DIY Glory

It’s been a while since I’ve embarked on a DIY job around the house with quite as much success as the most recent one — laying and tacking down some new carpet in the front hall. The last job was a bike rack, which had to be abandoned after the 4-inch screws proved too loose and threatened to fall out of the wall, leaving gigantic plugs of Polyfilla in their place (I’m sure bad drilling had nothing to do with it).

This has all now been forgotten in the glory of the freshly-laid carpet. Now, every time I walk past the front hall, I have to stick my head in and check out the perfectly-fitted carpet with pride. This can only last so long before my next botch job, of course…

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  1. Posted October 18, 2006 at 12:30 | Permalink

    You’ve accidentally found the secret home DIYers golden rule, never, ever, ever, do load bearing stuff….

  2. Posted October 18, 2006 at 12:37 | Permalink

    ah! that explains why none of the DIY sites or books mentioned how to drill decent holes in that kind of wall — the authors obviously just assume readers wouldn’t be stupid enough to try ;)

  3. Posted November 23, 2006 at 00:38 | Permalink

    What kind of wall is it? Should be possible. I will bring over the ol’ hammer drill some day and some appropriate looking fixings if you want to have a go again …

    It may be a good idea to put some marine ply behind to spread the load on the wall.