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  1. Building & Construction
    I am building a 48" square craft work table. I am using 2 Ikea 30" square Kallax cubes. They are 15" deep. They will be back to back with a gap in the middle at one end of the work area. Then there will be about 17" +/- deep across the other end of the table. I want to use plywood for the...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hello - I have question and could use some help - I'm building an 8x8 shed on a 9x9 slab leaving 6" of concrete on each side. I used galvanized Redhook wedge anchors to secure the wood to the slab and used a sill plate gasket under the PT wood. I just realized that I screwed up in that the...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone, Quick question - I'm curious how a professional would order material to retop an existing deck. My deck is roughly 20' x 28' diagonal decking 5/4 in. Cedar Lumber. I'm wondering if I should simply order long boards to cover the surface area? or should I actually inventory...
  4. Carpentry
    I am going to be building a platform with the goal in mind to be able to hold up 2,500lbs. roughly 4 feet in the air and roughly be 45"L x 40"W. Would Pressure Treated 4x4 posts be sufficient to hold up this much weight that high in the air? would I need to put on supporting cross members?
  5. Flooring
    We are getting ready to put down wood flooring in our house. I would like to buy some untreated 1x4 and 1x6 pieces of lumber to use. We would then treat, stain, and seal it ourselves. I need someone with more experience tell me if this is possible. Is this lumber just as durable as the...
  6. Building & Construction
    We are changing our flat roofs to peaked ones. The new roof will start at the back of the house go up to a peak and then down to rest on the entrance header to the kitchen. I noticed that the "lumber" (don't know whether to call them joists or rafters) comes down from the peak and they had to...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi, I'm in the process of designing a new house and have decided on using 2x8 lumber for the frame rather then the traditional 2x6. Two reasons, one, It's not that much more expensive and two, I can have upto R30 insulation in the walls. MY question is this, has anyone done this before and if...
  8. Building & Construction
    I a doing some work on a house that was built fairly recently. Permit was pulled in 2001. The floor joists are 2x10. Looking at the joists, it is evident that some joists are deeper than others. The existing joists differ by as much as 3/8 inch in the 10" dimension. 2x10's that I purchased at HD...
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