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Joined 21 July 2009
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8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
T&G Walls, paint or plaster - options?

I'm looking to do some work in my lounge room and turn it into a casual theatre/lounge room.
Some info:
*3m ceilings
*Tongue & Groove walls (flat T&G one side, horizontal…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
McGarden Plant Species

Rhoeos - They are cheap, easy to care for and are fairly predictable.

Boring to some - but I love em!

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Cordylines and dwarf palms need TLC

Unfortunately it seems there is only one solution - reduce the heat and sun these guys are getting. Could take some more photos of the surrounding area to help…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Untreated Timber - using it in the garden

Ah makes sense now :D
I just don't want to go with Treated Pine, only to have it rotting out after a year.

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Untreated Timber - using it in the garden

Sorry to be a pain, but I have no idea what you just said there :oops:

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Untreated Timber - using it in the garden

I'd love to use natural stone/rock, however it is hard to source and is very expensive. I'm not too sure what the laws are on collecting rock? Anyone?
I guess…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Untreated Timber - using it in the garden

For a vegie patch, sure I would look into the gal tank gardens (although I imagine they aren't cheap either). However this would be for a non-edible raised garden…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Untreated Timber - using it in the garden

I've been searching for suitable material for some raised garden beds and am coming unstuck.
Basially what it has come down to is untreated hardwood sleepers - seems to…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
What I did today

Is the screen on the left sticking up above the fence?
Do you have any more photos of the yard to see what is going on overall (or a plan view)?

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Vegies on wheel - my mobile Garden experiment

Interesting read, thank you. I will definately be using natural methods once I have developed a dedicated garden bed.
The cart is a great method of transportation. I was…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Vegies on wheel - my mobile Garden experiment

Hey everyone!
Now that I've settled into my new house, I've been dabbling in a big of Gardening and building up stock for my eventual backyard gardens. I am still…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Applying FW Floorseal *Urgent*

I'm looking to finish my floors very soon and would like some tips on how to apply Feast Watson Floorseal (Tung oil based). I rang their customer support…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Sanding timber floor - patchy/blotchy areas

I'm about 75% through sanding my timber floors - and have encountered an issue. It didn't really sneak up on me - but I thought that the fine sand…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Floor sanding - without drum sander?

Yea I did : )
Finish is around $150-180. Extras (safety gear, brushes, applicator) - $50.
Managed to book a drum sander in this weekend (they got it couriered in).

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Floor sanding - without drum sander?

I rang 8 different floor mobs in the area and not a SINGLE one could give me a quote on just sanding the floor as they only had sand +…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Timber floor finish - Easy DIY recommendations?

http://www.intergrain.com.au/ultrafloor.html
It appears Floortec is now called Ultrafloor. It also looks like the Tung Oil is no longer available :(<br>
I very nearly purchase 10L of Feast Watson FloorSeal (i…</p></div><div class=

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Floor sanding - without drum sander?

So I purchased an el-cheapo beltsander (suprisingly good) & orbital sander on Friday, and stocked up with sandpaper - and got to work on the weekend sanding my floor....sort of.…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Floor sanding - without drum sander?

Let's hope it's that easy! At least I'll own a belt & orbital sander after all is said and done! Just hope I don't have to buy a new floor!
PS.…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Floor sanding - without drum sander?

Aye, I finished punching the nails down yesterday. Only thing left to do is sand (and figure out lino to timber transitions).
Is there any trick to Belt-sanding? I've…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Floor sanding - without drum sander?

I had planned on using a Drum & Edge sander to do my floors. However there are only 2 local places that hire them out - 1 place had…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Timber floor finish - Easy DIY recommendations?

I can not find any product called Intergrain Tung Oil. I actually think I saw somewhere that a product with that name is obselete. Actually I don't think they have…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Timber floor finish - Easy DIY recommendations?

A few people have suggested Intergrain, due to its toughness over other Tung Oil products. However, I can't find an interiot Intergrain Tung Oil product - unless you are…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Timber floor finish - Easy DIY recommendations?

I have finished removing carpet from my first home, and will begin sanding this weekend hopefully. However, I'm still stuck on what to finish the floor with.
As…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
bed height againts house

CSIRO has excellent information regarding care & maintenance of footing systems.
The general recommendation is to keep trees and gardens away from footings. Although aimed predominately at clay…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
Borrowing: A kick in the teeth (and more)

I've been very busy and very stressed.
I gave up dealing with CBA. No one could tell me what the deal was with my pre-approval, and I couldn't get…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
My custom build [Planning] Dreams start somewhere!

The land I'm looking at is 800m2 (20m x40m). There are a few blocks similar.
My builder quoted around $1000m2 , so i'm looking at 120m2 (he gave me costs…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
2m x 3m Room - Ideas

I've found quite a few sofas that would fit in a 2m wide room (getting them in there would be another story!)
Rachel, I actually don't mind what you've done! …

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
2m x 3m Room - Ideas

Here is the plan of the whole house
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/89/homeoom.jpg
If that room is removed, you can see the toilet door from nearly everywhere... :n:

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
My custom build [Planning] Dreams start somewhere!

Whilst waiting on my finance to be organised (meeting with broker on Monday who I'm confidant will find something for me, I'm over CBA service) - I thought it wise…

8 years8 yearsjeraldojeraldo posted:
2m x 3m Room - Ideas

I'm currently planning out my first house. The layout has left a large dead area in the middle of the living area enough for a small room. …

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