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Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
29 June 2009

How many times does Merbau need to be oiled??

How many times does Merbau need to be oiled??

Its best to wash merbau with an oxalic acid timber cleaner to assist in tannin reomval. You can get decking finishs tinted 'merbau'to help restore some colour.

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Dukekamaya
Jun 29, 2009 1:37 pm
Dukekamaya
Zerosignal
Zerosignal
29 June 2009

al fresco ceiling in timber

al fresco ceiling in timber

you should contact these guys for a distributor in your area. www.glosswood.com.au

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Zerosignal
Jun 29, 2009 2:50 pm
nww1969
nww1969
30 June 2009

I built my own deck! Need some feedback

I built my own deck! Need some feedback

I bought a kit from Home Depot and used Dek Blocks. 20x16 dims. This was my first time building a deck and I think it looks pretty good and solid. …

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nww1969
Jun 30, 2009 10:15 am
awallace
awallace
1 July 2009

Merbau vs spotted gum decking

Merbau vs spotted gum decking

Thanks guys for your tips & advice. Much appreciated. I do like the australian timbers, such as spotted gum, ironbark & black butt.

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awallace
Jul 01, 2009 9:13 am
awallace
Adrian B
Adrian B
3 July 2009

retaining wall

retaining wall

more like not enough beers.........

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Adrian B
Jul 03, 2009 9:19 am
Adrian B
Brickie
Brickie
5 July 2009

Closing off swimming pool

Closing off swimming pool

Ive been thinking of doing a reed be down the dead side of the house, with the reed bed all your shower and sink water (not the kitchen sink) goes in one end as grey water…

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Brickie
Jul 05, 2009 5:04 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
6 July 2009

rough cost for a Pergola, Melbourne

rough cost for a Pergola, Melbourne

Materials would be approx. $1300 - thats treated pine framing and either Colorbond or quality Laserlite roofing You could concrete after no problems just allow for the height etc

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Dukekamaya
Jul 06, 2009 8:44 am
Dukekamaya
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bognoel
Jul 08, 2009 4:43 pm
bognoel
Ironserpent
Ironserpent
9 July 2009

Cheap pots and stuff in Melbourne

Cheap pots and stuff in Melbourne

that sounds good. i have a freind living there who was complaining about the high prices will let her know. thanks…

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Ironserpent
Jul 09, 2009 7:27 am
lisanne
lisanne
13 July 2009

Under Cabana roof, suggestions please

Under Cabana roof, suggestions please

:lol: could you please say that with some meaning :lol: ::surprise:: Hahaha ::smile:: ::smile::

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lisanne
Jul 13, 2009 11:59 am
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Macy
Jul 17, 2009 2:09 am
alky16
alky16
19 July 2009

Outside patio/deck - exposed beams or not????

Outside patio/deck - exposed beams or not????

Hi, thanks for that... well the area will be about five metres by four metres....am not looking at doing ceiling at all...so it would be tin (???) on the roof, with beams…

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alky16
Jul 19, 2009 10:38 am
MICA
MICA
28 July 2009

Veranda\Patio Options

Veranda\Patio Options

I guess it all depends on the size, the base surface, the roof type, etc. When i initially got prices, some tradesman took into consideration so many veriables, so i'm…

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MICA
Jul 28, 2009 4:07 pm
MICA
themax
themax
31 July 2009

Ideas on closing an alfresco area

Ideas on closing an alfresco area

Well, that was confusing :lol: same as plantation shutters but metal, 6 weeks away, pictures then :D themax was watching tv I reckon :lol: BUSTED :oops:

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themax
Jul 31, 2009 2:22 pm
themax
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
5 August 2009

PERGOLA AND CARPORT ENQUIRY

PERGOLA AND CARPORT ENQUIRY

If your looking at timber for the pergola/ carport I help with design and quoting for materials. You just need to give me the site specs and intened size etc. PM me if you like

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Dukekamaya
Aug 05, 2009 10:59 pm
Dukekamaya
indigoclover
indigoclover
11 August 2009

Alfresco/fence/screen ideas

Alfresco/fence/screen ideas

I like the bamboo idea (or some other kind of plant - e.g. a creeper on the fence/on a lattice next to the fence)

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indigoclover
Aug 11, 2009 6:26 pm
indigoclover
Hels
Hels
12 August 2009

PVC material

PVC material

Interesting as we bought some off the roll from Bunnings a few years ago, we used it to close in the end of a pergola gable :th: Have a look on eBay as you might be able to…

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Hels
Aug 12, 2009 2:27 pm
Hels
davinci
davinci
14 August 2009

Drain Water Pipe + Pool

Drain Water Pipe + Pool

you can build almost anything over an easement (without excavating to a specified depth as directed by local water authority ie: cant build a pool on easement but can…

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davinci
Aug 14, 2009 10:35 pm
davinci
Adrian B
Adrian B
16 August 2009

Building a deck & pergola - easement and other questions

Building a deck & pergola - easement and other questions

Generally true but get it in writing. I rang three ppl on three occasions at the council regarding the deck, and got three answers.

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Adrian B
Aug 16, 2009 6:27 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
Adrian B
18 August 2009

Decking Prices

Decking Prices

Not wanting to blow my own horn, but try here Mother of…

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Adrian B
Aug 18, 2009 10:33 pm
Adrian B
Banj
Banj
19 August 2009

Cost of getting a deck constructed

Cost of getting a deck constructed

Hi guys, first time poster... just decided to build my own deck after getting quoted by a local deck/pergola specialist... $19800 for a treated PINE deck (i.e. not even…

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Banj
Aug 19, 2009 12:14 pm
nine2eight
nine2eight
20 August 2009

Ezarri glass mosaic tiles

Ezarri glass mosaic tiles

Hmmm yea understand. The area is above the waterline (in between top of the waterline tiles and coping) so not submersed. My tiler is suggesting a 10mm 'gap' to allow for…

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nine2eight
Aug 20, 2009 12:51 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
21 August 2009

Kids Swing Set - Plans

Kids Swing Set - Plans

Not hard, but a little pricey. They used Treated Pine logs in an A Frame format, joined by a coach bolt. Same again on the other side. Concrete them in. Then Another TP…

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Adrian B
Aug 21, 2009 11:20 am
Adrian B
the mont
the mont
21 August 2009

Timber slat fence and retaining wall - costs?

Timber slat fence and retaining wall - costs?

Hi, we are in the dreaded stage where we are trying to get our landscaping sorted. (Does anyone else find it hard to get good attention from landscapers??) anyhoo, we…

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the mont
Aug 21, 2009 3:12 pm

Hi, not sure if this helps. The paving is at the same level as the decking, but might give you an idea of looks. These are some photos taken at a display home. Looked…

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seast
Aug 21, 2009 4:36 pm
seast
themax
themax
23 August 2009

Outdoor iron furniture...how do I maintain it?

Outdoor iron furniture...how do I maintain it?

I think that White Knight have an outdoor anti rust paint that would surely have to come in white. I think you have to clean well and scrub with a wire brush to remove…

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themax
Aug 23, 2009 6:46 pm
themax
_kelly_
_kelly_
24 August 2009

Bluescope raintank offer - ending 31/8 MASSIVE savings (Vic)

Bluescope raintank offer - ending 31/8 MASSIVE savings (Vic)

Hi, I know a lot of guys here already probably have tanks installed in your schmick new houses. For those of us with dodgy old houses ( :lol: ) Bluescope has a great offer…

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_kelly_
Aug 24, 2009 12:32 pm
_kelly_
themax
themax
24 August 2009

Fence question - what to call this?

Fence question - what to call this?

A little googling told me that is called "Post and Wire Fencing" :lol:

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themax
Aug 24, 2009 1:37 pm
themax
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
25 August 2009

Glass pool fence

Glass pool fence

For those looking at doing DIY fences. Beware if you have an area that isn't a standard size. ;) Then you need the glass to be cut and that will add $$ Pretty reasonable…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 25, 2009 3:00 am
TheGardenWhisperer
rosypaige
rosypaige
27 August 2009

Freedom Decking Tiles

Freedom Decking Tiles

3.3 x 4.5m. I know it will be expensive but it will be so much easier that hubby might actually get motivated to do it!

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rosypaige
Aug 27, 2009 10:00 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
27 August 2009

decking question

decking question

Not recommended as its not an overly durable blend of timbers (mostly Alpine Ash and Mountain Ash) You are better off sticking with durability 1 or 2 timbers. For that…

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Dukekamaya
Aug 27, 2009 6:00 pm
Dukekamaya
skiguy
skiguy
31 August 2009

Perspex Sheeting for Pergola

Perspex Sheeting for Pergola

Looks interesting! Thanks!!!!

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skiguy
Aug 31, 2009 10:53 am
themax
themax
31 August 2009

Does Natural gas burn as hot as bottle gas?

Does Natural gas burn as hot as bottle gas?

Thanks Brenny and Welcome to Homeone!! Yes, well the reason I orignally asked the question was because when you buy a BBQ they are usually fitted out for either Natural OR…

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themax
Aug 31, 2009 9:17 pm
themax
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
2 September 2009

Pool Paver sealer

Pool Paver sealer

I have always had good results with the crommlins sealers for pavers

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 02, 2009 1:50 am
TheGardenWhisperer
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
2 September 2009

Decking direction

Decking direction

Depending on the size/ layout, vertical can leave many more boards with the end grain exposed to the weather. This is the spot water gets in and does its damage.

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Dukekamaya
Sep 02, 2009 7:40 pm
Dukekamaya
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
5 September 2009

Home shed workshop

Home shed workshop

There's a heap of PDFs available, which one are we looking at? http://www.stratco.com.au/products/gard ... esheds.asp

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 05, 2009 6:25 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
6 September 2009

FREE Victorian Ash - 40mm widths

FREE Victorian Ash - 40mm widths

Victorian Ash ( trade name for mountain ash and alpine ash) is not suitable for outside use. It would be well suited for joinery applications for furniture etc.

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Dukekamaya
Sep 06, 2009 9:15 pm
Dukekamaya
nomad
nomad
7 September 2009

Bearer size - 1st post to group

Bearer size - 1st post to group

Balcony's are designed with additional loading but decks aren't unless the user adjusts the loads accordingly but even AS 1684'S deck tables don't have additional loading…

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nomad
Sep 07, 2009 12:21 pm
wilde
wilde
8 September 2009

outdoor shower

outdoor shower

I'm starting a VERY small camping business - de-stressing holidays and am looking for a stand alone external shower (non electric) that actually works - the bag one I…

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wilde
Sep 08, 2009 6:10 pm
Daveky
Daveky
9 September 2009

Glass cost per lineal metre

Glass cost per lineal metre

Just got a quote from a glass place in brisbane, 2200! dollars for 3 pieces of glass! 1=12mm*1.8*1.35 +2= 12mm1.6*1.35. Costs more than the whole fence and gates from the…

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Daveky
Sep 09, 2009 7:01 pm
cmooring
cmooring
17 September 2009

second hand decking

second hand decking

I'll be watching this thread as I am after some timber for a bench I am going to build. I just did a quick google search for recycled timber in perth, and found the…

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cmooring
Sep 17, 2009 11:18 pm
cmooring
Jek_83
Jek_83
20 September 2009

Your thoughts on our deck plans...

Your thoughts on our deck plans...

Ok new plan! We have decided it's not worth extending at this stage, as we are spending a fortune on the kitchen and don't think we'll be able to afford it. So the new…

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Jek_83
Sep 20, 2009 7:50 am
Jek_83
nine2eight
nine2eight
22 September 2009

Swimming pool lights

Swimming pool lights

Thanks davinci again for your help, I went for the spa electrics niche colour changing LEDs in the end. There is very little range I found apart from a few surface mount…

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nine2eight
Sep 22, 2009 10:15 am
woodsey
woodsey
22 September 2009

Yes another Decking question

Yes another Decking question
1, 2

l like that idea might have to look into getting it ourselves :) We got 10 pack from Bunnings i think for about that price happy with that, just have to figure out how to…

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woodsey
Sep 22, 2009 2:21 pm
bb_bounce
bb_bounce
22 September 2009

Diy glass pool fencing

Diy glass pool fencing

I have a crack and installed 27m of it. I used semi frameless glass which was fun and after smashing one panel because i was out 5mm it turned out Ok. Need to find some pictures

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bb_bounce
Sep 22, 2009 3:22 pm
pinkfairymagic
pinkfairymagic
27 September 2009

Where to buy reasonable timber outdoor dining table???

Where to buy reasonable timber outdoor dining table???

http://www.furnituresales.com.au/default.htm For the below table 1600mm x 900mm we're looking at $1095, and for matching bench seats 1500mm…

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pinkfairymagic
Sep 27, 2009 2:12 pm
pinkfairymagic
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
1 October 2009

Photos of timber decking needed!!!

Photos of timber decking needed!!!
1, 2

Looks great Daisy, it looks like they put a lot of work into getting that job done very neatly.

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Nathan SteelFab
Oct 01, 2009 4:58 pm
Nathan SteelFab
borg
borg
3 October 2009

Outdoor ceiling fans

Outdoor ceiling fans

its got nothing to do with the brand. It need to be 316 stainless steel right through to the motor. Otherwise it will corrode.

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borg
Oct 03, 2009 7:33 pm
borg
Salt&PepperMkII
Salt&PepperMkII
3 October 2009

Ceiling fans in an al fresco area ... worthwhile?

Ceiling fans in an al fresco area ... worthwhile?

Pros of having a fan in alfresco: - looks good - not all that expensive - keeps flies away - cool breeze

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Salt&PepperMkII
Oct 03, 2009 9:09 pm
Bobcat
Bobcat
9 October 2009

Does Merbau decking require sanding?

Does Merbau decking require sanding?

check out the renovate forum, there are a few blokes on there who give great advice. www.renovateforum.com. hope that's ok to give link??? :th:

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Bobcat
Oct 09, 2009 2:48 pm


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