Dot and dab walls are hated by many and loved by few BUT in this article I’m going to be chatting about how to attach anything to one of these walls with zero hassle. When you know what fixings to use dot & dab can actually be a pleasure to work with. Hopefully you’ll learn to love it as much as I do after reading this.
The humble yellow, red or brown wall plug can take huge loads when used properly. A little while ago we showed that a single red plug can take over quarter of a tonne in concrete. In today’s tips video we’re looking at a few simple tips and techniques to get you of of trouble when you’re attaching things to walls.Continue reading “Tips for using Wall Plugs & Anchors in Solid Walls”
Today we’re looking at screws for using in the face grain of MDF. These are commonly used for things like euro hinges, brackets, drawer runners and all sorts of other things. So, what are the best screws for MDF? Let’s find out – welcome back to Test Tuesday!Continue reading “What are the best screws for MDF?”
Have you ever wanted to attach something really heavy to a wall, floor or ceiling? And I mean stupidly heavy… like giant TVs on cantilever arms, network cabinets or huge, ridiculously heavy radiators? Welcome to the world of the Wall Bolt! Today we’re taking a look at how to use wall bolts / expanding anchors.Continue reading “Heavy Stuff on Walls – How to use Wall Bolts?”
Have you ever wondered whether clamping up glue joints actually does anything? How much difference does it make if you don’t bother to use clamps? It’s not always practical to use clamps on joints in all situations so today we’re finding out, are clamps for wood pointless in MDF? Welcome back to Test Tuesday! Continue reading “Do you need to clamp glue joints in MDF?”
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 Plasterboard?”
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!