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- How to Curve or Bend Wood
If you want to soften or plasticize wood, there are two methods that you can use. Steaming is a popular method for bending wood for making chair parts or staircase banisters, and is also sometimes used to make canoes, baskets, and musical instruments. Kerfing, on the other hand involves making a series of cuts into the wood to make the wood easier to bend. Kerfing weakens the wood but is often used for decorative purposes.
- Fitting a Fire Door: What You Need to Know
Fire doors play a vital role in improving the safety of any building. All new buildings should have fire doors that protect escape routes, including staircases and corridors. Even domestic dwellings should have fire doors if the building has more than two levels. Fire doors are something that are often overlooked or added as an afterthought
- Plant a Tree for World Environment Day
Thursday the 5th of June is World Environment Day, a global appeal to encourage awareness and action for the environment. As a company who source only sustainable wood, deforestation is an issue close to our hearts, and we want to help spread the message by encouraging people all over the UK to plant a tree,
- How to Sand a Wooden Floor
Sanding a wooden floor is one of those jobs that looks easy, but is actually surprisingly difficult and time consuming. If you want to get a smooth and even finish you will need to use the right equipment and work carefully and efficiently. It can be tempting to simply purchase a sanding machine and rush over the floor as if you were using a vacuum cleaner, but this will ruin the patination on the floor, and could leave you with unsightly gap too. This handy how-to guide will help you to pick the right equipment and achieve the best possible results.
- How to Fit a Security Chain to a Door
A door chain is a simple and effective way of adding an additional layer of security and safety to your property. Door chain kits are quite affordable, and they offer an easy way for homeowners to protect themselves when they answer the door to unsolicited callers.
- UK Oak Doors 2014 Photo Competition
It’s once again time for our annual photo competition which gives you the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes by sending your photographs to us. Simply send us pictures of your internal doors, external doors,architraves, skirting or accessories such as handles or hinges purchased from UK Oak Doors.
- Big Congratulations to Three New Permanent Members of the UK Oak Doors' Team!
Congratulations to Luke, Stephen, and Atilla; three of our warehouse operatives who started with us on temporary contracts and have all recently secured permanent positions. Thanks for all your hard work so far and for all your work in the future!
- How to Build a Butterfly House
Butterfly houses provide the ideal spot for butterflies to hibernate, and to use as a roosting spot during warmer months. Unfortunately stories of people finding butterflies using the houses are rare, but, even if you’re not lucky enough for a butterfly to take up residence in the house, the box is still a beautiful garden accessory.
- How to Build a Hedgehog House
Hedgehogs were once a common sight in British gardens, but figures suggest that their population is declining at a rapid rate – so much so in fact, that hedgehog numbers declined by over a third between 2003 and 2012. There are many contributing factors to this decline, including habitat loss, new roads, increased road traffic, and gardens being built with impenetrable walls and fences. However, there are things you can do to help
- Six Bloggers with Incredible DIY Project Pinterest Boards
Pinterest; home of the crafty, the fashionable, and the skilled. It’s a hub for collecting and organising the things that inspire you. Whether you’re planning a trip, organising an event, collecting ideas and images for your own projects, or just looking for a place to keep beautiful images you stumble across on the internet, Pinterest is the place to be!