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One time I threw a shoe nearly all the way over the top of my house.


Mar
4
accepted 'Flatten' satin sheen on wood stain
Mar
4
comment 'Flatten' satin sheen on wood stain
Ah. This is a good point - I hadn't realised that another coat would actually deepen the colour - it's already plenty dark enough. You're correct that I'm using an all-in-one stain - Ronseal Quick Dry Woodstain. I wish I could test on scrap, but it's very, very old oak and I don't have anything even vaguely similar. But I'll give the steel wool a go - thanks for the tip.
Mar
3
asked 'Flatten' satin sheen on wood stain
Feb
21
awarded  Commentator
Feb
21
comment Biscuit, dowel or simple braces for making unit top with inset lid and slim sides?
Thanks for this, and the helpful diagram. These were all good answers, and although I was erring more towards the bracing method, I realised that they may not fit given the dimensions of the unit sides (as the top also has some overhang). I hadn't considered pocket screws, but they do look quite promising. Now I've just got to find a jig and maybe practice a couple of times first.
Feb
21
accepted Biscuit, dowel or simple braces for making unit top with inset lid and slim sides?
Feb
19
comment Biscuit, dowel or simple braces for making unit top with inset lid and slim sides?
The pieces for the top are iroko, which is a hardwood. I haven't heard of dog bone fasteners, but after finishing my illustration I was thinking that maybe a single wide, flat brace on either side might make more sense. Funnily enough over here the expression is belt & braces :D
Feb
19
asked Biscuit, dowel or simple braces for making unit top with inset lid and slim sides?
Nov
17
comment How to increase the height of a wooden cabinet?
Yep, this one is exactly the same, except for some reason most of the screw holes for attaching it to the back 'wall' are near the very bottom of the TV lift, so I'd need something extra between the existing base, the new base and the back of the unit to secure the bottom dropped lift against.
Nov
16
comment How to increase the height of a wooden cabinet?
Thanks for the tip. I'm using a small Venset TS750 which simply has a nudge to push a lid open, rather than having the lid attached to the top. Worth remembering for the next I do this! Which will probably be never.
Nov
16
comment How to increase the height of a wooden cabinet?
@Mazura I had considered brackets as well (seems easy!), I just wasn't sure if I'd end up with a less aesthetically-pleasing join at the external corners.
Nov
16
comment How to increase the height of a wooden cabinet?
Ah, I hadn't considered adding ribs! I like this as a solution for attaching the riser to the top. I just need to figure out the joints now!
Nov
16
accepted How to increase the height of a wooden cabinet?
Nov
16
comment How to increase the height of a wooden cabinet?
+1 because I actually considered this idea myself when I was writing the question last night. I have some reservations about how well the TV lift mechanism would be affixed at the bottom (as, for some reason, that's where most of the screw holes are), but definitely worthy of an upvote!
Nov
16
asked How to increase the height of a wooden cabinet?
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
25
awarded  Scholar
Sep
25
awarded  Supporter
Sep
25
accepted What should I do about paint flaking away from an area with moisture in the wall?
Sep
25
comment What should I do about paint flaking away from an area with moisture in the wall?
Thanks for the tips, @brett-grubb - I think you're right; the condensation is appearing from the inside, but I hadn't considered the temperature difference to be what's causing it. The oven is built into an old chimney space, and so is utilising natural (unpowered) ventilation for extraction, so maybe a localised, powered extractor might help matters. Thanks!