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  • Neill's new kitchen underway!

    After being delayed for 6 months with extra specs as required by the local council, I am now underway.
    I got the truss steel on Monday, cut it assembled and welded them together, finishing today. I will almost need a crane to put them into place but unable to access the back patio area with a crane except over the house and with power lines in the way, makes that almost impossible. Guess I will have to call on the other family members and put on a pizza day to get them up and welded to the perlins.
    I have been putting a fair amount of thought into the area beside the oven which is currenly occupied by a 33 year old rusty rectangular rainwater tank.
    I plan on running the gabled roof right up to the fence and building some sort of display/cupboard/shelves with a condaments selection bench immediately in front of it. The assembly benches, the sink and cut up bench will be retiled and well lit with pendant lights. A ceiling fan will be centred over the oversized family table, mood lighting and a natural gas heater on the house wall. I palso plan on getting a chimenea or brasseri for the other end on particularly cold nights but we rarely experience them here.
    The floor is to be relevelled and tiled with something like terracoota tiles, and clear cafe style blinds installed around the retaining wall to keep out those chilly winter breezes.
    Any other suggestions crew??

    Neill
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    Neillís kitchen underway
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    Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

    Looks very cool! Any mood lighting or accent lighting planned?

    Loved the picture - especially your garage door! Looks just like mine - anytime I go to use my table saw or radial arm saw it takes awhile to clear off the table tops.

    Christo
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    • #3
      Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

      That's going to be really nice Neil!
      Ken H. - Kentucky
      42" Pompeii

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      • #4
        Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

        Big Iron. Now THAT's a bandsaw. Sell it to me for a dollar!

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        • #5
          Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

          I'd call that heavy duty.
          Are you worried something is going to fall on your WFO and crush it?




          Should be awesome.
          When is opening night? I always wanted visit Australia!



          dave
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          • #6
            Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

            Hi crew,
            the steel trusses are made of 100 x 50 x 3mm steel when the engineers specified 5mm thick. That I see as a gross overkill
            I'd be prepared to lift a 350 chevy motor and gearbox off each of these beams. The pertlins are a little more sensible, 65 x 35 x 2mm and I have 8 running the 13 metre lengthwise down the patio. I will clad it with a combination of colourbond and polycarbonate sheet.
            I start the old patio demolition this afternoon so hopefully will get the trusses up in the next couple of weeks. I have include a couple of pics of the old patio and will update it as it progresses.

            Dave,
            openning night will be when it is all finished and I intend to have it ready completed by christmas. Still a whole lot of work to do apart from theother jobs around the house and the kids priorities.

            Grooves,
            yes a 30" bandsaw that I got to rip down the jarrah timber that I make the odd room of furniture from
            I also have a whole lot of aTasmanian Blackwood for a new dining suite includong 10 chairs, extention table and custom sideboard.

            Christo,
            yes I plan on mood lighting (looking for some old gas lights but not the camping type) for that special character. The wife wants 'good lighting' over the table but she means fluoros. I will have good lighting over the assembly benches but subdued over the table.
            And yes, my workshop is a very busy one. Most of my larger woodworking equipment is in the adjacent enclosed carport (40 x 15') with a 10' lacey belt, a 20" thicknesser, a 12" tilt arbour tablesaw, a morticinc machine, a 12" buzzer, a 12" compound mitre saw, 12" disk and 4" belt sander, and a router table in with a stack of timber drying waiting for use. I also have some magnificent Huon Pine for something very special when I finally get around to it. In the garage is an almost finished Robin Hood clubman (driveable but still need to get through road transport for registration), a Dax Rush clubman (my future toy), mig, arc, grinders, stand drill, 1200mm metal lathe, a host of car parts, a diecutting press, numerous benches and most of my hand tools. I have an open web truss running across the garage to lift motor/gearboxes and a large pit. A very busy place to be in.
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            Neillís Pompeiii #1
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
            Neillís kitchen underway
            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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            • #7
              Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

              Sounds like you have really thought that all out. I really like gas lanterns, they are going to look sweet. Looks like the teardown is gonna be tough!

              Our garages are more similar than I thought - I have 2 old triumphs and lots of tools - but almost all of yours are all a couple of inches bigger than mine!!!

              I built a wind/privacy screen with moveable louvers a few years ago. It worked great. I moved since then or I'd run out and take a pic. It was largely comprised of vertical louvers (felt less prone to warping) topped by 3 horizontal louvers.

              I think I could have made the brackets myself but it worked well. Basically the fence is a large shutter - horizontal or vertical - and you can operate the fence boards to be closed or open. Here's a link that shows it much better.

              Rittenhouse | Versa Fence - Flex-fence Louver System

              All the best,

              Christo
              Last edited by christo; 07-19-2008, 04:04 AM.
              My oven progress -
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
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              • #8
                Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                Hi Christo,
                I don't have to worry about privacy as I am dug into the high side of the road and the patio floor is around 5 metres below the rear fencelineand 2 1/2 metres below the side fence line. We also are around 15 metres below the hilltop and get little wind, mainly gentle breezes, we call them gulley breezes
                The louver link is almost identical to the window treatments in the houses built on stilts in Queensland, commonly called the Queenslanders. They tend to have louvers rather than glass for proper and thorough ventilation. They are timber framed, timber (weatherboard) clad and are normally on 3 metre stilts so that if there is any breeze up in the tropics, the house cools down quickly. Under the house which is totally open is usually the laundry and garaging for all vehicles.
                I will be looking for appropriate lighting a nd gas if they can be found. These should provide different mood lighting.

                Neill
                Last edited by nissanneill; 07-26-2008, 05:55 AM.
                Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

                The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


                Neillís Pompeiii #1
                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
                Neillís kitchen underway
                http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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                • #9
                  Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                  I love the gas lighting idea. This will add a great mood to any scene.
                  This is one supplier I found doing a quick search for gas lighting.
                  Gaslights.com 200+ Quality Gas Lights, Gas Torches, Same Day Shipping

                  Another option to gas lighting and there are several models available to choose from.
                  Flicker Flame Bulb Turn Tip - Medium Base. - LB-19
                  Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
                  like chicken...



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                  • #10
                    Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                    I already have some flicker flame bulbs in a couple of old antique railway lanterns in my rumpus room which supply a lovelly mood lighting.
                    I would like a reasonably strong lighting over the large table and was even thinking along the lines of a modern lpg style gas light but within a specially made colouful leadlight shade, still in the style and aura of those nostalgic bygone days.
                    I keep checking ebay but most of the lights are wall mounted and only 1 offs. Still. I have time on my side.

                    Neill
                    Last edited by nissanneill; 07-27-2008, 03:53 AM.
                    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

                    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


                    Neillís Pompeiii #1
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
                    Neillís kitchen underway
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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                    • #11
                      Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                      Heres one you might could work with.

                      VINTAGE NATURAL GAS LIGHT " NICE " "L@@K " - eBay (item 140249637532 end time Jul-21-08 14:27:25 PDT)
                      Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
                      like chicken...



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                      • #12
                        Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                        Yes thanks for that CajunKnight,
                        that one was missing the glass and I doubt that you would buy anything without a special made one.
                        I checked out ebay worldwide last night but I will need at least 2 lights the same to cover the large table planned. There are a couple of gaslight antique places inthe US which I will be keeping my eyes on and contacting direct.
                        I will keep a watch out and something will come up.
                        I got a 1200mm 3 speed stainless steel reversable ceiling fan last night so it is well under way.

                        Neill
                        Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

                        The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


                        Neillís Pompeiii #1
                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
                        Neillís kitchen underway
                        http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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                        • #13
                          Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                          Saturday 25 July 08.
                          Got home from the wrecking yard and continued the demolition. I demolished the old pergola (well at least most of it yesterday on my day off).
                          Today, I laid into the brick flower boxes adjacent to the oven entrance benches and will remove the long flower box alongside the kitchen tomorrow.
                          That will give me a full trailer load of around a ton of smashed bricks/rocks to dump next week.
                          Been talking with the other half tonight and decided to remove the cast concrete tops and one of the brick cupboards/benchtop supports and replace them with some custom made kitchen cupboards to suit the new outdoor kitchen requirements rather than trying to meet our requirenments with outdated modified facilities. We have also decided to fit a fridge there as we have a spare smaller one that we always strap to the camper trailer drawbar and take 300km on holidays every year for the pasr 25 years, still works a treat.
                          I will leave the brick cupboard to the left of the oven for wood storage, but put on a new top..
                          Big clean up tomorrow after a serious demolition and will post the latest pics tomorrow night.
                          Been putting a lot of effort into the intended gaslights, but keep running into dead ends with only single lamps available. I have spent probably 20 hours on the internet to find something that I like but most alternatives are over $500 + freight from the States. I am not prepared at this stage to spend that much. Anyway, I can always add them later without problems.
                          I even looked and discussed with lpg specialist in modifying the camping style gaslights to run on natural gas but am almost tempted to stick with electric, Tiffany leadlight lampshades and possibly flicker lights if they throw adequate light but may need to put 6 in per shade.

                          Neill
                          Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

                          The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


                          Neillís Pompeiii #1
                          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
                          Neillís kitchen underway
                          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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                          • #14
                            Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                            Sunday night, 26 July,
                            Well it was up and into it, The 16lb sledge hammer lived up to it's reputation in knocking the heck out of the planter boxes that I methodically built to last 3o years ago.
                            Don't you hate having to undo the work that you have done and done too well in the past.
                            Well, somebody had to do it, at least it is for the better.
                            Firstly we had to remove all the soil and drainage material (broken bricks and 2" rock in the bottoms of the planters), then lay into them with the sledge.
                            It was a bit hairy barrowing the loads down a plank into the awaiting trailer. A ton went to the recyclers and wil probably come back as road fill.
                            I was to leave the Monsteria Deliciosus (fruit salad plant) for the son in law, so all care taken not to damage it or it's roots but tonight, not wanted so will be on the next load of rubbish. That's life, especially in a busy household.
                            My stainless steel ceiling fan was delivered late this morning (yes, Australia Post actually delivered 2 parcels) so into the storeroom ready for installation in around a month.
                            Until next week-end.

                            Neill
                            Attached Files
                            Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

                            The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know


                            Neillís Pompeiii #1
                            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/n...-1-a-2005.html
                            Neillís kitchen underway
                            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f35/...rway-4591.html

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                            • #15
                              Re: Neill's new kitchen underway!

                              Fruit salad plant? I didn't know you could eat one... The tropical plants here are mostly limited to terrariums, unfortunately, so I don't know them as well as I'd like to!

                              The destruction looks like it's going well, Neill. My boys like it when they have things to destroy with a sledge...
                              Elizabeth

                              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/e...html#post41545

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