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Old 24-11-2017, 05:45 PM   #11
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I didn't use B&Q Kitchen units to support my boards (to high), but I have a 1000mm and 800mm base units (with doors) for storage. I also have two 1000mm wall units - there shallower in depth, but still very useful - and cheap. The base units have there legs fitted, at the lowest setting, this enable Hobbycraft plastic containers room to slide underneath. If nothing else, it looks tidy. Biggest decision was on style of doors!!
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Old 24-11-2017, 07:39 PM   #12
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Looks like a plan then.
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Old 24-11-2017, 07:56 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Mountain Goat View Post
Furniture is rather underated. We have a child's cupboard dating from the 1600's which would be good to convert to something more interesting. Maybe a spiralling 009 gauge layout in it? I was thinking of ideas! Not sure yet. Other old odd furniture looks possible. Most of the old austerity cupboards from WW2 would make interesting things for a layout to run through.
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Old 24-11-2017, 08:17 PM   #14
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i made my bases from 18mm mdf all cut at Haworth timber, iirc i got a full sheet for 12.57 at the time, the price has gone up to about 16 a sheet now, but if you work out your cutting list they will cut them no problem, that is if you have a local depot,

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My local homebase closed down recently and were doing a deal on 3x2's, I got 15 for around 20 quid. I had a good find at work, they were chucking out 2 inch thick kitchen worktop type material, got around 3 8x4foot sections. So other than the cost of fuel my baseboard has only cost 20 quid so far!
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