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    Fwiw, that effect had a brief popularity a few...

    Fwiw, that effect had a brief popularity a few years back and was called ‘adzed’. I don’t know if they used a real adze to do it. If it comes to it, you can do a passable imitation of adze work with...
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    Ok, that makes sense. I can reconfigure the top...

    Ok, that makes sense. I can reconfigure the top flight to give us a short landing of maybe 500mm but not 750mm, so canít do a top door.

    I think the bottom door is out too. Just too awkward when...
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    Thanks for the replies, guys. Fuzzie and...

    Thanks for the replies, guys.

    Fuzzie and Stinkalot - does this apply to case of both inward and outward opening doors (in relation to the staircase).

    Cheers
    Arron
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    Yes, I was wondering who would be the right...

    Yes, I was wondering who would be the right people to call, I hadnít thought of council (we do everything through a private certifier so donít have much dealings with council). Iíll give them a call.
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    Door at top or bottom of stairs

    Hi. I am finishing off a two storey house build.

    One thing I have been thinking about is unwanted transfer of heat/cold and noise up/down the stairwell. There are just two of us, and we will live...
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    Both, to remove any squeezeout and to reduce the...

    Both, to remove any squeezeout and to reduce the glue-line to its thinnest possible and hence least visible state.
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    Follow up

    Iím placing this here in case anyone else has the same question.

    Due to other commitments, I still hadnít addressed this issue. The marker pen solution wasnít cutting it and I didnít have a way to...
  9. Deck Cleaner is basically oxalic acid and will...

    Deck Cleaner is basically oxalic acid and will work just as well, but is much cheaper. Test in a small area first.
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    Question for kitchen builders

    Hi. I am finishing a kitchenette and a laundry. In both cases I am wanting to fit a cover panel to the underside of a row of elevated cabinets. The cover panels are about 2750 x 320 and 1500 x 320...
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    Found them

    Oops. Looks like I had a Ďmans lookí. My wife who apparently has better searching skills has just found templates for all these things on the web.

    Iíll resurrect this if more help is needed.
    ...
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    Applying for an Occupation Certificate

    Hi. Another question about our owner-build job of our house.

    We are now ready to apply for an Occupation Certificate and move in within a few weeks. I have contacted our private certifier who has...
  13. An interesting idea but can one sand toughened...

    An interesting idea but can one sand toughened glass with sandpaper ?

    Iíll have to experiment tomorrow. I have some sandpaper a glazier gave me a while back which was apparently for sanding glass....
  14. Ok, so I am heading for a u-channel. 2 options...

    Ok, so I am heading for a u-channel.

    2 options

    Option 1 - put this glass panel aside to use in one of the upstairs bathrooms, and get a new glass with no holes. Then use a channel on the wall....
  15. Well the problem is the glass has holes drilled...

    Well the problem is the glass has holes drilled for the two mounts. They arenít small because the glass is rubber mounted. I donít think they will be hidden by the channel.
  16. Fitting a shower screen in a not very square room

    OK, latest issue. We have a bathroom which is newly tiled (floor and walls) and I have just purchased a large shower screen for it. Actually, itís just one of those single glass panels (2000 x...
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    Ended up buying from Hafele. They seemed to...

    Ended up buying from Hafele.

    They seemed to have the best range, best prices and most helpful staff. It all comes from Melbourne - so it was just an over the phone order for the first 30 drawer...
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    Yes, it is.

    Yes, it is.
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    How would you hide this pipework

    Hi. As many of you will have gathered from my many questions, Iím building a house. My latest problem is that there is a kitchenette downstairs, which is substantially completed and has worked out...
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    Nover Hafele Lincoln Sentry Wilson and Bradley...

    Nover
    Hafele
    Lincoln Sentry
    Wilson and Bradley

    It seems these are the only suppliers to the kitchen industry ?? Curious.

    I was really just wondering if there was a market segment I was...
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    Best place to buy cabinet drawers

    Hi. I am building a house and currently am making melamine cabinets and need to buy drawers for them.

    Probably the best approach is to buy the style where the manufacturer provides metal sides...
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. 2 offcuts of LVL wanted

    Hi. I need two small pieces of LVL - about 450 mm long each.

    Maybe 250 or 300 x 45mm, but not really critical.

    I donít want to buy a full 6m length for just 900mm.

    I am building a house and...
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    Ok, thanks for the replies. And yep, following...

    Ok, thanks for the replies.

    And yep, following Elanís advice I went out and bought some high quality permanent markers which solved the problem 100%.

    And thanks Malb for the detailed response....
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    Yes, a picture would help but I canít get one...

    Yes, a picture would help but I canít get one today.

    In any case, Iím sure itís a glue line. My question is more Ďis it normalí and if so, Ďwhat can be done about ití.

    Cheers
    Arron
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    Help - is this edge banding any good

    Hi. I ordered some large kitchen end-pieces and cover-pieces. These are made of Polytec melamine faced mdf, and have the matching 1mm thick edge banding. They will cover the visible ends or sides of...
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    Ok, thanks. Iíll stick with the measures you gave...

    Ok, thanks. Iíll stick with the measures you gave in your original post as I canít really remember ever being bothered by it either.

    Cheers
    Arron
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    Thatís fantastic info. Thanks Elan - I was hoping...

    Thatís fantastic info. Thanks Elan - I was hoping you would see the question and answer.

    Using the first format (full overlay hinges) are you ever tempted to move the dividers to the left just a...
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    Where to place dividers in kitchen cabinets

    Weíre talking standard melamine faced particleboard kitchen/laundry/bathroom cabinets and euro concealed hinges here.

    I usually try to build each cabinet as a separate modular unit, but sometimes...
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    Thanks for all the responses guys. Iíll go with...

    Thanks for all the responses guys. Iíll go with 3mm under as that seems to cover all bases.
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    Sizing doors for kitchen cabinets

    Hi. I have made kitchen and laundry cabinets. Typical melamine-faced particleboard carcasses. I now want to get some doors cut to fit - and eventually sprayed with 2k.

    The doors will be the...
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    Yep, paper pencil and calculator. Low tech...

    Yep, paper pencil and calculator. Low tech approach.

    The walls where the cabinets will go are lined and painted white so I draw them on the wall with chalk and my wife and I massage the look till...
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    This is so good

    Order number two sitting on my Ute in our driveway about to be unloaded. This is all the cut-to-size to make the cabinet carcasses for the downstairs kitchen. This was just under $800 including...
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    I struck gold

    So I did a bit more research and sent a cut list to 5 companies for pricing. Itís worth us a doing a bit of legwork to get the best supplier as we will be needing a lot of this over the next two...
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    That sounds tempting. Can you let me know how...

    That sounds tempting.

    Can you let me know how this would work, rate per sheet or per cut or whatever etc.

    Perhaps by PM.

    This need will be going on for months.

    Cheers
    Arron
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    Ok, good idea Elan Thanks

    Ok, good idea Elan
    Thanks
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    Pineboard, particleboard - same thing. To...

    Pineboard, particleboard - same thing.

    To explain:

    Iím making cabinetry for my own kitchen, bathroom, laundry etc.

    Iíve just finished the wardrobes - which was OK but I decided Iíd rather...
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    Cut to size service on Central Coast

    Hi. Does anyone know a cut to size service for melamine faced pineboard on the NSW Central Coast.

    I would like accurate and affordable, of course.

    Cheers
    Arron
  38. Thread: Mr vs hmr

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    Mr vs hmr

    In terms of white melamine-faced particleboard, is there any difference between MR and HMR, or is it just a marketing thing?

    Cheers
    Arron
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    Answering own question with more googling View...

    Answering own question with more googling

    View - NSW legislation

    Seems to be current as of October.

    Cheers
    Arron
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    Maximum cargo overhang to side of vehicle

    Hi. I have a Ute and wish to transport some wide objects. I want to check the maximum permissible overhang to each side. This is in Nsw

    Googling delivers some contradictory results. This document...
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    Ok, so I went out and bought two Ďroofers kitsí...

    Ok, so I went out and bought two Ďroofers kitsí (safety harnesses with travelling rope solution). Not cheap but amazingly high quality - I think.

    I also had two anchor points set in.

    So far I...
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    Ok, obviously the safety harness is the easier...

    Ok, obviously the safety harness is the easier solution to comply with. Question - do you find most building trades are compliant with wearing a harness, or do they mostly try to ignore this reg?
    ...
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    I am the owner builder as far as the CC is...

    I am the owner builder as far as the CC is concerned, but I contracted a licensed builder to build as far as lockup. The provision and installation of the balustrade was part of his scope....
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    Result

    So the installers returned today to remove the balustrade. It turns out that the top rail is not screw-fixed at the end, but simply floats on a fitting that looks like a screw. The top rail is in...
  45. Thanks for the clarification on sizes.

    Thanks for the clarification on sizes.
  46. Iím not sure whether itís a genuine Toyota tray...

    Iím not sure whether itís a genuine Toyota tray or not. I bought it new from Toyota dealer with the tray fitted - but I would have thought Toyota would only want to put their name on something a lot...
  47. Yes, the whole tray is disappointingly flimsy....

    Yes, the whole tray is disappointingly flimsy. Plastic locking mechanisms and thin, flexy aluminium side walls.
    The tie-off points on the sides are short lengths of steel tube but held on with...
  48. I should have pointed out I did have a cheap...

    I should have pointed out I did have a cheap cargo net over it.

    I think if the tiles moved the net would have offered zero residence.
  49. Carrying loads on a Ute - should this be tied down

    I have a Toyota Workmate cab-chassis Ute. Yesterday we went to buy some tiles. The tiles were bought out by a forklift on a wooden pallet and the pallet was placed in the middle of the tray. I...
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    Letting cedar cladding weather naturally

    Well I have put up the cedar cladding that I mentioned in a previous post and itís looking FANTASTIC.

    This is the cedar vjoint lining boards which we are using to line the ceiling above a 55 sq...
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