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 Post subject: Kitchen renovation
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:20 pm 
This is a project i undertook about two years ago. It involved the total renovation of my old kitchen, starting with the removal of a stone arch that divided the room, installing a new gypsum board ceiling, replacing the floor ceramic tiles, new cupboards and appliances and a new quartz kitchen top. I did all the work myself except the wooden cupboards and appliances. I will try to explain the various stages with pics. Hope ...

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 Post subject: Custom Stair Case for Kids Bunk Beds
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:06 pm 
Started and finished this over the weekend. Made from mostly off-cuts. All sanded down, just needs preparing ready for paint. I thought they were pretty good for someone who’s only been doing Carpentey since February! I welcome your feedback (good or bad)

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 Post subject: Wall hung toilet on really thin wall and no frame shower
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:27 pm 
Another of the what I did series....

In my bathroom I always wanted a wall hung toilet. But after stripping the wall back of the lathe and plaster it became very apparent it was not going to be easy.

The wall was built on 2" studs, Good old turn of the century cost cutting! On top of that the wall was not strong if you lent on it you could deflect it.

My issues were ...

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 Post subject: Making stairs the hard way
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:42 pm 
Before I had my loft conversion I was not happy looking at the neighbours set up as the stairs looked really tight and dark. I really wanted it to be light and airy. So when setting out what work would be done with the builders I said leave the stairs to me.

As I said my brief was "light and airy" Out with the 3D cad and many hours later I came up with what ...

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 Post subject: More Ikea hacking chest of draws
PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:22 pm 
This hack I have to say is not recommended, It was loads of work! To me it was worth it but it's not something I would say others to copy. But I will say have a go on your own designs, Its fun and very rewarding.

I needed bedside and a chest of draws for a new loft conversion, something different, out of the ordinary. So I visited a few really posh shops, you know ...

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 Post subject: Ikea hacking Pax wardrobe
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:45 am 
Hi chaps

I was inspired by a commercial product I had seen on the interwebs. So decided to replicate it.
The base door is the cheapest that will fit the Pax frame being just a plane panel. I then used 4mm Acrylic sheet as it was flat and smooth. I paid for the door and panels to be spray painted. The panels were fixed to the door using a PU adhesive.
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 Post subject: Upcycled junk
PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:16 pm 
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Here’s something I knocked up on Sunday afternoon , seat from an old lawnmower, handwinding wheel from a lift , bit of steel tube and some M24 studding and nuts, need to add a foot rest.

Might get painted snazzy colours and go in kitchen or if it fails to get approval will stay in my workshop !

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 Post subject: My New Kitchen
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:22 pm 
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Been busy sorting out our bungalow that was built in 1989, and pretty much unchanged since.

Started with bedroom and onsuite to allow a bolt hole to retreat to away form the mess, that didn’t involve much more than decs in bedroom getting rid of Artex and doing some fitted wardrobes.

Onsuite , complete tile , two hidden cupboards his n hers , wall loo at height to suit her bad ...

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 Post subject: DIY Smart Heating with Raspberry pi
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:34 pm 
hi guys,
been working/using raspberry pi for lots of small jobs so i decided to build smart heating controller on raspberry pi as all commercially available solutions wouldn't do what i wanted/expected. so here is my smart heating project. its free and open sources, demo and download available at https://bit.ly/2QdIIPk

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 Post subject: CNC Carving
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:59 am 
Hi All, I have now built a CNC router and here is a photo of my first two 3D carvings

The size is 80mm x 60mm x 15mm depth of carving for the dog and around
80mm x 90mm x 12mm depth of carving for the horses heads.

The dog head is carved out of Lime and has three coats of Danish oil applied.

The horses heads are carved out of old Mahogany from an ...

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