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A Week In The Workshop 181



Hi everyone, hope you’re well. I’m away at Makers central and will report back on that this coming week; half an hour from when this video goes live I'll be taking the stage for a live Q&A session with a few other British YouTubers in the woodwork and DIY space, and as accustomed as I am to talking to myself on camera, this will actually be my first attempt at live public speaking, so wish me luck!


For today though, I’ll pick up where I left off from the home office rebuild in the midweek, when I’d just measured up for the plinth that the cabinets will sit on...


Catch you in the midweek, hopefully with some some Makers Central stories for you!

Cheers Peter.


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Andrew Lawton
Andrew Lawton
May 14, 2023

Given that the room is part of your loft conversion - relatively recent - I assume that the floor is some sort of sheet material, rather than actual floor boards. Would not like to find myself screwing through tongue.

I like your method but how do you deal with a solid floor? Ours are asphalt over concrete with the central heating pipes in a chase in the floor - mainly around the perimeter - they are insulated with vermiculite. I have had to take up the carpet and put metal plates down where things like the back legs of the sideboard go - by the nature of asphalt they tend to slowly sink in - a real pain.

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petermillard
petermillard
May 14, 2023
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I think you find out pretty quickly when you’re screwing through a tongue Andrew! For solid wood floors I usually glue down a block and screw into that. Solid floors under carpet were pretty rare in the properties I worked in, but it’s the one time when I might cut through the carpet to get to the floor. 👍

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Re the public speaking, Youll do great 👍👍👍

Here’s an idea… before you start, go over to the camera operator, tweak the set up a little, then you’ll be on familiar territory 🤣🤣

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petermillard
petermillard
May 14, 2023
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😂😂 The camera guy was very good, sound person OTOH didn’t do anyone any favours… 🤷‍♂️👍

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I know you've shown this before on install videos but I liked the pace here and the camera positions. I feel like I could do the feet from memory now by your method. 👍

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petermillard
petermillard
May 14, 2023
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Thanks Peter! 👍

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