Wood splitting is a common frustration for fence manufacturers. We frequently receive calls from panicked fencers seeking a solution for this recurring problem. When we tell them they need blunt nails they're often surprised and typically respond in confusion. Well, in this article, we'll explore this intriguing topic and shed light on exactly why blunt nails reduce timber splitting.
If you're someone who is into stapling and nailing as a hobby, or if you use them for your business, it's integral to know and understand the different types of staples and nails.
In this article, we will explore the best staples and nails to use for different jobs, ensuring that your projects are secure and long-lasting.
And just like that, we're well into December... By now we're all used to the dark, cold nights but the chestnuts, hot chocolates and blankets make it all that much more cosier.
Nonetheless, the team here at MyToolkit would just like to take the opportunity to wish all our customers a very merry Christmas and we hope Santa brings you everything you asked for.
Read on to get the inside scoop on My Toolkit!
We think it’s important for a customer to know where their products are coming from – and that includes the team that the products are coming from too!
So, we’ve put together a little fact-file of the Stapling and Nailing Supplies staff to help us build a better relationship with our customers.
It's been a while but My Toolkit are back with another blog. This time - Stainless Steel!
Is there any better feeling than finishing a project and being proud of what you’ve created? We don’t think there is!
But what if the beautiful piece you had worked so hard on began to stain orange from rust runs…
Slightly serious but nevertheless important note for you this week
The word ‘Brexit’ conjures up all sorts of uncertainties and worries in everyone’s minds, but in the world of construction, there are lots of things to consider. As a whole, the majority of the construction industry would have liked the UK to remain within the European Union with only 15% of construction executives choosing to exit, and the reasons were pretty straight forward. Access to labour and trading markets are big issues, so how will Brexit affect things for construction?
Before we know it, the sun wont be shining as much (who knows though, after the August we have had so far it may even be nicer in November ☔ ) so we need to ensure that our out side furniture and decor is well protected.....and then there's the idea of having an outdoor 'hide out' for use all year round !! 🏡
Who knows you may want to move in to your shed 😋 Might not be a bad idea if its a pub!
Following on from last weeks informational post on Current Colour Trends for Summer Houses. I thought you may enjoy reading about how garden buildings in general are often being used/transformed these days.
Sheds, cabins, summer houses, whatever you want to call them, the humble garden building is a true British staple. However, gone are the days where a shed is just a little wooden lean-to that houses a few tools and a barbeque, sheds are big business, and they are now more popular than ever. Selling garden buildings as something more than the classic ‘shed’ is the key to making these buildings big.
Top Colour Trends for Summer Houses
Unlike your own house, an outdoor summer house can give you license for all sorts of bold and beautiful colour schemes, the days nice and long and the sun is making more of an appearance (for some of the time!) It’s time to start thinking about what colours you’d like to adorn your summer house. Leaving it more protected ready for the winter.So...
Back in June, here at My Tool Kit, a customer was asking about the logic around series of staple types.
The exact quote was: Why do staples have different series and what do they mean?
Well another up and down week, weather wise here.
Just a quick update from us here at Stapling and Nailing Supplies. As I wanted to share some of the ideas I came across this week.
Installing furniture in the garden, is not always best value for money in the UK. So just check this one out, pretty nice if you have some pallets on hand, or you could always obtain a few from somewhere, they are quite easy to get hold of. Fairly straightforward to make if you have moderate skills
Whilst we return to the rain here at My Tool Kit Central today, following the ups and downs of June..... fingers crossed that the weekend brings us some sunshine.
Optimistic, as always, I thought I would share some more of the great outdoor ideas I have come across this week. After all summer is here and if you are anything like me, the outside is a must on the evenings after work and most certainly at weekends.
This first article/pictures is around imaginative planting in an urban environment.
Without further ado, I thought, you would like to see some more outdoor ideas for the garden etc
First up: how to build a small table which doubles as a mini garden. For this project you will need:
In keeping with our audience being varied with what they do. This weeks blog is about some fabulous ideas I have come across over the last couple of weeks. Which can be utilised in your own home - well to be more precise in the garden.
First up: 15 steps to building an outside bar. This does require some considerable skills, but is a nice result for any garden. Would sit very well next to your BBQ.
Black or white? or one of the rainbow of colours/shades on offer? how will it all look ? what colours coordinate? whats in a colour family? Decisions decisions! Clever design is the foundation of any colour combination we settle for and that's the clever bit......
Hoping your short week went well. Ours here at Stapling and Nailing Towers was extremely busy again, but we're certainly not complaining 😌
You might not think that the world of flooring can change that much in twelve months, but believe us; things are looking a little different for 2017. So to keep you at the top of your game, here are our top flooring trends to look out for next year.When youve done that fantastic job, why not get two little helpers like these 😸
Well the 1st 5 day week, since Easter weekend (its been a busy one!) and we here at MyToolKit are certainly looking forward to yet another long weekend 😊 Guessing you are too.
This week, I thought the following articles might be useful for work or/and home. We really enjoy learning about colours and shades here. Essential when it comes to design and build. One to watch, if you manage a website, is 'website colour schemes that convert'
Hoping the week has gone well for you and that your customers are happy with your good work.
This week, I thought I would keep to the recent themes of ‘Industry Fashions’ for joiners and related specialists including interior designers. Or if you are working on your own home and like to keep abreast of how things ‘look’ NB take note of the PS at the end of this blog. It will make you cringe😵 but it is a very important safety message
Whether or not you are in the business of making furniture, I feel sure that you will find these two points of interest.
Perhaps, the most fast-paced sector of joinery, furniture manufacturers really have to be on the ball in terms of keeping up to date with the latest designs, news and trends in this category. So to help you get a head start, here are the key trends for furniture manufacturers to look out for in the coming year.
...and a very Happy Easter to you!
Following on from last week, when I sent you 2 pointers around the ways that furniture manufacturing and re-furbishing is trending. Part one was on earthy pastels and metal. Extending that, read about two other factors, which could help you in your quest to keep up to date in business, or indeed for personal choice....
Brrrrhhhh, tired of the winter ? so am I, feeling like ET (if you remember who he is) reaching for the light, wilting and longing to see growth in the garden and country side. Despite yesterdays 'Storm Doris', Some signs of spring are there though so I'm hoping we can safely say that the worst of the winter is over now- phew! ..... fingers crossed!
Grab a cuppa and take a browse at some of our recent popular social media posts shared throughout this month...
This week I thought I would create one of those Infographics again.So you can, save, share or print out to follow.
Customers have been messaging me to say they are finding these images easier to follow than written instructions. Causes me some head scratching, but never mind.
Now be clear about what a Headless Pinner, Fine Wire Staple gun and Narrow Crown Stapler does along with the why's and how's. Along with which fastenings are generally used with each tool type.
Should be easier to follow than any other information you can find, but as usual, please let me know if you have any suggestions.