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    An update since this old thread got...

    An update since this old thread got ressurrected... I ended up putting it up myself, very glad I did, It was hard work but worth the effort I reckon.
    I dont think contractors would have put in the...
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    I normally use Tanbark type mulch and regulary...

    I normally use Tanbark type mulch and regulary fertilise (twice a year at least) with products such as dynamic lifter or osmocote (seasol on occasion)....
    I assume that is putting back the nitrogen...
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    I use a 10cm layer of mulch (bark) on all my...

    I use a 10cm layer of mulch (bark) on all my gardens(no weedmat), you do get the very occassional weed coming through but thats not a big deal. You do need to top up the mulch every couple of seasons...
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    LOL, thats the plan mate :2tsup: Nope thats...

    LOL, thats the plan mate :2tsup:

    Nope thats the final product, SWMBO wanted the cubby to 'blend in', shed is exactly the same colour (see pics on previous pages)... once we have planted out we...
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    I posted these pics in another thread (forgot I...

    I posted these pics in another thread (forgot I had this one) but will put them here too so I can keep this thread updated on the progress around the place :wink::2tsup:
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    :iagree: stencil the concrete (although this...

    :iagree:

    stencil the concrete (although this isnt exactly cheap if you get it done right) then roof the area with a carport or timber pergola type structure....
    Planter boxes down the sides...
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    Just build a small (1.3 x 1.3m) raised vegie...

    Just build a small (1.3 x 1.3m) raised vegie garden using the same method and materials above.... except instead of 100mm nails I used 100mm (10mm) coach screws for a bit more insurance against it...
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    Thanks for the kind words all :2tsup: I spent the...

    Thanks for the kind words all :2tsup: I spent the weekend paving around the cubby and building a raised planter box out the back for growing some vegies:2tsup:

    Yep gotta love ikea, ha ha. As for...
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    Forgot to add dimensions: Main House area:...

    Forgot to add dimensions:

    Main House area: 2400 x 1800 x 1700 wall height. It ended up being approx 2200 x 1600 internal once I lined it with ply.
    Front Deck area 1800 x 1800 :D


    Joel
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    LOL, I will look into it as soon as I get...

    LOL, I will look into it as soon as I get approval for the plumbing :wink:



    My wife is expecting again and I tell you what If I end up with a tribe of girls by the time they all hit teenage...
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    A cubby for your birthday

    Over my Christmas break I have been building a cubby house for my daughters 2nd birthday (next week). I have all but completed it apart from a bit of paving and some small garden beds etc.... below...
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    Thanks Harry, Yer I get a bit carried away...

    Thanks Harry,

    Yer I get a bit carried away when I start these things and have to finish them....
    Im not sure I make a fantastic woodworker as I break the code a bit as I dont like lots of WIPs...
  13. Thread: Don't do it!

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    Damn, and I was hoping to sneak my new wood vice...

    Damn, and I was hoping to sneak my new wood vice out to the shed tonight and start fitting it to the bench.... Best wait I guess, I dont want my wife in jail for xmas.... cause who will look after my...
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    And just some other random shots from the front...

    And just some other random shots from the front yard :cool:

    Now I have a weeks break down at the coast (I plan on doing as little as possible besides watching the boxing day test and eating and...
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    Looking from other direction: :)

    Looking from other direction: :)
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    Hi all, Just thought I would post some more...

    Hi all,

    Just thought I would post some more pics of what Ive been up to in the last few months.

    This is out the front now....
    Basically Ive
    - Laid the 20m path and small island of pavers...
  17. Thread: A playground.

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    Tidy work Bleedin,:2tsup: Those piers are big...

    Tidy work Bleedin,:2tsup:

    Those piers are big suckers, how far in the ground are they?
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    Yep much better :cool: *whispers under...

    Yep much better :cool:

    *whispers under breath* - I can hardly tell the bloody difference :p :rolleyes:

    :wink:Joel
  19. Thread: Cubby house - WIP

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    Looks great vernon, I am just about to start...

    Looks great vernon,

    I am just about to start a very similar project for my daughters birthday in Feb (have been collecting bits and pieces and had some timber delivered yesterday).

    Couple of...
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    Good to see you around these parts Dallas...

    Good to see you around these parts Dallas :2tsup::wink:
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    I used the plastic vermaseal stuff on my shed ...

    I used the plastic vermaseal stuff on my shed

    http://www.woodworkforums.ubeaut.com.au/showthread.php?t=34677&highlight=Shed+WIP&page=7

    I am happy with it and for the small cost I think its...
  22. Thanks for the feedback all, appreciated as...

    Thanks for the feedback all, appreciated as always :2tsup:

    Will probably go for a ply floor or similar.....

    I am considering ply for the cladding as well but I do like the weatherboard type...
  23. Cubby Constuction - before I get started, some advice please

    Gday all,

    The next comminisioned product from SWMBO is a cubby house for my two year old daughters birthday in early Feb.... I have been collecting and wading through the local classifieds...
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    Cheers, I will let you know how I go..... :2tsup:

    Cheers, I will let you know how I go..... :2tsup:
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    Thanks for the tip vernonv... I never really...

    Thanks for the tip vernonv... I never really thought about getting out the router... dont know why, its a great idea :2tsup:

    It is an absolute shed load of routing though ;)

    How wide did you...
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    Thanks for the input echidna, I wasnt really...

    Thanks for the input echidna, I wasnt really worried about the legal issues though :D




    Was thinking something like the attached (very rough) pic. The decking is 90mm wide so was thinking...
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    Sealed/Painted TP decking for a cubby house cladding??

    I am looking to build a cubby house for my daughter for xmas

    I may be able to get hold of 100 lengths of 3.6m second hand TP decking (previously painted on both sides) nice and cheap.

    If I...
  28. Thread: Building a shed

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    or getting it approved :wink: :p

    or getting it approved :wink: :p
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    Nice work :2tsup: I love before and after...

    Nice work :2tsup: I love before and after threads... keep em coming :D
  30. Thread: New Shed- WIP

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    LOL, yer sorry bout that :- just turn your...

    LOL, yer sorry bout that :- just turn your computer screen on its side you goose :p

    I put another pic below (cause Ive got nothing better to do ATM)
    Pic of the lawn in front of the shed... been...
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    Gday Waldo.... all the tanks are interconnected...

    Gday Waldo.... all the tanks are interconnected :2tsup:

    Ie the water flows into one and in turn they all fill up together. So if one is 3/4 full all of them will be 3/4 full. If one is empty...
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    As promised here are the pics of my DIY...

    As promised here are the pics of my DIY stormwater/water tanks on the shed.... :2tsup:

    1st pic is of the 90mm stormwater PVC running from the front guttering outlet above the window (at a...
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    My shed is about 15m from the main board. My...

    My shed is about 15m from the main board.

    My electrician used 6mm cable to run to the new shed and put a sub board in the shed with four circuits.

    However, I requested this in case I want to...
  34. Thread: New Shed- WIP

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    Update, I finally got my stormwater for the shed...

    Update, I finally got my stormwater for the shed sorted.

    It is now officially finished! :2tsup: :2tsup: :oo: and my wife is now officially a "Shed Widow" :wink:

    I will post some updated...
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    Great to see its up and standing Wendy :2tsup: ...

    Great to see its up and standing Wendy :2tsup:

    Im very impressed you got your stormwater sorted out so quickly......

    My new shed sat 'downpipeless' until last weekend when I finally hooked...
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    I hope I dont dissapoint then :D :p ...

    I hope I dont dissapoint then :D :p



    They didnt get sold with the tank but did go to new home (a friend has a 9 foot tank and they now enjoy even more room). 'Wally' the moray eel is simply...
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    :wink: Believe me, I would rather be in my...

    :wink:

    Believe me, I would rather be in my shed than here :rolleyes:
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    LOL, MASA is slow today and im wasting time at...

    LOL, MASA is slow today and im wasting time at work :p

    Its a replacement, have sold the 6 footer and am going with this smaller but more specialized system :2tsup: Eg. Eurobraced, more powerful...
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    SWMBO wont let me spray mossie spray in the house...

    SWMBO wont let me spray mossie spray in the house even I wanted too, she hates the stuff.....

    Top up water resevoir will be plumbed in via float valve to deal with the evaporation.
    The overflow...
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    And the stucture all but complete, now gotta...

    And the stucture all but complete, now gotta seal, stain, estapol etc etc

    Side of Cabinet and top of hood in foreground:

    http://www.users.on.net/~joelwillis/cubestand3.jpg



    Hood...
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    Well Im currently designing a new tank for the...

    Well Im currently designing a new tank for the living room so am building a new cabinet and hood to go with it!!! And Ive even got my new shed (and the code:wink: ) to help me along the way:2tsup:
    ...
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    Its only a couple of days old in the pic :wink: ...

    Its only a couple of days old in the pic :wink: I swear its all messed up now (tis actually, I tripped over some off cuts last night that I left lying in the doorway :- )

    Joel
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    Just thought I would post a pic of me enjoying my...

    Just thought I would post a pic of me enjoying my new shed.... :wink: :D

    Thanks to all those who have helped answer my stupid questions in the last 6 months while I was planning/putting it up...
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    Really depends on what nerves/tendons/joints are...

    Really depends on what nerves/tendons/joints are involved......

    If its simply the outer skin and there is no damage to the joints, movement shouldnt really be affected too much... maybe just a...
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    Thanks guys, will watch those vacs on ebay and...

    Thanks guys, will watch those vacs on ebay and will drop into bunnings and godfreys tomorrow (both close by) and will have a poke around and see what I can find. :D

    Cheers
    Joel
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    Vacuum cleaner for dust bucket?

    Hi,

    Im out to look for a 2nd hand cheap vacuum cleaner tomorrow to hook up to my triton dust bucket (soon to be converted to a cyclone).....

    What wattage do I need? are the 1300w cleaners...
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    2nd hand ones :- , sun streams through the window...

    2nd hand ones :- , sun streams through the window and on the hot days cooks anything on the bench under the window..... at least they aint pink curtains :wink: :D
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    Finished!

    Well its finally all done, its been a long road but the shed is finished!!

    My electrician was round on friday and wired up all my points and sub board for me :D

    Pic 1: The sub board, I just...
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    Nah dont worry, Im following you :wink: Im...

    Nah dont worry, Im following you :wink:

    Im 95% sure he isnt putting in any isolating switch, Im assuming my existing main switch has enough capacity to handle the extra load.

    I will ask him...
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    Its 6mm twin + earth (same cable).... nope not...

    Its 6mm twin + earth (same cable).... nope not running 3 phase, I dont really need it.

    Not sure mate, I ran all the wires and conduit, mounted the lights and points and am letting my electrician...
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