Friday, 20 February 2015

Black & Decker’s Guide to Great Woodwork

How many of us have thought on a Sunday, to try and fix that shaky dining table or put up a new book shelf, but either failed or didn’t know where to start? Working with wood can be a little tricky at first but it’s not impossible. Everybody needs to start somewhere and just like any art-form the basics matter the most. This week we’re going to help eliminate your starting troubles by giving you five basic tips that you should know before you start your weekend project.

Safety Always Comes First
Safety is the most important part of any project. If you’re prepared, then nothing can go wrong. This means wearing the right protective gear, using the right tools and picking the perfect space.

Do a Tool Check
Before you dig in, do make sure you read up a little on your project and know which tools you’ll need and what the correct way of using those tools are. Using tools incorrectly can be dangerous and could leave your table or book shelf looking a little off.

Buy The Right Material
Ensure that you are using high quality wood and other materials as nothing is worse than spending hours of effort on something only to have it splinter and hurt the people you made it for.

You’re Only Human
Making mistakes is all part of DIY. You’re allowed to make a few when you start as; with constant practice you’ll get better over time. Remember, failure is the stepping stone to success.

B&D is Here to Help
If you get stuck along the way, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on our Facebook page. We’ll definitely try our best to direct you out of trouble.

For information on power tools, head over to our website and you’ll be able to find the one you’re looking for.

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