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Chaplain_Fortis
post Dec 2 2014, 08:44 PM
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You can place bricks under the legs to give yourself a height boost.


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post Dec 2 2014, 09:21 PM
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Cinderblocks make for a quick and easy height boost. Plus when you're not using them they can double as shelves.
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post Dec 2 2014, 09:37 PM
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Cinderblocks make for a quick and easy height boost. Plus when you're not using them they can double as shelves.


"Sir, six cinder blocks are missing."
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post Dec 2 2014, 09:48 PM
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The thing about cinderblocks is that you don't see them lying abandoned outside supermarkets. They really don't compare to milk crates.


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post Dec 3 2014, 02:17 PM
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Holy ############balls, curtains are expensive.


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post Dec 3 2014, 02:23 PM
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Buy fabric, overlocker. Sew them yourself.


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post Dec 3 2014, 02:49 PM
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QUOTE(Dice Array @ Dec 3 2014, 03:23 PM) *

Buy fabric, overlocker. Sew them yourself.


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post Dec 3 2014, 03:13 PM
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Holy ############balls, curtains are expensive.

I'm going to break with tradition and have some useful advice.

My Auntie and Uncle are in the curtains game and are extremely high quality, know what they're doing and won't stuff you around.

Kerry and Grant are their names but I think they've got a bunch of employees now (used to be the two of them and Brad hanging out in a factory making curtains all day). Give them an email on window.wise at bigpond dot com or call them on (03) 9720 0883. Tell them you're a friend of mine and see how you go with their quote. I'm sure they will probably end up reasonably comparable to the rest but they will give you much better service.

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post Dec 3 2014, 07:45 PM
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Welcome to home ownership.
I'm trying to get quotes for some flooring, it's proving difficult.


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post Dec 3 2014, 07:53 PM
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Thanks Scott, that's actually really good!

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Welcome to home ownership.
I'm trying to get quotes for some flooring, it's proving difficult.


Have you tried serviceseeking? I've had mixed success with that. But doesn't cost anything to try.


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post Dec 3 2014, 08:06 PM
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moar DIY less outsourcing plz


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post Dec 6 2014, 01:14 PM
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Plasterers in last night, then today/tomorrow.

Anyone know whether my flooring dude is going to crack the ######s about residual plaster dust? As in, will it interfere with his sanding?


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post Dec 11 2014, 06:23 PM
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Anyone know whether my flooring dude is going to crack the ######s about residual plaster dust?


He didn't. Floors look excellent.


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post Dec 11 2014, 08:23 PM
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Will your OCD cope?

Flooring guy booked in to quote tomorrow morning.


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post Dec 12 2014, 05:59 AM
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With the different parquetry dividing the two surfaces? Yeah. It's not ideal, but it's hardly noticeable unless you're looking for it, and it's much better than the alternative...


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post Dec 12 2014, 08:36 AM
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Did you discuss being able to put patterns into the parquetry?



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post Dec 15 2014, 08:28 AM
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Did a bunch of prep work for painting. Bought supplies from Bunnings - fuark paint is expensive. Even after buying GW spray cans.

started with some repairs. There's a large beam at the entry way that we've ripped hanging stuff off, so needed to fill nail/screw holes and sand. Also needed to redo edging and fill some gaps, had to get some selleys. Lost my caulking gun so needed a new one too. And of course I messed up the process by applying nozzle, cutting end, squeezing trigger, realising I forgot to pierce actual container, remove nozzle, cut, gap filler explodes everywhere, try and refix nozzle but can't get a good fit any more, continue to use anyway so when I squeeze it comes from end of nozzle and also base of nozzle. End of caulking gun gets more and more covered in crap. And most is the edging is at ceiling height, so inconvenient. Started off terribly and very messy but got the hang of it (especially after starting to mask edges). Did an ok job in the end but the pedant in my is frustrated. The spakfilla for nail holes was way easier to use. Next stop, actual painting.

Also upcoming is skirting and architraves, would like to cover up joins between plaster and doorframe at there are ugly gaps. Not sure whether to DIY or get professionals to do it. Skirting I think I can handle, but the doorframe edging requires more precise work.


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post Dec 15 2014, 10:35 AM
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Did a bunch of prep work for painting. Bought supplies from Bunnings - fuark paint is expensive. Even after buying GW spray cans.

started with some repairs. There's a large beam at the entry way that we've ripped hanging stuff off, so needed to fill nail/screw holes and sand. Also needed to redo edging and fill some gaps, had to get some selleys. Lost my caulking gun so needed a new one too. And of course I messed up the process by applying nozzle, cutting end, squeezing trigger, realising I forgot to pierce actual container, remove nozzle, cut, gap filler explodes everywhere, try and refix nozzle but can't get a good fit any more, continue to use anyway so when I squeeze it comes from end of nozzle and also base of nozzle. End of caulking gun gets more and more covered in crap. And most is the edging is at ceiling height, so inconvenient. Started off terribly and very messy but got the hang of it (especially after starting to mask edges). Did an ok job in the end but the pedant in my is frustrated. The spakfilla for nail holes was way easier to use. Next stop, actual painting.

Also upcoming is skirting and architraves, would like to cover up joins between plaster and doorframe at there are ugly gaps. Not sure whether to DIY or get professionals to do it. Skirting I think I can handle, but the doorframe edging requires more precise work.


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post Dec 15 2014, 01:33 PM
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That sounds like you really know how to show a caulking gun a good time.


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post Dec 15 2014, 05:18 PM
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For door edges just whack it on then sand back to shape.


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