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Announcements & General Jabber => General Jabber => Topic started by: Rev.Cambeul on 29 March 2018 at 03:41

Title: DIY: Be Creative & Do It Yourself
Post by: Private on 29 March 2018 at 03:41
I'm building a shelf unit/cupboard/wardrobe into an alcove in my spare room. A brother is currently living in there so he needs it - especially as I refuse to allow him to buy a shabby old wardrobe to lumber me with.

I'm building it from floor to ceiling @ a height of 295cm
Width 154cm
Depth 45.4cm
That is taking into account the thickness of the Structural Ply @ 21mm

The wood is all cut and stashed out in the backyard under the pergola. I have the walnut varnish/stainer mix ready to apply. The intent is to apply the varnish/stainer out-doors. Once dry, glue and screw. Then the next week I get to work on the shelves and clothes hanging rails.

Today I bought the stud-finder: Cost $25. I'm used to the tap and listen method to find the studs, but as this is going to need to be able to take considerable weight, I bought the stud-finder to ensure I do it right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFrZcdNQSMU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QInszVD9WpE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLop327qDlU
Title: Re: DIY: Be Creative & Do It Yourself
Post by: Private on 29 March 2018 at 19:06
Nice Thread Rev.C


See Creators are damn good creators and some really are good at everything :D
Title: Re: DIY: Be Creative & Do It Yourself
Post by: Private on 29 March 2018 at 20:31
Liberals should not play with mens tools
Title: Re: DIY: Be Creative & Do It Yourself
Post by: Private on 30 March 2018 at 03:39
Nice Thread Rev.C


See Creators are damn good creators and some really are good at everything

Thanks. I've never built furniture before. I've only ever repaired or improved it ... but the brother needs a wardrobe and I need shelves (once he's gone, that is). So I thought why not do it myself. All it takes is a little common sense combined with a little creativity. Slap some wood in place - Left, Right and Back. Then drill some holes left and right for modular shelving. Add half a dozen shelves and add a towel rail or shower curtain rail under two of them so the brother can hang clothes top and bottom. The remainder of the shelves can be used however the brother thinks is best for his purposes. Anything left over can be put on the bottom.

Since it's the first time I've done anything like this, I'll probably take a few photos:

* The bare wall.
* Wood in place - Left, Right and Back.
* Finished product empty.
* Finished product full.

If the walnut stainer/varnish (brand = British Paints of course because I'm prejudiced) is exactly what I need, then I'll redo my bar, coffee table and desk with the same. Just rub them back with some steel wool first and slap on the stainer/varnish. My desk also has a hidden secure compartment where I hide my modem and wifi accessible multi-terabyte hard-drives. I'm also thinking of a few additions to that particular area of my desk.

I did some work on the desk a few years ago. When I got it, it was too low and shabby looking. I raised the desk by several inches, added the hidden compartment slapped some varnish/stainer on that was the wrong colour and has scratched and flaked off because I didn't rub it back well enough. I didn't know about using steel wool back then and just used sand-paper. Still, it was good practice ....

I'm just lucky I have a house that has (what looks to me like) walnut finish door, window and skirting edges. And even if I'm not exact, variations on wood grain and colour should mean that I'm close enough for it not to matter.

(https://creativityalliance.com/forum/gallery/2/9-270717032151.jpeg)
It pays to build your own computer rather than buy assembled ...
Swastika shaped computer lights were an unexpected but appreciated bonus.

(https://creativityalliance.com/forum/gallery/1/9-171014081122-0.jpeg)
A desk is more useful than a dining table.
(https://creativityalliance.com/forum/gallery/1/9-171014081104-0.jpeg)
Twin 26 inch screens, a pin-board and a whiteboard.

The book-case next to my desk needed more shelves, so I used some scrap I had lying about to add modular shelving - see the three lighter coloured temp shelves. Now I know about structural ply, it's easy to get it cut to size, varnish/stain and fit however many shelves I want ... and that too is finished.
Title: Re: DIY: Be Creative & Do It Yourself
Post by: Private on 09 April 2018 at 17:26
Nice Thread Rev.C


See Creators are damn good creators and some really are good at everything

Thanks. I've never built furniture before. I've only ever repaired or improved it ... but the brother needs a wardrobe and I need shelves (once he's gone, that is).

I am more hands on with things like that, i enjoy that *.
I can build you a house, wire it, plumb it and even build the flat pack furniture.
Title: Re: DIY: Be Creative & Do It Yourself
Post by: Private on 09 April 2018 at 18:58
I can build you a house, wire it, plumb it and even build the flat pack furniture.

A true CREATOR.

But what's "flat pack furniture"  ???

That's the assembly stuff made in Indonesia is it? Ikea? Same sht different price.

Yeah yeah I buy that too. I buy it and look at it and see how I can do better. That's my plan ... and so I build. I just build bigger, better, stronger, faster ....
Title: Re: DIY: Be Creative & Do It Yourself
Post by: Private on 10 April 2018 at 09:46
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Rev is the real President of the "W" lovers club as you can see from his stuff in his house, not Bert!

And they should have had him star in the film "the number 23" not Jim Carey!

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Title: Re: DIY: Be Creative & Do It Yourself
Post by: Private on 11 April 2018 at 05:56
Rev is the real President of the "W" lovers club as you can see from his stuff in his house, not Bert!

And they should have had him star in the film "the number 23" not Jim Carey!

ROTFLMWAO! (https://creativityalliance.com/forum/chat/img/emoticons/smile-big.png)

Title: Re: DIY: Be Creative & Do It Yourself
Post by: Private on 16 December 2018 at 05:19
The shelves are all but finished and are in use. Brother Edwin (he's in the forum, look him up) is using them. When he leaves, I will take photos.


Updated March 2020 - Final Design
Saw the clothesline cover and wanted it, but at $200, I made my own for $41
Made with shower curtain rods and a $5 tarp

* Keeps the rain off your clothes when they are hung out
* You can sit under it in the rain or sun - sit in the shade

(https://creativityalliance.com/forum/gallery/2/9-060320070038.jpeg)
(https://creativityalliance.com/forum/gallery/2/9-060320070137.jpeg)

It's an improvement over last time
* Sitting much lower - same as the $200 version
* 4x Quick Release Clips
* Easy to remove
* Can be dropped down with the clips reconnected and the tarp left in place
  - The $200 version cannot do that. It's either on or off

If you want to do the same thing, use a shower curtain rail + corners/bends as your central support and throw a tarp, sheet or blanket over it. Be creative and make it look good.

https://youtu.be/4rvc3HLqu4w

As before
* Keeps the sun off visitors in the warm weather
* Keeps the rain off the drying washing in the wet weather

Next year I want to put natural fibre cladding on the metal fence
Perhaps: https://www.bunnings.com.au/eden-1-8-x-3m-brushwood-premium-screen-fencing_p0056846
(https://2ecffd01e1ab3e9383f0-07db7b9624bbdf022e3b5395236d5cf8.ssl.cf4.rackcdn.com/Product-1600x1600/c70ccefc-5883-456a-b1f7-ba8657a4368a.jpg)
Title: Re: DIY: Be Creative & Do It Yourself
Post by: Private on 10 January 2019 at 01:48
Honda Rebel Rebuild

(https://creativityalliance.com/forum/gallery/2/9-090119060638.jpeg)
In the Gallery:
https://creativityalliance.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=2633

First step in rebuilding:
Add wheels, forks and bars - everything finger tight.
Used a bicycle stand to keep it upright.

Seat and tank just sitting on - I do intend to get a new low sprung seat and a HD Sportster Frisco tank along with a bobbed rear guard.

It'd be easier if my rear shocks hadn't been stolen - but they needed replaced anyway.

Now it's ready to roll out into the sun to wash and look for any cracks prior to painting.


Update: Grease and grime of the years washed off. Frame and wheels are in better condition than I thought. Everything will need painted ... just a couple of brackets to grind off.


Update March 2020

(https://creativityalliance.com/forum/gallery/2/9-280220054041.jpeg)
In the Gallery:
https://creativityalliance.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=2775
Title: Re: DIY: Be Creative & Do It Yourself
Post by: Private on 24 July 2019 at 01:58
Clothesline Cover Update:

(https://creativityalliance.com/forum/gallery/2/9-240719015029.jpeg)
Click to View Full Size (https://creativityalliance.com/forum/gallery/2/9-240719015029.jpeg)
In the Gallery https://creativityalliance.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=2731

They now want $200 for the genuine clothesline cover. I redid my own design for a new clothesline for $29.

It's an improvement over last time
* Sitting much lower - same as the $200 version
* 4x Quick Release Clips
* Easy to remove
* Can be dropped down with the clips reconnected and the tarp left in place
  - The $200 version cannot do that. It's either on or off

https://youtu.be/4rvc3HLqu4w

As before
* Keeps the sun off visitors in the warm weather
* Keeps the rain off the drying washing in the wet weather

Next year I want to put natural fibre cladding on the metal fence
Perhaps: https://www.bunnings.com.au/eden-1-8-x-3m-brushwood-premium-screen-fencing_p0056846
(https://2ecffd01e1ab3e9383f0-07db7b9624bbdf022e3b5395236d5cf8.ssl.cf4.rackcdn.com/Product-1600x1600/c70ccefc-5883-456a-b1f7-ba8657a4368a.jpg)