Issue Number 68

July 2003


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Fold-Away Bedside Table

Low Corner Cabinet

The Hanging Bedhead


Table of Contents

Renovation & Building

Save Energy, Save Money
Tradelink’s Environmental Solutions

by John Ross
Tradelink Plumbing Supplies launches its Environmental Solutions division to cater for the growing interest in water and energy saving products.

Windows for All Seasons
Your choice of windows can dramatically affect the appearance and comfort of your new home or house extension.

Kit Cupboards
by John Kerr
Transform your kitchen in an afternoon with kit cupboards from your local hardware store.

Plans by Computer
by Simon Bauer
The new Biz-e Builder CD-ROM software series provides a lot more than useful ideas.

8th National Building Design Awards
This year there was a strong element of innovation in the designs — and the big winners were the Queensland designers.

Plumb Simple — 6
Hot water system inspection and maintenance.

Learning About Electricity Without Getting Bored — 33
Home Hi-fi Speakers.



DIY with Bunnings Warehouse
Rick McLean’s Designer DIY shower screens
Replace your old two sided shower screen with a DIY unit from Bunnings Warehouse.

The Triton Workshop
Metal Templates for the Router Table
by Jim Wiseman
Jim describes how he uses durable metal templates for his work without damaging the router cutters.
The Triton Owners Club Northern Districts South Australia Inc
With over 70 members this Triton club serves the northern suburbs of Adelaide.

MitrePlan (Mitre 10)
Aerosol Spray Finishes
Using spray finishes is an easy way to achieve the perfect brush-free paint job.

Tools & Tips
by Les Miller, Associate Editor
Joining Metals — Folded Seams and Soldered Joints.
A folded seam is a basic joint but still used in food cans today. Soldering the joint adds strength and waterproofing.

When Only the Best Will Do
by Steven Burrows
Festool’s approach to power tool quality has turned the company’s fortunes around.



Low Corner Cabinet
by Leigh Brown
Build this attractive and practical display unit to fill that odd corner.

Repairs to Sliding Doors and Windows
by Craig Tilley
Aluminium doors and windows should open and close with ease. If yours don’t, it’s time for some overdue maintenance and perhaps a few replacements parts.

Laying Vinyl Tiles
by Craig Tilley
Laying a new vinyl tile floor is relatively easy, so long as you follow a few basic rules.

The Hanging Bedhead
by Alan Burns
Protect your bedroom wall with this timber bedhead that hangs on the wall, rather than being fixed to the bed.

Fold-Away Bedside Table
by David Haskett
A challenge to make use of an offcuts pile led to the construction of this foldaway bedside table.

Installing Plasterboard Cornice
by CSR Gyprock
Change the appearance of a room by adding feature cornices yourself.

Fixing Shower Droop
by Craig Tilley
Stop shower droop with a simple wing spanner from a plumbing retailer.

Cleaning Aluminium Fuses
by Pat Crowe
Another practical household task for the Dremel motor tool.

Timber & Board Storage
by Craig Tilley
Make better use of your offcuts by having a storage system that works. Then you’ll be able to find ‘just what I was looking for’!


Book Reviews
Building Fireplace Mantles
by Mario Rodriguez
Installing and Hanging Doors
by Gary Katz
Renovating a Kitchen
From the Editors of FineHomebuilding