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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I am a new homeowner and I already have plans and projects that I'm just excited to get done. This is my first house, and I've done quite a variety of home improvement stuff over the years with my dad. I'm very much the DIY type of person, and love working on anything that I could do...
  2. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi everyone, I've taken a lot of great advice from here, but I can't find the info I need for this so I thought I would make my first post. We bought a house that needs a ton of work, among which is replacing our kitchen floor. A friend and I ripped it up down to the subfloor (vinyl over...
  3. Carpentry
    We have a 32" doorway that we'd like to trim. I was wondering if there is a product that has all of the components as a single unit? So the jamb and the casings would be a single unit. My vision is the piece would 'slide' on like a cap. If not, any suggestions for kits for the jambs and...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello All, I am doing a basement renovation where I plan on adding a bathroom the doorway however is in a load bearing wall, Am I safe to cut out 2 studs and install the door way? or should I support both sides before I remove them? This is in the basement of a 2 story home?
  5. Remodeling
    Hello, I have a project. I have an idea of hot to maybe get er done but I want to see what professionals would recommend. Basically I am finishing what was started on a house I bought. window was changed to a door. I am trying to figure out how to build the floor so I can put in a sill plate. I...
  6. Flooring
    I know it's not the conventional way to lay tile by starting in a doorway but I am laying vinyl peel and stick, groutable flooring in my bathroom. When laying it out, it turns out the wall with the least amount of visible tile would only have about a 2 inch wide section if I started from the...
  7. Carpentry
    This entry way is between our dining room and kitchen. The header is composed of 2 2x12" boards, 108" long. The off center post is a 4x4" cherry post. After tearing all of the drywall and plaster off, it looks like the header has most of it's compression on top of the post. As you can see...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hello all :) I am remodeling the house and have put in a doorway for a 2nd doorway. Well, the joists go different than in the kitchen...they run to the doorway. I found this odd because there is already a 48" doorway on one side of the room. So, I have read the posts on putting in a header...
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