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A Sound Investment from Recycled Logs

How a retired footballer became a product designer and turned recycled logs into audiophile speakers After hanging up their boots for the last time, a lot of footballers continue as managers, coaching staff, pub landlords or shopkeepers. Some footballers, if illustrious enough, become broadcasters, have a portfolio of property, or buy local non-league sides. One…

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What is Sundeala Board Used For?

A look at the applications of Sundeala board For the last 80 years, Sundeala has been the last word in recycled board products. The company, based in Cam, Gloucestershire, is a maker of presentation products including pinboards. They offer bespoke products and off-the-peg designs with education, health, and construction sectors their main client base. Theo’s…

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The Correct Use of Particle Board

Some suggestions on how to use particle board Whether for flooring or furniture, particle board – or chipboard – is a versatile material. It is made from thousands of densely packed wood chippings and can be stronger than solid wood, especially when supplemented with foil or veneer. As well as being good for furniture, it…

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Brexit Blitzes UK Timber Prices

Is Brexit to blame for a rise in the cost of construction materials like timber? Is it churlish to say that the era of low inflation is about to end? Perhaps, as the cost of building materials may have an effect. According to an investigation by the Mail on Sunday, it is claimed that Brexit…

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MDF: Medium Density Fibreboard for Beginners

What is medium density fibreboard used for and how does it compare with conventional timber? For a time in the late 1990s (thanks in no small part to Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen), ‘MDF’ bounced around our television screens as much as ‘baking’ does today. Thanks to programmes like Changing Rooms, it was the wonder material for shelves,…

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Railway Sleepers for the Garden

How railway sleepers can transform the look of your garden Many of today’s trains use concrete and steel sleepers. Before Continuously Welded Rail (CWR) became the norm, wooden railway sleepers were added to rails over on shorter rail lengths. If you’re wondering how we come into the equation, Theo’s Timber is surrounded by viaducts and…

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Pallets to Patio Furniture

A collection of creative ways to turn pallets into striking and environmentally friendly furniture designs Pallets are everywhere. Without pallets, our distribution industries and bargain basement supermarkets would be at a loss. Their sturdiness performs a useful role in getting our goods from A to B. Once they’ve been used, they are disposed of or…

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A Merry Christmas to All Our Customers

Theo’s Timber Limited wishes all customers old and new a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year We at Theo’s Timber Limited would like to thank you for your continued custom over 2016. We hope to see you back in 2017. If you live in North Manchester or Central Manchester, we are closer than you…

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Which Timber is Best for Bookshelves?

A look at the timber varieties that are good for bookshelves Even with the rise of e-books and digital tablets, there is still a place for well made bookshelves. For many people, this means grappling with Billy or whatever Argos’ equivalent to IKEA’s bookshelf may be. Cheap and cheerful they may be, they are virtually…

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