I'm building a conservatory out of standard unsorted joinery.
1. I have a long piece of 7x3 which has some shakes I cannot get rid
of completely. Is there a good way to seal up the shakes before
painting? I'm assuming that it'll involve stuffing in some glue or
something like that. Any tips appreciated.
2. I want to incorporate roof vents but don't like the look of the
horrible lead cowl on the ones I've seen so far. Does anyone have any
ideas as to a better design?