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Home Living : July 22nd 2008
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, July 22, 2008 5 If there are no templates provided for fitting the strike plate, close the door against the edge of the jamb and mark the location of the latch bolt. Measure the distance from the flat side of the bolt to the adjacent face of the door and transfer this measurement to the jamb lining, then mark the vertical line parallel to the edge. HOW MUCH Sharp pencil 50c; ruler (or measuring tape) $5-$15; builder's square $5-$8; power drill and drill bits $80-$240; claw hammer $15-$20; chisels $5-$12; screwdrivers $10-$15; latch set $20-$60. Install knobs and latches 1 Mark on the door face the position of the centre hole for the handle and knob spindle. On the edge of the door, mark the position of the centre hole for the latch. Drill the correct-sized hole. The size will be listed in the instructions for the latch set. Drill from both sides to avoid timber damage. 2 Select a spade drill bit to suit the diameter of the latch and not wider than the face plate. Drill the hole for the latch. Push the latch into the hole, mark the outline of the face plate. 3 To create a recess for the face plate, use a hammer and chisel of the same width (or less) to make a series of cuts across the grain about 5mm apart, within the marked area. Check the depth of the recess by trying the latch in the hole. 4 Fit the latch into the door and attach its face plate using the screws supplied. Fit the handles or knobs and check that the latch works as it should. Screw the handles or knobs into place, making sure they are aligned. 6 Chisel out a shallow housing to fit the plate flush against the jamb lining. Mark the position for the latch hole nd drill or chisel to the required depth. Screw the strike plate into place, making sure the door edge is flush with the jamb edge. A latch set consists of a tabular latch, a bolt, a strike plate and keeper, and a pair of knobs or handles. Some of the sets come with instructions showing where and how to drill the holes. Others have paper templates that eliminate the need for measuring and marking. HOMELIVING RENOBROTHERS Renovation experts Matt and Simon Judkins show you the way to make DIY easier WE CATER FOR ALL YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS Shop 7/83 Longueville Rd, LANE COVE 9427 1330 Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations Painting New dwellings Home Extensions & alterations First floor additions Patios, decks & pergolas Complete architectural design service Finance available to approved applicants 2067599i hlc wk52 FREE 'IN HOME' CONSULTATION 1300 137 198 www.ccbd.com.au Curtains Romans Sunscreens Pelmets Swags Shutters All Blinds Bedspreads LATEST DESIGNS IN CURTAINS & BLINDS by Design CREATIVE CURTAINS 2191321i hln wk22 BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • FreOver 20 years exp. www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2098223i hln wk06 supershades super SALE! • awnings • shutters • blinds • curtains FREE INSTALLATION on all timber shutters* FREE measure, quote and advice - ph 9938 4377 1/9 Powells Rd Brookvale 2100. Innovative Shade Solutions Since 1980 *Sale runs until 31st August 2008. www.supershades.com.au email: email@example.com 10% off Normandy Timber Shutters DETAILED JOINERY Plantation Shutters 24 Orchard Road Brookvale www.sarmax.com.au Just a few reasons to call Sarmax NOW for your free quote Privacy Noise reduction Ventilation Light control Insulation Low maintenance Cedar or aluminium Custom made High quality Local family business Your team that thinks outside the square Call us today 9905 8422 Save $ - buy direct from the manufacturer 2347884K HLN WK1 TIME 4 TIMBER 24 Ada Avenue, Brookvale Fax 9905 3316 www.time4timber.com.au Phone 9905 3314 2088259im 22/7 wk4 We specialise in DETAILED JOINERY and TIMBER FIT-OUTS Do you need RARE, EXOTIC TIMBERS in your home? Mackay Cedar Raintree Lots more... River Red Gum Camphor Laurel Burls Australian Red Cedar Blackbutt Dining Tables Kitchen Benches VanityTops Bar Tops Boardroom Tables Custom-made Furniture Bench Seats Coffee Tables Slab Flooring Kitchens Entertainment Units SALE ON NOW... Showroom stock only 2277063i hlc wk41 Bld. Lic No 161882c
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