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Timber Dowel Shelving

Timber Dowel Shelving

When we added timber dowel to our range of products to sell we had some ideas as to what customers may use them for, but we have been constantly amazed by the different products that customers have created from them. Read more...

Legs, Legs, Legs

Legs, Legs, Legs

We love it when we get photos from customers of items that they have made using our products. In most cases the intended use of the product matches the item that has been made ..... but not always. Read more...

Corbels For A Mantel Piece

Corbels For A Mantel Piece

A customer sent us a photo of a mantel piece that they had built using the timber corbels that we sell. As I started writing this blog, it got me thinking, why is it called a mantel piece ? So I asked the most trusted source that I know .... Google, and came up with the following answer. Read more...

Timber Dowel Lighting

Timber Dowel Lighting

Who would have thought that the simple timber dowel could be used in so many applications. When we introduced timber dowel into our range a few years ago we were assuming that its main use would be as a handrail on stairs, but what we quickly found out was that it is used in many different scenarios. Read more...

Stainless Fence Post Capital

Stainless Fence Post Capital

A few years back we introduced a range of metal fence post capitals to suit 90x90 posts. We had one in a black finish, another one that was copper and a final one in stainless steel. Read more...

Before and After Staircase

Before and After Staircase

Staircases in Australian homes only became a common thing from the 1970's onwards, due to land prices increasing to the extent that it became cheaper to build up rather than build out. Sydney and Melbourne were the 1st cities to experience this change; followed by smaller cities such as Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Read more...

How to Drill, Cut and Tap Stainless Steel

How to Drill, Cut and Tap Stainless Steel

While many of our stainless steel products come pre-drilled and cut, there are some circumstances where you may need to do additional work onsite, or post-installation. With the right tools and know-how however, working with stainless steel can be Read more...

Large Custom Half Dowel

Large Custom Half Dowel

If you have been spending anytime watching home renovation shows on TV over the last couple of years, you would have noticed that a lot of timber 1/2 dowel being used as a feature on walls. In response to this trend we now stock a range of 1/2 dowel in 3 sizes; 22mm, 30mm and 40mm. All of which are available in 8 different timber species. Read more...

How to Install a Dowel Feature Wall or Bar

How to Install a Dowel Feature Wall or Bar

Timber feature walls are a relatively inexpensive and DIY friendly way to bring warmth and interest into a space.Whether you’re looking to spruce up the back of a bar or island, or cover your entire wall in timber paneling, we’ve got you Read more...

Windsor, Ball or Acorn ?

Windsor, Ball or Acorn ?

Over the last few years we have been continually adding fence post capital designs to our range; from pyramid to flat and glass to metal, we now have over 25 variations to choose from. If you went back in time 30 years, the choice was much more simpler; Windsor, Ball or Acorn was all you needed to consider. Read more...

How To Choose the Best Timber Species for Your Project

How To Choose the Best Timber Species for Your Project

Contrary to popular belief, not all timber species are created equal; some are inexpensive and easy to work with, like pine and meranti, while others are more durable and decorative, such as American oak and Jarrah. What’s important on one job, may not be on another, which is why we’ve compiled a list to help you decide which timber species might work for you, and which ones you should avoid. Read more...

Galvanised Balustrade For A Ramp

Galvanised Balustrade For A Ramp

In recent years there has been a trend away from getting older people going into aged care facilities. Rather they have been encouraged to stay in their own home as long as possible and receive at-home-care. To enable this to happen it is important that their home is as safe as possible, with one of the major issues being trip and fall hazards. Read more...

Wall Panel Timber Moulding

Wall Panel Timber Moulding

The use of timber as wall paneling is something that has become quite popular over the last couple of years. We already manufacture a range of 1/2 dowels in different sizes and timbers that is used for this application, but recently we had a request from a customer to produce a custom profile for the front of a bar in a pub here in Adelaide. Read more...

Turned Baluster On A Grand Staircase

Turned Baluster On A Grand Staircase

We may not have built the staircase on the most expensive house ever sold in Adelaide, but one of our turned baluster designs did feature on it. The grand staircase you can see in the photos below was built by a stairbuilder here in Adelaide called Stair Innovations. The staircase resides in a new-build house on Robe Terrace in the exclusive Adelaide suburb on Medindie. The house took over 6 years to build, and was sold in early 2021. Read more...

Treated Turned Porch Post - Old v New

Treated Turned Porch Post - Old v New

In January 2020 my Dad and I did a motorcycle trip up to the town of Quorn, which is about 350km north of Adelaide. Quorn was originally a railway town that was established in the late 1800's. Like a lot of railway towns in Australia, when the railway left, so did the people. These days Quorn has about 1000 people living in it, and is a popular tourist destination for people wanting to explore the Flinders Ranges. Read more...