Product News July 2019 Vol. 2, Issue 7
THIS MONTH’S JOINT FEATURE– THE MITRE AND SPLINE JOINT
A spline joint is created when a wooden spline is inserted and glued into a slot or groove that has been cut in another woodworking joint, usually a butt, edge or mitered joint.
The spline serves to reinforce the joint and help keep the two sections aligned with each other. This small enhancement adds considerable strength to whatever joint it’s applied to.
The spline itself can be made from plywood, hardwood or the same material as the joint being strengthened – At Homewood we use the latter. For the ultimate in strength, the grain of natural woods should be oriented so that it’s running across the joint in the work piece.
Splines should never be forced into the grooves, which could cause them to distort or split. Rather, they should slide in easily, but without any side play, to allow enough room for glue to ensure a solid joint.
AN OLD CONCEPT BUT NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT IT– NKWANA SLEEPER COUCH
Sleeper couches are not new – they have been around a long time. But they have always needed a PHD to operate and due to all the moving parts, they seem to never last. Well, all that is about to change with our new Nkwana sleeper couch. – It’s simple, looks great, and when closed you can’t even it tell that it’s not a normal couch. Best of all is it’s super simple to operate and opens with no breakable moving parts. Check it out!
WOOD FEATURE: AUSTRALIAN BLACKWOOD – INVADING SOUTH AFRICA
How can we make use of a renewable resource that’s got amazing properties for furniture production and help the environment at the same time? By using and promoting locally grown (invaded) Australian Blackwood, we can help clean up the waterways in KZN and the Cape all while using this amazing wood for furniture. It’s a no brainer really!
We have recently purchased a large volume of Blackwood at a good price. This reduced cost is being passed on to our customers – so until stocks last, we are promoting and selling Blackwood furniture at a 30% discount – so don’t miss out!
NEW ADDITIONS TO THE PAINDANE RANGE
We are proud to announce two new items to our long serving Paindane range. We have now introduced a coffee table and 2 drawer server. The lines and simplicity remain Paindane – however the softness of the slight curves and the organic feature of the beam have taken this range to a new level.