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Lee J

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This will seem relatively simple to some of you but there was a bit of wood working involved and the use of some nice oak planks. Anyway, I'm proud of the finished results so I wanna show it off.

The Plan (as submitted by the wife) - replace this old sink with a new glass one and I want a cupboard too. Oh and can you make the boxed bit look a bit nicer?

Old sink...



Here we go...

After fitting a new radiator I built a cupboard using a B & Q carcase I had bought.
I cut up some oak, smoothed and shaped it to fit the boxed sections.





Here's the cupboard with the boxed sections fitted, cupboard built and the oak top cut to size, not fixed at this point.



I had initially cut the cupboard doors from some MDF sheet, primer them and painted them but when I fitted them they looked rubbish. They cheapened the whole look. I had some offcuts of the oak so I set about making some doors. I wanted to do those 'frame' style doors. I used oak for the frames and the painted MDF for the inserts. The result?





Now look how good they look...





fitted the oak top, fitted the basin and tap, did the plumbing and a bit of oak quadrant around the floor edge.







All in all it was a steady job that gain me many points.
 

Blister

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Yep

I think that gets you in " The Good Books "

Very smart :wink:
 

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I liked the old one! Only joking, nice job I like it. If I had made that I would of course needed to purchase a new tool to do a top notch job, that's how I've built up my tool collection.

Stew
 

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Nice job.
I've heard it many times but where does the name originate?

Rod
 

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Possibly from Italian casa (“house”), via 1870s Cockney word carsey.[1]

Or a contraction of "Gazebo"

Possibly from an African language (Zulu or Swahili are often cited) word "M'khazi" meaning a latrine
 

Lee J

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DIY Stew":5uwdinc6 said:
I liked the old one! Only joking, nice job I like it. If I had made that I would of course needed to purchase a new tool to do a top notch job, that's how I've built up my tool collection.

Stew
Stew, I had to purchase a 40mm Forstner bit but they only come in sets now adays, can't buy them single anymore :wink:
 
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