Issue Number 59

January 2002


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Kitchen Step Stool

Coffe for Six

Tall Desktop Easel

Hat and Cap Hanger

Treasure Island Toy Box


Table of Contents

Renovation & Building

Save Energy, Save Money
by John Ross, Integral Energy
Cheaper hot water round the clock, every day of the year! The benefits of the Australian developed and manufactured Quantum heat pump solar hot water system.

DIY for Girls
by Susan Owen
Brown paper, sealing wax and other fancy stuff.

NSW Master Builderís Association Housing Awards 2001
Regional builders prominent in winnerís circle.

Pergolas, Awnings and Gazebos
Put a little shade in your garden this summer.

Handypersonís Guide to Board Materials
Whatís the important differences between ply, MDF and particleboard? Read our guide to find out!

Hi-Power Cordless Takes Over!
Made possible by the new high-voltage large-capacity batteries, professional cordless versions of most mains-power tools are now on the market.

Healthy Savings with High-Efficiency Housing
Jan Brandjes designed his home to save energy and water, and reduce allergies.

Versatile Iron
by Kim Sibley
Modernise your home with a splash of steel.

Learning About Electricity Without Getting Bored - 24
Identifying and dealing with problems in the household power supply.



DIY with Bunnings Warehouse
Donít Let Thieves Spoil Your Christmas! Door locks, deadbolts and why your doors should have them.

The Triton Workshop
Veezy Mitre Guide, Manual Storage, Quiet Achiever, FAQs on the Triton Workcentre, Triton User Group ó Hawkesbury Woodcraft Co-operative, Western Sydney NSW.

MitrePlan (Mitre 10)
Plan a Better Garden ó handy tips to making better use of your yard.

Tools & Tips
by Les Miller
Biscuit Joiners ó once a professional cabinetmakerís tool, now affordable for DIY.



Kitchen Step Stool
by Craig Tilley
A very handy item to have ó easy to make, too!

Adjustable shelves
by Craig Tilley
Use of a home-made template makes adjustable shelving easy.

Home Sauna For Less Than $2000 ó 3
by A Barnes
Operation, cleaning and care.

Coffee For Six
by A Wiseman
An unusual mix-n-match suite of coffee tables.

Tall Desktop Easel
by David Haskett
This handy device is ideal for those who like to paint more than walls and ceilings.

A Hook For Your Hat
by David Haskett
This quick afternoon project provides a handy hanging space for all your slip-slop-slap hats and kidís baseball caps.

Non-abrasive Rust Removal
by Pat Crowe
A tale of electrodes and electrolyte, and the differences between sodas and powder.

Treasure Island Toy Box
by David Haskett
The perfect festive season gift ó a treasure chest to store all those Christmas toys. Even the parents will appreciate this one!


Book Reviews
Small Patios
by Hazel White
Stone, Rock & Gravel
by Kathryn Bradley Hole
Stonework for the Garden
by Alan & Gill Bridgewater
Build your own Paths, Steps & Patios
by Penny Swift and Janek Szymanowski
Build your own Walls and Fences
by Penny Swift and Janek Szymanowski
by Kasha Harmer Hirst