Handmade Shutters

So here is a picture of some handmade shutters which I’m making out of Sipo. Sipo is an African hard wood which is from the same family as Mahogany but is very weather resistant and has anti fungal properties making it a great choice for exterior applications like shutters, windows, doors and even garden furniture such as Adirondack chairs. Here is a link to the my shutters page which contains photos of the complete fitted shutters.

Jim’s Review: Veneering Iron

So a while back I thought about getting an iron for veneering and was debating on whether to get an expensive one or a cheap one. I was out last week shopping when I came accross this iron for 14.99€.

It works a treat and even heats up within a minute. I tested it on some Ash drawer fronts which had a heavy curved surface with some titebond II and it gave a rather impressive result.

In my opinion I would recommend a cheap supermarket special over any expensive alternative.