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Cabinet Garden Table Woodworking

Cold Frame – part 3

The Cold Frame is coming together. I have the window frames for the top, and base and legs for the bottom. Now I need to build the middle. The size of the frame’s box is set by the size of the window frames, and the angle at which these will sit. It’s time to get […]

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Garden Table Woodworking

Cold Frame – part 2

So, I was working an a new cold frame, made out of the old cold frame, which was made out of an old shed. In the previous post I made a plan, then measured and cut lengths of wood for some new window frames. Now to get out the router. I need to give the […]

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Garden Woodworking

Cold Frame

There is something very satisfying in salvaging wood, and seeing it go into new things. As I was saying in the previous post, in 2006 I tried to move a shed from outside our kitchen to a new location at the bottom of the garden. We were working on remodelling our kitchen, which included adding […]

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Garden Woodworking

Shed Fettling

Most of the woodworking that goes on in the garden involves fettling and fixing things that have deteriorated. I do have a nice big garden creation to write about, and will do that next post. Before I get there though, I will tell this story as a preamble. In 2006, I tried to move an […]

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DIY House

The Bath – addendum

I’ve been posting a lot about the bathroom lately. I wrote three posts in all, covering toilet and sink, bath and radiator, and ceiling. Alongside these posts has been the unavoidable acknowledgement that it’s time to re-do the grouting around the bath. I’ve been putting it off for several months – “I can’t get the […]

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Garden Woodworking

Compost Fettling

Spring and Summer in lockdown. What to do? There are always things going on out in the garden. I should use the time to do some tidying up, and fettling of the various things that tend to decay over winter. Specifically; the compost bins. I built these many years ago. Four bins in all; two […]

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DIY House

The Bath – part 3

Onwards with rebuilding the bathroom. In the first part of this story I talked about fitting a new toilet and sink, building box-work to hide the pipes and planning the layout of tiles. In part two I fitted a new bath and heated towel rail, and fitted tiles as diamonds. My attention now turns to […]

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DIY House

The Bath – part 2

So, there I was, rebuilding the bathroom. In the last post I talked about fitting the toilet and sink, and how I approached tiling and boxing in pipework. Now it’s time to turn my attention to the bath itself. One problem I face often when working on the house is the conversion from imperial to […]

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DIY House

The Bath

Let me tell you about the time I rebuilt our bathroom. I probably should apologise up front as there isn’t going to be much messing about with wood in this post. There is a bit, and I’ll try and dwell on that to keep vaguely on track, but mostly this week is Messing About With […]

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House Technique Woodworking

Book Stand – part 3

So, I’m making a book stand… In the beginning of this story, I made a picture of a White Horse. Later, I built a frame for the picture, then I made a tray for books to stand in and a pair of legs for the frame to stand on. Now to put all these things […]