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 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!
Let’s test some red wall plugs to see how strong they are! Continue reading “How Strong are Red Wall Plugs?”