Basement workshop

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Blog series by Nighthawk updated 02-11-2013 09:54 AM 6 parts 16847 reads 32 comments total

Part 1: The first bench

01-04-2012 11:41 AM by Nighthawk | 6 comments »

When my partner and I bought and moved into this place just over nine months ago, the basement was a total shabbles… the basement as now just a shabbles. I still have to save my pennies to get the floor concreted. But in the mean time still have a workable area just for tinkering. (we all like to tinker right) Not being on a huge wage and still really recovering from the shock of owning a home when we moved in I just slapped a bench together with bits I found about the basement…...

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Part 2: Put some light on the situation

01-21-2012 11:10 AM by Nighthawk | 0 comments »

As the title says put some light on the situation, so I did for $20, (normally $49.99) at Bunnings got some string lighting etc… basically christmas lighting… Put over the wood rack that has very poor lighting as it goes up and under the house and difficult to get at on the best of days. while it is not bright, it actually works enough to see the wood length where as before we couldn’t, you could just see the front half… They just plug in to normal power socket and we have lig...

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Part 3: Amazing what a bit of paint can do…

01-23-2012 12:31 PM by Nighthawk | 12 comments »

Amazing what a bit of paint can do… not only does it make the place look tidier, but can also brighten the place up. Though painting the bricks (and there is a bit more to do yet) did chew threw the paint but once it is on the repainting later on will be a lot easier. See nice and bright, makes the place happy… though kinda reminds me of the flat we use to live in before we bought this place … hmmm thats a bad thing. The bricks are support bricks for the upstairs coal range, which i...

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Part 4: Concrete floor.

01-09-2013 06:47 AM by Nighthawk | 2 comments »

I haven’t had the chance to do any wood working for a while nor even had time to post or check online for a bit. However I have a good reason, I am finally going to get part of the basement with a level concrete floor. I have dug and leveled, with some brick back fill. Have the polythine down and actually ready to pour this coming Saturday. My partners father who so happens to do this kind of stuff for a living is also helping, well is doing most of of it to tell the honest truth. I sa...

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Part 5: The pour

01-13-2013 12:19 AM by Nighthawk | 5 comments »

Well finally after 18 months after we moved into our home I now have part of the basement with a concrete and more importantly flat floor… I am not sure what I am going to do now as I won’t be use to it. The truck arrived 15 minutes early… which caught us off guard as my helpers were still on the way… but the irony was when I joking to the driver he said “the other job they had for that morning, they were late… lol” The pour went smoothly though...

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Part 6: Before and after shots

02-11-2013 09:54 AM by Nighthawk | 7 comments »

Just for those that are interested… (not that there will be many) a few before and after shots… Still have a long way to go… and probably another three or for pours of concrete before the floor is complete… however… slightly higer res photos here

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