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 Post subject: Bracing internal stairway for large refrigerator move
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:40 am 
Hi there,

I'm new here, so hoping someone can offer an opinion and advice.

Old fridge died recently, so I've got a new one to replace it. I'm in a multi-level apartment, starting from the 6th floor to 8th (rooftop). The kitchen and fridge are on the 7th floor, accessed via an internal staircase.

The challenge
Measurement wise, the new fridge fits up the stairway. However, the bottom portion of the stairs are too ...

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 Post subject: Any finishing forman on here
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:48 pm 
Are there any finishing foreman on here, if so what paperwork do you need to be one? Thanks

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 Post subject: Squeaky flooring
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:35 pm 
A friend lives in a downstairs flat and the upstairs flooring was very noisy. I know that the floor/ceiling is made of concrete beams with standard chipboard flooring laid on relatively this laths of wood. A carpenter/builder has recently cured the squeaking because (as the story was related to me) the laths had "popped out of their holes at the fixings against the walls." Once these were replaced and, I assume, secured, the floor is ...

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 Post subject: Kitchen Cabinet Near Disaster - how to re-install
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:46 pm 
I own a Glasgow tenement flat, built around 1900, exterior walls light sandstone. I recently noticed one of the corners of a kitchen cabinet had loosened itself from the wall so I took everything down to inspect what was holding it. (It is an Ikea Varde glass-door cabinet, like this one:

I soon realised that the previous hack "joiners" had installed the unit directly into plasterboard, and when that evidently began to fail, drilled ...

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 Post subject: Looking to build and install a garden swing for the kids
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:52 pm 
Hi all,

First post here - sorry it is a question - but if you don't ask you don't learn!

I'm looking at installing a garden swing for the kids. Space is very tight, so looking for intelligent designs to minimise impact but still give something for the little ones (3 year old) to swing off.

I've seen this, and the design is perfect for what we need:


I have a lot of timber ...

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 Post subject: Making Ply - then and now
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:50 am 
I came across this by chance and enjoyed watching. See I like the machine that patches the knots out.

Not changed that much just less labour.


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 Post subject: Scribing end panels on two sides
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:30 am 

Hi guys,
I’m wondering if anybody has any advice on how to scribe an end panel / Infill peice on two edges, eg when the peice sits against a wall and the floor and both are on the wonk. I’m quite familiar with scribing one side using the standard method of an offcut / a compass but the t seems to me that if you then do that and do the same technique on the ...

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 Post subject: Mezzanine floor in 1930's garage
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:19 am 

I have recently moved into a 1930's semi-detached.

Have cut an inspection hatch into the garage lath and plaster ceiling & found 2" / 3" (5cm / 8 cm) wooden joists.

Are these joist (presuming good condition) strong enough to board over the top to create a mezzanine storage area?

And if so is OSB or something reccomeneded to use as the boards for the new floor?

I'd like to be able to stand ...

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 Post subject: Parquet surprise
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:35 am 
I posted a thread a number of years ago where I had damp damaged parquet floor in the porch. The wife decided to bin the old carpet in the living room. Underneath was what appeared to be the original parquet floor from 1970’s and if I’m honest it’s in a lot better shape than I expected (expected it to be lifting, damp etc). Now what! I see there are a few threads ( re specialist ...

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 Post subject: removing stain/colour of old OAK beams
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:18 pm 
I have a large number of oak beams in our lounge which are structural and support ceiling and building.

a few day ago I took down a shelf over the fire made of the same material and same colour and sanded down to reveal the lighter colour - there are a lot of machine marksl, and so not completely back to raw wood - but sufficient to now look more appealing lighter and added ...

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