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  1. R

    Gate has distorted, help!

    I'm installng a replacement fence around my back garden and decided to include a gate. I bought tanalised fencing supplies from my local sawmill (posts, rails and the vertical bits (pickets?) to construct my own fence and gate. The gate I made by building a frame from the 3x1½", screwed together...
  2. A

    Wooden Lintel

    Morning Everyone QQ relating to the above. We have purchased a 1890's 1900's renovation property in sunny Wales and we want to open up an internal wall in between two small rooms to make a larger living space. The previous owner or local builder just wallpapered over everything (including PVC...
  3. C

    New wooden sleepers delivered, all different sizes.

    HI, I'm currently in the process of building sleeper walls in my garden with new treated sleepers. I started this a while back with 2400x200x100 sleepers and now just ordered 5 more of the same size to complete the project. The 5 that arrived all have different widths and depths. I.e one will...
  4. bettz1

    Repairing garden gate?

    My partners parents were going to chop up and burn a damaged garden gate they were going to install before being given a replacement. Am I right in thinking a bit of exterior wood filler, sand down and paint would fix it? Would the wood filler be ok in all weather's etc? I've got some Toupret...
  5. C

    Help for worn flooring

    Hi, I'm looking for some advice for my flooring from anyone who knows about this stuff. Are there any methods of recuperating these worn out floorboards that you would suggest? Any tools/techniques? Or, are they past the state of recovery? I'm doing this on behalf of my parents under the...
  6. L

    Pine floors - how to finish??

    Hi everyone Recently sanded back our pine floorboards and got a beautiful look, however once we applied Osmo Polyx Raw it all went a bit wrong - it left a white sheen. Have since read you should ignore their advice and not just leave it but buff it and remove excess to avoid this happening -...
  7. H

    1930s doors smell like death

    Hi all I bought some doors from eBay and paid £200 to have them dipped and stripped and neutralised. They smelt pretty bad but I assumed that this was the paint and when stripped would all be fine. 6 months later they still smell like someone crawled inside and died. I had them in a storage...
  8. M

    Solidor composite front door

    Hi, I'm looking to have a local company purchase and install a composite front door and they use Solidor and Door-Stop. They recommend Solidor over Door-Stop but the Google reviews look atrocious for Solidor with so many complaints (114 reviews and around sixty of them giving 1 star very bad...
  9. Stefan2

    Question about burning coal and wood in fireplace

    Hi, I live in Scotland in an area that is not (currently) a smoke control area, and burn house coal and seasoned wood (not kiln dried, simply dried in the wood store next to the house) in our open fire, i.e. a traditional fireplace. I read (here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51581817) that...
  10. A

    Wood rot around door

    I have some wood that needs replaced due to rotting at my back door. One piece of wood seems to be 34mm x 54mm, I had hoped this would be a standard size that I could pick up from B&Q but while 34mm seems common I haven't found any that are 54mm. Any idea if this is something I could by...
  11. S

    Best way to treat wooden shed/gate/fencing?

    Hi all just a quick question for you. I'm a first time homeowner and I've noticed that the wooden items in my garden (fencing, shed, double gates in the driveway) look worn down and in a couple of places have a little bit of light green mossy stuff on. I know none of it has been treated for a...
  12. M

    Wood floor through door frame

    I am looking to fit real wood flooring in two rooms with a door frame in the middle. I don't particularly want to have a joining strip. The boards will go along the width of the door and I am concerned that I might not be able to get the click-lock boards together once they are fitted into the...
  13. C

    Advice on my plan to build a fence on top a wall

    Hey guys, I'm planning to attach a living wall structure to an existing brick wall and would like to check that I'm not overlooking anything. I've attached a rough diagram of what I'm thinking. the wall is structurally sound, double skin, 1.4m high, 10m long. The living wall will be made of...
  14. stratford_noob

    Joiner able to drill 16mm/85mm straight hole in wood?

    I've got some custom made floating shelves from overseas that are supposed to be hang on M16 threaded rods on the brick wall, and they came with predrilled 16mm wide and 85mm deep holes (to screw in the threaded rod). However while I was measuring things up, I forgot to check for cables, and of...
  15. R

    1930s Roof Support Beam Question

    Hello! DIyer here.. however this job seems beyond me.. I'd really appreciate some opinions on what you guys think would be a reasonable solution - some context/knowledge/insight, before I'm swamped in quotes. Or in the event I decide to do it myself. This is my mum's house, and the diagonal...
  16. B

    Console Table - Identifying Wood Type

    I bought an old console table recently. It's covered in a horrible dark, sticky varnish type coating which gives the wood grain a strange orangey hue from certain angles. Almost looks as if someone has painted gravy on there and left it to dry. It's a b****r to sand off as well. I digress. I've...
  17. D

    Rotting wood and mould

    In the 21 years I have lived in this house, there has always been a problem with black and white mould and damp. When we moved in we found a damp course certificate (now well expired) for treatment around the fireplace area. I am now finding the skirting adjacent to the fireplace has gone all...
  18. R

    Lockdown timber suppliers

    Hey all, I'm venturing into woodworking and my first project will be a relatively simple desk for my missus. I'll need timber, and wondered how to go about getting hold of it during lockdown? If I wanted, for example, square cut Birch or Maple lengths to make up the top surface, where can I get...
  19. D

    How to join a solid wood worktop

    I would like to join some solid wood pieces together to make a desktop. I have some left over pieces of solid oak wood top which had previously been cut into pieces (don't ask). I would now like to use the wood to make a desk. My question is what is the best way to join the pieces together to...
  20. M

    Random bits of wood hammered into mortar

    Hello, my property was built in 1900 an end terrace, I have seen some penetrating damp patches on my inside wall and checked outside and found random bits of wood hammered into the wall between the mortar. Some has rotted to almost nothing. I am planning on removing this wood and filling it in...
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