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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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 Post subject: Making curved corners
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:55 pm 
I'd like to make the frames below out of 2x1 timber and turn it into a storage rack. I reckon I can cut curves on the outside with a jigsaw. I plan to round over the edges with a trim router. How do I tackle the internal corners?

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 Post subject: Blum hinges and a flush frame
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:05 pm 
Hi guys
I’m about to build some wardrobe. I’m using overlay hinges as the doors close over the carcass. However I’m building a series of panels to go around the wardrobes I’ll scribe to the wall, which I plan to mount to battons screwed onto the side of the carcass. I want these top / bottom filler peices to finish flush with the front of the doors. In order to do this, should I set ...

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 Post subject: Building a fitted bookshelf
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:57 pm 

This is my first post as I've reached a point where I need some help planning my first bookshelf. I've got a corner in a (relatively) new-build that I'd like to build a bookshelf in.


I want to make it look like it was designed to be there. The walls appear to be normal plasterboard, so I was considering using 18mm moisture-resistant MDF for this build to create something ...

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 Post subject: Method of fixing engineered flooring to a very uneven floor
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:11 pm 
Evening, so I have a little dilemma as to which way to fix down a new engineered floor to an existing chipboard floor. The house is 1700 and wonky as....... it's almost 3.5" sloped from one side to the other and deviations of up to 4-5mm. Someone has done a right number on this floor, the original floor is 6" below this 'platform' floor and they have used the void for wire and pipe services. ...

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 Post subject: Fixing Interior Door Handle
PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:11 am 
I'm fairly new to DIY and need to fix the interior of a door handle.
I'm looking to replace the latch which has become faulty but when i am trying to line up the holes on the handle, the latch is in the way and I am unsure how to overcome this. If I drill new holes to avoid the latch, the handle will be at an angle. Any tips on how to go about ...

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 Post subject: Renovating Stairs
PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:05 pm 
Apart from fitting new handrails, spindles etc... is there any other way of making this staircase looking nicer than it does (apart from the obvious like painting it). Had a quote for fitting an oak handrail, unpainted softwood spindles and it's coming out at £900, seemed a bit steep or is that the going rate? Excuse the mess it's a project!



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 Post subject: Dust Masks
PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:47 pm 
Hi, can anyone give me any advice about dust masks please?

That sounds a bit vague so for a bit more context… Have always just used those cheap disposable white moulded things in the past held on with thin elastic. I find them uncomfortable, not that effective and they don't seem to work very well in conjunction with safety glasses - the lenses quickly fog up when breathing which is something I do a lot, ...

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 Post subject: Split in wood (oak) staircase handrail
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:58 am 

I have an oak staircase and the handrail has several hairline splits in it (see photo). Does anyone know what the best way to fill these would be? The wood needs to be oiled and ideally I don't want it to show once complete.


handrail split.jpg

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 Post subject: Loft mods
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:28 pm 
Hi all,
Long time user, first time poster. First off let me thank all in this forum for the help that has been provided over the years.
I cant find an answer for this anywhere.
I want to move the 2 middle joists(?) That are above the purlins up a touch. Mainly just want to move them to about a 6'2" height so i can walk under them and not have to duck every 2 ...

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