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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello Everyone, I am remodeling an old house built in the 50's, the ceilings are troweled cement with wire mesh. I would like to glue and nail 4x8 sheets of beadboard paneling and trim to cover it. I will locate the rafters and chalk line them so I can shoot nails there, however I am not sure...
  2. Carpentry
    Hi Guys, Getting to the next stage of my bathroom reno and its beadboard wainscoting. I am buying the 4 x 8 beadboard sheet and will cut to 38" with a 7" baseboard trim and a 2 or 3" top trim. Need some advice on the best way to keep everything on the walls. Studs are on 24" centers. Should...
  3. Carpentry
    Hey all, this is my first post on this site so I am excited to hear the help you all will offer. We just had a french drain system installed in our basement after years of flooding. As a result we had to remove about 15" of drywall at the bottom of the wall around the perimeter. There are...
  4. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello! I'm a new homeowner of a charming 1950's style brick capecod home! Exciting as it is, there are many updates (cosmetic and other) to do in order to make it our own. The previous owners went a little "crazy" installing 6' beadboard on every wall and over every ceiling, and installing one...
  5. Building & Construction
    I have a plan to rip out the 1977 drywall on my front porch ceiling and install 3" douglas fir beadboard in its place. The more research I do, the more conflicting opinions I seem to get! I like beadboard, and I like fir as a choice of woods. The owner of my local lumberyard told me there are...
  6. Carpentry
    We have a small first floor pantry, probably only 4' x 7', that is being used as a laundry room. When we moved in there was old peeling wallpaper in the room which we ripped off. Underneath was a rough, sloppy plaster job. This winter we got a bad ice dam outside this room and water came in...
  7. Remodeling
    Ok, so my kitchen ceiling has a skylight that had leaked. The previous owners fixed the leak and I guess maybe patched the ceiling. When we moved in it was lumpy but that was it. Now the ceiling literally is falling off. I think its plaster, but it is thin and separated from the gray rough stuff...
  8. Building & Construction
    I recently bought an old (1844) saltbox cottage in massachusetts. The house has two bedrooms in the finished attic space. The floor is soft at the entrance of one of the bedrooms so I carefully cut a hole into the sheetrock ceiling in the living room below with a keyhole saw to find out why...
  9. Carpentry
    Hi everyone, We're looking to install a beadboard ceiling on a room 10'x14', but are trying to do this as inexpensively as possible. Would also like to minimize the seams and would prefer to get planks 10' in length, so we could just then deal with the tongue and groove for the other seams...
  10. Painting
    We will be repainting some interior rooms of my grandmother's house soon and I had a few questions about Benjamin Moore's Aura paint. We know and plan to do the prep routine as far as cleaning with TSP, sanding/deglossing etc. We would like to not have to prime where not necessary since it is...
  11. Remodeling
    Hi, I'd like to install beadboard in my foyer. The ceilings are 15 ft. tall in places, so if I use 4x8 beadboard I'll have to butt together the joints at the top/bottom of the board (hope that makes sense!). Is there a nice way to do this so you don't see the joint? Do you just caulk it or use...
  12. Carpentry
    We have a cape cod style home and would like to install beadboard on the curved ceiling on the upstairs bedroom. Can this be done? Is there some other type of material we can use to get that beadboard look on the curved ceiling? Any help is greatly appreciated!
  13. Building & Construction
    I'm installing Ply-Bead beadboard panels (essentially 1/2" plywood with beads cut into it) in my bathroom. Going from floor to ceiling, not half-wall. Started installing with 4d box nails but I think they might pop out over time, and I'm having a hard time countersinking them properly (need a...
  14. Remodeling
    I have a 30x54 clawfoot tub. It needs to move to the garage while I retile the floor. The bathroom door is 30", and there is a wall about 32" directly outside the bathroom. Tub has to make a 90-degree turn to get to the garage. I need advice on how many guys I need to lift the tub, tip it...
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