haskett
An interesting and practical addition to the top of a sideboard, dresser or table, this is an ideal project for the novice.



Getting Ready for Summer
A guide to the selection and use of yard and garden power tools

Learning about Electricity without getting Bored - 16
Battery Basics

Andy's Toolbox
by A Horacek
Tubing Cutter

DIY with Bunnings Warehouse
Enjoying your Garden after Dark with easy to install garden lighting.

Renovators' Tools
Home renovation presents unique challenges and manufacturers have created some special tools to tackle those problems.

The value of Secondhand Goods
by Pat Crowe
The pros and cons of being a scrounger and tinkerer.

Tool & Tips
by Les Miller
Saw benches, tips on how to operate them for optimum performance and safety.

Save Energy Save Money
by John Ross Integral Energy
The benefits of fresh air - ventilation products that can make your home healthier, fresher and more comfortable.

National Housing Awards
Winners of the Housing Industry Association's annual Australian Housing Awards.

Book Reviews
Water Gardening Basics
by Helen Nash & Marilyn Cook
Waterfalls, Fountains, Pools & Streams
by Helen Nash & Eamonn Hughes
Adjudication in the NSW Construction Industry
by Philip Davenport
A Guide to the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW)
by Kim Lovegrove & Lex Borthwick