Monthly Archives November 2019

How to Build a Trestle Table

DIY specialist and professional furniture maker Natasha Dickins from Little Red Industries is here to walk you through the simple steps to build your own trestle table.     ‘A trestle table is a practical piece of furniture. It’s useful in providing an extra workbench, serving area or dining table, and it stores neatly away,’ says DIY specialist Natasha Dickins at Little Red Industries, who puts a modern twist on this classic design. ‘The trestles actually use a fair bit of timber, so keep the costs down by using 64mm DAR clear pine,’ Natasha says. ‘Simply seal it with Monocel
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Bathroom Makeover Challenge Part 3: Repurpose a Mirror

The one element in a bathroom that doesn’t wear out or become dated is the mirror so there’s no reason it shouldn’t be reused, says DIY specialist and professional renovator Natasha Dickins from Little Red Industries. “Adding a custom timber vanity table and changing the original aluminium frame of the mirror to timber adds a handcrafted element. It also helps the large mirror feel warmer and helps tie it into the rest of the refurb,” Natasha says. Choose an adhesive that handles moisture, such as Bondall’s Bondcrete, which is also easy to work with and dries quickly and clear, and
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How to Build Your Own Laptop Desk

The talented DIY specialist Natasha Dickens from Little Red Industries is back with another DIY project, featuring Bondall products. Watch the how to video or read on to find out how you can recreate this very handy laptop desk – perfect for kids rooms, apartments or small homes without a full study.   While this is a cute desk, it’s not just for kids. The hairpins are a standard height, making the desk suited to anyone in the family. And the tabletop is 800mm x 400mm, the perfect size for a laptop and notepad. The key to the lovely finish
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The beachy coastal home design trend and how to get it

Have you dreamed of living by the beach, but that coastal dream house has always been beyond your budget? How about the next best thing? In this article, we’ll explore how you can bring the coast into your home.  The beachy coastal home design trend With Australia’s love of the beach, it should come as no surprise that the coastal-inspired theme is one of the fastest growing interior design styles. The good news is you don’t have to live close to the beach to incorporate it in your own home. So what elements can you introduce to beach-ify your home?
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How to Boost Home Storage with Custom Joinery

Houses are getting smaller, but we’re acquiring more ‘stuff’. So, what can you do to create more storage in your home? You can either hire an artisan joiner who knows their craft well or you can learn the tricks of the trade yourself. Smart design choices will get your storage sorted in your own home and save you having to fork out for an external storage unit. Customised Joinery in the Kitchen It makes sense to want more space to create culinary delights in your kitchen. Closed cupboards create a calm space; whereas open shelves add personality. Choose your kitchen
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