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Going to the tip with a van load of cardboard packaging from the flat pack kitchen project.
An exciting life innit :roll:
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Aardvark wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:52 am
Going to the tip with a van load of cardboard packaging from the flat pack kitchen project.
An exciting life innit :roll:

Did that last week, rock 'n' roll :D

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Spotty wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:04 pm
Aardvark wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:52 am
Going to the tip with a van load of cardboard packaging from the flat pack kitchen project.
An exciting life innit :roll:

Did that last week, rock 'n' roll :D
Saving all our cardboard to go under the no dig, raised vegie beds I've been threatening to build for the last few years.
Thanks to Amazons packaging zeal I've got a shed full now.

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Aardvark wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Day five assembling a flat pack kitchen. RSI setting in already. Wondering how I will place/mark/cut/trim/fettle and fit the worktops that I could hardly lift out of the trailer on my own. Still, as long as it keeps raining I won't have to try. No barn/workshop/garage so its all outside work.
Dnot leave the worktops too long. A couple of years ago a friend bought some cut to measure wood worktops from Leroy Merlin but by the time he got around to fitting them they had warped and he had to buy some replacements. I made a nice BBQ table out of one of the rejects.

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DominicBest wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:23 pm
Aardvark wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Day five assembling a flat pack kitchen. RSI setting in already. Wondering how I will place/mark/cut/trim/fettle and fit the worktops that I could hardly lift out of the trailer on my own. Still, as long as it keeps raining I won't have to try. No barn/workshop/garage so its all outside work.
Dnot leave the worktops too long. A couple of years ago a friend bought some cut to measure wood worktops from Leroy Merlin but by the time he got around to fitting them they had warped and he had to buy some replacements. I made a nice BBQ table out of one of the rejects.
Warped :lol: I bought wide pine skirting today from Bricodepot, it comes warped but its fine enough to secure into place with glue and nails.
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Came down to our soon to be new house icey all the way from St Amand to Montlucon then a balmy.5 degrees and no ice at the house but it was -9 last night here.
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DominicBest wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:23 pm
Aardvark wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Day five assembling a flat pack kitchen. RSI setting in already. Wondering how I will place/mark/cut/trim/fettle and fit the worktops that I could hardly lift out of the trailer on my own. Still, as long as it keeps raining I won't have to try. No barn/workshop/garage so its all outside work.
Dnot leave the worktops too long. A couple of years ago a friend bought some cut to measure wood worktops from Leroy Merlin but by the time he got around to fitting them they had warped and he had to buy some replacements. I made a nice BBQ table out of one of the rejects.
:good:
As always, I appreciate good advice but I think I'm OK on that one. My worktops are not the upmarket solid wood ones. They are 40mm thick agglomere (?) with a laminate covering top, bottom, and both long edges. Only the ends are exposed. I learned my lesson long ago about trying to buy solid wood here. I have been using up a large stash of boat building timber I brought with me years ago. There will be a lot of teak, mahogany, and marine ply in this old hovel for future owners to discover. I just remembered I have a brand new ash staircase that I bought about ten years ago. Piled up with stuff and the end of the lounge furthest from the fireplace. I hope it is still straight and not a spiral one now.
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A local carpenter dropped a lot of off-cuts that I could use as kindling years ago. I burnt a lot of it but still have bits of mahogany, teak and other interesting woods in the shed which often come in useful.

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Pointing a tiled floor and picking up my van today
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Recovering from yesterday, which involved children, epic vomit over clothes and bedding, washing machine and dryer, hilarious panto, more washing, family gathering over tea and exchange of presents, xylophone crackers with more hilarity, bed-making, backache.

I slept for longer last night than for years - nearly 9 hours rather than about my normal 4 or 5.

Happy Sunday all.

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