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Teck Talk-Treated Pine

Teck Talk-Treated Pine

This week we are talking a little about treated pine, the different grades of treatment, and which timber should be used for which purpose.

What is treated pine? Preservative treated pine is timber that has been impregnated with a chemical solution containing 2 major components, fungicide and insecticide. Because the preservatives are forced deeply into the…Continue Reading

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Pen Y Llechwedd-An Update

Pen Y Llechwedd-An Update

This weekend Pen Y Llechwedd, saw some DIY. I turned my hand at staining our little hall table. When we originally bought this hall table, it had been stained a typical brown. We immediately gave it a good sand and then this is how it stayed oh for about 6 months now.

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Toolbox Tuesday-The Hammer

Toolbox Tuesday-The Hammer

Welcome to the first post of my new series, Toolbox Tuesday. During this series we will go through each tool in my builder hubby’s toolbox to give you a reasonable understanding of what tool is what and how it is used. This week we will start with the humble hammer.

 

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Inspired Space-Autumn Styling

Inspired Space-Autumn Styling

Finally the weather is starting to cool, this has got me thinking about adding a few pieces around my home to reflect the change in season. I generally find the shorter days and the cooler weather to be quite depressing, however this year I have vowed to enjoy the changes that happen as this is…Continue Reading

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Teck Talk-Communication

Teck Talk-Communication

It is my belief, that the most important part of being a successful builder, is communication. It is not a skill that is taught in the initial carpentry apprenticeship, nor is it then taught in the courses required to become a builder, is a learned skill that comes from years on the job.

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Pen Y Llechwedd-An Update

Pen Y Llechwedd-An Update

This weeks focus in Pen Y Llechwedd, has been entertaining. Goodness have we done some entertaining! Friday drinks and nibbles, coffee in the morning with friends, Sunday saw a more formal sit down lunch with 6 of our friends, followed by an evening of silly board games and a few too many wines. Monday a…Continue Reading