Issue Number 58

November 2001


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Kitchen Cupboards from Floorboards

Sturdy Coffee Table

Children's Bookshelf

High-rise aprtment for
you pet rat, hamster
or guinea pig


Table of Contents


Home Sauna For Less Than $2000 - 2
by A Barnes
The construction of the sauna room with consideration for operation and maintenance.

The Triton Workshop
Timbecon’s taper cutting jig, user report on the RTA 300 Router Table, Stand and Mini Extension Table, and the Warrnambool Triton Woodworkers Inc, Warrnambool VIC.

Locked Out!
by Pat Crowe
A cautionary tale of old locks and worn keys.

Origin of the Oregon
by Glenn Willcox
Old Oregon floorboards unearthed during home renovations have been recycled into beautiful kitchen cupboard doors.

Sturdy Coffee Table
by John Newman
A bit different to the typical timber-framed coffee table, this steel-framed unit is also an interesting welding project.

MitrePlan (Mitre10)
Build with Lattice.

Children’s Bookshelf
by Craig Tilley
This quick and easy workshop project provides much needed shelf space.

Ratty’s Repose
by Alan Stewart
A high-rise residence for your pet rat, hamster or guinea pig.



Summer Outdoor Living
Make the most of summer fun and festivities with a well-designed minimal-maintenance outdoor entertainment area.

Steel Makes Its Mark!
Bold use of coloured steel can transform your home’s appearance.

Learning About Electricity Without Getting Bored - 23
Diodes and adapters.

DIY with Bunnings Warehouse
Beat The Dry And Keep Your Garden Looking Great — a guide to water-saving watering systems and soil conditioners.

Save Energy, Save Money
by John Ross
Cheaper Cleaning — save money on running costs and clean more effectively with a Dyson Vacuum cleaner.

The Search for a Better Patio Door
With the humble patio door taking on increasing importance as homeowners seek to merge interior and exterior entertainment areas, door manufacturers have responded with a range of new styles and designs.

Small Details Make a Big Difference
Forward planning and attention to seemingly minor details can pay big dividends when renovating or building.

Tools & Tips
by Les Miller
Grinders — improve your machine by changing the abrasive wheels and/or tool rests.

DIY For Girls
by Susan Owen
Frogs and Friends — removing tacks, laying bricks and networking.

Book Reviews
Building Your Own Home: A comprehensive guide for Australian owner builders
by George Wilkie and Stuart Arden
Specifying Architecture; A guide to professional practice
by John Gelder
Concrete Floors and Basements - Good Practice