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  1. General DIY Discussions
    There is a large gap in the base cabinets of our kitchen where the previous owners had a wine cooler (pictures below). The gap is approximately 20” wide x 24” deep x 34.5” tall. We want to add a pullout cabinet/drawer for trash and recycling. The rest of our cabinets are IKEA SEKTION with...
  2. Interior Decorating
    Sooo I'm relatively new to woodworking and DIYs, so I wanted to ask if you might have any ideas concerning what to make out of this old bass guitar? I hope you agree that it's just way too pretty to be thrown out - it already has around 4 years on its back and it was rather cheap, making a...
  3. Plumbing
    Ready to learn how to repair a kitchen faucet? Irrespective of the cost and technological features of your kitchen faucet, leaking is a problem that occurs with all models eventually. Although, a higher quality faucet is less likely to leak as compared to a cheaper one, it isn’t absolute that...
  4. Plumbing
    Repairing a Leaky Faucet in your home? It’s extremely irritating to find a leaky faucet at home as the dripping sound can drive you crazy. If you don’t want the leaky nuisance snowball into a real problem then address it quickly. The good news is that you can fix a leaky faucet quickly without...
  5. Windows and Doors
    I have a Bad Landlord who doesn't refuse to fix-my-garage door...he just never does it. After 5 Months of manually opening and closing my door, my patience & frustration have been exhausted and I've decided to just-try and fix-it-myself OR at get an estimate of how much it would cost-to-fix so...
  6. Electrical
    Wiring in my house is extremely old (mostly cloth), grounded at the main breaker panel but not bonded, and i also have breakers that are not labeled right, feeds that are spliced with other circuits (meaning that when I turn the power off to a breaker and then follow that line to its termination...
  7. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi! I am fixing up the plaster walls of a bathroom awant to skim coat it. What I’ve done so far: Questions This is my first time doing a project like this :) thank you for your help!
  8. Electrical
    We have a hard wired ceiling fan in the house. We want to put it on the ceiling of our 3-season porch. The only power source on the porch is a 3-holed, 2 outlet... outlet. I'll spare you the details of the nightmare of why wiring it to the outlet won't work. So, I thought I'd connect it to a...
  9. Automotive Repairs
    in this guide, I want to show you how to safely take your car battery out of your car and then, how to put the battery back into your car once you’re done working on it. This guide is broken down into five sections: The simple tools you need to change your battery Basic safety precautions How...
  10. Electrical
    But its the model that doesnt have the magnet on the back. just wondering if anyone has had this issue and if so were you able to fix it by applying a magnet to it, and if so, any suggestions on what kind of magnet to get? I can give model # of multi-meter or possibly post a pic (not sure of...
  11. Remodeling
    In my tub/shower, between the tub and the surround there is what to me looks like trim. In every surround I have seen or can find online they just chaulk between the tub and surround. Does anyone know what this is or what purpose it serves. It is impossible to keep clean and is a headache. Could...
  12. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Looking to create a Rectangular Patio with pavers (27 ft x 17 ft). 1) How do you determine which is the right way to slope. Everyone says away from the house but do I create a slope from the Patio door to the lawn or from the deck to the rest of the lawn directly across. Initially received...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hi all! Former Tradesman, Cowboy, Real Estate's the new Trade, coastal GA area. Find myself referring to this site to read and find answers for those specific questions I have mid project. DIY expert...HAH that's why I'm here, right? Hope to get a lot of great advice and contribute when my...
  14. Carpentry
    I have a black bookshelf which is 68x24 inches (173x61 cm). I am trying to close the shelf as my 3 yr old kid is poking around with my books. I am trying to do a DIY to close the shelf, but the laminated shelf size wood ($30) along with hinge ($20) costs more than the shelf ($30).:vs_laugh...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    I just wrote and published my first DIY chat room blog post. 12 DIY bathroom improvement ideas that won’t cost you a fortune. Keep reading and if you find any idea helpful, mention it in the blog post comment section. :smile: Thank you.
  16. Interior Decorating
    Looking to get some ideas on having a show cabinet near entrance / hallway . Space is tight at the hallway and there's a small entrance lobby where there is room for a smallish show rack ( 80 cm long and around 30 cm deep) Anyone has better ideas to share ..? I've attached photos of both...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hello, My name is Hoyt but I am known by my nickname "Chip". I currently help out in a custom cabinet shop. At 68 years young I have a lot of DIY experiences in many areas. I am here to learn from others experiences and share mine wherever I can be of assistance. My cabinet makers and installers...
  18. New Member Introductions
    I saw a MICKE Corner Workstation on Ikea. It shows dimensions and a how to for building. The desk costs $150. Would it be cheaper to just build it myself with wood from Home Depot cut to the correct sizes and shapes?
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hey all :smile:, A new member from New York City. I wanted to join this forum as I love to share things and passionate about helping small businesses grow. I am an innovator and leader in the home design and restoration. I'm really happy to join this forum. Thanks for accepting me. Thanks :smile:
  20. General DIY Discussions
    Hey all, New to the forum and hoping someone can help me out here. Parents been concerned about how Rf from a 'smart meter' might affect my dad's heart. Mom's had cancer removed and is worried this meter's going to bring it back, and they were talking about getting this here: I told them I...
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