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Home Living : July 29th 2008
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, July 29, 2008 HOW MUCH? Screwdriver ($10 - $15) or cordless drill with screwdriver bits ($80 - $240); claw hammer ($15 - $20); chisel ($5 - $12); timber wedge (offcuts so no cost); timber to fill holes (offcuts); wood glue ($2 to $8). Secure loose hinges, doors 1 Before doing anything, wedge a piece of timber under the door to hold it level and hold its weight. If this is not done when the screws are removed the pressure on the remaining screws and hinges will cause more damage. 2 Unscrew the loose hinges. If both hinges are loose, totally remove the door and complete the steps below for both sets of hinges. 3 Use a chisel to split a piece of timber just a little wider than the screw holes for the hinge, then taper one end until it is circular -- or there- about. 4 Place a small amount of wood glue into the screw hole, then hammer in the wedge until it is tight. Cut it off flush using a hammer or chisel and allow the glue to dry. 6 Select a drill bit to suit the size of the screw thread (between 1mm and 1.5mm less in diameter than the widest part of the screw). Drill all the holes, then push the hinge into the recess and fix the screws. Do not over tighten the screws or you will strip the timber around the thread, again. 5 Lightly sand the repaired area to make it smoother. We have received many inquiries about loose and worn hinges and wobbly, dropped doors. Tightening the existing screws does not always end in a satisfactory solution so a more permanent remedy is required. HOMELIVING RENOBROTHERS Renovation experts Matt and Simon Judkins show you the way to make DIY easier Affordable Quality... ...without the high price tag! •Awnings •Blinds •Shutters Great Workmanship. Great Service. Great Prices. www.absol.com.au Ph: 1300 16 17 18 2373367i hln wk05 Still not sure? Drop into our showroom for ideas or friendly service 8/101 Darley St, Mona Vale • CD/FM/AM Stereo • 4 colour therapy Lights Warms up in minutes! BRAND NEW E N FIBRE FAR INFRARED CORNER SAUNA SAVE $$$$$s 13 000 335 893 www.deluxeproducts.com.au Deluxe Products Unit 3, 28 Oramzi Rd. Girraween RRP $6998 Our price $2099 Delivery can be arranged 2293960i hln wk05 STOCK TAKE SALE 30%OFF Your local family owned and operated maufacturer. Australian made products Cedar-Basswood-Fauxwood Aluminum Phone 9838 8988 www.houseofcedar.com.au 2217366i hlc wk49 PLANTATION SHUTTERS 1/55 Mitchell Rd Brookvale Ph 9938 4466 Fx 9938 4755 www.allstyleflooring.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm or anytime by appointment Undercover parking CARPETS, VINYL,TIMBERS, LAMINATES, DIY PRODUCTS, INTERIOR DESIGN, OVERLOCKING, MARINE CARPETS 2115666im 1/7 Wk01 MOBILE SHOWROOM Just call - we come to you! Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm Sat 8.30am - 1pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2186337i hln wk42
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