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Thoughts on a plywood door

If Art is an enhancement of the everyday is this door Art? Feel the surface of the wood and breathe in the smell of wood.  Follow the grain of the wood, the imperfections, the differing tones in the colour and…

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Draught proofing

Proofing Sash Windows Sash windows can be draughty, particularly older examples. In fact the total amount of escape of heat around a box sash window is equivalent to having a hole about 4” square to the outside world. Fitting double…

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Fan lights

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Hampshire Joinery.com

About HampshireJoinery.com Joinery is the art of cutting out, dressing, uniting and framing wood for the external and internal finishing’s of buildings. It has been broadly distinguished from carpentry by this, that while the work of the carpenter cannot be removed…

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Our new site Hampshire Joinery

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Wooden exterior doors Maintenance

I have written this in response to the number of enquiries I receive from home owners who say’ the door is only x yrs old and its falling apart’ and I take a look at a door tired before its…

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Choosing between Hardwood and Softwood

I am often asked what’s the difference between Hardwood and Softwood and will Hardwood last longer? The first part of that question is fairly straight forward to answer; Hardwood is timber from broad-leaved usually deciduous trees, that is, a tree that looses…

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Buying Timber

When you go to a timber merchant to buy your timber, please bear in mind that each merchant may be using different suppliers, so what’s available in one may not be available in another. Also, each can have a distinctive…

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Buying softwood and softwood grades

The softwood that I use for most joinery and repair projects is redwood (Pinus Sylvestrus). This usually comes from Scandinavia or Russia. Because it grows in a northern climate, its growth is slower, hence closer grained, which leads to a…

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Changing Your Internal or External Doors

Changing your interior doors will have an immediate impact on the ambiance of your home. Hallways or landings may well be more door than wall for example, where there can be up to six doors in a relatively close space….

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