Corner Pieces Treated

I’ll use these pieces on the four corners of the shed, partly for cosmetic reasons but also to protect all the end-grain of the slats.
I chose Ronseal Total Wood Protector after reading some good reviews. Dark brown to contrast the unstained slats.


Network to the living room

Fitting the ethernet outlets in the living room. One at each end of the room – for media unit at TV, and a spare. Just in case.


Rotten Garage Window Replaced

The window in my garage was rotten after years of prevailing wind and rain.

A kind friend made me a new frame and I fitted it recently. Just getting some gloss on it tonight.


The old frame, well rotted.


The new frame – made from maranti – getting glued & screwed


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Data and Phone Cables

Running a phone and network cable under the floors to the back room. I have been using powerline adapters for this room, but cables are always better. A phone will be good too.

Under the hall floor

Under the hall floor

Some child labour helps too — “I’ll feed the cable from here, you pull from there”


One Loose Slate (or fourteen)

There was one loose slate to replce. But in separating the adjacent slates, another came out as the nail had rusted. In fixing that, another slid out just above it. One became three, which quickly became seven. 11 or 14 in total, can’t remember exactly.

Below is the sequence as I patched it back up again with replacement slates.

Replacing old slates

Replacing old slates

Oven Door

Our oven door shattered (Howden HJA3650). Time to replace the glass AND the hinges (the door never shut properly)… or get a new oven.

A couple of these parts, and a new pane, and it’s all working nicely again.



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New Bottle Air Vent fitted

Picked up a couple of these Bottle Air Vents today from Screwfix – we had removed the old ones as they had rusted up. Fitting was easy since my dad had already added a couple of extensions to the existing t-pieces.

Bottle Air Vent