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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Workshop Worktop

As mentioned in the last post, our landlord was kind enough to agree to a bit of a clearout.

They removed various items and identified other for disposal. Of the items unsuitable for donation to charity shops, I made a judgement call on re-usable items and offered them on our local Freecycle group. Freecycle is marvellous for disposal and acquisition of goods which would otherwise end up in landfill.

I put a couple of mattresses online and got a response from a guy who is collecting them for his caving club. While chatting to him to arrange collection I mentioned using the old bed base to make storage in the garage and he asked if I wanted a 3m long length of kitchen worktop.

Not being one to look a gift horse in the mouth I naturally said yes. The bonus was that he offered to bring it over when collecting the mattresses. 40 minutes later I was the proud owner of a 3m length of brand new worktop. Turns out a fork lift driver had damaged 6 of them slightly (nick in the front edge), so the joinery company scrapped them.

As is usual there are always these little projects that get in the way as I then had to spend Thursday evening and Saturday morning upgrading my workbench to a 3.8m kitchen worktop based bench (I joined on a piece that I had left over from the camper's kitchen).

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