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The iconic red UK phone booths are getting a new lease on life. Their latest role is being filled/created by Lovefone, a mobile phone repair shop. These underused phone booths now offer free Wi-Fi, six free charging ports, and an onsite repair shop.

Each box is oriented differently, so Lovefone adapts the design to suit each location. To begin with, any remaining payphone fittings are removed. A frame to which all of the internal units are attached is then assembled, using wooden wedges to keep everything level. Finally, another secondary floor layer is added, under which a floor safe is installed. The perforated back panel is made of a metal sheet, while birch ply is used for the wooden elements for its clean look and strength.

Lovefone plans to open around 37 locations throughout London in the next 18 months. These Lovefone repair phone booths are just over 10-sqft. Good thing they are loaded with windows. Great reuse of these phone booths, so much better than scrapping them. (more…)

Posted on Aug 22 2016 - 9:30am by Pete M
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Splitting wood into kindling is arguably more dangerous than just splitting logs into halves or quarters. You are having to swing a sharp axe at a piece of wood that is shrinking with each strike. It is like performing surgery with a machete. Well this awesome product, the Kindling Cracker ($85) took a 13-year old girls ingenuity to invent. It is built to last for generations and is made in Australia from a solid piece of high-quality cast iron. Instead of swinging an axe...

Posted on Aug 19 2016 - 4:13pm by Ty G
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Posted on Aug 18 2016 - 9:54am by Pete M
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