Have you ever wondered what difference it makes using biscuits in a woodworking joint? Do they actually make the joint any stronger? How strong are biscuit joints? Today I’m having a look at edge-grain to face-grain biscuit joints in MDF to see how strong joints are with and without biscuits. Continue reading “How Strong are Biscuit Joints? Test Tuesday! ”
Welcome back to Test Tuesday! Today I’m testing light duty plasterboard fittings to see how much load they can actually handle. These little plugs are only for very light items in drywall such as pictures and mirrors. Continue reading “How Strong are Light Duty Plasterboard Fittings? ”
I generally advise customers not to fit floating shelves on drywall if at all possible. No matter how good your fixings are you’re always ultimately limited by the strength of the plasterboard itself. Today I’m finding out how much weight an IKEA Lack shelf can actually take on a hollow wall. Welcome back to Test Tuesday! Continue reading “How Strong is an IKEA Lack Floating Shelf on Drywall? ”
Ever wondered how strong drywall anchors really are? Today I’m testing some heavy duty drywall anchors to see how much force they can really handle. These are my go-to fixings for attaching heavy items to plasterboard so let’s see how they do – welcome to Test Tuesday!