Proposal: action room

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Proposal: action room

Postby gaia » Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:39 pm

We intend to remove the ugly carpet from the action room to expose the wooden floor and paint it with some heavy duty floor paint. The budget would be around 40-50£ I guess.
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Probably on the 17-19th September. Volunteers welcome!

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Re: Proposal: action room

Postby dan » Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:54 pm

has it already been sanded? If not you would need to do that first, which would up your budget/timescale a bit...
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Re: Proposal: action room

Postby neil » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:37 pm

Support removal of ugly/unclean carpet.

If it is a decent wooden floor it might be a shame to paint it, no? A natural, varnished wooden floor is a joyous thing!

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Re: Proposal: action room

Postby ken » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:40 pm

Can we hold on till we can afford to hire a sander again? K x
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Re: Proposal: action room

Postby gaia » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:16 am

The floor underneath is not varnished so it doesn't really need sanding if we just want to cover it with some thick floor paint.
I do agree that a natural wooden floor is a much nicer and more durable solution and I'd be totally up for that. We were considering waiting until we can hire the sander again to sand the café and the front room as well, but we would have to close for at least 4 days and it would cost a lot - maybe 300/400 quids?

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Re: Proposal: action room

Postby Stephen » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:37 am

Em, nice idea.
sounds great to make the action a good place to work and be productive.
Is there a long term vision/use/proposal of action room function we need to consider here as well?
I'm all up for rooms being redone to make them attractive places to work.

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Re: Proposal: action room

Postby scoutwinter » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:33 am

1. I hate floor paint on floorboards = it's so ugly...
2. the action room is cold as hell in winter, and as gross as that carpet is, maybe it's warmer with it? alternatively we could get some rugs for the floor, but then again, since we're so short of cash at the moment maybe it's better to wait?

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Re: Proposal: action room

Postby dan » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:20 am

Hey floor paint can be ok when it's nice. but as far as I know you have to sand before application. At least this is what I've done.
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Re: Proposal: action room

Postby gaia » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:23 am

@Stephen
There is no concrete plan, but the general idea is that the room has turned into a storage shed when it should really be a creativity/productivity friendly environment (assuming we find a way to keep it reasonably tidy) with lots of spacious surfaces and well-organized , err, stationery and stuff.

@Scoutt
I don't know anything about insulation or the forest heating system, but I guess you have a point. Also, now that I think about it, there are no radiators in the room, right? Anyway, I'm sure we could find some incredibly cheap (or free) second-hand rugs with our amazing scavenging skills.

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I'll go to the paint shop and check on that!

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Re: Proposal: action room

Postby scoutwinter » Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:23 pm

there is NO heating in the building at the moment. any forest planning should take that into consideration...

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Re: Proposal: action room

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Re: Proposal: action room

Postby martinmckenna » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:51 am

I understand that people want to do something positive in the space and the action room is in great condition . I dont really think the carpet is that big of an issue . I never notice it when am busy in there and without it and it will be a lot colder .

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Re: Proposal: action room

Postby chris » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:35 am

yeah. lets just leave the carpet in there.

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Re: Proposal: action room

Postby swithun » Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:59 am

It could get caned out the back you know.

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Re: Proposal: action room

Postby scoutwinter » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:22 pm

caned! yeah! what a job though.

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Re: Proposal: action room

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Re: Proposal: action room

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Re: Proposal: action room

Postby ChaoticReality » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:06 pm

Nothing wrong with getting caned out the back :roll:


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