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Product: Beistelltisch Yuna Holz table. PDF Print E-mail

Monday, 16 July 2012 13:31

Yuna Table Review

Product by: Fashion for Home. www.fashionforhome.co.uk

The Beistelltisch Yuna Holz table in stainless steel and teak is a neat and modern piece of furniture for your garden, conservatory or balcony. It's small, square form provides a stable space to put your cool drink, magazines and book. The Yuna table comprises of a square tubular stainless steel frame with a slatted teak wood top. The table is robust enough to double as a stool when needed. The frame is a silky matt finish and all welded joints are snag-free and smooth. The table legs are capped to prevent floor damage. The teak top is high quality natural wood with pleasing natural colour tones.

The overall effect is of a pleasing, functional and modern occasional table with a stylish Scandinavian look. It is smart enough to be used in a living room or as a bedside table when a minimalist look is wanted. The Yuna table is a quality item at a reasonable price which could make a useful addition to many households.

The Yuna table needs little attention to keep it's neat appearance. Applying an occasional dressing of teak oil would keep the top immaculate and the steel frame would only need an infrequent buff-up with a soft cloth and perhaps some polish. The supplier does indicate that small rust marks may appear if the table is left outdoors in damp conditions. These marks are caused by the oxidation of minute iron particles at the surface of the stainless steel. If this happens the marks are easily removed using the buffing pad supplied.

The only downside with this piece of versatile furniture is the delivery time after ordering. This can take eight to fourteen weeks depending on availability. The delays are due to strict manufacturing and quality control. Unfortunately this will probably result in potential customers seeking out a substitute from their local Nordic lifestyle store.

 
AnySharp Edge Tool and Knife Sharpener PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 May 2012 15:38

Review by Janet Fletcher, Hawkesbury Upton, South Glos

I have never been very adept at using a steel or whetstone to sharpen blades on garden tools so I was keen to try the AnySharp Edge Tool and Knife Sharpener. Following the packaging instructions, I used the device on an ageing pair of garden shears and the cutting edges were restored using just a few strokes with the AnySharp tool. Good results were obtained on a sickle, a pair of loppers, an edger and some secateurs…it is so much easier to use sharpened tools! The AnySharp Edge is easy to use on rotary lawnmower blades but all dead or dried grass needs to be cleaned off before using the tool!

The AnySharp is handy keep with you in a pocket when working in the garden. It can be more peaceful to use a sickle or scythe rather than motorised brush cutter to clear areas nettles and weeds but the blade must be kept sharp for easy use. With the AnySharp immediately to hand you can refresh the blade each time you pause from cutting.

In the house, the AnySharp dealt with a favourite carving knife, a serrated edged bread knife and assorted peeling knives to give clean, notch-free cutting edges.

The AnySharp is handy keep with you in a pocket when working in the garden. It can be more peaceful to use a sickle or scythe rather than motorised brush cutter to clear areas nettles and weeds but the blade must be kept sharp for easy use. With the AnySharp immediately to hand you can refresh the blade each time you pause from cutting.

The AnySharp Edge is very safe to use. When using the AnySharp Edge, it is essential NOT to move the knife or cutting edge being sharpened. Always move the AnySharp over a cutting edge using light but firm regular strokes….don’t be tempted to apply hard pressure on the blade as this may cause damage to that edge. Clean the sharpened edge before use.

The AnySharp Edge Tool and Sharpener is a welcome addition to my garden tool bag and I will probably buy another to keep in the house!

I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

The Edge can be purchased mail order from www.anysharp.com priced £14.99

 

 
Raise a Glass PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 March 2012 16:17

The all-important finishes touches are vital to create glamour and sophistication in the home.   Decorative glass furnishings and accessories, such as glass mirrors and frames, are proving to be a popular contemporary design trend for 2012…

Cut-glass, crushed glass, faceted glass and bevelled glass mirrors - they all offer an ultra-glam look in the home and successfully showcase their diverse sparkling qualities against any colour wall or patterned wallpaper.  Modern glass mirror frames retain the ultimate ability to reflect light, especially when wall-mounted.  Placed opposite a window or door, glass mirrors bounce light around the room and help to open up smaller spaces; creating a bright and airy ambience.

 
Gardening leave for whg's green-fingered Alan PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 09:15

Gardening leave for whg’s green-fingered Alan

When gardening guru Alan Haynes heard that a small community of whg customers needed help to bring their communal garden to life he was quick to lend a hand.

 
Review: The Fiskars Weed Puller PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 01:47

Home and Gardening would like to thank keen gardener, Janet Fletcher for her review of the Fiskars weed puller. This sounds like a must for any gardeners tool shed!!

The Fiskars Weed Puller
Review: 5/5

We have recently acquired a Fiskar garden weeding tool which has a telescopic action. The four bladed weed puller head is placed over the centre of the weed and gentle foot pressure on the side lever grips the weed and root so it can be lifted out of the ground. A quick push on the orange slide mechanism releases the plant directly into your bucket or barrow for disposal.

 


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