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I made a sandbox a couple of decades ago for kids. It had a plywood bottom and was built with legs that held it up about seven inches off the ground. The bottom had drainage holes to let water out. The plywood lasted for a long time. How long? Hard to say I sold the thing in a garage sale after 10 years when the kids grew out of sand boxes. BTW - I had a ...


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Wood polish is usually an oil, wax, or oil and wax treatment. Waxes include carnauba, parrafin, beeswav etc.; oils could be tung oil, linseed oil, mineral oil, petroleum oils, or oils from animal fats. Polishes help protect wood but are different from varnish. Varnish (whether natural or synthetic) create a fairly hard and durable surface coating, which ...


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In case anyone was wondering how long this would take with sand paper only.. I had to remove a 1/8" layer from a piece of 18"x1"x1" pine and it took me about half an hour with 60 grit paper. I drew a line and used a flat piece of scrap wood for a sanding block so it came out level enough for what I needed. However, I had to take multiple breaks and ...


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In the UK, house construction is divided into separate stages "first fix" and "second fix" first-fix includes carpentry that the eventual occupier of the house won't see. For example the woodwork inside stud-walls. It is expected and normal that this isn't finished to the standard you would expect of a second-fix carpenter and not to the standard you would ...



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