Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Floor boards complete around the built in bed
Out built in bed, is now set off by the floorboards.
Only skirting boards still to fit in this room before its complete.
Floor boards finished around the pallet cupboard
First item of clothes hanging on the rail!
Final cost of cupboard - pretty much free. Just the cost of the handing rail and ironmongery.
Door also made out of waste pallets.
Floorboards looking great.
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Monday, 28 April 2014
'Left over' cupboard complete
Cupboard and hanging rail complete. Cupboard door also made from the old pallets we had left over from material deliveries.
A simple cupboard door catch.
Floor boards finished in first room
Thursday, 24 April 2014
Floor boards going down upstairs
The first floor boards go down.
Floor boards are laid on 'foxtrot' board, laid over the smart ply, to help absorb the sound transfer through the floor.
Close up of the foxtrot board.
The first row of floorboard to go down along the landing - setting the line.
We choose to nail the boards down with sheradised nails rather than glue the boards down. Using glue would have reduced the sound transfer through the floor even more. However glues tend to 'off gas' and can reduce the indoor air quality.
Friday, 18 April 2014
The 'left over cupboard' starts to take shape
Saturday, 12 April 2014
A cupboard out of 'left-overs'??
The challenge was to make a cupboard out of the things we had left over on site. We had a limited number 100x100 sawn timber posts. An unlimited amount of waste pallets that all the materials had been delivered on.
What could we make???
Sanding down the rather dirty posts (they have been used a lot during the build for temporary platforms etc!).
Posts ready to go. Onto the pallets.
Lengths of board cut out of the pallets.
We were going to paint the pallet slats, but have decided we quite like the rustic look.
The slats fixed to the posts to form the side of a cupboard.
To be continued...
The stair structure with cut strings, and smart ply sub-treads and risers.
The longer treads are to extend into the stair window.
Landing balustrade posts arrive
Waiting to be fitted. The top of the balustrades, showing the saddle that the handrail will be fixed to.
The base of the posts - showing the holes that we will thread metal stud into, which will fix to the stair trimmers.
The posts were made by Win-Born Products, near Cambridge.
Landing cupboard ready for the handles
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