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  1. General DIY Discussions
    I used some spay polyurethane on my old acrylic bathroom vanity countertop in an attempt to revive its appearance. Multiple coats. Was it a good idea? No. However, I can't get it all off. Sandpaper and elbow grease don't seem to be making much headway, specifically in the beveled areas where I...
  2. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    hi all, Changing countertops, keeping drop-in sink; we're looking at oiled wood because it's pretty and we'd like to be able to cut on it directly. The problem is how to do the sink sealant. I've seen so many competing answers on this ranging from not possible to no problem, so I wanted to see...
  3. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi all, I am looking to remodel a bathroom on a budget and looking for ideas based on the bathroom you see the pictures. I ripped out the vinyl flooring and toilet and new flooring will go in but looking for ideas on the shower/tub and the bathroom cabinets. I don't really want to rip it out...
  4. How To Guides
    Countertop maintenance is easy to follow Cleanliness is an important trait that people can possess. When someone is neat and tidy, it not only reveals a lot about their character, but it also helps people to stay organized and disciplined. When most people think about a clean house, they...
  5. Building & Construction
    I decided last week that I wanted to build new kitchen cabinets. I need a temporary countertop, so I went with what I already had which is 3/4 inch maple plywood. It will be 1 1/2 inches thick once I add some strips of plywood around the bottom edges of the top piece. I need to seal it with...
  6. Remodeling
    I've had handymen fix it twice but all the water gathers up there and destroys the paint. Looking for an easy fix that will last 2-5 years. Tile won't fit there ( 1.5" space to the wall ). I could buy backsplash but don't want to deal with trying to cut tile. Thought of using wood but not...
  7. Carpentry
    I have a wood countertop that I'm refinishing. It currently has a dark brown stain and a heavy finish. I'm going to remove that and want to achieve a more natural feel. So what is best to finish a butcher block countertop? I don't like a heavy shine. I see oil and wax options out there, which...
  8. Building & Construction
    Newbie here. I have a question for some experienced DIY'ers. I am putting together a game room countertop. It will be in the middle of the room so no wall studs to tie into. The quartz countertop will be 9.5 feet long and 25.5 inches deep at 3cm thickness. On either end of the countertop I...
  9. Electrical
    Hello all. I am about to start a kitchen expansion project (expanding into a small adjacent room) and have a couple quick questions about the wiring aspect. I have pulled permits and homeowners here are allowed to do their own electrical, which will be inspected by the city. Question 1 -...
  10. Carpentry
    Whoever installed my dishwasher put it in before installing the cabinets. The opening is narrower than the appliance. My dishwasher repairman has to pull the dishwasher all the way out to install the new part - but the opening isn't wide enough between the cabinets. I looked - there is space...
  11. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am attempting to remove a porcelain bathroom sink that is set next to (even with) the tile of the countertop. It is the original 1965 sink and countertop. I am removing the very narrow grout with a grout saw and having some success. It appears that the edge of the sink was placed in the mud...
  12. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm buying a large sheet of laminate counter top and putting in new custom fit counters. I've narrowed the choices down to Wilsonart Polished Mosaic and Wilsonart Crystalline Braun. If you are unfamiliar, the crystalline Braun is from the new HD line and I'm worried about the texture. It feels...
  13. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    This is my first time post on a diy forum. I'm going to tile my kitchen counters and I have concerns about the edges and corners. My original plan was to use absolute black granite tile using the matching granite edge and corner pieces available on floor decor & more. Now for budget reasons as...
  14. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    When we moved to our home, there was a wonderful granite countertop already installed in our kitchen. Its primarily hunter green with swirls of brown and gold with specks of cranberry red. We also had 4" back and side trims of the game granite. We finally decided to install a backsplash (with...
  15. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm pretty new to the whole diy thing...actually my experience is limited to painting and patching holes. Sooo...before I start my kitchen I'm going to make a rolling kitchen island from a base cabinet I got for free. I decided I wanted to make my own countertop, obviously as cheap as...
  16. 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...
  17. General DIY Discussions
    I've been working with a handyman who is a "Jack of All Trades - Master of None." He found me a nice piece of granite for my bathroom countertop but the problem is the edges are straight cut, not a smooth round bullnose. I'm wondering what can be done to round off the edge and fix this so that...
  18. Carpentry
    I am thinking about refinishing my kitchen counter tops. The counters have a bullnose edge on them. How should I laminate the bullnose?
  19. Carpentry
    I am building a custom cabinet (wine rack/liquor cabinet) inside of a breakfast bar as part of our whole kitchen renovation. I (wife and I) am doing the entire project except the granite installation. We already completed the demolition including removing two partition walls, patching the...
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