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#1 KayLan

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 05:00 PM

I was planning to build some simple wooden racks for my store room. Asked for few quotations and all are more than $400+. I just wanted to have simple four level U shape racks for all the three walls, except the door wall.

So finally decided to DIY. First question was, where to buy woods, the major material... here are my discoveries that may help fellow DIYer

IKEA - Tampines has different sizes and different materials. Prices ranges from $19 to $59 per planks. It appeared very expensive to me.

Defu Avenue 1 - There are many carpentry shops, at the middle of Avenue 1. They can customise your requirements. Prices are reasonable, much cheaper than IKEA.

Sungei Kadut - The carpentry shops just opposite to Novina show room. Can customise as per your requirement and can arrange transport to your home at a nominal cost ($20). For me, it was the cheapest, I purchased all my required woods from them for my store room rack at $160 including transport to my house.

Hope this info helps all those who are looking forward to purchase timber/wood.

Just to add, I purchased the other tools, including a B&D drill($69), additional Bits($20), Saw, Chisel, File, level, T, hammer and other tools, all with in $140.

    

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 06:48 PM

Wah..planning to work as contractor cum carpenter when you retire or out of job...hehe
Forgot your toolbox??
BTW, does the customisation includes laminating?? or just a bare plank of wOOd... thanks..

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 08:54 PM

Hey KayLan, thanks for sharing! Now I know where to head if I need lotsa wood for DIY carpentry wink.gif

Must remember to show us yr finished project when u r done ok! smile.gif

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 08:45 AM

QUOTE (porkypig @ Oct 3 2008, 06:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wah..planning to work as contractor cum carpenter when you retire or out of job...hehe
Forgot your toolbox??
BTW, does the customisation includes laminating?? or just a bare plank of wOOd... thanks..


He he...who know, economy is bad mah!! sport-smiley-003.gif

alredi purchased entire toolbox, I mean toys for big kids... burned around $140

Planks are laminated on one side, I am planning to add a coat of paints also

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 02:14 AM

QUOTE (KayLan @ Oct 5 2008, 08:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He he...who know, economy is bad mah!! sport-smiley-003.gif

alredi purchased entire toolbox, I mean toys for big kids... burned around $140

Planks are laminated on one side, I am planning to add a coat of paints also


Get a pce of unwanted plywood, paint & see for yourself what u get.
U use emulsion, a get powdery ply after the water absorbed by the plywood.
U use solvent base paint, u get very bad finishing
U use solvent paint on the white PVC, u get ....... try yourself.

U should get DPVC ply and get the white colour pvc edging to have a complete finishing.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:23 PM

If i need more lamination,
could the factory do for me as well??

i am planning to do up my own Feature wall...

Since my ID charge me like 3k for a 10ft wall excl.gif!!!!!

Just need some very big "wooden boxes" to put my TV inside thats all .....

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 04:21 PM

QUOTE (KayLan @ Oct 3 2008, 05:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was planning to build some simple wooden racks for my store room. Asked for few quotations and all are more than $400+. I just wanted to have simple four level U shape racks for all the three walls, except the door wall.

So finally decided to DIY. First question was, where to buy woods, the major material... here are my discoveries that may help fellow DIYer

IKEA - Tampines has different sizes and different materials. Prices ranges from $19 to $59 per planks. It appeared very expensive to me.

Defu Avenue 1 - There are many carpentry shops, at the middle of Avenue 1. They can customise your requirements. Prices are reasonable, much cheaper than IKEA.

Sungei Kadut - The carpentry shops just opposite to Novina show room. Can customise as per your requirement and can arrange transport to your home at a nominal cost ($20). For me, it was the cheapest, I purchased all my required woods from them for my store room rack at $160 including transport to my house.

Hope this info helps all those who are looking forward to purchase timber/wood.

Just to add, I purchased the other tools, including a B&D drill($69), additional Bits($20), Saw, Chisel, File, level, T, hammer and other tools, all with in $140.



You could try another shop in Defu (Yee Heng Teak Products). I think its at Defu Lane 10, Blk 7. Apart from Teak, they do supply other types of wood, and are able to cut into the required size you need. Hope this info helps


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Posted 19 December 2009 - 09:55 PM

QUOTE (Tiger79 @ Oct 27 2009, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You could try another shop in Defu (Yee Heng Teak Products). I think its at Defu Lane 10, Blk 7. Apart from Teak, they do supply other types of wood, and are able to cut into the required size you need. Hope this info helps


went there ... since they only have hardwood and real solid wood. the width is limited. If need anything beyond 10", will need to glue together.

Initially place my required dimension there, but they also very busy and forgotten about my order (over 12 to 16 pieces) thus I switch working on plywood. I got my ply from Ban Heng Long Trading at Syed Alwi Road... nice chap there to help your requirement. Place order today, I got it tomorrow.

They also now sell Laminates and ply with white backing... Laminates need to order before hand.

I got my laminates from formica - Sales Office at Sim Avenue but ware house at 2B Sungei Kadut Drive. Place order at Sim Avenue and get your stuff at their warehouse immediate. I went over to their sale office to look at the colors of the laminates. very wide range to choose from.



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Posted 21 December 2009 - 06:50 AM

I was checking out the teak wood is actually quite expensive at defu lane. If you really need alot and on a budget, i managed to get hold of a contact from gul drive or gul circle, a factory that is doing supply to all shops in Singapore from my colleague. I will be calling to enquire and try to put up the price here. The teak wood sold at defu is about $65000 per tonne then they will work out slowly the cost of ur wood. like divide by 72000 then multiply by your feet and size. haha. that what my colleague who was in renovation line told me. so he said you bypass the middle man, will be alot cheaper. Will call and update everyone

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Posted 22 December 2009 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE (limlim @ Dec 21 2009, 06:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was checking out the teak wood is actually quite expensive at defu lane. If you really need alot and on a budget, i managed to get hold of a contact from gul drive or gul circle, a factory that is doing supply to all shops in Singapore from my colleague. I will be calling to enquire and try to put up the price here. The teak wood sold at defu is about $65000 per tonne then they will work out slowly the cost of ur wood. like divide by 72000 then multiply by your feet and size. haha. that what my colleague who was in renovation line told me. so he said you bypass the middle man, will be alot cheaper. Will call and update everyone


do let me know as i am intending to renovate my place...

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 09:33 PM

QUOTE (lorddraco @ Dec 19 2009, 09:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
went there ... since they only have hardwood and real solid wood. the width is limited. If need anything beyond 10", will need to glue together.

Initially place my required dimension there, but they also very busy and forgotten about my order (over 12 to 16 pieces) thus I switch working on plywood. I got my ply from Ban Heng Long Trading at Syed Alwi Road... nice chap there to help your requirement. Place order today, I got it tomorrow.

They also now sell Laminates and ply with white backing... Laminates need to order before hand.

I got my laminates from formica - Sales Office at Sim Avenue but ware house at 2B Sungei Kadut Drive. Place order at Sim Avenue and get your stuff at their warehouse immediate. I went over to their sale office to look at the colors of the laminates. very wide range to choose from.


hi lorddraco
thx for ban heng long adress, got all the plywood i needed from there



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Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:06 AM

Just finish one of my project using ply and formica high-pressure laminate. Not easy working with laminate and my first time.

Definitely requires a lot more time working on it, cutting straight without cracks and edge trimming is most challenging. Now appreciate my previous contractor more smile.gif

Now working on my 2nd project (larger scale) with laminate also. Got a hang of handling laminate, more satisfied with my work versus first one.

I check with Ban Heng leong. I think for a small sum, they also help basic assembly into box or etc. Not complex assembly tot.

Another note in working with ply and timber merchant is using inch/foot instead of metric measurement will get you more accurate cuts. Previously wood working with metric get me very inaccurate cuts.

Initially tot of going to Jurong East Hiap Heng for timber ... check they side, they really have loads of variety but they using a non-bench type saw so I am afraid that the longer piece of ply or timber will not be as straight as I wanted and lenght/width may not be as accurate.

Any one have good experience in their cutting?


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 02:09 AM

QUOTE (opacho007 @ Jan 12 2010, 09:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The best thing you can do is to canvass first to see all the prices and the quality of there products..

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I do admit that the quality of ply from Ban Heng leong is not as consistent as I wanted. The many piece of cut I got, some is really nice and good quality. Some is really not as good and I have to use wood putty to fill up gaps before sticking with laminate.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:16 PM

QUOTE (lorddraco @ Jan 13 2010, 02:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just finish one of my project using ply and formica high-pressure laminate. Not easy working with laminate and my first time.

Definitely requires a lot more time working on it, cutting straight without cracks and edge trimming is most challenging. Now appreciate my previous contractor more smile.gif

Now working on my 2nd project (larger scale) with laminate also. Got a hang of handling laminate, more satisfied with my work versus first one.

I check with Ban Heng leong. I think for a small sum, they also help basic assembly into box or etc. Not complex assembly tot.

Another note in working with ply and timber merchant is using inch/foot instead of metric measurement will get you more accurate cuts. Previously wood working with metric get me very inaccurate cuts.

Initially tot of going to Jurong East Hiap Heng for timber ... check they side, they really have loads of variety but they using a non-bench type saw so I am afraid that the longer piece of ply or timber will not be as straight as I wanted and lenght/width may not be as accurate.

Any one have good experience in their cutting?


Hi,
where do you get the formica high-pressure laminate from? roughly how is the cost like?

I am currently upgrading my kitchen cabinet doors myself... remove everything, cleaning, re-spray and add aluminium angle profile all round, new hinges. A bit tough initially especially cutting and framing the aluminium... now getting faster...

Inevitably I will knock the new paint off. Thinking of using laminate sheets instead of painting...

Thanks



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Posted 13 January 2010 - 03:55 PM

QUOTE (ahwong @ Jan 13 2010, 12:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,
where do you get the formica high-pressure laminate from? roughly how is the cost like?

I am currently upgrading my kitchen cabinet doors myself... remove everything, cleaning, re-spray and add aluminium angle profile all round, new hinges. A bit tough initially especially cutting and framing the aluminium... now getting faster...

Inevitably I will knock the new paint off. Thinking of using laminate sheets instead of painting...

Thanks


Hi Hi ... woah .. your project is so big!!! I got formica directly from Formica. I pm you their contact. (Their webby is www.formica.com.sg)

Price is 48 before GST (51 plus after GST). Size of the Laminate is 4 ft x 8ft where they will roll it up for you.

FYI for first timer working on laminiate - If working on laminate, I recommend to get a Giken A-650 Cutter with Tungsten Carbide Tipped Edges or alternative. The HPL is thick and not easy to cut. I figure out a while to know how to cut it. Note that the cutter also can cut floor title, so I use a unwanted wood underneath the laminates while I cut. A trimmer (Makita cheaper.. I think also got even cheaper china brand trimmer) with flush self routing straight routing bit to trim the edge. My first project workmanship not so nice.. but after some trial and error, I learn. smile.gif

Below is a good site that I start my learning.. Dowel wooden rod is good to align the laminate before sticking it. http://alsnetbiz.com...nt/formica.html

BTW .. where you get the aluminium angle ???

Edited by lorddraco, 13 January 2010 - 04:29 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 08:52 PM

I have a question, if i will like to DIY my own feature wall so as to wall mount my lcd tv what wood is good? Will plywood give way to the weight of the tv?

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:08 PM

QUOTE (lorddraco @ Jan 13 2010, 02:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just finish one of my project using ply and formica high-pressure laminate. Not easy working with laminate and my first time.

Definitely requires a lot more time working on it, cutting straight without cracks and edge trimming is most challenging. Now appreciate my previous contractor more smile.gif

Now working on my 2nd project (larger scale) with laminate also. Got a hang of handling laminate, more satisfied with my work versus first one.

I check with Ban Heng leong. I think for a small sum, they also help basic assembly into box or etc. Not complex assembly tot.

Another note in working with ply and timber merchant is using inch/foot instead of metric measurement will get you more accurate cuts. Previously wood working with metric get me very inaccurate cuts.

Initially tot of going to Jurong East Hiap Heng for timber ... check they side, they really have loads of variety but they using a non-bench type saw so I am afraid that the longer piece of ply or timber will not be as straight as I wanted and lenght/width may not be as accurate.

Any one have good experience in their cutting?


Hey what do you mean by non bench saw type? I have been going to them and trust their quality. they cut at the back of the shop with a huge table saw type. Those that can cut 8 feet plywood. Always been straight for me and i think many forummers here have sent me thanks on recommending to them a great shop, you should try it bro. Another reason i trust them cause they been using indonesian and malaysian plywood. If your plywood got holes surely means you got the China plywood most shops carry which is very cheap. I have been to Tampines to purchase very cheap plywood. one piece can cost 30 dollars 8 feet by 4 feet but they will never cut. If you cut it will split. Only good for putting on floor as cheap backing. And Hiap Hin also carries it, but they only have it in their store. If you buy it they will advise you against cutting cause will surely split.


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 09:26 PM

QUOTE (limlim @ Jan 13 2010, 09:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey what do you mean by non bench saw type? I have been going to them and trust their quality. they cut at the back of the shop with a huge table saw type. Those that can cut 8 feet plywood. Always been straight for me and i think many forummers here have sent me thanks on recommending to them a great shop, you should try it bro. Another reason i trust them cause they been using indonesian and malaysian plywood. If your plywood got holes surely means you got the China plywood most shops carry which is very cheap. I have been to Tampines to purchase very cheap plywood. one piece can cost 30 dollars 8 feet by 4 feet but they will never cut. If you cut it will split. Only good for putting on floor as cheap backing. And Hiap Hin also carries it, but they only have it in their store. If you buy it they will advise you against cutting cause will surely split.



mmm .. I been there.. didnt see that they have the type of bench saw like what I see in Ban Heng Leong. Anyway ... I still have another project in mind, so next round I will try them.

The ply I use from Ban Hen Leong is Malaysia I think, cause I got a few pieces still got rubber print stamped "Made in Malaysia" ... I think "heng sway" cause similar piece, one got a few holes at the side, the other look perfectly alright.

I need some perforated metal sheet .. I one I got is not really what I wanted. Anyway 10 buck so just get it as spare first. I will be going down to Hiap Hin to take a look soon. I running behind schedule for my project le .. So far .. I got total of 3 x Laminate Sheet. Completely finish up 1. Still got a little from the 2nd and now using the 3rd.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE (limlim @ Dec 21 2009, 06:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was checking out the teak wood is actually quite expensive at defu lane. If you really need alot and on a budget, i managed to get hold of a contact from gul drive or gul circle, a factory that is doing supply to all shops in Singapore from my colleague. I will be calling to enquire and try to put up the price here. The teak wood sold at defu is about $65000 per tonne then they will work out slowly the cost of ur wood. like divide by 72000 then multiply by your feet and size. haha. that what my colleague who was in renovation line told me. so he said you bypass the middle man, will be alot cheaper. Will call and update everyone


Hi, is the contact from GUL drive still availble to us. I am thinking of some DIY projects. Thanks.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 11:48 AM

Thanks for sharing the diy tips. I'm also thinking of building a cabinet to
store my vinyl records ( running to hundreds) now and a space
for my turntable.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 10:11 PM

QUOTE (Christopher @ Jan 13 2010, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have a question, if i will like to DIY my own feature wall so as to wall mount my lcd tv what wood is good? Will plywood give way to the weight of the tv?


The best bet is to mount your TV with an approved type TV Wall Bracket. If you want to mount it on a wooden back ground, use extra long screws and heavy duty raw plugs, thus going thru the plywood and anchoring the TV on the wall.

Of course, the plywood must be painted or varnished and screwed on to the wall first

Edited by fierydragon, 17 January 2010 - 10:16 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2010 - 06:45 AM

QUOTE (fierydragon @ Jan 17 2010, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The best bet is to mount your TV with an approved type TV Wall Bracket. If you want to mount it on a wooden back ground, use extra long screws and heavy duty raw plugs, thus going thru the plywood and anchoring the TV on the wall.

Of course, the plywood must be painted or varnished and screwed on to the wall first


I have just bought a samsung lcd tv 46 inches. I wanted to get them to install on my wooden wall, which I made using plywood. The guy say cannot. he claims that in time, plywood as it is pressed will expand cause of television heat and will be risky. may even drop. anyone had this problem? I have been wondering if he said is true.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:20 PM

was looking for toilet seat cover and found this web to share with

www.hongwen.com.sg at Northlink, sembawang

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:45 PM

QUOTE (limlim @ Jan 19 2010, 06:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have just bought a samsung lcd tv 46 inches. I wanted to get them to install on my wooden wall, which I made using plywood. The guy say cannot. he claims that in time, plywood as it is pressed will expand cause of television heat and will be risky. may even drop. anyone had this problem? I have been wondering if he said is true.


What the guy said sound logic..

But I do believe it is possible to do something safe.... may be add a piece of steel sheet (the bigger the better) screwed on to the plywood. Then install standard TV bracket onto the metal sheet... or something like that....

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:35 PM

QUOTE (ahwong @ Jan 19 2010, 08:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What the guy said sound logic..

But I do believe it is possible to do something safe.... may be add a piece of steel sheet (the bigger the better) screwed on to the plywood. Then install standard TV bracket onto the metal sheet... or something like that....


yes. i was thinking of using chengai wood to redo the wall again. then use expansion bolts to fasten on my wall again. then i think should be hard enough. i am trying a balinese charm in my living room. My place has high moisture as its near the sea, so i guess I need to consider that wood will corrode in time.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 08:13 AM

QUOTE (snoppy1900 @ Jan 17 2010, 11:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi, is the contact from GUL drive still availble to us. I am thinking of some DIY projects. Thanks.


Hey, the sales guy called me back, but said they dont do small time consumer business, they only take bulk orders of a tonne and above. Thats like so much money, he said if want small quantity, should just buy from saw mills. They are like the importers of it

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:41 PM

Yes i would be interested as well thanks

QUOTE (snoppy1900 @ Jan 17 2010, 11:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi, is the contact from GUL drive still availble to us. I am thinking of some DIY projects. Thanks.



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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:44 PM

Hey people, this is my contact from kranji, they have all profiles of wood. I get my special cabinet frame wood from them, its a little on the high side, but they have the most profiles with them. Please check the place if you all want wood in large scale. They have bulk discounts too, so it may even be cheaper. Please check this place.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 10:56 PM

Just came across this discussion and would like to help.

I am a timber supplier in Sungei Kadut.

website is www.naturewood.com.sg

We cut teak logs into sizes that you want.
We can supply decking materials like Balau and Chengal.

Feel free to drop by 38 Sungei Kadut Street 2.

If you have not seen a sawmill, this is the place to get a feel of it.

In time to come, you may not see these kind of mills in Singapore
as they are too expensive to upkeep here in Singapore.

For people who want to DIY, we also sell the glue and the varnishes.
The sanding machine are available too.

People who loves solid wood and like wood working can come.



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Posted 22 February 2010 - 11:59 PM

QUOTE (lorddraco @ Jan 13 2010, 03:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Hi ... woah .. your project is so big!!! I got formica directly from Formica. I pm you their contact. (Their webby is www.formica.com.sg)

Price is 48 before GST (51 plus after GST). Size of the Laminate is 4 ft x 8ft where they will roll it up for you.

FYI for first timer working on laminiate - If working on laminate, I recommend to get a Giken A-650 Cutter with Tungsten Carbide Tipped Edges or alternative. The HPL is thick and not easy to cut. I figure out a while to know how to cut it. Note that the cutter also can cut floor title, so I use a unwanted wood underneath the laminates while I cut. A trimmer (Makita cheaper.. I think also got even cheaper china brand trimmer) with flush self routing straight routing bit to trim the edge. My first project workmanship not so nice.. but after some trial and error, I learn. smile.gif

Below is a good site that I start my learning.. Dowel wooden rod is good to align the laminate before sticking it. http://alsnetbiz.com...nt/formica.html

BTW .. where you get the aluminium angle ???



lorddraco, thanks for sharing info... we wanted to do the laminates on all 3 bedroom doors.. can buy the sheet off their shelf and ask them to cut according to the size of the doors?

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE (millienium_bear @ Feb 22 2010, 11:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
lorddraco, thanks for sharing info... we wanted to do the laminates on all 3 bedroom doors.. can buy the sheet off their shelf and ask them to cut according to the size of the doors?


Hi .. for Formica, they dont cut accordingly. I think most supplier of laminate dont. Have to cut yourself. as for the size of the doors. I will not know how you can paste the laminates on to it. Mostly likely you have to take down the door and do it one by one.



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Posted 23 February 2010 - 02:34 PM

Hi,

Available more and more home accessories here. You can get right now and made your home beautiful.

Thanks

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:10 PM

Found some companies that sell laminates while researching... hope it'll be useful.
Do share more with us (eg. on price, range, durability, service etc) if anyone happens to contact or use them. Thanks.

EDL Pte Ltd
43 Sungei Kadut Street 1. T +65 6369 0990
http://www.edleuro.com

Jennings
38 Defu Lane 10, #01-33. T: 6382-3838
http://www.jennings.com.sg

Formica (Singapore) Pte Ltd
No. 502/502A Sims Avenue . Tel: +65 6514 1313
http://www.formica.com.sg

Seng Lee Interiors Pte Ltd
45 Sungei Kadut Avenue. Tel: 6368 0123
http://www.senglee.com.sg/

Tak (Lamitak)
41 Sungei Kadut Ave. T: 6366-1212
http://www.tak.com.sg

Lam Chuan
12 Sungei Kadut Way. T: 6368-6669
http://www.lamchuan.com/

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 10:53 AM

hi,

can PM address for hiap heng?
Thanks

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 10:36 PM

bro can u read the date?

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:13 PM

MDF for the main and a thick plywood for the backing ....
backing needs to be very strong

If not partition also can... but backing still plywood...

MDF after painting looks exactly like a wall...




I have a question, if i will like to DIY my own feature wall so as to wall mount my lcd tv what wood is good? Will plywood give way to the weight of the tv?



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Posted 17 October 2011 - 02:09 AM

Anybody knows a shop that sells solid wood direct planks to Public?

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:41 PM

Anybody knows a shop that sells solid wood direct planks to Public?



you can try ong hai soon timber at paya lebar. they are located just behind sing post.
their planks are in 8feet x 4feet. u got lorry?

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:49 PM

Hello! I'm new here :)
I want to ask if anyone here has heard of the Kreg Jig?
I'm thinking about building a custom shoe cabinet (I have a small awkward area about 80 inches wide that would be perfect for a gigantic shoe cabinet).
I haven't any woodwork DIY before, though I always read blogs like ana-white.com/
The Kreg Jig sounds like an easy way to do joints: I'd have to get everything from scratch though, cut wood (or buy a circular saw and DIY :S), put together, put hinges and doors, stain and varnish! Of course everything sounds easy in my head lah.... In my mind it's already completed :P
Anyway! I tried searching online and the Kreg Jig does not seem available locally, and I'd have to ship from Amazon, probably, via comgateway.
I'm thinking about getting the JR set, a right angle clamp and maybe a screw set too.
Shipping should be hefty, plus its a relatively big investment if in the end I lose interest midway :/ let's hope not!
Do you guys just use glue for joints?

JR set: http://www.amazon.co.../ref=pd_cp_hi_2 <- this is the set I intend to get, it's quite basic at USD39, there's a more basic set but that's really not much.
If you look around amazon you can find the more complete set (K4) going for USD100!

Anyway I'm not sure if this is the right thread to post in (but since this is on woodwork...) so I'll post this again in the DIY club thread!

#40 lorddraco

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:51 PM

Hello! I'm new here :)
I want to ask if anyone here has heard of the Kreg Jig?
I'm thinking about building a custom shoe cabinet (I have a small awkward area about 80 inches wide that would be perfect for a gigantic shoe cabinet).
I haven't any woodwork DIY before, though I always read blogs like ana-white.com/
The Kreg Jig sounds like an easy way to do joints: I'd have to get everything from scratch though, cut wood (or buy a circular saw and DIY :S), put together, put hinges and doors, stain and varnish! Of course everything sounds easy in my head lah.... In my mind it's already completed :P
Anyway! I tried searching online and the Kreg Jig does not seem available locally, and I'd have to ship from Amazon, probably, via comgateway.
I'm thinking about getting the JR set, a right angle clamp and maybe a screw set too.
Shipping should be hefty, plus its a relatively big investment if in the end I lose interest midway :/ let's hope not!
Do you guys just use glue for joints?

JR set: http://www.amazon.co.../ref=pd_cp_hi_2 <- this is the set I intend to get, it's quite basic at USD39, there's a more basic set but that's really not much.
If you look around amazon you can find the more complete set (K4) going for USD100!

Anyway I'm not sure if this is the right thread to post in (but since this is on woodwork...) so I'll post this again in the DIY club thread!


Just note that heavy electrical stuff from Amazon are all 110v and not Universal 110 to 240v type. So .. SAW, JIG, DRILL and such .. cannot buy from Amazon.




  

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