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 Post subject: Help routering?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:37 pm 
Hello all,
I am trying to make a grille from a sheet of 6mm MDF, all i want to do is route some 1/4 inch slots approx 15 inches long, I marked the position of all the slots, drilled a 1/4 inch hole at one end of each one to put the router cutter in to start the cut, used a trend straight guide to run the router along and ended up with snake slots ...

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 Post subject: Fencing tips
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:19 pm 
Hi all , thought I would ask for some advice on the topic as it is something I have never actually done before . I have a fear of the unknown !

So basically moved into our new house last October and the neighbour has , very kindly *cough* , pointed out that some of the fence posts have ‘gone’ and it’s my fence .... The fence is traditional with posts , rails and feather ...

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 Post subject: Sash windows. Making your own?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:12 pm 
Anyone here made their own sash windows?

I need to replace 2 large triple sashes, currently single glazed, with double glazed wood sashes.

Quotes are all over £9000 for 2 windows.

I've read a few blogs and been looking at a lot of posts on some other forums about making sash windows.

I have time and the space to do it.

Eventually I will need to replace 4x triple sashes and 4x large bays. So ...

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 Post subject: Ikea Pax Modification
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:23 am 
Hi Guys

I want to build some custom bedroom storage for a loft style bedroom. I was going to build units by hand from MDF but have decided to reuse what I have to reduce waste and cost.

I have 3 2100mm Ikea Pax wardrobes which are melamine faced chipboard, I want to cut the units in half and modify them so I have 6 x 800mm ish carcasses which be fitted under eaves.

What ...

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 Post subject: skylight window made of acrylic perspex in my shed...
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:59 pm 
Hi there,

So my shed roof started leaking so I'm about to redo the roof completely, by raising the pitch to 45 degrees plus adding a fixed acrylic perspex skylight window with two pieces of 40x60cm.

Is there an advantage to raising the window frame above the roof felt surface at opposed to having it flush with the surface? In either scenarios, apart from silicone, what other materials are essential for sealing against water for ...

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 Post subject: Best shed floor material?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:22 pm 
Hi, someone wants to build me a 12'X8' durable & secure shed but he is insisting on a chipboard floor and roof.

The shed will be constructed as follows:

8X2 tanalised joists on concrete blocks,
floor on top of joists,
4X2 studwork frame on top of floor,
4X2 rafters, etc,
sides made of 18mm WBP plywood nailed onto frame from outside.
shiplap cladding nailed to that.
big strong 44mm wooden door.

So, I'm prejudiced against ...

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 Post subject: Timber supplies
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:22 pm 
do any one know were I can sorce 6x2 timber looking for a good price. I need 1500 meters

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 Post subject: New Architraves- Not 100%!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:09 pm 
Hello all

Around 6 months ago we had new arcs put on upstairs which at the time, seemed absolutely fine. It was only until I went to paint them I noticed the finish wasnt great at all. Gaps around the joints (I noticed i can move the arc a little and close the gap), too many nails and splits in the wood. Really annoying seeming as this was done by a full time joiner!

As ...

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 Post subject: What is the best way to repair these rafters
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:05 pm 
Hi folks,

In short how do I sister / reinforce this rafter in the pic from top to bottom when it has a dog leg!

The rafter to the left of the window is already sistered as it is continuous from top to bottom!

I am currently reinforcing around a couple of velux windows we had fitted when the roof was re-slated. The roofers joiner did an awful job and the spec he was shown ...

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 Post subject: Fire door fitting
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:15 am 
Ok sorry if this sounds a daft question but I've been out off "mainstream " building work for some time now. Pretty much all my work is domestic nowadays. I've just had a call from a customer who's house I've worked on. She works at a nursery and the fire brigade inspection has said that all the fire doors need closers and there is a need for a couple of additional fire doors. I've done ...

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