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  1. Building & Construction
    I like to extend the 4x4 posts to be used as rail supports to reduce lumber and hardware. It is allowed to use carriage bolts and cleats along with some extra screws to support the rim frame?
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All, I am replacing a rotted out front porch column and was hoping someone might be able to assist me in determining what these 1x4 decorative boards are called. It looks like the 4x4 post is encased in these trim boards. I am normally pretty good about "Googling" my way to the correct...
  3. Building & Construction
    I’ve got a small porch roof overhanging my front steps and the two pillars are rotting out. I pulled a bit apart with my fingers to find out they are hollow inside (I was expecting solid, or a metal pole, or something sturdy). The pillars are 1x8s. Could I just replace them with an actual...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone - Newbie looking for some best practice or suggestions on attaching a 2x6 cedar rail to a 4x4 Cedar post on my deck. I'm basically replacing the existing footprint of the deck and would prefer not to use a metal bracket. Currently the rails are toe-nailed into the post - My...
  5. Building & Construction
    All: I'm rehabbing a 30 yr old deck on my house. It’s a one story deck, but it is 10 feet high, below the deck is a patio, i.e. the concrete house foundation, so the deck extends the second story of the house and is covered, and the posts holds up house roof. The picture below (attached)...
  6. Windows and Doors
    I may have bent the metal forcefully with my door. It's 1.5" length. I tried pliers but made a small indentation and wasn't getting anywhere. Is there a tool or way to unbend it?
  7. General DIY Discussions
    All, I will be placing an architectural grade beam on a similar post. Seems like they would be both completely (mostly) exposed. I am looking for decorative ideas on how to tie the two together, since whatever I use (likely plates and carriage bolts) will show. Thanks.
  8. General DIY Discussions
    We are looking to replace the only basement support post/column because it has a bit of previous rot (dry now). The house is 50+ years old, small, one storey, and all other bearing points for joists and the beam (with a lap connection at column) are on the foundation wall. Our issue is that...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hi all, I did post about this in the past but want some more advice on say "what you would do if this were your house". I want to do this right because I not only want it to be safe, look nice, as well as last a long time, but I also want it to be legal. This is on a row house built in the...
  10. Building & Construction
    I am trying to dig 36 inch post holes to pour concrete footings for a ground level deck I am building. Around 24 inches into the dig of one of the corner posts, I encountered a massive root. I thought: 1) rent a jack hammer and dig through it - the tree is already sick and I recently had about...
  11. Carpentry
    Can anyone give me advice on how to tighten up a PT pine deck railing that is coming apart from the post? It's only about a 4-y.o. deck, so I'd like to do as little replacement as possible. The pics are attached. Thanks! Janice
  12. Building & Construction
    I'm building a loft in my son's room. It will be a 'clubhouse', not just a sleeping loft, so it needs to be sturdy for multiple kids. It will have posts going from the loft to the floor. Can I just set the post on the carpet or do I need to cut a hole and go all the way to the slab?
  13. Carpentry
    Hello. This is my first post on this website. After a web search on my question, I found a few posts on this site and was very impressed with the positive, constructive feedback to the posted questions. What is the best way to attach a deck post under an existing deck that has joists meeting at...
  14. Building & Construction
    I want to increase existing footer thickness on 20" round footing that is about 3" to 4" thick now (best guess from outer edge). Problem is it is 16 years old, not flat , not smooth & is dirty. It also has a 2x6 imbedded in it that I can't remove as it is not rotten (nor was the post). This was...
  15. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a remodel project that involves removing a roof that was supported by 4 12" diameter round wooden beams that are each embedded in concrete. I need to either completely remove these beams, or remove enough of them to a point below the surface of the surrounding concrete such that I can...
  16. Building & Construction
    I can't find a column cap that will connect two glulam beams end to end. Something like the Simpson CQQ. I read somewhere that the CQQ was not recommended to be used for two beams end to end. Any suggestions will be appreciated, thank you.
  17. Building & Construction
    I found myself moved by the design of this steel base, with integrated standoff, for a wood post. With its concealed knife edge design, the amount of exposed base above the wood line is minimal. If anyone knows of a source for this item I'd be grateful to know of it (But it's probably something...
  18. Building & Construction
    I have an entranceway between my house and a wall. There's a concrete walk in the center with small patches of dirt on each side. I want to put a wooden gate across with the posts sunk in the dirt. This morning I dug down on the wall (hinge) side and hit the wall's footings 9" down. The...
  19. Building & Construction
    What I'm trying to do: I'm adding a small 36" triangular addition off the corner of my deck to add a set of stairs coming off at 45 degrees and 36" in width, and total rise of approximately 32". What I've done: The existing rim joist I'm tying into has an interesting construction composed of a...
  20. Carpentry
    First time poster looking for some advice. I am considering adding a floor into my "crawl space" I call it that because technically thats what is it, but the ceiling of the floor above is around 19' up, leaving ample room for full height room. My question is regarding how to provide support for...
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