The story so far: Here’s an almost round table that is being eaten alive by woodlice and other xylovores. Somewhere to the left of the photographer is a pallet that has given up its wholeness as a pallet to become the raw material to repair aforementioned table.
Before I inflict my brand of DIY on my reader (and the table), I thought I would just show the damage in the surviving ends of the round bit (the technical name of which escapes me at the moment).
I disturbed quite a few woodlice during their meal as I removed the various rotten and rotting bits. They all waddled away over the patio to sleep off a fifty-eight course meal of wood. The damage extended right along this section of the table.
About twenty minutes of controlled violence later (or DIY, if you prefer that term), I had removed the eaten section. Fortunately, it wasn’t a lot more than I was expecting so there was still enough usable pieces of pallet for the repair.
Next time: Cutting stuff, measuring stuff, all the stuff I do really badly. What could possibly go wrong? Answers on a ten pound note please…
*I forgot to put these pictures up in Palletable DIY 2 so this is 1.5. It’s not just the table that seems to be rotting…