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Week104 - 6Oct03

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This week..

  • A stranger in a pub dictates my schedule!!!!

3rd Fixing!

Recently, in a pub, I was discussing self-build projects with a fellow drinker. He was not a self-builder himself but made a comment which gave me a distinct pang of guilt. He said "You self-builders build some great houses, but why do you never finish them?"

I have lost count of the times I have shown people around the house with the saying "This is the xxx room, it obviously just needs the xxxx finishing". I have therefore resolved to fully complete those rooms I have "finished" before starting any more new ones! So this week I go back to the en-suite and the study....

En-Suite Boxing for the Waste Pipe

1st the frame

then 15mm MDF panels

this gives the strength

very fiddly under the cistern

next the T&G covering to match the walls

and finally the edging.


The Study

A full set of shelves in the cupboard

A full set of shelves.

Wood & melamine


The Lounge

As the temperature cools, we need to block-off the ash pit to prevent drafts.

Using some oak flooring..

I make a cover for the ash pit in the fireplace


Plan for next week:

  • Completely finish the study
  • En-suite skirting
  • Install external cover & internal wiring for emergency generator

Next Week

 

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