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Home Living : October 14 2008
4 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Handy Guppie The Guppie was named the Blade Show & International Cutlery Fair's best buy of the year. Measuring 90mm in length, with a stainless-steel blade, the tool can be opened and closed with one hand and used as an adjustable wrench. It has a receiver for interchangeable screwdriver bits (two flat, two Phillips). A removable, injection-moulded bit carrier uses magnets to hold it securely to the side of the tool. A tiny LED flashlight is also included and can also be magnetically side-mounted. A removable, stainless- steel carabiner-style clip completes the package. The lip design will also open bottle tops and metal jar lids. Available from camping and outdoor stores. Priced at $69.95. Details: Call 1800 064 200. Every one is unique » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING Some native timbers are so rare that Wildwood Designs can only make one table a year from the hard-to-find wood, and that's if they are lucky. Wildwood Designs' owner Peter Crutchfield says the pictured table is a never-to-be-repeated masterpiece. ''It is made from highly featured kiln-dried queensland maple and we could only get enough to make one table this year,'' he said. ''The unusual texture in this timber has been highlighted by the way it has been specially milled. ''The cut actually accentuates a natural blonde flame pattern that you can see flickering in the timber. ''Then our professional lacquer finish highlights and seals what I consider Mother Nature's artistic magic. It is a visual delight to dine at this table.'' He says they gave the table a curved end that they call a duck-tail end and the leg design is a Y-shaped refectory base made from the same highly featured Queensland maple. Wildwood Designs specialises in making furniture mainly using native Australian hardwoods. The range includes dining tables, chairs, bedroom suites, buffets, coffee tables, desks, bookcases and custom projects. Details: Wildwood Designs visit www.wildwooddesigns.com.au showrooms are at 334 Victoria Rd, Gladesville call 9817 6999 and 78 Parramatta Rd, Stanmore 9557 7770.
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