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Picnic Tables & Wooden Garden Furniture

Last year, my wife and I wanted to purchase some wooden garden furniture. The list was fairly short: a picnic table with some matching chairs (maybe even a combination picnic table with bench seats attached) and a couple of easy chairs for lounging. Over a period of a couple of weeks we trawled various garden […]

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Wooden Horse Stables

It would appear that horse power is on the increase in and around the town of Pinoso in the province of Valencia, and I don’t mean the internal combustion engine variety, but gee gees, good old Mr. Ed and pals. ‘Neigh, surely not,’ I hear you say, ‘the Spanish love their cars too much, don’t […]

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Wooden Tree Houses

As a kid, I always wanted to have a wooden tree house. I had the perfect tree in my sights, a big Scots pine with thick, broad branches. The tree house would stretch around the trunk, supported by its great arms on four sides. In my mind’s eye I could see it clearly: a trap […]

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Wood in Renovation and New Construction

Wood is on the up again in Spain. If it’s on the up then in must have been down? It was, and for very good reasons. Anyone who has purchased and renovated an old, traditional stone and timber house will most likely tell stories about the problems they had with beams and general woodwork. When […]

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Solid Timber Decking

Timber decking is a natural way of adding that little extra to your house and garden, whether for extended outdoor living space or simply a place to dine with friends. Elevated wooden decking is gentle under foot, requires very little maintenance if properly treated and assembled from the onset, and it looks beautiful. As a […]

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Timber Ranch Fencing & Gates

When I see wooden ranch fencing I think Dallas, Then again, when I think about a pint of beer I think Rosie Blackthorne, her buxom form behind the bar pulling the pump. It’s funny how the mind works. In the same way, when I see metal posts and mesh wire used to keep horses enclosed […]

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The Importance Of A Timber Log Store

Have you ever had to venture out at night in the rain for some logs to keep the fire bright and hot? I have, and I live in Spain. ‘What!’ I hear you say, ‘sunny España and you burn a fire?’ You bet. Open fires and wood burning stoves are used from Barcelona to Cadiz […]

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Timber Chicken Coops

Ever fancied keeping a few chickens? You can’t beat a fresh egg, and what better than one hatched the very morning you eat it: sizzling bacon, a bit of fried bread topped with a pert, golden egg delivered by the old speckled hen. It doesn’t matter where you live, Madrid, on the costas or in […]

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Keeping Cool This Summer

Keeping Cool with Woodworks Direct The warm and sunny weather in Spain is probably one of the main reasons most of us come to live here but we soon discover that having shade is just as important as having sun and that goes particularly for outside the house where creating areas of cool shade is […]

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Why You Should Consider A Wooden Floor

Here in Spain, the most common materials used for flooring are ceramic tiles, marble or a type of quarry stone. Ceramic tiles come in all shapes and sizes and some are even made to simulate wood. They can all look great (if laid correctly), feel cool in the summer and are reasonably easy to keep […]

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A Timber Lean-To Roof

My granddad had one, I have one and quite a few of my neighbours have one – a lean-to. What obviously distinguishes a lean-to from a carport is that it doesn’t house a car, although many carports provide cover for anything but cars, so I guess what word one uses to describe it is somewhat […]

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Solid Timber Gazebos by WoodWorks Direct

Gazebo! No, it’s not a new game using dice and a score sheet, although it is a rather odd word for an elegant structure gracing gardens and parks throughout the world. No one appears to know exactly where the word originated so gazebo it remains, until someone comes up with a better one. Although it […]

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Solid Wooden Carports by WoodWorks Direct

Car Ports appear to be winning out over conventional garages these days. The main reason is cost, because at the end of the day why spend thousands on a brick-built or modular concrete garage when a car port does the job equally well. In the past, when the metal and paintwork on cars sometimes lacked […]

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Solid Timber Sheds

The good old shed, not a bike, agricultural, wood or train shed, but the humble garden shed. From a simple place to store tools, garden equipment and general bric-a-brac to being a refuge from a nagging wife, sheds have held a special place with a broad spectrum of society for hundreds of years. Visions of […]

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Pergolas from Woodworks Direct

Pergolas come in all shapes and sizes, and at Woodworks Direct we have a variety of easy to assemble, flat-pack pergolas to fit neatly and perfectly in your garden or patio area. The pergola has been around for a long time in one form or another, recorded way back in the mid-sixteen hundreds as covered […]

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