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What project do you want to tackle next?

Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Reuse of 1930s wire and pipe fence

Thanks for joining in the discussion @OldDuck. It would be great to see those photos. I'd encourage you to hit the Start a discussion button when you're ready and have the photos so you can tell us a bit more about the project, and I'm sure members will be able to provide plenty of assistance and advice.

 

A very warm welcome to Workshop. We're pleased you could join us and look forward to reading more about your projects and plans.

 

Jason

 

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Rodney
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Re: What project do you want to tackle next?

Long outdoors dinning table to fit on deck near BBQ area, currently looking at ideas and designs

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Kehly
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Re: What project do you want to tackle next?

Removing paspalum from our back lawn!
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Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: What project do you want to tackle next?

Good luck with that @Kehly. Let us know if you need some tips.

 

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Prawns
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Re: What project do you want to tackle next?

My current job is fixing up the loungeroom for painting. I have no idea what im doing but have tried alot of small repairs  here and saved alot of money i guess (even though the learning curve can be steep as Im pretty clueless with everything i try lol)Trying to get the lawn looking betterTrying to get the lawn looking bettermWater damaged ceilingWater damaged ceilingLawn before/afterLawn before/afterA basic water gurney was one of my better purchasesA basic water gurney was one of my better purchasesTrying to get the lawn looking respectableTrying to get the lawn looking respectableKnocked some flyscreens up yesterday just from parts from old ones I found in the shedKnocked some flyscreens up yesterday just from parts from old ones I found in the shedMade this temporary gate last week - just to keep our dog from the back sheds as one of the back neighbours has chickens - and sometimes they end up over my fence as they roost high in a tree near the fenceline lolMade this temporary gate last week - just to keep our dog from the back sheds as one of the back neighbours has chickens - and sometimes they end up over my fence as they roost high in a tree near the fenceline lolCurrent job is bogging and painting all the loungeroom windows and repainting the roomCurrent job is bogging and painting all the loungeroom windows and repainting the roomHad alot of heavy pruning lately as my boy got his first car so making a parking spotHad alot of heavy pruning lately as my boy got his first car so making a parking spotHad alot to cleanup when we moved inHad alot to cleanup when we moved intemporary fix (buried garden hose) until i dig up half the yard and figure out whats going on with the original proper irrigation systemtemporary fix (buried garden hose) until i dig up half the yard and figure out whats going on with the original proper irrigation systemBrickwork was in such bad condition I had nothing to lose by trying to cement render for the first time using my hands mainly lol. Still have to do the last coat once i buy some tools so its straighterBrickwork was in such bad condition I had nothing to lose by trying to cement render for the first time using my hands mainly lol. Still have to do the last coat once i buy some tools so its straighterStill have to replace this (I bought the wood)Still have to replace this (I bought the wood)nice little mod for winter and wood cooked steaks :)nice little mod for winter and wood cooked steaks :smile:Learning lots of things like stormwater pipe repair lolLearning lots of things like stormwater pipe repair lolThe stormwater pipe that just "kept on giving" regards needing repairs randomly along its lengthThe stormwater pipe that just "kept on giving" regards needing repairs randomly along its lengthOh how much fun is removing concrete with a hammer and a chisel hahahhah. Turns out they had poured concrete straight over a stormwater pipe and irrigation pipework as well later on which was fun to chisel aroundOh how much fun is removing concrete with a hammer and a chisel hahahhah. Turns out they had poured concrete straight over a stormwater pipe and irrigation pipework as well later on which was fun to chisel aroundBefore rendering and just built that box. Biggest mistake - not putting gaps inbetween the wood panels. When it gets wet it swells up and the panels can become loose over timeBefore rendering and just built that box. Biggest mistake - not putting gaps inbetween the wood panels. When it gets wet it swells up and the panels can become loose over timeShed guttering completely rusted out and had nowhere to go anyway so now it fills a dogbowlShed guttering completely rusted out and had nowhere to go anyway so now it fills a dogbowlfirst room I tried lots of bogwork in the walls and ceiling and windowframes where there was a big hole left from a old security shutter that no longer existsfirst room I tried lots of bogwork in the walls and ceiling and windowframes where there was a big hole left from a old security shutter that no longer existsMy really dodgy attempt at cutting and shaping downpipe. Its harder than it looks when you have no idea like me, but it does the job just for the shedMy really dodgy attempt at cutting and shaping downpipe. Its harder than it looks when you have no idea like me, but it does the job just for the shedlawn recovery /shed painting etclawn recovery /shed painting etcwater gurney was great for cleaning this up ready for paintwater gurney was great for cleaning this up ready for paint

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Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: What project do you want to tackle next?

Looks like you've been very busy @Prawns. Good on you for giving so many projects a crack for the first time. Feel free to post anytime you need a hand with a job.

 

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Prawns
Super Contributor

Re: What project do you want to tackle next?

@JasonYeah cheers - Some stuff (like gyprock bogwork) Ive gotten much better with over time to the point I think I'll have to redo some of my earlier work now though as Im becoming critical of my earlier work hahahhaha (my works still not great, but it has improved I guess, cant afford tradesman so its either have a crack - or put up with it hahahahha)

Wished I had known about this place earlier reckon I could of avoided some dumb "noob" mistakes I made by asking for advice first (like the x10 coats of paint the first windowsill took as I didnt put a sealer down /sand first and oils kept coming through the paint hahahahha oops live n learn)

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JaneK
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Re: What project do you want to tackle next?

I'd love to hear a bit more about what is on everyone's 'to do' lists.

 

Jane

 

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