Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by jaybee, Aug 18, 2012.
Thats very decent of you. Well done!
@Maccapacca thats a crazy roof layout!
Did you not fancy having the mortar coloured to suit?
Made a side table out of plywood.
Was it you that made a plywood table a while back too?
Seem to remember it looking great when oiled (bit darker than that i think)
Yesterday i spent an age getting all the old/cracked mortar out from the patio ready to redo it. Was going to use a grinder but decided to avoid the mess and used a hammer and chisel.
What also made me chuckle is that i bought a cheap set of wood chisels from B&Q years ago and use them for everything and they're still decent. I decided to buy some "better" chisels for woodwork and they're all chipped!
Yeah, I have made a few tables using plywood like this. This one is finished with Danish oil and then spray lacquer to hopefully make it a bit more durable.
Not the cheapest solution (I'm sure I paid less than this years ago) but these specialist SDS chisels are very handy for prepping for pointing. I don't have an angle grinder so this made sense at the time, though it's actually a really useful tool and I have used it many times now, makes much less mess than a grinder!
What are you re-pointing with? Are you going old skool or using a brush in resin based one?
To be honest i've decided to wuss out and get someone in. Having seen the mess the previous guy (who presumably didn't know what he was doing, and given i also have no idea what i'm doing) and it's such a big area. I'd rather it just be done properly first time!
The brush in stuff is quite expensive compared to just using sand and cement. But it's very easy, almost impossible to stain the surrounding area and it's really quick to do. I did a 6x3m patio in just over an hour using a tub that cost £40.
I paid £20 for 60 clips, which they say is enough for 10 panels (I only had 6). I agree they're not cheap but well worth it not to hear them flapping in strong winds.
Whats the chance of this doing what it says on the tin? I can't imagine a water based stain lasting anywhere near 10 years. I wanted Sadolin classic stain, but they didn't have the colour I wanted at Screwfix, so this will give this a try.
Were these what you used? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252563461899
Yeah, that's the ones. They literally take seconds to fit and hold the panels really well in even the strongest winds. I agree that they're overpriced but I've been glad I bought them in the recent windy weather.
Used one of those Metpost fence spikes yesterday, pleasently surprised at how quick it was to put in. And sturdy.
Was expecting a bit of a mickey mouse fixing but it goes down about 2', proper solid.
Could've lived with that. I also had the added complication that a lot of the existing stuff is being left and i'm not sure how good a match i'd have got first time. For the smallish amount it's cost i'd rather let someone else do it
I peeled the protective plastic off my garage door; does that count
I'll have to get myself some of those, got a whole load of panels (about 20 or so) but the sound of them rattling in the summer when I'm out in the garden puts me on edge so it'd be money well spent if it stops those pesky rattles!
Deep cleaning the oven is a man job right? Also replaced the oven light.
Some pretty caustic chemicals involved in cleaning up 4 years of accumulated grime.
Hardest part was removing the glass cover from the light, though seems me not knowing my clockwise from anti-clockwise was a big part of the problem.
Hope you made a youtube video? Could have paid for the garage door!
Stuck 2 x VIVE stations to our games room ceiling.
The room is a converted garage with a loft space above, so easy access. Both stations powered through Z-Wave plug sockets (loft space) and can be turned on via Alexa.
I didn't think it through properly
Any chance you might be able to repost the pics of the alcove cupboards you made please?
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