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  1. Windows and Doors
    I have a glass door that is part of 3-panel glass patio door that was put in before I moved to this house in 1987. The dead bolt/latch/lockset is broken in the locked position and I'm trying to ID the make/model to try to find a replacement or compatible lockset. The only thing I have to go by...
  2. Interior Decorating
    Hello, I'm new here and hoping for someone to help me with a suggestion on how to attack this project. I have a mirrored glass coffee table that is antiqued (the glass basically has black splatters to make it look old), and I have shattered a pane. I have mirrored glass that is not antiqued...
  3. Windows and Doors
    Hello all, We have two jalousie doors at our house which are fairly dated. We recently ordered new glass slats to fill the door, as some had fallen out and broken over time. The problem we found was that many of the pressure "clips" that hold the glass in place had gone missing or rusted away...
  4. Carpentry
    I am in the process of making cabinets for our kitchen. All that is left to do is make the doors and the drawer fronts. I am thinking I will do slab drawer fronts and shaker style doors. The tallest doors I am planning are roughly 44". I have seen some discussion online about the best materials...
  5. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi everyone! I purchased a home that wasn't kept very clean and during our process of getting it back into livable condition, I took apart nearly everything in the standup shower to rid it of mold and whatever other grossness the last owner had in there. The U channel that holds the shower...
  6. Windows and Doors
    I am going to try to replace as few broken/cracked windowpanes in several older aluminum triple track screen windows at my mother’s house. I have taken one windows out of its track to have a look, and it seems if I remove the vinyl glazing strip the old cracked window should just slide/lift...
  7. Windows and Doors
    Hi, I am planning to install one way glass on the exterior windows of my home primarily to reduce some of the heat entering. The guy who is contracted to carry out the work suggested to install the windows with the mirror finish on the inside so as to prevent outside birds from pecking at...
  8. Building & Construction
    Thinking of converting an alfresco into a patio room by enclosing the two open sides of the alfresco with glass. This is what the alfresco currently looks like: The "room" will be used as a part time bedroom and for storage. May consider putting sliding door on either glass wall for...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    I recently renovated by bathroom and included a marble cubby hole (18" high, 12" wide, 6" deep). I would like to spilt the space by putting in a glass divider to act as a shelf. What is the best way to mount the glass shelf into the marble? I would like to avoid any type of drilling. Thanks...
  10. Plumbing
    Does anyone have any experience to share regarding frameless/semi-frameless, neo-angle shower enclosures? My husband and I have just torn out an existing (horrendous) neo angled shower. . .the doors, walls, base, etc. and we are trying to figure out what we want to put back in. We know we...
  11. Windows and Doors
    I have a dog that likes to go apesh*t on my windows anytime another animal goes by. Well he has finally done some damaged and I need to fix it. Here is what he has done to two of my windows: I am pretty sure there are 2 panes of glass. The damage is only to the inside one. Is there a way...
  12. Building & Construction
    Any Suggestions? re-siliconing windows in metal frames hi there, i have a home that has ALOT of glass. it is a concrete, glass and metal house with appx 5200 sq ft of glass. there's a 28' high wall that consists of 18 panels of dual pane panels and also part of the roof is pitched with appx...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    i just bought some ceramic tile for a border on the bottom and some 1x2 glass mosaics to fill the rest of the space up my problem is that they sold me adesilex to apply it but when i read the instructions it says not to apply to plywood . on one side i need to apply to painted drywall and on my...
  14. Electrical
    Hello, I want to make a bright lamp with a glass coca cola bottle. I have a 50 watt 12v Halogen Tungsten Bulb, some wiring, a switch and 12v batteries. I've been told that Halogen bulbs generate a lot of heat and emits UV rays, so this is not such a good idea. Does anyone have any...
  15. Plumbing
    Hi, Yesterday the shower screen smashed and the glass all shattered into the bath. I managed to vacuum the stuff in the bath but some/a lot must have gone down the drain as the water is not going down anymore. The annoying thing is that i cannot remove the drain cover (the bit that the plug...
  16. Interior Decorating
    Hello, my wife and I live in a condo which was, at one point an single house. There were several additions. The patio was turned into a room. Now we have a very cool looking room with brick on several walls but there is a patio door inside the house. We do not know what to do with it. We...
  17. Remodeling
    I'm new to installing glass tile. I have a 7 foot pole made up of 4 wood studs that supports a support beam. We've decided to use 1" glass tiles to cover it. Just wondering what kind of base we need for this. Is thinset enough to fill in the cracks made between each stud? This pole is close to...
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