Issue Number 61

May 2002


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Table of Contents

Renovation & Building

Save Energy, Save Money
Smart Solutions for Lighting and Ventilation. The innovative range of products from Skydome Skylight Solutions

7th National Building Design Awards 2002
The winners of the annual awards for the Building Designers Association of Australia.

Stay Warm This Winter
With a little planning and investment, you can have a snug and cosy home this winter without incurring a monster power bill.

A Touch of the Blarney
by Hilary Loftus
Proving it's never too late to start, Hilary renovated an old Irish cottage.

Skylights Go Hi-Tech
The Skylight Industry Association Incorporated is funding the development of a skylight rating scheme.

The Lore of the Ladder
by Pat Crowe
A common household item, the ladder is also the cause of many accidents. Do you know how to use a ladder correctly?

Learning About Electricity Without Getting Bored - 26
Tips on buying a computer and setting yourself up.



DIY with Bunnings Warehouse
Stow It Away! Some great products to improve your home storage.

The Triton Workshop
Treated Pine Compost Bin
by Antony Clarke
This simple but effective design uses common fence palings and gives the Workcentre a good workout.
Triton 1/2" Precision Router
by Les Miller
Les puts Triton's latest power tool to the test.

MitrePlan (Mitre 10)
Build Your Own Timber Stairs
A guide to building stairs for your deck or verandah.

Tools & Tips
by Les Miller
Toolbox screwdrivers why you may need more than you have!

A Better Rat Trap
by Pat Crowe
Even the humble rat trap can benefit from some workshop modification.



Regrinding a Tap Seat
by Craig Tilley
What to do when replacing the tap washer is not enough.

Towel Rack
by Craig Tilley
An ideal project for winter, this drying rack requires basic woodworking skills and can be made in a few hours.

A Breath of Fresh Air
Installing an in-line fan to exhaust a problem bathroom.

Sam's Door
by Bert Toomey
A little bit of ingenuity was required to cover this ugly hole.

Instant Bedroom Storage
by Craig Tilley
Recycling an old set of drawers created a lot of useful storage.

Room for One More
by Eris Kennedy
The tradional bench seat still has a lot of advantages in a growing family.

Mobile Tray Table
by A Wiseman
Ever wanted one of those hospital bed tables for home? Now you can make your own!

Jarrah & Pine Chequered Drinks Table
by David Haskett
No good for chess, but this weekend project is great for keeping drinks off the floor!


Book Reviews
Flooring Basics
by Rick Peters
Weekend Woodworking for the Garden
by Cyndi Burda and Thomas Stender
Bird Boxes and Feeders for the Graden
by David Mackenzie