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    18th Nov 2022, 08:06 AM
    I don’t see any particular reason not to, but be aware that books are heavy so your cabinets and especially the shelving must be able to bear the weight. There are a lot of flimsy flatpack cabinets around. Also, kitchen cabinets are usually 500-550mm deep while books are about 200-300mm wide so you would end up with a lot of wasted space at the back, assuming you want all books visible.
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    18th Nov 2022, 07:59 AM
    It seems odd that it doesn’t have an R value. Makes me suspicious too.
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    16th Nov 2022, 07:50 AM
    Remove the seed heads so the seeds don’t spread. Leave the rest of the plant alone and some time in the future they will be gone without you noticing. Of course it does take 18 months to 2 years for the garden to transition to the undisturbed state where they will slowly disappear. From then on, you will see occasional plants appear here and there, poison those off if you can. Don’t turn those occasional plants into major infestations.
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    15th Nov 2022, 09:12 PM
    Onion weed is our plague here. The best way to deal with it is to ignore it. It will gradually fade away. Onion weed is a coloniser of disturbed ground - it needs the soil biota of disturbed ground to flourish. Don’t dig it up or frig with it. Use poison if you must, but it thrives when you disturb the soil and crashes when the soil is left undisturbed.
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    7th Nov 2022, 09:06 PM
    This probably won’t help but … We also ran up against our insurers two year limit. They cut us off and wouldn’t reconsider. Apparently the limit is in place because the underwriters have figured out that most of the large claims come in the latter part of the build, so they only want to insure for the bit likely to lead to small claims. We had already moved into the downstairs portion by that time (2 stage build) but were still doing the (much larger) top floor. I rang around till...
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    2nd Nov 2022, 07:47 PM
    My perspective on this is that learning to make whitewood (ie melamine faced particleboard/mdf) cabinetry is a skill that once required will serve you your entire life - so it’s worth doing it yourself even if the effort vs reward payoff isn’t quite there for this one job alone. I did my first kitchen about 25 years ago and since then I’ve done 4 other kitchens, several laundries, walk-in-wardrobes, and bathrooms, plus numerous other quick and cheap cabinets for my workshop, garage etc. I...
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