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    It'll cost over $6000 to have them all removed...

    It'll cost over $6000 to have them all removed and I simply can't afford that at the moment. I'll hope for no storms until I can afford it.
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    Thanks for the advice. :)

    Thanks for the advice. :)
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    It's not exposed to weather but I'll probably...

    It's not exposed to weather but I'll probably have to paint it pink anyway. :cool:
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    READ ME! Didn't see that. Got a link? :D I see you're...

    Didn't see that. Got a link? :D

    I see you're even further from the Bay than I am, which is the main argument against the TS option.
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    READ ME! * double post -- please delete *

    * double post -- please delete *
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    Thanks all for your input. You've convinced me --...

    Thanks all for your input. You've convinced me -- palings for the fence and untreated pine for the cubby.
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    The palings are about a dollar each from Bunnings...

    The palings are about a dollar each from Bunnings and I have a stack of them for fixing the fence as it fails, so I'd rather use what I have than buy new timber. Perhaps they'd be safe if I painted...
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    Timber toxicity question

    I'm currently converting a corner of the attic into a sort of cubby house retreat for my five-year-old. Is it safe to use CCA treated H3 pine fence palings in the construction? Thank you in...
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    READ ME! WANTED: Trailer-Sailer / Sailing Boat

    Hi. From some of the other threads here it would appear this forum is appropriate for non-woodworking related items, so here goes.

    I'm on the market for a second-hand trailer-sailer, specs as...
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    I'm tempted! :U

    I'm tempted! :U
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    Liability for trees

    Not sure where this should go so putting it here -- please move if appropriate.

    My neighbour has been complaining about branches of trees on my property which overhang hers and she fears may fall...
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    Thanks for the tip, I'll phone around. The...

    Thanks for the tip, I'll phone around.

    The cajon evolved from packing crate drums. Top, bottom and sides are typically around 12mm hardwood ply, front and back around 4mm, with a sound hole in the...
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    Haha! That's the way we roll. :)

    Haha! That's the way we roll. :)
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    Thanks, I just did that and it seems technically...

    Thanks, I just did that and it seems technically I do but as long as the neighbours are fine with it and I take it down before selling the house then nobody else need know. I think I'll draw up a...
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    I like it! Thank you.

    I like it! Thank you.
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    You're right, of course. Seems unlikely that just...

    You're right, of course. Seems unlikely that just one of many cheap pine joists would have become rotten. Seems like a massive and joyless task though -- maybe I'll send a small child down there to...
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    I need to not crack my head on the joists though!...

    I need to not crack my head on the joists though!

    It's just one tree with a wide fork quite low down, so effectively like two trees except that one leans towards the horizontal. I'll post a photo....
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    Googling treehouse images I see your neighbours'...

    Googling treehouse images I see your neighbours' grandad was way ahead of his time! :U
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    You're correct on both points -- no membrane and...

    You're correct on both points -- no membrane and the part-rotten joist being under a join between two boards. Rather than taking up all the boards and replacing the joist I'm wondering whether I can...
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    Treehouse

    I've promised my five-year-old daughter I'll build her a treehouse and wondered whether anyone here has experience or suggestions on the project. Unfortunately most of my trees are gums, which make a...
  21. Thread: Sailing?

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    *please delete*

    *please delete*
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    Thanks, aldav. The rot is indeed very localised....

    Thanks, aldav. The rot is indeed very localised. The part of the joist the loose board screws into has rotted about a third of the way through while the joist is still good where it supports the two...
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    I think you're right about hardness being the...

    I think you're right about hardness being the only identifier as my masonry screws have points too.
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    But Google led me to you, Tonto. :wink:

    But Google led me to you, Tonto. :wink:
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    Thanks crowie. My handiwork tends to be ugly and...

    Thanks crowie. My handiwork tends to be ugly and functional but I shall indeed post some photos.
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    Baltic birch plywood in Brisbane

    Hello. I'm making a cajon - Peruvian drum originating in slaves using old packing crates for music - for which the playing surface needs to be of the thinnest and best quality hardwood ply, ideally...
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    Identifying screws

    I have a lot of unlabelled loose screws lying about. Is there an easy way to distinguish timber screws from masonry screws? Cheers.
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    Rotten deck joist query

    Hello. I have merbau decking supported by pine joists, which is surely an annoyingly cheap way to go about it. One of the pine joists is partly rotten so that a single merbau plank now gives way when...
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    Thank you. Which would be the appropriate forum...

    Thank you. Which would be the appropriate forum for woodworking queries? (I say woodworking but I'm not so much crafting wood as putting pieces together to make the above mentioned structures.)
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    Hello from Brisbane

    I don't have a workshop nor even a shed but I have some basic tools and enjoy making things -- recent 'improvised' projects include a dollhouse, treehouse, chicken coop, deck stairs and cajon...
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