Posts Tagged ‘Merbau’


Postbox almost finished

May 1, 2011

Spend today building our new postbox. We wanted something modern that you couldn’t just buy at Bunnings, and something that5 would ‘soften’ the look of the house a little.

Treated pine posts (painted black) with oiled merbau wood. A Stainless steel face (actually a brick mount one that I liked the look of).


Built to the golden ratio.

Still have the number, light and no junk mail to attach...


Porch finished!

September 11, 2009

So, took the day off to work on the house (and to look after my clumsy girlfriend).

Finshed the porch, and danm does it look good. it makes the rest of the house look shit! (well shiter!).

After I finished it, Kylie put a coat of this protectibve stuff. It supposedly seems into the wood, and will protect it for twice the time of a normal lacquer. It makes it look baller too. As you can tell by the following picture, I have used double countersunk hexhead bolts. The boards are 90mm Merbau. It works a treat. Its really easy to work with and only takes a little bit of power to take the bow out of them.

Changes the look a bit. I hope the colour staye for a long time.

The finished product looks the business.

Finished product. Should look a little less shiny after it dries.

Baseboards tomorrow, and a bit of filling for the low sections.