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What is Wood Seasoning? Explained!

What is Wood Seasoning? Explained!

Seasoning timber after felling trees is an important part of ethical woodland management. Today is considered bad not to consider the future of the forest and farming wood in the future. Every stage of the woodland farming is regulated and unethical sale of unmanaged forest timber is prohibited.  Industry Self Regulation meets Ethics! For product …

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How Many Woodworking Clamps do you Need?

How many clamps does a woodworker need? is a question that is dependent on your type of woodworking? If you work with sheet materials lightweight sash clamps and a few F- Clamps could be all you need. But on the other hand, if you work with solid materials and want to laminate thin pieces to …

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How to Measure for your new Shutters? Updated January 2020

So you are ready to order but you need your opening measurements to add to our online site calculator and order pages. Don’t despair as it is easy to provide accurate measurements for us to put your order into production. Just follow these simple rules below and all will be tranquil. Skip to the bottom …

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French English Translations

A / Z of construction related French / English Translations

After being asked about French translated building terms on many occasions by customers. In fact, it was obvious that I should compile an alphabetical list. This list will be added too on a regular basis. If you have any suggestions please add them to the comment box below and you too can participate in growing …

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What ‘Tools’ do I need? to DIY install my new shutters?

If like me you have an obsession with tools you probably have everything you need to make a success of it. For many who have gone on this French adventure will more than likely be a virgin to renovations and as such will need to collect a new and exciting toolbox. There are many specialist …

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What are Shutters for?

They aid with the control of light and privacy Volets are used in France to help to control internal temperatures by shading from the heat of the sun and the cold of winter The Sun is always welcome but without the protection provided by window shutters, furnishings can fade because of the UV light. UV …

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WOOD GLUE – Cascamite – PVA – Animal

Wood Glue is for joining wood. In this blog, we explore many of the wood glues that are available. Thankfully the use of good glues has made construction simpler which has lowered the cost of production. Glues: Aerolite Aerolite is a waterproof two-part resin glue. I have used this glue for laminating the hog or …

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My Stanley Bailey N0 7 Plane

One tool that I regularly use in my workshop is the ‘Stanley Bailey’ No7  hand plane. This vintage tool has a very good heritage and has been favoured by many a woodworker for it’s the ability to true longboards of wood. Why use a Jointer Hand Plane? Woodworkers use a jointer plane to true the …

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Paint New Wood

Preservatives Paint Varnish Oil Finish Lay a dustsheet. If painting inside, you’ll want to protect your furnishings. Remove any knobs, pulls or hardware from the furniture. Remove any ironmongery. Sand Shutter. For a smooth finish, use a flexible-foam sanding sponge or better still 220-grit carborundum sandpaper. Final sanding must be with the grain. Our shutters …

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Glossary

Glossary of terms as used on Wallybois.com – relevant to shutters A B Brace: the brace is the diagonal piece of wood on the back of the shutter and helps hold the shutter square. Basket: this is where you will find the items you have ordered now ready to be paid for C Cascamite: waterproof …

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