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Sorry if someone else has already pointed this out but if they have, I
haven't spotted it.

My local Wickes has piles of half-price timber around the place. When I
asked the blokey, he said they are changing the range (which seems a bit
odd) but presumably that means all their branches are flogging stuff off.

I went to buy some gravel boards to lash up some low raised beds in the
garden and came away with treated redwood at a much lower price (£3.30
for each 2.4m length of 144 x 20.5).

Worth investigating if you need anything as there seemed to be quite a
mix of types and sizes but I would recommend taking a saw as many pieces
are 3.6m long, so wouldn't fit in a car.
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Sorry if someone else has already pointed this out but if they have, I
haven't spotted it.

My local Wickes has piles of half-price timber around the place. When
I asked the blokey, he said they are changing the range (which seems a
bit odd) but presumably that means all their branches are flogging
stuff off.


I got the impression that some sizes where going end of line. Eg, I
bought some 3.6m lengths of sawn 4x2 for 4 each last week. There will
still 3m, 1.8m etc. lengths in the racks

I went to buy some gravel boards to lash up some low raised beds in the
garden and came away with treated redwood at a much lower price (3.30
for each 2.4m length of 144 x 20.5).

Worth investigating if you need anything as there seemed to be quite a
mix of types and sizes but I would recommend taking a saw as many
pieces are 3.6m long, so wouldn't fit in a car.


No, but it fits on the roofbars :-)


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GMM wrote:
Sorry if someone else has already pointed this out but if they have, I
haven't spotted it.

My local Wickes has piles of half-price timber around the place. When I
asked the blokey, he said they are changing the range (which seems a bit
odd) but presumably that means all their branches are flogging stuff off.

I went to buy some gravel boards to lash up some low raised beds in the
garden and came away with treated redwood at a much lower price (£3.30
for each 2.4m length of 144 x 20.5).

Worth investigating if you need anything as there seemed to be quite a
mix of types and sizes but I would recommend taking a saw as many pieces
are 3.6m long, so wouldn't fit in a car.


Don't you have a rain roof?
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GMM wrote:
Sorry if someone else has already pointed this out but if they have, I
haven't spotted it.

My local Wickes has piles of half-price timber around the place. When I
asked the blokey, he said they are changing the range (which seems a bit
odd) but presumably that means all their branches are flogging stuff off.

I went to buy some gravel boards to lash up some low raised beds in the
garden and came away with treated redwood at a much lower price (3.30
for each 2.4m length of 144 x 20.5).

Worth investigating if you need anything as there seemed to be quite a
mix of types and sizes but I would recommend taking a saw as many pieces
are 3.6m long, so wouldn't fit in a car.


Don't you have a rain roof?


Modern cars with air con don't tend to have sun roofs
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Modern cars with air con don't tend to have sun roofs


My last three cars have had both, the current one admittedly because I
specced it that way ...


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Chris French wrote:

Worth investigating if you need anything as there seemed to be quite a
mix of types and sizes but I would recommend taking a saw as many
pieces are 3.6m long, so wouldn't fit in a car.


No, but it fits on the roofbars :-)


Or in the back of the van.

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Modern cars with air con don't tend to have sun roofs


My last three cars have had both, the current one admittedly because I
specced it that way ...



If I only had one vehicle it would be a transit van. Cars are just
stupid unless you're a girlie.

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Modern cars with air con don't tend to have sun roofs


My last three cars have had both, the current one admittedly because I
specced it that way ...


Yes, yes, I know that some do, or can have them as an option, that's why
I said 'tend to'.


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On Sat, 07 Mar 2015 22:58:57 -0000, Chris French wrote:

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GMM wrote:
Sorry if someone else has already pointed this out but if they have, I
haven't spotted it.

My local Wickes has piles of half-price timber around the place. When I
asked the blokey, he said they are changing the range (which seems a bit
odd) but presumably that means all their branches are flogging stuff off.

I went to buy some gravel boards to lash up some low raised beds in the
garden and came away with treated redwood at a much lower price (3.30
for each 2.4m length of 144 x 20.5).

Worth investigating if you need anything as there seemed to be quite a
mix of types and sizes but I would recommend taking a saw as many pieces
are 3.6m long, so wouldn't fit in a car.


Don't you have a rain roof?


Modern cars with air con don't tend to have sun roofs


What have those two to do with each other?

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GMM wrote:
Sorry if someone else has already pointed this out but if they have, I
haven't spotted it.

My local Wickes has piles of half-price timber around the place. When I
asked the blokey, he said they are changing the range (which seems a bit
odd) but presumably that means all their branches are flogging stuff off.

I went to buy some gravel boards to lash up some low raised beds in the
garden and came away with treated redwood at a much lower price (£3.30
for each 2.4m length of 144 x 20.5).

Worth investigating if you need anything as there seemed to be quite a
mix of types and sizes but I would recommend taking a saw as many pieces
are 3.6m long, so wouldn't fit in a car.

Fits in my car,through a ole in the back seat.
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Worth investigating if you need anything as there seemed to be quite a
mix of types and sizes but I would recommend taking a saw as many pieces
are 3.6m long, so wouldn't fit in a car.


Last time I looked at Wicks timber, by the time you'd sawed the bent bits
off, it would easily fit the car...

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Worth investigating if you need anything as there seemed to be quite a
mix of types and sizes but I would recommend taking a saw as many pieces
are 3.6m long, so wouldn't fit in a car.


Last time I looked at Wicks timber, by the time you'd sawed the bent bits
off, it would easily fit the car...


Last time I bought some from Wickes, a long time ago, I had a good pile
of kindling for the fire. Their timber has always been at the lower end
of the quality list. Good for basic jobs, but not where accuracy and a
good finish is required. That's what decent timber merchants are for.


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Bill wrote:

Last time I bought some from Wickes, a long time ago, I had a good pile
of kindling for the fire.


I usually take about twice the quantity I need out of the racks, lay it
on the floor to check for straightness, and chuck the banana wood back
into the rack.


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On Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 12:42:02 PM UTC, Andy Burns wrote:
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Last time I bought some from Wickes, a long time ago, I had a good pile
of kindling for the fire.


I usually take about twice the quantity I need out of the racks, lay it
on the floor to check for straightness, and chuck the banana wood back
into the rack.


only twice?


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Last time I bought some from Wickes, a long time ago, I had a good pile
of kindling for the fire.


I usually take about twice the quantity I need out of the racks, lay it
on the floor to check for straightness, and chuck the banana wood back
into the rack.


Last time I looked, that was all that was left. The rejects.

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On Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 2:09:28 PM UTC, Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
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Andy Burns wrote:
Bill wrote:


Last time I bought some from Wickes, a long time ago, I had a good pile
of kindling for the fire.


I usually take about twice the quantity I need out of the racks, lay it
on the floor to check for straightness, and chuck the banana wood back
into the rack.


Last time I looked, that was all that was left. The rejects.


it too often is. Time before last they put out a new batch for us as we were getting quite a lot, and got lots of great quality stuff. So someone's getting good wood.


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Chris French wrote on 07/03/2015 :
Modern cars with air con don't tend to have sun roofs


My current one and its predecessor have/had both. I like both.

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On Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 1:08:58 AM UTC, Bill Wright wrote:
Andy Burns wrote:
Chris French wrote:

Modern cars with air con don't tend to have sun roofs


My last three cars have had both, the current one admittedly because I
specced it that way ...



If I only had one vehicle it would be a transit van. Cars are just
stupid unless you're a girlie.



Round here they won't let you take a van in to the dump, but a large estate car is OK.

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I usually take about twice the quantity I need out of the racks, lay it
on the floor to check for straightness, and chuck the banana wood back
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How do you know the floor is straight?

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On 10/03/2015 15:11, The Other Mike wrote:
On Sun, 08 Mar 2015 12:41:59 +0000, Andy Burns
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I usually take about twice the quantity I need out of the racks, lay it
on the floor to check for straightness, and chuck the banana wood back
into the rack.


How do you know the floor is straight?


Check it with a length of contiboard
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