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bashthebox

Member since Oct 2011 • Last active Feb 2017

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    Whilst we're on the subject of foldaways, I'd like to build a fold down bed for my spare room at some point - never seen an off the shelf one which looks any good at all. Reckon there's be a market for decent fold-down wall beds, or is it just too niche?

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    Man I'd love an excuse to need that.

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    They just finished their January sale. Now it's all in the 'sample' sale!

    #firesale

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    Interested in the answers you get - i'm in a similar situation.

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    You could try something like Richlite or Paperstone - I've used Richlite to replace the granite I used to have around my sink area. It's lovely, and quite easy to work, though you may need to sandwich two layers together to achieve the thickness you're after.

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    This is what I'm working on at home at the moment..

    My first large scale adventure in CNC stuff. There's a few things I'd do differently - none of which you can pick up on in this shitty pic. Will post better detail shots once I've finished the carcases, and again once I've made the doors and drawers. Fun, but hard work.

    edit: apologies for the instagram hashtaggy link; i just assumed it would bring the pic in on its own. never mind.

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    @airhead @dbr I bought a sheet of Richlite to replace a section in my kitchen - I love the stuff, but as you say it is very expensive. Came to about 400 quid for a 12mm 8x4 sheet once VAT and delivery came into account. It's also really, REALLY heavy.
    But if you compare it to other materials you use for surfaces such as granite or corian, then suddenly it makes sense. I've still got a large section I'm looking for ideas for.
    (there are alternatives to richlite which may be cheaper - paperstone's the same thing, I think, and there's something from Switzerland whose name escapes me which sounded very similar)

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    Both of you using MDF for shelves - I'd use ply. Less saggy, less heavy, less horrible dust. Takes paint just as well - maybe better on the end grain once sanded.

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    Yeah my kitchen floor is dying. The last owners retiled when they put the kitchen in; big fucking tiles too, around 300x400 I'd say. Laid onto a ply floor, and they are cracking. At some point we'd like to re-tile, but that's a big job because the kitchen units go over the top of the tiles.
    What can one lay in that situation then?

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