Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Sometime later...

And I've been back doing a little at the house





It might not loot like a lot but there is a lot of sanding and painting. It needs another coat and some spot filling but hey some progress at least.

Oh and I got around to spraying the shed. Anyone looting at this, if you ever need to apply wood preserver to a shed or fence; for god sake use a solvent based product with a cheap garden sprayer! I did the whole shed in under two hours





Oh yeah and I cut the grass / moss too



Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Day Three

So I've put some wood in the hole! Should make the hall a touch warmer eh.


New loft access door


and rustic catch


The planks are alternated so that the natural cupping of the boards with cancel each other out over the width of the door. An expedite job!


and winter is coming!

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Day two


Awkward bits filled in!


Ok so I cheated and used planks because I ran out of plaster board, but hey I like it. Bistro Chic!


Monday, 12 December 2016

Day one

All this furniture makings and general messing around is all very well, but it doesn't get the baby a new hallway as they say ;) So back to the business in hand for the final pre-Christmas "big push". Oh and please don't go back and look how many times in this blog I've said that eek!

So the hallway as it stands today as of 21h00








Pretty well in hand eh! Well it's this last picture that is of concern. Tricky little blighter above the stair well. This is the bit that is oh sooo easy to think; you know what I'll do the rest and leave that little bit and come back and do it later. I guarantee that most renovations have that one bit, the bit that Laurence Llewelyn Bowen would pin a chic bit of purple velvet over to cover it up!! Problem is if I leave it it will be 10 years before it gets done. So carpe diem! Well not now .... tomorrow its getting done.....or maybe the next day!

Finished chest

Complete with retro handles


And working drawers - woot!


Oh yeah and I made a light fitting while I was at it.





Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Friday, 14 October 2016

Oakland CA

Start out with trees


To make the frame for a 60's style chest of drawers. The frame below, strapped up with blocks on the corners while the glue dries. 


Mitered corners for that super clean look ...nice, if you like that sort of thing!


And some legs


Retro angled legs at that!


Glue dry and ready for some drawers