Category Archives: House

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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Island Bench part 2

As well as getting the gas on today I glued down the trim on the island bench.  I used Sika 291 here again as it sticks like shit to a blanket and is flexible forever. As you can see I … Continue reading

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Cooking With Gas

Why spend a lot of coin on a domestic oven that looks like a commercial oven when you can spend less and get a proper commercial oven. A low maintenance kitchen will be a joy.  All the laser film removed … Continue reading

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Trimming the Island Bench

The last couple of days I have been trimming the island bench in Karri. Some tricky joinery, at least for me, as there are a number of mitre joins involved a mistake on any of them would result in ruining … Continue reading

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A few more bites of the Elephant.

I finished grouting the floor in the scullery so I could then lift in the double sink. This nearly killed me as it is such a tight fit I could not sheet the side walls until it was in. And … Continue reading

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Who Says We Don’t Have A Pot To Piss In

After a busy week we now have a pot to piss in:) All Grouted and taped ready to silicon seal. I ¬†wont be taping prior to sealing again as it wasn’t any easier and the windex and finger method actually … Continue reading

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All the tiles in the loo are on!!

Another bite of the hippopotamus has been had. After a brief delay because a fire that burnt out 3500 ha cane too close for comfort. All the tiles are on in the loo. All I have to do now is … Continue reading

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