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Where the fungus is exposed to light, it often has a lemonyellowish tinge. Damage is often confined to timber but large flat mushroom-like fruiting bodies can easily grow through finishes such as plaster or paint. These fruiting bodies may be the first visible sign of a problem, and they produce numerous spores which are normally brick-red in colour. Entirely dry-rot decayed timber can be crumbled between your fingers. The fungus leaves deep cracks running across the grain, and there is often evidence of off-white sheets of the fungus on the wood.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. The colour and style are personal matters but: a. If you plan to move house in the next few years, it may be worth being a little conservative - the kitchen is a major selling point and an outlandish style may put off potential buyers. b. Take into account the natural light of the room, you do not want the room to be too dark. c. Remember that the kitchen is a working room, you may want to avoid pure white or other light, plain colours as they can easily discolour unevenly in a kitchen.

As the clamping pressure is applied the serrations lock & secure the sliding head. Picture Frame Clamp Used to hold mitred corners of picture frames. Various designs available, the illustration shows one with a central screw adjustment. Work Bench These versatile benches normally include a top which can be used as a vice or clamp. With two independent adjustment handles, the jaws allow for tapered workpieces to be gripped. Hand and Electric Drills hand drills - breast drill - miniature hand - brace - joist brace - push drill electric rotary - electric drill/driver - electric hammer electric hammer drill/driver - electric close-quarters - D-handle right-angle - drill press Overview Perhaps the most essential part of any tool collection, the drill is invaluable for many maintenance and repair tasks around the home and can be either manually driven or electrically powered, although the latter is the more effective and the most common of the two types of drill.

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