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Postby snowballs » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:34 pm

Antiq wrote: I've ordered my ex to build me a custom bookshelf, just for my favourite author.
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Ok, let me get this. You ordered your ex to build you a bookshelf and he is going to do it????????? You must be either pretty amazing or pretty frightening.
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:51 pm

i made a bloody huge bookcase for some of my books and my mrs said it was too big and i gave it to my parents as they are big readers as well, luckily it didnt cost me anything as the timber was left ver from a job even more luckily it was cut to the exactly the right lengths that i needed to build it bloody coincidence wot :lol: :lol: :lol: and i found a load of 4inch screws and arcitreve in my cellar that matched somehow lol :lol: :lol:
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Postby snowballs » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:01 pm

chris.ph wrote:i made a bloody huge bookcase for some of my books and my mrs said it was too big and i gave it to my parents as they are big readers as well, luckily it didnt cost me anything as the timber was left ver from a job even more luckily it was cut to the exactly the right lengths that i needed to build it bloody coincidence wot :lol: :lol: :lol: and i found a load of 4inch screws and arcitreve in my cellar that matched somehow lol :lol: :lol:



It wasnt the right length for your mrs, bet you have heard that before :D :D :D

What is a arcitreve?, bet everybody knows this but I have not got a clue what it is.
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:04 pm

the stuff that goes around your door frame is called arcitreve and can be used in lots of places as mouldings
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Postby snowballs » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:37 pm

chris.ph wrote:the stuff that goes around your door frame is called arcitreve and can be used in lots of places as mouldings


Ok gotcha!!! There are alot of English words I dont know, I've been living here almost as long as I lived in the UK.
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:03 am

Nobody knows that one - chris is a builder, and so is Mr Dotsie, so I know too. I had to pick some out once - who the hell knows what type of architrave they want? :lol:
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Postby btlfannz » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:43 am

Dotsie wrote:Nobody knows that one - chris is a builder, and so is Mr Dotsie, so I know too. I had to pick some out once - who the hell knows what type of architrave they want? :lol:


Anyone who's ever refurbished a room in the house that's all. Outside of paint colour architraves (let's settle on thatr spelling shall we :D ) caused marital #74 when we did up the kitchen :D :D

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Postby Antiq » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:20 pm

snowballs wrote:
Antiq wrote: I've ordered my ex to build me a custom bookshelf, just for my favourite author.
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Ok, let me get this. You ordered your ex to build you a bookshelf and he is going to do it????????? You must be either pretty amazing or pretty frightening.

Er......maybe a bit of both 8) :twisted:
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Postby pip » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:24 pm

Antiq wrote:
snowballs wrote:
Antiq wrote: I've ordered my ex to build me a custom bookshelf, just for my favourite author.
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Ok, let me get this. You ordered your ex to build you a bookshelf and he is going to do it????????? You must be either pretty amazing or pretty frightening.

Er......maybe a bit of both 8) :twisted:
Actually, my ex husband and his partner and their children and me and our children are all on on very good terms. Happy families, they do exist. He is a very good and involved father to our children still. We all had Christmas together :D
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Well done Antiq. So i'm moving to a better class of people in Kildare then :lol:
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Postby Antiq » Wed Jan 12, 2011 2:46 pm

pip wrote:
Antiq wrote:
snowballs wrote:
Antiq wrote: I've ordered my ex to build me a custom bookshelf, just for my favourite author.
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Ok, let me get this. You ordered your ex to build you a bookshelf and he is going to do it????????? You must be either pretty amazing or pretty frightening.

Er......maybe a bit of both 8) :twisted:
Actually, my ex husband and his partner and their children and me and our children are all on on very good terms. Happy families, they do exist. He is a very good and involved father to our children still. We all had Christmas together :D
Life's too short to waste time lugging around excess baggage.


Well done Antiq. So i'm moving to a better class of people in Kildare then :lol:

Can't vouch for the rest of the county, pip :lol: My little patch is currently stable though.
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Postby btlfannz » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:23 am

Antiq wrote:Actually, my ex husband and his partner and their children and me and our children are all on on very good terms. Happy families, they do exist. He is a very good and involved father to our children still. We all had Christmas together :D
Life's too short to waste time lugging around excess baggage.


Oh wow! Well done Antiq. What a better world this would be if everyone had such an enlightened attitude. Score ten points!
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:49 pm

Finally managed to make some pictures :wink:

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Second bookcase
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All my study books are kept somewhere else :wink:
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Postby DaveC » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:57 pm

Pretty nice. 8)
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Postby pip » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:59 pm

Good stuff.
Nearly there with getting mine organised. lot of competition though.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:04 pm

There's a contestant on Countdown at the moment (Adam) who apparently was playing I Spy when he was six years old.

I Spy with my little eye something beginning with A.

Nobody got it. Turned out to be Architrave.

At SIX? :shock:
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