Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Combine Style and Energy Efficiency with Timber Windows

Combine Style with Energy Efficiency with Timber WindowsStudies have shown that environmentally inefficient windows are responsible for as much as 40 percent of a home’s heat loss in the winter months. This translates into a similar increase in home heating costs and energy usage. Things don’t get much better in summer, either, since the wrong...
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bifold Doors Open Your Home to the Great Outdoors

Bifold Doors Open Your Home to the Great Outdoors

For generations, Australians have relied on sliding glass doors to provide access to their patios, back yards and decks. These were certainly an improvement over standard doors and in some cases they are still the ideal choice. However, if you really want to open your home to the great outdoors,...
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Written by Rob Schneider

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Visit the Allkind Joinery Brisbane Showroom for Renovation Inspiration

Visit the Allkind Joinery Brisbane Showroom for Renovation Inspiration

Browsing through the photo galleries on the Allkind Joinery Brisbane website will give you plenty of inspiration, but nothing can beat the “hands-on” experience of visiting their showroom. It is there that you will not only be able to see their timber windows and doors and other quality...
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Written by Rob Schneider

Monday, October 1, 2012

Solid Timber Doors

At a glance, it doesn’t look like solid timber doors would be that hard to build in comparison with other cabinet making projects. While it’s true that a door is not as complex as, say, a Chippendale chair, only a master cabinet maker knows what it takes to build solid timber doors that will last a lifetime.

Solid Timber Door Frames

Without going into excessive detail, solid timber door frames are basically made up of just two components: rails and stiles. The rails are the horizontal lengths of timber that attach to the vertical stiles. They can be fixed to the stiles using one of 3 methods:
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  1. Dowels can be inserted into the rails and stiles to form a joint. This is only recommended for smaller cabinet doors and even then is not the best method to use.
  2. Blind (or stopped) mortise and tenon joints are made by machining rectangular (or rounded rectangular) cavities partially through the stiles and then machining a tenon (or “tongue”) to fit into the cavity. This type of joint is sufficient for smaller solid timber doors.
  3. The ultimate joint for solid timber entry doors and other large doors is the through mortise & tenon joint. In this case, the mortise extends all the way “through” the stile and the tenon fills the entire gap, giving the largest possible surface area for the strongest possible joint.
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