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Hi everyone, what's your preferred place to score discounted materials for projects? I have a habitat for humanity store near me, along with some auction places & salvage stores, but one of my favorites is my loca Lowes because I use wood to rebuild furniture and sell it to hipsters. Here's what we have today:
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Btw I do have a thread about a cockamatsu heating table and I was just going to post there but I checked the catalog and decided that the cat thread could die
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Laminate is pig disgusting but this fake reclaimed look is good enough to use for something for hipster scum. Maybe a coffee table or the cockautsi.. not sure how they would stand up to the warmth tho
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>>1219374
Damnit
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>>1219375
>>1219374

Marked down to $5 from 30.72 USD.

Probably gonna bite on the laminate today. Things can sit here for a while and the price keeps dropping, but if you don't catch them, they're gone
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I came in to check on the Bruce hardwood but I like working with bamboo more, you can charge more for using it, and it's already lower in price than the bruce per box (possibly not per sf). But that makes me antsy.. it could all move in a minute. I'm not sure I want to spend $269 plus tax for all six boxes, but I kinda want them all too.
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This has dropped from $95 over the last two weeks. Some pieces in a few of the boxes are damaged on the tongues, not a big deal to me but it would be to someone trying to use them for flooring and not for making a stupid table for metrosexuals
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>>1219377

I want the bamboo for a desk project for myself personally, as well. So I'll probably grab one box and hope the rest goes down $10 or $15 over the next week.
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Honorable mention goes to this "luxury vinyl"
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>>1219379
i've been thinking about using that stuff for furniture, are they all bamboo or just a layer?
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>>1219393

It's all bamboo. Here's one example of it in use:

http://www.schoolofdecorating.com/2013/03/diy-custom-bamboo-counter-top/
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>>1219402
shit, i'll be on the lookout for clearance bamboo flooring

does wood glue work just as well on bamboo as it does on wood?
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>>1219405

Seems to. Get the Gorilla Wood glue to be sure. Works good for me. You gotta clamp it hard tho especially if you're not laying it down as a floating glued floor. Maybe nail it with a finish nailer if it has small square footage.

Bamboo likes to expand and contract like a mad cunt, but the ratio won't be too bad if it's a table top or counter.
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>>1219371
>>1219375
>>1219377
Bruce is the worst.
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>>1219378

if I was an employee there I would be pissed that you were tearing open the boxes to look at the product, and ripping the shit out of them to where if you decide to not buy them, they would have to mark it down more and possibly it wont sell because someone isnt going to want open products that some other inconsiderate douche went thru
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>>1219655

They're returns you fuckface, and I didn't tear open anything that isn't already opened, and anyone gambling on buying returned flooring is going to want to see what's in each box anyway just to make sure they don't get some horribly damaged + returned shit because the counter customer service ladies are pushovers and take anything back

>>1219617

Yar I'm glad I got the cali bamboo box, might go back for another even before the price drops again. Shit has ZERO splinters on the underside compared to the last bamboo flooring I handled, and the click system means I won't have to clamp at all.
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>>1219617

And thx for the heads up on Bruce being shit. I might get a box if it drops to $20 tho?
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>>1219371
building sites
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Pic related is the bamboo, it changes color a bit depending on lighting.

I invented a new thing to fuck hipsters out of money with! Spray paint pallet slats then step on them wrong like an idiot and snap out a section. It looks really cool, use some rustoleum hammered metal finish for cool results, as you can see I added a shot of black for the pro touch.

Anyway, you get something that you can add some dumb stencil spray paint to and make up some story about fragility and rebirth or whatever tickles their manbun
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Just snagged a hideous old coffee table at Goodwill for $2.99 and I'm going to take a quick shower beer and then start posting a build log of turning this thing into something that nets me about seventy bucks
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Here in Columbia we have some great ones.

Habitat ReStore, His House Ministries and Thrift, Southeastern Salvage to name a few.
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>>1220216
Columbia SC that is.
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>>1220171
I wish there was more /fleecinghipsters/ on diy.
Last time I posted about it people got their assholes in a knot because they said I was gonna poison people with pallets.
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>>1220238

Also look at that middle bottom slat. Jesus christ how horrifying, there's a strong chance I've brought termites or carpenter ants into my house. Joke's on them, all the spiders will eat them, plus the termites that did make it into one room got stopped in their tracks because the maniac dentist who built this house in the 1940s built it out of concrete and stone and built his additions one room at a time which resulted an unintentional compartmentalization of every fucking section, like what prevents water from spreading through a sinking ship.

I will of course not use that slat for anything I sell to people... until I bake it hot enough to be sure all the critters are dead, then I'm going shove some LEDs into the holes, fill them with resin, and sell a pallet slat with $2 of chinese LEDs and resin for enough money to drink myself into oblivion one more time.

Also, the fact that it has had bugs eating it encourages me that it's not too poisoned, unless they only got that far and then dropped like a Jonestown moshpit.

As you can see in the pic, I have a weakness for a style of furniture that can only be described as "1980s dumpster fire"
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We're only missing one slat from the bottom, but I'm not going to waste any time trying to replicate one. Instead I'm going to pull them all out and lay down pallet slats cut to fit.

This will have the bonus of discouraging people from putting too much shit on the bottom layer of their goddamn coffee table. Pallet wood is nice to look at in a pinterest sort of way, but it's to touch it is the sound of fingernails scraping down a blackboard in tactile form. You can make it nice to touch using a couple different techniques, but then you have to go to effort to make it look aged and distressed again, unless you just get lazy like me and just drown it with polyurethane until you have a polishable surface built up.

Spoiler alert: I'm not doing any of that shit for this.
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The manufacturer very politely left me easy access screws to back all the slats out with, and I'm going to just bite them back up into the pallet slats once I cut them to size.

However on closer examination this coffee table is entirely fucking manufactured wood other than the small rectangular structural bits you can see. Even the curved pieces!

It's not total dogshit manufactured wood, it's about as good as I've ever seen in my life and it obviously never was allowed to get wet, but it still won't hold up well to being manhandled around like a genuine wood piece of furniture would. I'll just have to be gentle while I stand it on it's various ends over the course of this job.
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>>1219844


Also, I just realized that I could call these Flotsam Coasters and sell them for $10/each
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>>1220261
There's a seafood place in my town that has coasters like that, just more square and sanded smooth.
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>>1220244
>unless they only got that far and then dropped like a Jonestown moshpit.

You sir, are my favorite anon for the next ten minutes.
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>>1220264

I'm angry that I'm not the first to think of shipwreck style coasters, but I'm also gratified to know it's a proven concept

>>1220268

Just imagine all those little termites tunneling and eating and hauling spitballs of wood chips and then dropping like Skrillex*

*I don't know if that makes any sense and I don't care, this shit is 8.2% alcohol and I feel no pain
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>>1220272
It's just a little mom and pop, they don't exactly have it cornered.
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>>1220274
whew

Okay, so the main question I have to ask myself is- what the fuck am I doing to this top? It apparently had glass in the middle, so you could fondly regard the shit you have cluttering up the bottom level.

I'm not putting glass back in it.

I do have some black tiles that I got cheap, but I doubt they'll fit perfectly into that space, and I'll have to either cut tiles, or STRETCH OUT THAT HOLE.
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>>1220281

Tiles are 12" exactly. Gap is 20 3/4". Opening the gap to 24" and a little bit for grout isn't gonna work because of that stupid decorative metal strip.

Now I could just make a whole new top for the thing, but I already gotta do that for the kockatsu and the existing shit is perfectly fine- just gotta plug up that Proxy Paige gaped hole.,
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I knew this 3mm thick chunk of crap i mean scrap stainless steel sheet would come in handy
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I have a table like that and shattered by a drunk (who certainly wasn't me.) mine is painted black instead of showing the wood grain though.
What I did was get the thinnest piece of sheet steel I could find, put some fancy swirl patterns on it with a grinder, lacquered it, and cut it to fit. It looks industrial minimalist as fuck.
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>>1220293
23:16:02
>>1220294
23:16:04

I'm unsharing my brain from the DMZ now
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>>1220293
You beat my post by two fucking seconds lmao
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Man, I'm working 70 hours a week right now and this thread is making me want to build something but I ain't got tiiiime.
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>>1219844
>>as you can see I added a shot of black for the pro touch.

kek. My sides.
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>>1219775
>>1219777

Man the last time I dealt with that shit

>planning a house build
>wifey buys 900 square feet of Bruce because black Friday sale
>didn't even pour the foundation yet at this point
>fast forward to flooring time
>bust open the Bruce
>dad was with me but he already knew as did I
>3.25" inch flooring prefinished
>1/10 were straight
>most were so stained they looked charcoal
>many missing tounges
>machined width would change along lengths or actual pieces would be entirely skinner.
>buying it on black Friday emptied the stock. Line was now discontinued.
>nothing even close by Bruce at the store
>redid alot of pieces because you couldn't tell until you nailed it in with the air hammer and mallet.
>focused extreme knottiness under the beds and in the closet.
>mfw it was the hardest flooring I've ever had the displeasure of working with and this wasn't my first.
>mfw we got the store to take back a box and a half of the worst pieces we had (that weren't desecrated) but looked like tumours pretzels.
>mfw wifey wanted to get Bruce again for the other 1000 square feet
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>>1220343
>focused extreme knottiness under the beds and in the closet.
>mfw it was the hardest flooring I've ever had
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>>1220367
Seriously bros it was painful. Terrible wood and it made the job super slow. Wish I never heard of Bruce. I'm a majestic kind of guy for hardwood.
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They're getting desperate to move that Bruce with more of it piling up.
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>>1220343

your wife is a stupid fuck. this is why women dont belong doing home renovations or beibng involved in anything that isnt cooking cleaning or fucking.
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Eventually it's going to hit a low enough price that I can just sandblast it all and use it instead of breaking down pallets for slats for hipsterfleecing furniture - I just have to calculate out how much of my time is spent sourcing free pallets and breaking them down with the trusty sawzall, and work out a cost / savings tipping out
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wish this board allowed sound in webms

https://vimeo.com/228164536
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need a better system for making jetsam coasters since they kept splitting lengthwise. oh well, i was only using the useless slats anyway.
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>>1221021
Waterjet
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>>1220220

staging hipsterbait is fun as fuck
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>>1221312
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>>1221364

i see you senpai
>>1221415
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>>1220238
>>1220244
>>1220248
>>1220251
>>1220281
>>1220287
>>1220293

Okay time to go to work on this thing now that the kozapsu is done.

I have decided not to use the sheet metal for the following reasons:

>I'll need to create a supporting wooden layer underneath it anyway
>Cutting it perfectly to size will be a massive pain in the ass
>I don't have the right setup to hammer the metal flat yet
>I don't want this to be my learning project for sheet metal
>I have $2.99 in this and hope to keep total investment at $20, that includes an hour of my time at $20/hr, fortunately i pay myself under the table
>is joke

If the table were nicer, I'd get a replacement piece of tempered glass cut and put it in there, maybe build a compartment under it. Not happening.

Here's something interesting- there's a weird repair on one of the bottom slats, pic related. Looks like something that happened before leaving the factory 'cause I can't imagine someone paying to have this thing repaired, but anything is possible.

How the fuck did this thing keep having slats knocked out, though? You'd have to turn it upside down and use it as a stepstool, or on it's side + kick it violently. I guess this thing has had an abusive past.. poor thing

>http://manga.clone-army.org/viewer.php?&series=nana&page=10

accurate depiction of this furniture's path to ending up with me
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>>1222042

Holy fuck, even these slats are MDF. I'll just fake-age the veneer a bit and use them for a stupid pallet wall art thing. Meanwhile we need to put something into this bottom part that actually will do work.
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>>1222067

When you're pulling straight from a pallet, in some cases you can save some aggravation with the center support(s) by measuring and cutting while it's all in one piece.

This saves having to manhandle the slats one by one, support them etc while cutting them with your circular saw woodbutchering device, and you don't have any asspain getting your sawzall down between a center support & the slats.
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>>1222070

Measured and about to cut. Note the odd row of vestigal nails going down off-center- pallet may have had a second center support or be a frankenpallet made from re used parts, more common than you think. Since I couldn't avoid these nails in every cut, some of these passes will be 'exciting'
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>>1222077

https://vimeo.com/228438683

background music:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqE306UqZrQ
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more sawzall carnage:

https://vimeo.com/228439463

https://vimeo.com/228439500
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RIP pallet
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close enough.

now i have to drill pilot holes so i can carefully screw these all back in using the original screws hanging backed halfway out of the supports and scattered around my floor
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just kidding, who the fuck do you think i am, norm abrams?
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all the old slats, i'll use them to top an end table or nightstand or some stupid shit
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I haven't even tried cleaning the pallets. Ah, customers. Fuck 'em
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Now, glass is out because a) effort b) money c) people would see the uneven layout of the replacement slats more easily.

But you know what pinterest bitches like? TILE

You know what fills in those annoying curved spots + little ledge for glass to rest on? GROUT

My salvage tile is 12x12, and the gap I need to fill is approx 15x20, so I'm going to under-fasten a 1/2" section of plywood left over from my kokomo build and see what kinda cheap tile I can scrounge up to fit in the gaps, I'll either use the 12x12 as a center and fill in around it, or acquire something else entirely as cheaply as possible.
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FRESH MEAT

i happen to like this lame Staples tier metal desk so i will be redoing it for my own use
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>>1222335

pulled the two shit-tier wings off already, wasn't even MDF, like chinese counterfeit MDF board that wasn't even made out of wood... literally like cardboard stamped solid.

weirdest veneer i've ever seen in my life, vinyl wrap stretched over the board.

it was already weak, got wet in my truck bed and dissolved. gotta rip out the keyboard tray too.

i'm gonna use my bamboo for this one. it'll look nice and industrial.

might rustoleum the metal black.
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>>1222338

Had to use a hex key to get these stupid things out
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The bamboo isn't as tall as the glass. I was going to back it with 1/4" plywood, but my calibrated eyeballs were wrong for once- the difference is 1/8" as it is. Add 1/4", now we're an 1/8" different from the other direction.

I was going to do it anyway and then spacer up the tempered glass with washers, make everything even.

But in order to do this.. and I shudder to admit this.. I bought a new 4x8 sheet of not shit-tier 1/4" plywood. Now that I've thought about it.. I'll be using about four square feet of it, and the rest of it will just sit in my "leftovers pile"

Not worth the $14. I'm gonna return it and find another way to back this bamboo, preferably a strong 1/8" thick way.
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She'll look nice tho
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>>1219844
>shot of black
i love this meme
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removed the last of the hex key bolts that went up into those dumb plastic bits that bit into the old MDF, and removed the bolts holding up the keyboard tray (hate keyboard trays actually, fuck it, not putting it back most likely) and removed the bolts attaching the glass.

I COULD just re-top the whole thing with the bamboo, not worry about the glass, or having to level the bamboo to the glass, or having to cut the bamboo in contour with the sides of the glass. It is a tempting thought but also would be something like accepting defeat.

Most likely I will spacer the glass with washers to be flush with the bamboo+underlaying wood as that is the minimum effort solution.
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What do you think lads.. I'd have to cut some small chunks to fit into the gaps at the sides, other than that, no more work. Or should I make the desk have its center glass and side wings as intended?

Speak me the true true
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Something something shot of black
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>>1223333
>1223333
checkin those professional dubs, pro
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Back to the coffee table. Gotta have a backing for the tile and mortar, but the only spare plywood I have is nice birch veneer shit. Not so nice that I gotta save it forever, just too nice for this.

Fortunately, I gotta bunch of scraps now, just enough actually
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>>1223334

Thanks mate.

Felt a little iffy about the ply slats after nailgunning them in place, so threw in a cross brace that'll also look kinda nice, what with the pallet stamping and all.
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And there we go. Of course, once that area gets tiled, if someone stands on it, all those 18ga finish nails are going to give way, and someone's gonna be falling down through an ankle-shredding mixture of sharp tile and broken mortar.

But y'know.

Fuck people who stand on tables.

I'm just going to include a written warning with the table "do not stand on tile portion or you may suffer various problems up to and including death."
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back to my desk.

got the bamboo lined up on the underlying 3/8" plywood, luckily the scrap has a big section that's already the width of the bamboo exactly, 36"

Unfortunately it's not exactly square but I'll be trimming the sides anyway because of the tongues and grooves. More details on working with bamboo and their locking/non locking mechanisms later.
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Cut to fit, the final trim is after the gluedown.

Discovered that the hammered black finish rustoleum paint would chip with my thumbnail. Maybe the hardener went bad or something but I resprayed it with some gloss enamel.

This worked well except I got overspray on the kotatsu top, which wouldn't have been a problem as it blended right in except I had left a hex key on it which left a perfect negative stencil of a hex key right on the 'boards'.
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I didn't remember what cleaned off rustoleum enamel, so I used an old trick and hit the overspray with some more spray and wiped really quickly- spraypaint includes it's own solvent that quickly evaporates. This got rid of the hex key outline, but made some black streaks that I just couldn't get.

Since I'm the special kind of asshole who keeps working a failing system, eventually 1/6 of the table was covered in a darker color that sort of looked like I had taken a blow torch and charred wood on purpose. It looked good from an academic perspective, but it didn't look appropriate in how it was applied.

Anyway the next day I remembered that ACETONE cleans up enamel spraypaint, so I tested some on a chunk of laminate scrap to make sure it wouldn't eat through the finish, then I mopped up the paint. Even though it had hardened pretty good, it still mostly came up. What's left looks okay, in fact I may replicate the spraypaint + wipe into the texture + acetone technique in the future.

Also if I do the overspray thing again, I'm going to leave outlines of leathermans and sunglasses. The hex key just wasn't hipster enough.
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Gluedown time.

Vent time: Littlefingers coat had double cordovan stitching, but double cordovan stitching wasnt invented until 1834. It certainly wasn't available in westeros, because they haven't even invented single cordovan stitching. I'd be surprised if they can even do a back machine stitch, and even moreso, why would they want to when a half double-S stitch would be perfectly fine for the type of fabrics they work with.

Fuck Game of Thrones.
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when using a radial miter saw, you want to cut finish side down if you are sliding through the entire cut, like a really nice 4" wide piece of wood.

for wide shit like this, it's finish side UP

splinters and chipping happen when you break through the wood with the teeth.

always be mindful of where the teeth are turning and what side they will be cutting through.
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>>1224317
whoops
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in retrospect I should have carefully aligned the blade first before cutting but this is literally not even $10 of materials and I can't be assed, it's good enough
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trying out some configurations before I bust out the jigsaw and countour each side platform to match the glass.

this layout would be minimal work, only some cleanup cuts, no curves, but it looks kinda trashy and the glass will always be 3/4" higher than the wood, also making a place for dust to gather that's hard to get to
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this one would actually be kinda cool, but I'd have to change the hole mounts in the metal for it to work properly

it's a bit less simple looking than what i wanted in the beginning tho
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turns out that there's just enough width that i can rotate the platforms 90 degrees and get a different look
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or maybe I'll just stick to my original plan, which would have replicated the desk as it once was, but with proper materials.
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Leaning closer and closer to this.
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>>1221312
Colors are too normal and there's no fake grain.
Next time use VSCO, that way everyone knows you're a pro.
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I want to get me some of them sweet hipsterbux. However, I prefer my jeans properly sized and nothing of mine needs a man- suffix to make it not feminine. How do I get an idea of what would sell to the bun-headed crowd? Just lurk pinterest and shit?
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>>1224440

I'll keep doing threads like this and hopefully I can inspire others. A lot of my sloppy, shortcut filled, lazy work can be used to make money off hipsters. If you do too good work, you spend too much time and effort and you also make it look too clean and perfect, they mentally associate that with crap from Ikea.
It's like handwoven fabrics- you have to make it extra crude or it doesn't connect to that reward center in that brain that says "this was handmade," meanwhile a good weaver can make fine fabric just like a factory mill can. But NOPE, they need the lumpy ugly shit to feel happy about what they got.


I'm going to fuck around with something while my subconscious decides what it wants in a desk. Here's some bamboo I had left over from a flooring project, I glued it together.
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>>1224440

Also yes, pinterest and etsy are your new reference materials, you'll use google + youtube to find work examples of something you want to drill down into and demonstrations of techniques. For example, everyone who could put blocky pallet chunks together at right angles has been doing it, so now to stand out (and To Stand Out is what this shit is all about), people have had to do the simplest easiest upgrade from that possible, which is using a miter box or a miter saw to cut 45 degree angles into the pallet slats.. and then continue to use them like legos. This has worked for a while because ANGLES look TRICKY AND COMPLICATED and will probably last for another year before pallet art makers have to upgrade. Go look up 'pallet wall art' to see more of that shit.

However to properly use angles in furniture, it's not all 45 degree simplicity plus you have to be able to invent and design, so that's going to take longer to establish itself.

But enough about that for now. So, this was 5" bamboo flooring, I had these left over nearly a year ago and fucked around thinking I'd make, I dunno, a TV dinner tray? I must have been inhaling too much glue.

Thing is with this, you have to clamp it together from the opposite edges to keep the glue from just pushing the pieces back out of each other. That can be difficult if you're just fucking around with random pieces. I got it to work though.
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>>1224452

Dammit, pic
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Compare to click bamboo- which costs more, and now that I've tried both versions, I can say it's definitely worth it. It also seemed to come with a waxier coating on the bottom / tongues / grooves that kept it from being a splinter nightmare. Bamboo splinters are fucking vile.

Now, I used a plywood backing for strength, rigidity, and also the fact that click bamboo has too much play on it's own. I didn't glue the tongues and grooves, just the backing to the plywood. Maybe I should have, but this isn't a floor, and the click stuff locks together solidly. If you do a floor out of the tongue and groove, you're shoving it together as hard as you can while the glue seeps out, taping it with painters tape to try to keep it from coming apart, etc. Significantly more work.

Also you're not supposed to nail bamboo floors, and I wouldn't anyway because it'll just splinter and fracture the fragile little tongues.

>Bamboo planks are basically just powerful epoxy resin and bamboo fibers smashed together as hard as possible. A solid bundle of fibers are strong, splitting them apart with nails degrades this.
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So what will I use this random chunk of blonde bamboo for?

Well, I have this neat old craftsman toolbox with what looks like 60 years of oil and grime built up in the very bottom.
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ew

(also if i wanted to do hipsterbait with this i'd get one of those bluetooth speaker kits and turn this old toolbox into a ReTrO ToOlBox BlUEtoOtH sPEakEr that yo
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>>1224440
Look at the biggest selling items on etsy to get an idea of the bread/butter types.

Find the quirky shit on pintrest.

Hipsters like pallets, moms like chalk paint and waxes.

Careful at flea markets because everyone there is out to steal ideas and make money.
It's an ok place to network with designers and nu-architects.
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>>1224462
that you can also use for storage dude!)

But instead I'm just going to cut this down so it'll fit in the bottom, if I can weasel it past the metal supports for the top tray. Or just cut it so it fits under the top tray as a 'work surface' I can put in, but that's not really something I'd use.

Could also make it into a false floor on the bottom and hide things like a retard.

Anyway, everyone else, your assignment is to go find old toolboxes at pawn shops or yard sales, I will walk everyone through the bluetooth speaker process (they can also charge their phones off it) and adding some finishing to the inside for them to store their anal lube or wine or whatever.
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>>1224464
>Careful at flea markets because everyone there is out to steal ideas and make money.

My local fleamarket is 90% people who buy shipping pallets of random chinese shit and everyone has the same $2 machete and flashlight shitty thing
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this was not worth the effort plus my miter saw isn't aligning right and i kept chasing right angles

with proper setup tho, this is a decent idea
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sometimes you just gotta say screw it and start using something knowing you'll finish adjusting it later, so you can take your old wooden desk and paint it white and then dry brush gray over it with a rag and list it on the facebook buy&sell pages that have the most 28-35 year old women
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This is why you shouldn't have a desk with drawers- look at all the shit that accumulates.
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>>1224466
Wrong type of flea market.
Think of the"higher class" farmers market equivalent where people don't kick axe heads around hoping it will net them a lower price.
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>>1224449
>>1224452
>>1224464
Thanks for the pointers y'all, its much appreciated.
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Is Etsy suitable for selling one-off items, or should I just go on kijiji/facebook/etc.?

I've finally amassed some tools and need to get rid of all the slag in my house, and want to start nigger-rigging hipster trash for sale and salvaging shit for fix-up and resale but I'm not sure what marketplace is best for this sort of thing.

Also, do hipsters buy hipster computer equipment? Mice, keyboards, etc.? I'd like to try taking cheap keyboards and mice and fluffing them up, but I feel like most hipsters who'd pay for that kind of thing use laptops and thus have no need for keyboards (and doing up mice would be significantly harder than popping keys off a keyboard and repainting them in funky colors or applying a cheap stick-on veneer to the base or whatever)

>>1224560
>AR enthusiast
what a nigger you are.
j/k you seem like good people but I am just so morally opposed to Black Rifles, theyre such a meme (and im salty that most mallninjas are simply not in the market for hipster garbage, but tactical niggering is my fetish)
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>>1225426
>>AR enthusiast

Looks more like a dingbat buying cheap furniture to put on his (probably) cheap ar
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>>1225428
yeah thats basically what arfcom and /k/arg are all about
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>>1225426
>j/k you seem like good people but I am just so morally opposed to Black Rifles, theyre such a meme (and im salty that most mallninjas are simply not in the market for hipster garbage, but tactical niggering is my fetish)

life is too short for me to choose what guns i enjoy based on how annoying other people who use those guns are on the internet, but you do you, man. i mean, i probably wouldn't ever get a mosin nugget because of how autistic /k/ is, so i get where you're coming from.

also, mallninjas are 100% in the market for hipster garbage, you just have to target them with it. since there have been no major technological advances in the last 20 years, everything is now based around marketing. just get some angry roided up chick with full sleeves to do product photos and you're golden.

>>1225428
>Looks more like a dingbat buying cheap furniture to put on his (probably) cheap ar

yes that's why all that shit is in my desk drawer and not on my guns, can i hire you to come to my township and start solving more crimes, sherlock?
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anyway next thing is if you want to plan jack shit, you need a giant whiteboard.

so let me show you how simple that is without shelling out $300
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>>1225497
>canticle for leibowitz

patrician taste
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It's a "the wood butcher buys discounted tile supplies" episode
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Black sanded mortar for $3.99 instead of $8-12? Fuck yeah also contrast is gud
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>>1220772

>Letting women cook and clean.

How many female high quality chefs are there?
Cleaning is done by yourself, or supervised women in low-importance areas.

Women cooking and cleaning is a meme because of historical 14h workdays.
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>>1219371
I have a secret
It's 100% legal too

I work for a large robotics company. I'm one of the lead engineers. When a project is complete, most of the leftover materials are tossed in recycling dumpsters. Very few parts get re-shelved.

I have brought home over $50,000 worth of materials from those dumpsters. It's a perk of working there- the company lets all employees take scraps...as long as they are actually scraps.

If they catch anyone taking stuff or ordering extra on purpose, they get fired.
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Bamo
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Kid's shit that people throw out when the kids wreck them or grow out of them. BMX bikes, bed frames, etc.

Lots of fasteners and material.
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>>1225493
>mallninjas are 100% in the market for hipster garbage,
I meant more in the sense that they are unwilling to buy anything that isn't Trijicon(tm) or Rothco(c) branded gear, I would gladly invest in tools to make wood stocks or aftermarket irons but if it's not shit right outta Call of Duty they wont buy it. may as well just do import/export of airsoft stuff, change the labels, and call it a day
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>>1221021
what if you scored it first? it would also make them more regular, but it might be TOO regular
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I'm gonna tile this bitch and primer it tomorrow
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>>1231146

Nah m9 your over and under thinking it.
For example this stenciled onto canvas with spray paint can command $90+ as long as it's done clean
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OH SHIT NIBBA WHAT AM I DOING
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>>1219655
I work at a lowes. We don't mark shit down further just for being open and marked down stuff at that level is haggleable most of the time
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>>1235424

OP here, I just matched on tinder with one of the customer service girls, she's cute and thicc but I don't know how I feel about this.

Snagged pic related at Goodwill for $15, fixed it, out the door for $40, gonna get drunk tonight while looking at handwritten pages of plans for my life that I wrote when I was young and hopeful
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Found this nice weathered look pergo in the returned / damaged hole, but it's never been opened and has no price. Gonna try to find out what's up wth this
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$10 NIBBA
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>>1235518
post example of thicc ness
also you thread is making my night
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>>1219371

in before the delet
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>>1232811
>For example this stenciled onto canvas with spray paint can command $90+ as long as it's done clean
what the actual fuck

is that legit just a black-on-white poster of a silhouette of some shitty AR?
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theres usually furniture in my apartment's Trash Zone but i figure it's probably there for a reason. also, living in an apartment, i feel it's simply not practical to make/sell whole furniture

>>1231153
status update: i tried doing this and it was too difficult to make it work with normal wood, it just wouldnt break at all because of my weak girl arms and it being real wood instead of that foam shit or bamboo or w/e. it doesnt even flex. shits fucking robust

>>1235518
how much do you actually make doing this, is it a viable side business or is it just 4 fun
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>>1221312
Am I a hipster for digging this? Or am I only one if I pay someone else for them?
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i put off dealing with this for a while.

scuffing the finish so paint will get on it good. not a full removal, which would be a stone cold bitch of a job.

remember this: never totally refinish shitty furniture. it's the same amount of work to refinish good furniture, with less reward.

it's also just as hard to do a shit job as a good job.

just taking the shine off the finish is still a pain when you're dealing with curvy parts and little corners.
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also if there's any paint overspray, the moment you hit it with sandpaper it will convert to a fine powder and come off in in quantity.

i'm talking, The Mummy (1990s version) where gouts of sand pour out of a tomb, amounts of powder.

so watch out for that.
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this is the appropriate tool to wipe up after sanding.
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i thought the can of primer i had was auto primer.. and i was fully prepared to use it anyway.

it's not, though. it's some rustoleum 2x coverage shit that oversprays like a motherfucker so i have to finish spraying it outside so i don't have to clean off primer from other shit in here.
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>>1227403
My old employer lets everything rot in the parking lot and none of it can leave, not even the rusty shelves because they have tool numbers and it's COMPANY PROPERTY GOD DAMMIT
>RIP those half dozen 2-3 meter lapping machines that sit out in the rain uncovered
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>>1239083
>RIP those half dozen 2-3 meter lapping machines that sit out in the rain uncovered

that's heinous

>>1238112
>how much do you actually make doing this, is it a viable side business or is it just 4 fun

depends on location, market, and skills but someone could survive doing this. i do it for extra money.
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>>1239084
Don't worry, that process isn't a bottleneck so it's okay! They're buying more 5 axis mills to do 2D profile chamfers, and only the head engineer is allowed to program them, because the programs have to be vetted by lockheed before parts can run on them.
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what basic tools should i get to do this kind of shit in an apartment

im thinking that i might need a proper saw, a drill, a (hand) planer, and some chisels

i already have a hacksaw, cheap plastic clamps, a file, and typical drivers/wrenches. also maybe a proper big vise to clamp to my desk (it's a bigass heavy 60s unit made of dense particle board, i think it can handle the stresse)
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>>1239222
>im thinking that i might need a proper saw, a drill, a (hand) planer, and some chisels

a) checked

b) you don't really need a hand planer or chisels unless you're going to be doing REAL woodworking

gonna use that gray pergo i jacked for $10 to build a gun workbench for myself
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>>1239506basically

1. I'm living in an apartment and don't have the sheer space needs for refinishing furniture (or at least storing it once its refinished)

B) I found a local antique shop that is closing down 5ever by december and has tons ot antique hand tools that they said i can have for a pittance (5$ CAD for a hand planer with a shitty but salvageable blade, 2$ for a hand drill and some rusty bits but theyre at least bits, yet another hacksaw but a nicer wood handled one for probably like a buck, etc)

3st: most of the salvage in my house is shit like bed frame slats and the occasional particle board sheet

i was thinking of taking some of the slats which are bowed to fuck but are nice and rounded, cutting them into equilaterial triangles, gluing them back together as hexagons, and stenciling meme guns onto them for shitty /k/ mallninjas to buy at a gorillion dollars a pop as a set of things i literally fished out of a trash area

so basically i FEEL i should probably have real tools to make real things since i cant just refinish furniture and replace structural bits since i cant store that much furniture in the meantime of selling it off again
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>>1239554

Fair enough, also antique tools at a discount are always worth it.
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>>1219372
Lol that's hilarious
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the table almost looks good enough to leave that color. I'm gonna have to remember this brand of primer.
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>>1239554
Kek
and you absolutely know those dipshits would pay it
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So, now I'm going to teach you how to drybrush. You get your paint, and a brush, and a paper plate or something to put the paint on.
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there we go
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You get just a little bit of paint on your brush..
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And then you gently feather it over your surface, creating a delicate drybrush effect- oh for fuck's sake
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Then you try flapping the brush back and forth to spread out the smear you've created, but nope, it's just not going to work.
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>>1240058
i like to do this with an extra shoe shine brush i have but i squirt the paint right on the surface and aggressively go back and forth like im shining my shoes

brush strokes are A E S T H E T I C and T A C T I L E
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Because you chose to do this under the hot sun, the latex based paint is already drying, you can't wipe it around without creating stringy little latex paint boogers. Now you are fucked- unless you remember rule #1:

Minimum effort, maximum reward

We'll just keep adding paint.
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In the process, you may invent a new technique for creating leopard print using latex paint and the sun / a heat gun. Dab the end of the brush, make blobs, the edges dry up first, and then the paint in the center wipes away.
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>>1240058
Did you try searching to see what dry brushing is first? That is, painting with a dry brush.
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In the end, you use all of your paint on the top of the coffee table, and skip dry brushing the sides and legs. The cheap garbage brush you used keeps shedding hairs but you cover them up by either a) picking the hair out, then dumping more paint on the smear down to primer you created with your fingers and aggressively brushing it, b) aggressively brushing it to hide the hair in the brush lines, c) covering the hair in paint from the jar and then aggressively brushing it.

The result looks like hammered dog shit, and once you spray some clear enamel over it, you're going to get enough hipster cash for the good kind of bourbon this time.

The dog wonders why you are yelling at a thing that doesn't move.
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>>1240071

I spent five minutes reading about the general concept of dry brushing. It's entirely possible that something was lost in translation. Again, rule #1 applies to research. Some faggot with a manbun will pay for it anyway, and they'll pay more for something that looks like shit because properly done finishes remind them of "Ikea" and then they don't associate it with "handcrafted" and daddy's money stays on their cards.

The center area is going to be tiled over so I included a crudely drawn hate frog that will be there forever, and they'll NEVER KNOW ABOUT IT.
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Good Enoughâ„¢
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>>1240093
youre not wrong but salmon is an awful color for basically everything, including actual salmon
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>>1240135

It's actually a deep terra cotta red, computer and phone screens suck at red
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bumping this shit since its the only thread on /diy/ that actually involves a man /diy/ing
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>>1240079
nice hair and dog
LONDON?
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>>1240093
Where you gonna sell this piece of garbage
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>>1240718

Thanks. I'm going to finish mowing my yard so the city can't fine me or make me go to municipal court, then I'll start updating the tile process for the middle.

Bonus: I don't know how to tile, so this is going to be a "learning from the perspective of someone who is also learning" episode!
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>>1241694

I use Offerup (highball the prices here, you never know what bored housewife is looking at your shit), Zuccbook marketplace, Craigslist, and Etsy. Etsy is mostly for stuff that I actually don't mind having attached to my reputation, so I only put properly done stuff or antiques that required a minimum of restoration there.
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>>1240079
>hidden hatefrog
Nice
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>>1241796

It was the first time I've drawn a Pepe and I did it from memory and it has some critical details missing so I'm gonna rework it with some sharpies first then lay down the Type 1 Mastic
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>>1241745
>etsy
doesnt etsy require that you "always have everything in your catalogue available permanently" or something like that

i read the tos and it sounded like one-offs and antiques arent allowed, only stuff you can either consistently churn out or have a lot of
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>>1241918

Nope, they just require that you have it available to buy if you have it listed for sale.
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Alright! It's time to tile.

So the discount broken stuff I got for fifty cents just doesn't work. It's not shiny, the colors don't jive with what the top ended up being, I'll be making some cuts and joins and it'll look like shit compared to the fake grout already in the tile.

Looking shitty isn't something to be afraid of in this gig but this is just TOO FAR
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But I have some of these shiny black tiles left over from another project and I guess I can sacrifice two of them, only because they look so good with the shiny red.
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Still going to need to make some cuts.
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Measurement a
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So, it looks like the slice that gets cut off one of the black tiles will fit just right into the gap. Then I can pick up a white tile and fit it in there. I think, but am not 100% sure, that they were selling some nice shiny white 3.5" wide tiles.

So I can get some contrasting shit going on.
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Actually those layouts are awful and depend on the slice that gets cut off the black tile fitting perfectly on the strip on the side. If I forget about that and just concentrate on filling the gaps with white tile, it works so much more elegantly.
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Now the next step is what I'm going to do for backing the tile. I could just fill the whole thing with my mastic, but I might not have enough- I've got a deep area to fill up.

So, I'm going to pick up some proper polymer tile backing material, like you would put down if you were tiling a kitchen backsplash or a bathroom.
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Just kidding, it's cardboard scraps.
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Fuck. So close, and yet so far.

I returned the tile cutter and sanding block and opted to buy $2 of white tiles and use the opportunity to get the black tile I already had cut to size along with them. Forgot one of the measurements because the guy who did the cutting did it for free.

Having tile cut with a wetsaw is now the only way I'll go. There's no sharp edges and it looks clean. I can get a squirt bottle and a tile cutting blade for one of my chop saws when I need to do more of this.

The only question is will I go try to get three more free tile cuts, or will I go buy a special blade and a squart bottle.

The thin piece that came off the black tile would fit perfectly next to the uncut black tile. If I did that, I'd only need to get one tile cut, but it would lose the pattern I made.
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neat

>>1243814
now this is maximum niggering. even i wouldnt think to do this. but then again im also morally opposed to tile tables/bars
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>>1244403
smash the tiles and set them in randomly with various colors of air dry clay as grout
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>>1244886

Would have followed through with that until I realized that if anyone actually tipped the table over, there'd be nothing holding 90% of the tile in place, gravitationally speaking.

I actually went and bought some concrete since it was the cheapest solution. Since this won't even use 10% of the bag of concrete, I'm going to use the rest to pour myself a custom change tray & maybe a test section of countertop.
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>>1244887

I went back and the guy just cut my tiles for free. Turns out there are perks to being the vulture who comes in and buys flooring returns that aren't moving.
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>>1244899
true but smashed tiles = moasic = artsy + deep = unwarranted $$$
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>>1244943

I'll try that with leftovers from this. At this point I've been fucking with this coffee table for 10x longer than I wanted to be fucking with it and I'm just going to get it done, get some nice pictures taken of it, list it for sale, then pile some of my other shit on it because I'm completely out of surface space thanks to my latent hoarder genetics until some asshole surprises me by wanting to buy it.
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Mixing cement and laying the tile tomorrow. Right now I'm working on an auction for some military surplus laptops that turned out to be owned by the 5th Special Forces Group.

I need to edit this shit down to about two minutes. I think it's just going to end up being *grunt* TOUGHBOOKS *red letter media groan* MY DICK *AvE voice for five words* SPECIAL FORCES RUAAARGH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhJxvHns2i8

Gimme some suggestions on what to keep and what to ditch in the editing. With the money I get out of these things, I'm going to get an actual camera that can shoot 1080 (instead of using my phone) and start making some actual videos.
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>>1245032
I was gonna say myself you been putting a lot of effort into this thing, I check in time to time to see if you finally got it together
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>>1245441

i've spent more effort taking pictures and uploading them than i have on the table, but thank you. there's another gunshow coming up so i'm going to be doing pallet wood stencil bullshit, that should be fun

i want a laser cutter that can also engrave wood, maybe even metal, any leads?
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>>1245454
I wouldn't know the first thing about that but good luck
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>>1245403
your camera is WAY too close to the thing, you should have the whole thing visible unless you're showing off some specific feature

gj getting surplus laptops tho

>tfw inna reserves
>tfw in the computar departoment
>tfw can't get sweet surplus gear because it literally has to be destroyed when we're done with it
>tfw it's illegal to even just give it to another office or find some new use for it internally
shit SUCKS
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>>1245403
I'll give you $14.99 for one of those Pannysanecs.
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Some lessons have been learned during this but the only important one is if you're just filling a 1/2" gap, use CEMENT. Do not use readymix, the pebbles will be an asspain.

Also, a bag of readymix goes a LONG fucking way. I have enough left to maybe make a small tabletop, and enough wet mix left over that I stuffed it into various molds and if anything turns out especially amusing I'll show you the results.
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>>1245403
>90% viewer to subscriber ratio
How did he get away with this?
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>>1247338
for how long this has taken id be shocked if it's even worth selling anymore
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>>1247371

I had to build a porch. I'm sorry I wasn't able to finish building garbage for people on the internet soon enough- don't forget to donate to my patreon tho :^)
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>>1247380
>I'm sorry I wasn't able to finish building garbage for people on the internet soon enough-
why are you getting all snide? you already said that you do this for selling to people irl for making actual dosh
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>>1247383

it's just bantz m8, calm your tits
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this mastic does NOT fuck around, it grabs like a grabbler
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bit by bit we make the burgers
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then we just smear the grout everywhere because the charcoal tint improves the red tabletop
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>>1247399

the bigger white tile on the right drifted a bit, i left it as is because it adds "character"

now i have to clean off because i currently look like a 1930s jazz singer
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>>1247338
Mold a sandy vagina.
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>>1239222
>to do this kind of shit in an apartment
a day off
You may be underestimating how loud that shit can be.
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>>1247438
How much $$$
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>>1247464
its a commiebloc style concrete walled apartment

you can hear everything in the halls because the doors are thin but inside apartments, they may as well be hermetically sealed and have acoustic tile in the walls too

idk i just want something to fill my time in the day thats more productive than trolling on /pol/
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bout to list this bitch for $90

$20 in materials and a total of 3 hours consecutive work, most of which i had no experience with.
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>>1247927
what do you want to make, really? identify that first.
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>>1248058
I can't think of anything I need or that local hipsters would actually buy. Here, hipsters only go for IKEA shit (literally just going to IKEA and browsing is a common pass-time) and about the only thing left that I at all want is a new airgun (except I have a decent pellet gun anyway that I'm reluctant to fuck with because it works well and looks nice)
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>>1248145

Make pallet wallpieces. Stencil random shit on them. It's now "art."
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>>1248048
good luck dude. Pretty 'unique' looking
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>>1248255

Sold for $75. Meh. Messed around with some concrete, didn't make anything worth posting. Learning up on casting a countertop.
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>>1249750
I like the design anon, I think it was worth a little more given it was unique. If the finish had come up a bit better I think decent money.
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>>1250163

Thanks m9, probably have gotten 100-150, maybe even 200 to the right person, but the problem with highly unique kinda oddball stuff is it's very dependent on the right person. It's safer to make something that's more trendy, if you want it to go fast.

I picked fast return on investment over having it sit around for months or having to haul it to a hipster filled location like I do with most stuff- the bones of the table were still FIBERBOARD and it was already starting to get creakier, and I didn't want to risk cracking the tile altho the cement-mastic system is probably very sturdy.

Also- the red paint was latex paint and as such was hyper-susceptible to scrapes. Even the clear enamel sprayed over it didn't help much. It made it seem more shabby chic in a weird way but it also made it look well used. That's a perk to the right person, but in general a drag.

I really look forward to doing some tilework that isn't so ghetto (not having to fill an inch deep pit will help!) and I can definitely use tile to command more money in the future.
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OP here, I've settled on my next project because I'm sort of burned out on building hipsterbait and as we get closer to the holidays, the hipsterfish are biting less and less.

>>1251637
>>1251640
>>1251644

Pic is unrelated but was so fucked up that I had to save it. Look at the edges and sides- that's some high quality shit to then slap nasty pallet looking wood all over. I can only aspire to be that evil.
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>>1251755
what kind of fucking madman would actually put this in their house? Even I'm not that jank.
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>>1251797

I'm going to learn how to weld this fall and then I can produce MONSTROSITIES like this. (the frame is clearly metal square tubing, bent and welded)

I'll drive them all the way to Nashville if necessary,
in order to inflict them on manbun sporting fruits.

However, please join me in the Industrial Fan thread. I was searching inspiration for the armoire I will be building when I found that vulgar display of bad taste.

You can just post industrial music if you're an industrial music fan, I think the thread name allows for both interpretations. I'm going to post a really neat Front 242 remix later on.
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>>1251797
>Even I'm not that jank.
it looks decently well made to me

and i would put it in my house

but its something i would never pay for, i'd definitely build it for myself though.
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>>1219371
Habitat for Humanity ReStores are NOT cheap. They're slightly cheaper than buying new, but not by much. I'm currently renovating an old factory into a museum out of my own pocket, so I have to get all my salvage material as cheap as possible and preferably free. I do a lot of dumpster diving at places which are being renovated. I also build as much as I can out of pallet wood. Craigslist and Kijiji have a "free" section where I score a lot of stuff too. I watch for floods in the local area, and then scavenge the water-damaged stuff being thrown away for usable materials. Just last week I scored 500 square feet of floating wooden laminate because the guy no longer had enough to finish his basement after some of it got water-damaged, and didn't want to just throw all of it away.
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>>1251949
>Habitat for Humanity ReStores are NOT cheap.
they do have weird cheap stuff though

pallets of drinks for cheap (weirder mtn dew flavors, energy crap, etc)

weird size blinds

sometimes there are cheap (good quality) tools when hardware stores close and dump their stuff
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>>1251964

We have something like that near me, except it's called UGO and it's only weird drinks and food that didn't sell well.
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>>1251949
The people at my ReStores are assholes and want top dollar for garbage.

Its seriously stupid, I dont even go in there anymore.
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Non hipster fleecing related.. I had to take the plastic cover off my lawnmower engine while fixing it, and I'm probably not putting it back on.

So I knocked a little doghouse together with some scrap wood and leftover metal roofing.
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>>1219378
I've worked in the floor business for years and I can tell you, I have not yet once seen a laminate/vinyl floor look good, go with engineered flooring at absolute minimum unless you just don't give a shit.
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Bought a house a few years ago. Was walking my dogs and they started playing with this other guys', and we're both ex-navy. Couple minutes into convo, find out he co-owns a demo business.

This is rural-ish WI. He does barn tear downs for a profit, then sells 100+ year old reclaimed wood on the side (under the table).

So - that guy is where.

He rarely gets anything wider than 12". But that's fine because I rarely need it.

After that - the HFH restores. Idk where tf they get the rough lumber, but they've always got some good shit.

After that - my wood pile. For small pieces I can quickly mill some walnut. Got three big ass blacks, two of which are constantly trying to grow over my house and drop fucking walnuts on my roof all goddamn night.

Most of my tool handles are ash and walnut from my yard. My demo mallet is a limb-branch - looks sweet as hell.
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>>1251949
>I'm currently renovating an old factory into a museum
what's it like making business decisions this poor
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WHY DID I BUY THIS FOR $10

WILL I GET MORE THAN $10 OUT OF IT

TUNE IN LATER THIS WEEKEND
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>>1222086
>yt video not aviable in your country


chaptcha needs 15 steps
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OP here I found the HOLY GRAIL of hipster money ideas
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I'll literally never have to come up with an original idea again. This book is over 250 pages of pretentious horseshit conceptual projects that I can cheaply copy and sell.
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Best dollar and fifty cents I've spent in my life and I'm counting my tours of Tijuana whorehouses
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>>1256523

(hipsters love wine bottles)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut5sk0RUlS4
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Better pic of the wine bottle speaker because it's just too fucking much. I can't possibly communicate this book without a brief video that flips through it:

https://youtu.be/COXDztOTdnM
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Have I mentioned how much I fucking hate industrial designers today? No? well you're getting it.

Industrial designers are some of the shittiest people you can work with.
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>>1222077
We take in broken pallets to make custom sized pallets at work.

Funny story
>inna office looking at cctv
>see coworker breaking up a broken pallet
>see him looking around for the saw
>404.jpg
>just starts stamping on the slats
>cheeky fucker jumps up and hits him in the chin
>keks had
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>>1226734
I used to run a 2-star michelin restaurant and built small houses for a while. spent ~5-10K on materials for each and sold for ~30-50k. now im a biochemist. the issue isn't with women; it's with retards in general. men are equally capable of being dumber than dogshit.
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bamp
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>>1258888

nocturnally luminescent intelligence agency african americans did this
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grocery stores leave milk crates out in the back at night
what are the chances that I'll get caught if I take a few
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>>1258897
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i stole milk crates from the resto i got fired from. they were just hangin out in the back. aint nobody watching late at night

just dont get stabbed by an abbo on your way home and your good
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it's a "Vulture doing sidework" episode

i'd like to take a moment and say AdvanTech is the shit when it comes to OSB, it's the most expensive, because it's the bestest
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the construction is a woodshed... in what is quite literally a swamp.

there's a spring in the ground very close by and it's mud everywhere

that walled shed to the right is sitting on easily 3 feet of poured gravel, the client had gravel poured until it stopped sinking into the mud

not shown: the part where i made tiny cofferdams in the mud in order to pour enough concrete to make the blocks stay more or less still
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it's getting dark here in australia so i'm going to quit for now, but i'm going to lay the crossmembers and also add some in between each crossblock support, using joist hangars.

and at that point, you guessed it, it's a basic freestanding deck. i could then put actual decking on it, except that will involve more work and drive up the materials cost, especially if i use composite decking- which could cost $800 just for the 120sf of this woodshed. the only purpose of composites would be rot resistance, and critter resistance, since nasty shit likes to hide in firewood.

client declines that cost (boomer)

i could just use standard treated pine decking and do it for ~200, but installing each 5.5" wide slat is a pain, it'll add more time, client thinks that anything that takes less than 30 minutes is lazyness (boomer)

so i'm going to use OSB, which will have enough rot resistance and critter resistance. I've left pieces of AdvanTech lying on the ground like the slob I am and it's taken 2 years of moisture, rain, hail, snow, and sunshine to make them get degraded.

this will have a roof over it, cantilevered off of the existing shed and supported on the outside with a pair of 4x4s sunk into more endless dumps of concrete
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The intent was to work with the existing slope to create some pitch to shed any rain that gets blown in. All the pitch ended up in half of the freefloating deck. Once the OSB goes on, it wont matter, plus with weight on it, it'll settle out a bit
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>>1219371
Old houses that are being torn down and construction sites.
>foundation blocks salvaged from a demo, will make dividing wall to separate driveway and landscaping
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>>1260139
Limestone slabs that was sidewalks, will be used along with pavers to make a patio area
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>>1260142
Leftover bedford stone that was used on a house built in the 50's, will make raised flower beds and sitting wall
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>>1260143
Split faced stone from a new construction site, will mix with older bedford stone for contrast
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>>1260145

Nice stuff! I wish we had more stuff on stonework / masonry

Checked lowes today, they nearly tricked me with this weird ass wood- it has a fibercardboard middle sandwiched between two wood veneers. The scheming fucks are trying to trick people by putting unfinished wood veneer on the bottom of their laminate
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here's a trick for putting in joists without joist hangars or a helper, when the joists are just a few cunthairs away from being able to sit in place by friction (i usually can manage that but we all fuck up sometimes)

tap your nails through just enough that you have spikes that can grab the joists. presto.
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On the far side, if something is in the way, just use a joist hangar like the lazy piece of shit you are. They cost a dollar each for decent ones so I only used a total of 4. I put the 5 main joists on that side (supported by blocks) in with nails by putting the far runner down the middle blocks, nailing the joists, then moving it over to the far side. I could have done the additional joists the same way and saved $5 but I didn't know for sure that I'd need to add joists at that point.

Joists. Sounds like Moists.
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Oh, by the way, those little prong spiked mending plates you can hammer in place to bind shit together?

They feel flimsy but damn do they work. Don't use them where they'll have load, they just hold shit together very well.
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Okay, so today I'm going to show you how to properly replace a tailgate on a F250. I had to remove mine before after a meth enthusiast partially removed it and cut one of the cables. Now we're going to fix it properly.

Haha just kidding it's scrap wood time
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The exposed nails from the scrap 2x4 chunks build character and besides what's the point of having a tetanus shot if you never need it? Get your money's worth, I say. They're also effective melanated american repellents.
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We're using advanced methods of re-using junk chain here
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By using the chain, I can tilt the temporary gate towards the bed for easier loading, but it doesn't tilt the other direction.
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>>1261875

dear mod: forgot to edit the license plate out.




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