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Yacht varnish?


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You've varnished his door for him?

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Have you considered white PVC?


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My Oak front door is looking weathered. What is a good clear Finish?

Edit - I have googled and it just confused me.


There are plenty. You'll need to rub it down. Use a lower grit sandpaper, like 80 or 60 first to clear the old coating off. Then a higher grit, 120-180 to smooth it off. Wipe it down with a damp cloth after to remove excess dust.
I'd be inclined to use an outdoor oil based finish like Osmo. They'll do specific outdoor types. It will need two coats, 24 hours apart. Apply with a brush sparingly and rub it in with an e-cloth to remove any excess.

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Yes, but it makes me very sweaty and isn't very flattering.

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My Oak front door is looking weathered. What is a good clear Finish?

Edit - I have googled and it just confused me.


There are plenty. You'll need to rub it down. Use a lower grit sandpaper, like 80 or 60 first to clear the old coating off. Then a higher grit, 120-180 to smooth it off. Wipe it down with a damp cloth after to remove excess dust.
I'd be inclined to use an outdoor oil based finish like Osmo. They'll do specific outdoor types. It will need two coats, 24 hours apart. Apply with a brush sparingly and rub it in with an e-cloth to remove any excess.


Thanks.. That is brilliant.

I will have a look for a local supplier.

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It's the best way, trust me.

Yacht varnish?


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My Oak front door is looking weathered. What is a good clear Finish?

Edit - I have googled and it just confused me.


There are plenty. You'll need to rub it down. Use a lower grit sandpaper, like 80 or 60 first to clear the old coating off. Then a higher grit, 120-180 to smooth it off. Wipe it down with a damp cloth after to remove excess dust.
I'd be inclined to use an outdoor oil based finish like Osmo. They'll do specific outdoor types. It will need two coats, 24 hours apart. Apply with a brush sparingly and rub it in with an e-cloth to remove any excess.


Thanks.. That is brilliant.

I will have a look for a local supplier.


You may have missed my edit with a link to Osmo's site

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Also, it's expensive, so only buy 0.75l as it's enough to coat the door twice

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Also, it's expensive, so only buy 0.75l as it's enough to coat the door twice



I did see the link, and it has a local supplier in the next town over.

I really need to get it refitted as the frame has warped. That is outside my skill set..

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Warp the door to match the frame.


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Warp the door to match the frame.


a big bolt.. and a hammer :)

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a big bolt.. and a hammer :)


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One big enough to break on through.

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I replaced the outside tap! That's two taps this year!

It's seeping a bit so I'll redo it with an extra metre of PTFE at the weekend before deciding whether or not to buy a new elbow as well - it's made tricky by being tapped directly off the mains inlet just after the stopcock so if I screw it up there's no water at all, except what's in the loft header. With the mouse skeletons. So not really potable.


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Weeded, jetwashed and re-sanded the patio.


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Yesterday morning was spent making a feature cat wall out of some skateboard decks and a scratching post. Parker loves it but Fid, the old one, isn't fussed at all, although I reckon that the board over the radiator might become a coveted spot once winter returns.

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They look really good..

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They do look good - missed opportunity to put them up "upside down" though and leave the wheels attached so the cattes have something to spin around while they're on them ;)

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They look a bit empty mate, I’d say another five cats should do. :)

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Finally managed to encourage enough of the kids to move out, and now I'm upgrading to a new, bigger Lego room as I have run out of space.

We insulated and boarded the walls and ceilings, now the plasterer is in, and then we can decorate!

The inability to get back to island if we leave has put a hold on the combined furniture/Lego store trip we had planned. So I'll have to see what my online delivery options are.


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Flis, the fact that you are building (already have?) a LEGO ROOM is a new kind of heroic.

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I'm sorry the what room now?

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It's currently a very sad excuse for a Lego room, my collection is limited by space and much of it is on the floor and shelves. I need to set up and expand my city properly.

I'm also using the current room for sewing because I spend way too much time making quilts so it's not 100% Lego.

I'll put some pictures in the Lego thread!

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I have questions... starting with. If this was the kids room, that is now being repurposed for Lego, how come it wasn't insulated and boarded to start with? Should we be calling someone? :D


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I have questions... starting with. If this was the kids room, that is now being repurposed for Lego, how come it wasn't insulated and boarded to start with? Should we be calling someone? :D


Pfft, he had an Xbox on the go 24/7 for heating if he got cold!

We did initially board and insulate the external walls, put new floor down, put extra sockets in and decorated to the boys taste, and we insulated above the ceiling in the roof space but it's a hip roof and very hard to get in and around but we hoped it would be enough! We also only drylined it at that point too because we can do that ourselves. However, it was still cold in there sometimes and the one of the walls is shared with the porch so naturally, the condensation formed there. When the boy moved out, we decided to insulate the ceiling and the wall that the porch is on and get the whole room skimmed.

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I can't decide if I want to get Joan's banned from this thread so he doesn't buy more Lego, or want him to see what Flis is doing to encourage him to get his own room sorted out! :D

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It was finished. Then "we" decided that we need two more rows of slabs.


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Looks good DavPaz! I hope you're getting lots of use out of it with the weather being so good lately (ignoring last weeks blip). We've been very lucky with the weather I think, it's been good to be able to see family in the garden, if nothing else.

I bought some glazed cabinets at an estate clearance a couple of months ago, I'm going to paint them and put my fabrics and fabric patterns in them I think. However, we managed to smash one of the doors before we'd even got it into the van - I didn't realise the doors weren't locked and it was pretty windy out. The door itself broke in half, diagonally at the corners but luckily, only one of the mortise joints split, slightly. Although only 3 of the 15 pieces of glass broke, they were the biggest pieces and 2mm glass sheets are next to impossible to get delivered due to how fragile it is. In the end, I got a big sheet of acrylic instead.

It was like putting together the worlds worst puzzle. Took about 5 hours I think, split over two days because on the first day I got too hot, sunburnt and pissed off with it.


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Such patience!

Looks brand new.


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That looks awesome. Please do post a picture once all your fabrics are loaded in!

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A diy of two parts: Was given a poorly Arcam Alpha 3 amp that only worked through one channel, had no power light and had a cosmetically challenged casing.


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Took it apart and found the issue with the duff channel was just a blown fuse! Popped in a new led from an RC car lighting kit. Keyed and sprayed the scratched up panels and stuck on some fresh rubber pads.


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Then made a Gothic Techno HiFi bench so I can cart it in and out of the garage on.


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Ta, Snappa!

Sounds bloody lovely that amp, just have music playing/streaming from my iPhone through it.

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Cheers!
I’m sure I had more pics of the bench being built but they’re not on my phone.

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