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A Selection of Wooden Toy Ideas

Wooden toy design ideas for the summer holidays The summer holidays are looming large. Apart from enduring six weeks of “Mum/Dad, I am bored”, the cost of keeping children amused can be expensive. If you’re a dab hand with the tool set (or have a teenage child with an interest in woodworking), our selection of…

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Laminate Woods for the Terrified

The uses of laminate wood and its types Laminate flooring is a popular use for laminate wood. Image by Patryk Kosmider (via Shutterstock). Laminate wood is a most popular kind of timber product. It is used on floors and furniture, including table tops. There are various styles, including wood grains and foil colours. We at…

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Glasgow’s Clydeside Timber Tower

How a seven storey timber tower with views of the River Clyde will be Scotland’s tallest timber structure Views of Glasgow’s iconic River Clyde will be available to those living in CCG’s timber tower in Yoker. Image by Skully (via Shutterstock). CCG Construction are in the midst of building Scotland’s tallest timber tower block. The…

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Timber Imports Highest for Nine Years

But timber imports are still lower than 2007 figures From the Timber Trade Federation’s figures, there has been a boost to the UK’s timber imports. So far, provisional totals for 2016 are 5% higher than 2015. In 2016, UK timber imports have amassed a volume of 9.8 million cubic metres. 2016 figures in the fourth…

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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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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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