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  1. Drywall & Plaster
    I recently bought my first house and I'm finding that the older plaster and lath wall construction is throwing me a curve ball. I have a small kitchen and would like to install a bookshelf-style pot rack so that I can make the best of what little space the room affords. I have been having a...
  2. Carpentry
    I would like to build some simple floor-to-ceiling book shelves in an area of my finished basement. Although it's easy, I don't want to do with the metal bracket/standard adjustable shelving - I'd like some basic built-in looking shelving. The potential problems that I see are 1) carpeting over...
  3. Carpentry
    I have a freestanding wooden shelving unit I want to secure to the studs on the wall as they're leaning forward. However, I'd only be able to secure 1 side since the studs measure ~23" apart whereas the shelving unit is 26.5" apart. What can I do to properly secure both sides onto the studs?
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Is it OK to hang stuff from wall ties that the contractor didn't break off? The unfinished portion of my basement still has these form ties sticking out of the exterior concrete walls. (see attached pictures) They are not notched like many I have seen and they seem pretty strong. I cut some...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi all. I painted my bathroom a couple days ago and took a shelf/cabinet off the wall to do so. I have no idea how it was hanging and don't know how to put it back (PROPERLY). There were four screws visible holding the cabinet to the wall. When I started unscrewing it, I noticed the screws...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    I'm wanting to build a shelving unit with solid shelves along the back, and the doors are also shelves but at half the width. I'm concerned, as the doors will have depth (being shelves), that they will be difficult to open because they will essentially wedge against each other. So, my...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, I am trying to install a Flowwall shelf system in my garage. One of the three walls is poured concrete. I have read a lot about different concrete anchor systems and methods, however, the more I read the more confused I get at this point as there are many ways of doing this. My...
  8. Carpentry
    Hello, I'm repairing and upgrading the wire shelving in our master closet. The existing single shelf recently collapsed from the weight of clothes. While I'm putting it back, hopefully much stronger than before, I'm also adding a second wire shelf to increase hanging space. In the previous...
  9. Remodeling
    Hello! First time poster :) After gutting our house to the studs in 3/4 of the rooms, and getting many nasty expensive surprises in the process, I'm looking to do something relatively simple with the built-ins in the office/guest room. It took me seemingly forever to strip the paint, repaint...
  10. Carpentry
    Hello All, We are in the process of building a corner step in pantry. The two "long" walls will be 4'2" each (which will be the span of the shelves). I plan to use 9" deep shelves up above, and 12" shelves below (to store deeper items like appliances). What I'm wondering is if I run a 1x2...
  11. Carpentry
    Hi Folks, I promised my wife that I would build her a closet organizer. She/we want to make it out of a nice hardwood, with no plywood or MDF. We like the “Vented Design” such as: http://www.northernkycedar.com/cedar-closet-systems.php. We ordered one of these for the bathroom, very nice...
  12. Drywall & Plaster
    We live in an apartment in a 4 story brick tenement in Brooklyn. The whole street was built in the 1890s. Anyway, we're trying to hang a floating shelf on a wall between us and the next apartment. Our first attempts to hang pictures when we moved in led us to believe we've got brick behind...
  13. Carpentry
    Hi, I'm new to this site but have done some construction work. My biggest project was the design and construction of my 8x10 foot storage shed. I am a woman and I only weigh 120 pounds, but I built the whole thing myself and it's still standing and in great shape 13 years later. :) Now I am...
  14. Carpentry
    I know that we have all seen the 3, 6 and 9-cube organizers a Wal-mart and Target. I am wondering if it is more cost-efficient to build my own out of real wood and stain it rather than buy the laminate one. Thoughts? Here is a link to what I am referencing...
  15. How To Guides
    HOW TO MAKE RECESSED SHELVING. You begin by choosing where you want the shelves. Give yourself some wiggle room because unless you want to cut into the framing, your going to have to fit your shelves in between the studs. I cut my holes in the wall flush with the studs on each side. The shelves...
  16. Carpentry
    All, In the next couple of weeks I am going to be remodelling a walk-in closet and a pantry, and would like to create a system something similar to what the big companies offer using pre-drilled panels and the cam-style knock down fittings. Unfortunately none of the pre-fabbed systems will...
  17. Drywall & Plaster
    Hi all I am renovating our half-storey attic, and I plan to install shelving and drawers in the space behind the knee-walls. For cost and time reasons I would like to use some pre-built melamine kitchen cabinets for the shelving and drawer units. However I want to maintain a sleek look, so...
  18. General DIY Discussions
    hey im a nube trying to build storage shelves in my garage..the garage has concrete walls and i'm unsure about mounting anything to the walls so i was skepticle about a stand alone shelf with maybe 2 4x4's at every 6ft and some "dek-blocks" to support them...
  19. Carpentry
    I'm trying to put oak shelves up in a small closet but the width of the closet begins to narrow near the back, making measuring difficult. I'm not sure how to go about this. Any suggestions?
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