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Painting Update and Disposal of Wood from the Old Kauri Floor

No, the white primer paint on the front door of the hall is not intended to be a permanent feature...

The Hall Committee is grateful to Dave Fitzgerald who took the door away earlier this year in order to repair the large hole that had developed in the middle.

The door will be professionally repainted in July along with the interior walls. So please note that the hall will be closed during the July school holidays.

Disposal of the Old Kauri Floor

As previously advised the old kauri floorboards, joists and bearers have been stored in a dry location where they have now been sorted and measured.  The hope was that they could be utilised for projects in the community, with the remaining wood to be sold to raise funds. 

As the Library Committee had requested some of the wood for a coffee table for the new library, a local carpenter volunteered to make the table for free, and assisted the Hall Committee to select 16 metres of the best wood from the pile of bearers for this project.

It quickly became apparent that only half of the selected wood was suitable for the table - apart from being riddled with nails, which can damage woodworking equipment, much of the wood was found to contain significant borer infestations. To quote the carpenter who has worked extensively with recycled Kauri, “This is possibly the most difficult Kauri wood I have ever worked on”. 

With this in mind, in the coming weeks the Hall Committee will contact the other parties who were interested in this wood, organise a viewing date and then work out how the wood can be distributed - and if people are still interested.

A second project in the pipe line is to make a glass top display case from floorboards for a rugby ball and cap that was donated to the Kuaotunu Hall. On completion, this case will be wall mounted in the hall for everyone to see.



 

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