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By using the pencil is shortens. When its halfway the length it is difficult to get it out of my pocket. Has anyone ideas to solve this problem? And what is the best pencil to use; a oval shaped or a rectangle shape?
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- Ykobalk 9th Dec, 2011 Carpentry & Joinery
- Ytruro 22nd Jan, 2012 Carpentry & Joinery
I have had skirting and architraves installed but there are huge gaps between them and the walls. What do I fill them with that will be best in the long run and wont crack....silicon, wood filler,cork,car body filler ;-) - anything?
I wont be painting the wood coloured skirting, architraves etc and will probably be waxing or clear varnishing them.
- Ysul 5th Mar, 2011 Carpentry & Joinery
- Yshaks_64 29th Mar, 2011 Carpentry & Joinery
Any ideas roughly how long it would take a carpenter to fit new skirting boards throughout a flat that's just had the old ones removed and laminate laid? 65metres should be sufficient and a ready primed/MDF skirting will be fine. Walls are in good condition, and it's a modernish flat, so reasonably square with mostly long runs.
Thank you for that reply, Roc, but it coud apply to almost every question posted on this forum, and doesn't really help me much. I'm presuming that the carpenter is competent and experienced.
- Yjkh_74 13th Jan, 2012 Carpentry & Joinery
- Ykhan_36 15th Apr, 2011 Carpentry & Joinery
I have just had a conservatory makeover which included plastering walls and fitting skirting boards. The contractor has used pencil round boards. Internal joints have been simply butted-up (and not scribed) and external mitres don't fit perfectly. He is trying to tell me that it's perfectly normal to butt-up (even though it looks rubbish) and it is to be expected that external mitres are not flush. When I get round to decorating, apparently I should put caulk in the hole caused by butting-up and filler in the mitres. I want the boards stained not painted by the way. My view is that if the internal joint can't be scribed (too flimsy they say) then they should mitre (not square they say). Surely a decent carpenter can deal with walls that are not square and do an internal mitre at say 44 degrees instead of 45?
- Yneiltheblue 17th Sep, 2011 Carpentry & Joinery
My flat was fully replastered and would like to reinstall skirtings. I would prefer adhesive but do not know what type of adhesive. Can you also suggest a brand? Thank you.
- Ytrekker27 5th Sep, 2011 Carpentry & Joinery
I need to put skirting board on an internal wall of the house which unfortunately has a very tight bend around a corner...I have tried soaking wood and cutting slots in the back and soaking it more numerous times but no matter what I do the wood will always end up splitting :(
Does anyone have any recommendation on how I can go about sorting this issue as this spoils the whole look of the hallway of my house :(
Any advice would be greatly appreciated !
- Ythebamz 30th Dec, 2011 Carpentry & Joinery
I`ve bought a doors from Wickes which are heavy, 38.5kg I think. They are 35mm thick and I`m trying to hang on a new oak door liners. Which hinges do I need and how many?
- Ystreatham 17th Feb, 2011 Carpentry & Joinery
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