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Thread: Timber - Just picked up a nice piece

  1. #11
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    I purchased some retaining wall slabs a few weeks ago, some sort of hardwood.

    As I was walking out I saw a handsome kind of gnarly and knotted piece of pine about 1200x300x40 which was flat and looked perfect for a hatrack I was inttending to build. So I bought it for $30. Using old iron rail spikes off the old Ghan Railway, I set them at 45 degrees with the help of a drill and angle grinder to dress the spikes from square to round to set in the timber.

    those spikes are pretty tough iron I can tell you.

    its 75% finished and is trial hung in my entrance , a few other spikes to set in it to suit my lovely lady, and finish it with something...not sure what it should be , varnish? lacquer? oil?

    I got the blowtorch out and burned and then bashed the flapdisk around at bruised it while using it as my workbench.

    anyway first look she really likes it....I had to confirm that twice.......

    if I can master putting a photo up I'll do it

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    That timber will make lovely furniture/bench tops.

    I did extensions at my last house and I used ironbark floor boards.

    Polished up they looked fantastic.
    Dave.

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    In 2010 we did our kitchen floor with recycled blackbutt that had been remilled and finished it with OSMO Polyx oil. we are still happy with the results 10 years later although it could probably do with a strip/clean and reoil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tote View Post
    In 2010 we did our kitchen floor with recycled blackbutt that had been remilled and finished it with OSMO Polyx oil. we are still happy with the results 10 years later although it could probably do with a strip/clean and reoil.
    Polyx(R)-Oil - OSMO Australia

    IMG_2783.1.jpg

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    I'd give the walls a lick o' paint first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    I'd give the walls a lick o' paint first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    I'd give the walls a lick o' paint first.
    They did get done eventually.....

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    Assorted Falcons and Jeeps.....

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    Came up well too, the roller tray prompted my cheeky reply.
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    the hatrack


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