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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Gillthepainter » Tue May 04, 2021 11:45 am

Odette, your marble would make an excellent butchers block table. A wheelie piece of furniture would be handy when it comes to the weight of the piece.
You could make one, I've kept this article for future as I do have a mitre rotary saw.

And I know you do.

https://www.lovelyetc.com/diy-wood-bench/

You've probably got all the wood too.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby PatsyMFagan » Tue May 04, 2021 7:53 pm

Gillthepainter wrote:Odette, your marble would make an excellent butchers block table. A wheelie piece of furniture would be handy when it comes to the weight of the piece.
You could make one, I've kept this article for future as I do have a mitre rotary saw. And I know you do.
https://www.lovelyetc.com/diy-wood-bench/
You've probably got all the wood too.


When my IKEA butcher block trolley started wearing, I searched in vain for an appropriate piece of marble .. I use this trolley to roll out pastry and prep veg as it is lower than a standard kitchen worktop and much more comfortable, me being only 5ft 2ins tall ... I ended up buying the largest 'marble' floor tile I could find, then getting a tiler fitter to cut it down to size.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Gillthepainter » Wed May 05, 2021 8:10 am

Well done on your inventiveness, Patsy.
It makes you appreciate what you have when you do it yourself.
My painting palette is a toughened glass top from Ikea. Great shop!

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby ZeroCook » Wed May 05, 2021 4:26 pm

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Table on wheels is a great idea. Plenty of wood but a square metal tubing frame and angle iron on wheels is also an idea. Sort of post post modern minimalist repurposism :D Not that I'm in the least either a carpenter or a a welder and have to find technicians to carry out my plans :lol:

Pat, how big is your trolley? Tho I'd need standard height. Will look on Ikea site site for ideas too.

Ikea's good for repurposing stuff. What's the toughened glass piece you got from there, Gill? Cutting glass is scary :shock: Drilling holes in granite is also aa major pain which is why Mr0 even tho he has a drill press prefers to pay to have it done.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Uschi » Wed May 05, 2021 4:58 pm

Love it, Gill, well done! Love the colour, too! And I really liked what you did with the easy chair.

I am taking apart wooden cigar boxes to make various small things for Axel's boat. We want a coaster holder to go under the table, for instance. They are always roaming free and never where they are supposed to go.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Suffs » Wed May 05, 2021 5:09 pm

Gillthepainter wrote:Well done on your inventiveness, Patsy.
It makes you appreciate what you have when you do it yourself.
My painting palette is a toughened glass top from Ikea. Great shop!



Mine is a toughened glass shelf from an old large fridge :thumbsup

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby ZeroCook » Wed May 05, 2021 7:06 pm

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Gillthepainter wrote:would make an excellent butchers block table. A wheelie piece of furniture would be handy when it comes to the weight of the piece.

Could be a good mobile studio/workspace table surface too ... :idea: :idea:

Think I found it
https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/nordli-gla ... -70460791/

Many sizes too
https://www.ikea.com/us/en/search/produ ... lass%20top

Toughened is great.

Cigar boxes are fascinating, especially wood ones.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Uschi » Wed May 05, 2021 7:09 pm

ZC, Axel smokes pipes, so he needs to go to a small, specialist shop. Mr Zander kindly keeps the most wonderful boxes, some of them pirate treasure chests, for me. I usually bring him a nicotiana plant or two each year for the shop window.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby PatsyMFagan » Wed May 05, 2021 7:57 pm

ZeroCook wrote:
Pat, how big is your trolley? Tho I'd need standard height. Will look on Ikea site site for ideas too.

Ikea's good for repurposing stuff. What's the toughened glass piece you got from there, Gill? Cutting glass is scary :shock: Drilling holes in granite is also aa major pain which is why Mr0 even tho he has a drill press prefers to pay to have it done.


it is about 50x60cm
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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby ZeroCook » Wed May 05, 2021 9:32 pm

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Thanks Pat - good piece of marble you put on on there.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby PatsyMFagan » Wed May 05, 2021 9:37 pm

I don't even know if it is marble ... just a large floor tile iirc . It cost more to get it cut to size than it did to buy the tile :roll:

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Gillthepainter » Thu May 06, 2021 9:22 am

I love it, Patsy. I could do with one of those. Our kitchen has one wall/ window area, that could accommodate one nicely.
Another project after I've finished up the living room furniture.

This is the actual glass top - white underneath, so you can see your colour mixings: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/malm-glass ... -10429973/
It was a fiver when I bought it.
Talking of fridge glass, Suffs, I could use one for my general table in the shedio. I keep covering it with paper, but toughened glass would be a better fit for the things I do.

Zero, there are some things it's better to get the professionals to do for you, no doubt. I'll glass cut up to 500mm with my oil filled cutter. But any more, and I'm off to the little backstreet glass shop that's been there over 40 years.

I have a couple of cigar boxes too, courtesy of my ex-studio partner who runs a winebar. They're handy and pretty, the outside is normally more charming than the contents.
You certainly need to contain things on a boat, Uschi. I was fastidious about putting things away on mine (back in my 20's).
Untidy boat habits make my skin crawl.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby phil.joy » Fri May 14, 2021 10:16 am

Can I just ask , is there a App for this forum or not , it might be easier to keep track then on my phone ,
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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Stokey Sue » Fri May 14, 2021 10:41 am

phil.joy wrote:Can I just ask , is there a App for this forum or not , it might be easier to keep track then on my phone ,
Thanks

No, there’s no app, the board is in BBCode and is browser window only, it’s an old program and a bit cranky

I find the quickest way of keeping up with topics I’m following is to select View Unread Posts from the main index, there are a few hints and tips threads in the members area

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Binky » Fri May 14, 2021 1:20 pm

All you practical people out there, doing up sheds and kitchen trolleys, can I pick your brains please? It's about replacing a kitchen cupboard door.

We are happy with our kitchen units and don't want to replace them, except for the unit below the sink which is horribly tatty now. It's a basic Shaker style, nothing fancy, and all we want is a replacement 'front' .

Has anyone done this themselves and can say where they went to buy the new front(s)? Also did you do the job yourself as DIY project or is it something you need a tradesman for?

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Gillthepainter » Fri May 14, 2021 2:20 pm

Ooooo, time to get the drill out, Binky.

In our rental house, the cheap landlord bought particle board fronts. Which swelled and fanned in the rebate areas in months.
Near the sink and dishwasher, they were a mess. And so quickly.

So I'd recommend avoiding the cheaper cupboard - which you would do anyway.

Are you able to take off the existing closing hinge, to get a match?

Even if you have to drill the hole in the door to accommodate the closed hinge socket, you can do that with a rotary drill piece easily.

I'd say do it yourself.

Getting the door? Online or one of the many many kitchen showrooms.

PS.
Just looking at the other forum, you are probably looking to do all your doors.
Same thing tho here, I'd do it myself.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Binky » Fri May 14, 2021 3:26 pm

No, we don't need to replace other doors. This particular cupboard is against the wall shared with a door, the dishwasher, the washing machine and the kitchen sink. The kitchen unit doesn't abut any other cupboard so as long as it's the right colour and vaguely Shaker it will be fine.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby Gillthepainter » Fri May 14, 2021 4:11 pm

Goforrit.

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby jeral » Fri May 14, 2021 4:34 pm

It's a job I'd do myself. I'd save the old hinges if you can and the matching knob (or you can get push-openers from Screwfix-type places).

My electric hand drill has a depth gauge, or stop point, so if set correctly you can't drill deeper than wanted. Big round bits are readily available, up to around 3cm but less than 1cm deep + shank. If boring new such big holes, it's best to make a central small guide hole first.

Getting the correct size would be a top priority as I'm talking about replacing like for like. I wouldn't attempt to start cutting doors down. Check the material. Some doors have a draped plastic coating (think fondant icing) so I doubt they can be trimmed successfully.

Also check the depth of the border surround versus middle panel. Cheaper doors could have a much bigger central panel and narrower surround.

Take note of how the existing doors sit, i.e. how existing hinges have been adjusted once fitted. Levelling them to hang properly usually means a marginal (mms) difference in adjustment for top and bottom hinge and perhaps also the distance by which each sits proud, or not, against the frame. (These adjustments are within the scope of the hinge itself, assuming you have adjustable ones.)

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Re: Chatterbox 2

Postby scullion » Fri May 14, 2021 4:41 pm

i'm a great believer in you tube - there's bound to be many videos showing you exactly how to do whatever you want to do.
maybe start with this one?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x4YPIY1Nd0

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