'How To' Guides

  • Horrible Halloween Doors

    We’ve been searching Pinterest to find some of our favourite Halloween door finishes and you can find some of the best below. Hopefully these will provide you with all the inspiration you’ll need this Halloween but if you’ve done something completely different, we’d love to see it!

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  • Solid or Veneer - Can I Mix and Match?

    Mixing and matching solid and veneer doors

    So you have decided you want the beauty and character that only solid oak doors can bring to your home. Their solid construction and the stunning swirls of oak grain add a warmth and unique charm which only a natural material can offer.  Continue reading

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  • Solid oak stable doors

    Guide to choosing solid oak stable doors for the home

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  • Should I Opt for Pre-Finished Oak Doors?

    Thinking of oiling your new oak doors yourself or would you like to skip the hassle and the doors to arrive pre-finished?

    The time has come to take the plunge and buy new oak doors. You’ve chosen your favourite style, and you’ve opted for stunning solid oak. But one final decision remains. Should you choose untreated or pre-finished oak doors? Here’s how to tackle that last question, with four simple points for your consideration. Continue reading

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  • An Introduction to Oak Door Treatments

    Oak Door Treatments - Why, When & How…

    If you want to keep your solid oak doors in stunning condition, oak door treatments are essential. From the moment your door is delivered, you need to know why, when and how to apply treatment to your doors. This essential guide provides everything you need to know. Continue reading

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  • What is Oak Veneer? And Can it Match Solid Oak?

    Veneer is a thin layer of wood, used to sandwich a thicker, more readily available piece of wood such as plywood. Veneer became popular during the Second World War, when certain types of wood - including oak - were in short supply. As an alternative, thin layers of oak were used to give the appearance of solid wood but without the associated cost and raw material requirement.

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  • 10 Ways to help Birds

    Helping your local bird population can be as rewarding for you as it is for them! Anyone can help birds, whatever their age - it’s a great way of teaching children about wildlife from a young age. We have compiled a guide of the top things you can do, all year round to help birds.

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  • The Big Guide to DIY Jargon

    Ever been stumped by complicated technical terminology or DIY jargon? Not to worry - we've tackled those technical terms and delved into the DIY jargon to bring you our BIG guide to the meaning behind all that tricky lingo! Just click the image below to explore our illustrated guide to DIY jargon, or scroll down for the text version. For more jargon-busting, check out our guide to door jargon.

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  • A Quick Guide to Decorating Your Door At Christmas!

    If you've always wanted to decorate the outside of your house but just haven’t known where to start, door decoration is a nice place to begin! The front door is the focal point of the outside of your house. It’s usually the most eye-catching feature and even if it’s not, whoever approaches your home to enter it will be greeted with the festive cheer of your decorations. We all like to walk around our neighborhood and take in the sights and sounds of Christmas, so why not take part this year and decorate your door?

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  • How to Plant and Care For a Tree

    Planting a tree isn’t a difficult task, however if you want to make sure your tree has the best possible start in life, it’s important to get it right, and to care for the tree properly afterwards.

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