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  1. Painting
    Hi everyone: I was an idiot and wasn't careful testing a utility knife. The results is a deep scratch in my green kitchen counter. I think it's Formica, but I'm not sure. What is the best way to hide/cover/smooth over this? I do NOT want to put redo the whole countertop, just hide this...
  2. Carpentry
    I thought it would be a good idea to install corbels under the counter to make the kitchen more aesthetically pleasing. However, I can not due to the angle of the counter vs the back of the cabinet is not 90 degrees. It's off by about 20 degrees. The only two options I have is to shave off...
  3. Carpentry
    Hi, The cutout underneath my kitchen counter is too small for the new dishwasher I have. Removing part of the wood frame underneath the counter would make the floor to counter height a 34.5. As it is, the height is 33.5" and while I could remove the rear wheels and raise up the front "feet"...
  4. Electrical
    I'm wiring my kitchen reno and for the counter receptacles I put in two 20 amp circuits on either side of my stove. I roughed it in using two 2 gang boxes in hopes that I could then have a pair of receptacles on each 20 amp circuit (nicer for having multiple appliances). This passed the rough...
  5. Electrical
    I'm wanting to run an automated air pressure test and can anyone help or recommend anything? I want it to be a cycle and open a valve for about 5 seconds and shut it off for 5 seconds, repeating this 10,000 times. As of this moment I was thinking I would need a solenoid attached to a timer...
  6. Painting
    Hello All, I've built myself a Cherry Island Top, about 4' X 8', and need to decide how to finish it. I feel like a basic oil finish will me too much maintenance, and a Polyurethane is too much finish on this nice wood. Does anyone have a suggestion of a finish that will... 1. Be Durable 2...
  7. Interior Decorating
    My new kitchen is almost finally done. Yesterday, my new GRANITE countertop was installed. We ended up using a stone called "Dejavu". Since having real granite is new to me, I want to make sure that I take care of it correctly. So, I would like to ask a few questions here to get some...
  8. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, I just had some countertops installed today. Tonight when we flipped the overhead lighting on, we noticed what appears to be a fissure in our new countertops. I know natural stone often has fissures, veins, etc. but I was wondering if this was the case for absolute black as well. We only...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    I am trying to help my mom remodel her bathroom VERY inexpensively (she is financially strapped and trying to sell her house) so we're trying to work with the things she already has. I've seen professional refinishing services for these types of counters, but has anyone ever attmepted DIY...
  10. Project Showcase
    if you like this project, you might like some of my others: http://www.diychatroom.com/showthread.php?t=17525 http://www.diychatroom.com/showthread.php?t=18518 http://www.diychatroom.com/showthread.php?t=19861 ********************************************* ok.. so i couldn't wait any...
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