Trying to get the right size floorboards for the large gap in the bedroom floor is a case in point...
I called a second hand floorboard supplier three weeks ago to get the 80mm Tassie Oak boards I need. I've bought floorboards from them before and yes, they had plenty in stock...today, they're all gone. Sold Out!
I've just spent the entire morning calling every second hand timber supplier I could find, but with no luck, then Eureka! I found one on the other side of town who will mill down their larger boards to 80mm. I've just taken a sample over there to make sure the tongue and groove matches up with what they have in stock....Lucky I did! Fortunately they can mill it to fit and will have it ready by tomorrow afternoon.
Now to the problems I'm having sourcing a length of bedroom cornice that is no longer manufactured...but that's another annoying and frustrating story!