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7 December 2023Edited 1 February 2024 5 min read
What exactly is Corten steel, what properties make it so useful, and why should you consider using it? Read on to learn all about this distinctive steel alloy.
10 November 2023Edited 1 February 2024 6 min read
Ever wonder why some metals stick to magnets and others don't? All you need is a basic understanding of how magnetism works on an atomic level. Find out more in this article.
10 November 20236 min read
Mild steel is a very common form of steel alloy containing a small percentage of carbon, and it is malleable, ductile and easily welded. Find out more about mild steel, including its properties, uses, comparison to other types of steel, and how to identify it.
9 November 2023Edited 14 February 2024 2 min read
Sheet metal gauge refers to the standard thicknesses for sheet metal material, with a higher gauge number indicating a thinner sheet and gauge measurements can vary based on material type and country standards.
9 November 2023Edited 1 February 2024 6 min read
Before you start slicing through sheets of metal, it is important to understand how to properly and safely operate an angle grinder. Find out how to select the right angle grinder for you and learn the do's and don'ts for cutting through different metal profiles.
9 November 2023Edited 1 February 2024 3 min read
A jigsaw can cut metal cleanly and accurately when equipped with the right blade and used with the proper technique. Find out how to choose the ideal jigsaw blades for different metals and techniques for controlling the jigsaw to make precise, straight cuts in sheet metal or light gauge metals.
9 November 2023Edited 1 February 2024 4 min read
Whether you're cutting pipe, steel rod or sheet metal, using the proper technique with a hacksaw can make the job easier and give you clean, accurate cuts. Reader our step-by-step instructions for safely and effectively cutting various types of metal using a hacksaw.
19 September 2023Edited 19 February 2024 3 min read
Adding mirrors to a room is a great way to add some light or depth to a room. With a multitude of uses, mirrored acrylic is fantastic to use both indoors and out, from the garden to a child’s playroom, with added safety features making it a preferred option to traditional glass mirrors.
8 September 2023Edited 2 February 2024 8 min read
OSB and plywood have distinct properties that make each suitable for different uses. Compares the costs, strengths, weaknesses and applications of OSB and plywood to help you choose the right sheet material for your project.
9 August 2023Edited 12 February 2024 7 min read
Plywood can easily warp or delaminate when exposed to moisture over time, so waterproofing is critical for many outdoor projects or humid environments. This article outlines 8 methods to effectively waterproof plywood using various sealants, membranes, and construction techniques to protect plywood from water damage.
9 August 2023Edited 1 February 2024 7 min read
When it comes to choosing materials for DIY projects and furniture building, two of the most common options are MDF (medium-density fibreboard) and plywood. But which one should you use? Find out more in this comprehensive guide.