Category Archives: House

Pantry floor tiled

Last week with the help of Dave the famous/infamous jerky maker from Canberra the tiles went on the floor in the pantry. The walk in pantry is 2400mm x 3200mm which negates the need for under bench cupboards. Our fridge and freezer … Continue reading

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Finishing the island bench

 Last week I started finishing the trim on the island bench. I sanded to 120 grit as per the instructions from Livos Australia with Abranet and then applied their counter too oil. I find abranet gives a better finish than paper abrasives. I … Continue reading

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More power, more power, more power, more power. 

Yesterday Stan and I wired up the new solar panels. Today we made over 20kWh😀 Now we have a pair of Midnite Solar Classic controllers.  Both the pos and neg lines have breakers in Midnite Solar combiners. All the solar … Continue reading

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All the flashing on

After a big day by DOD, Stan and I. The house is fully dressed and sparrow proof now with all the flashings on.  The western side.  The north side or front of the house.  The eastern side.  Working at height … Continue reading

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Laundry bench

The glue up for the laundry bench took every clamp I had. It is made from 3 layers of merbau bench tops to Make a 75mm bench.  The first 2 layers glued with liquid nails I used polyurethane glue for … Continue reading

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Another 4.5kw of solar goes in.

Stan and Pete designed the new solar frame, getting an Ex RAAF engineer and an Ex Army Warrant Officer to reach an agreement is a rare occurrence so these are very special frames. The low profile is excellent. Stan fabricated … Continue reading

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Flashing the House.

Very exciting at the moment as Stan and DOD (Dear Old Dad) are here to help with the build. In particular the flashing as the pieces are long and floppy and I can’t hang them by myself. This is the … Continue reading

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