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  1. Building & Construction
    I am interested in building a loft in my garage and need some advice. The garage is 2 car 20'x20' with 17' garage door on one side and house entry door on the opposite side. It is the "first floor" of a 4 story townhouse built on a hill giving it a 16 1/2' ceiling of currently wasted space. I...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone. I have a room off my kitchen that is built above an empty space, supported by steel beams. I'm looking to build an enclosed storage space 12'x12' - 6ft high ceiling space. I don't want to pour a concrete slab for the floor and would rather leave it as crushed stone. Does anyone...
  3. PC Repairs & Upgrades
    I am considering adding storage space to my Dell Optiplex 755. I don't know much about this except I assume it involves either plugging something into the motherboard or using a desktop unit that plugs in through a USB port. I am going to be doing some video editing and I need space for all my...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    The bricks I am planning to fix old walls with have been sitting outside in the winter. Between a few months of freezing and thawing, can they be trusted? This suddenly occurred to me while researching how to insulate a brick building.
  5. Building & Construction
    Before I began this post, I did a search on garage storage and I found LOTS of threads, but I'm not sure any of them cover my idea. I would like to add extra storage in the attic above my garage but I'm pretty sure that, due to the small size of the ceiling joists, and the size of the roof...
  6. Building & Construction
    I want to build a storage loft in the space above my garage door. I’ve read articles on this and most have the loft attached to the joists or rafters above the space with bolts and chains. I don’t want to go that route. My plan is to build two supporting walls on either side of the garage...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    My garage is 19' by 25', stick build. It is unfinished all around, without drywall or attic. The rafters going to the peak are 2 x 6, 24" on center. Then the joists/rafter ties going across the 19' span, parallel with the ground are 2 x 6, spaced 48" on center (connected @ every other...
  8. Insulation
    Hello! My attic is partially finished with a bedroom. There is a space between the bedroom wall and roof that I wish to use as storage. I want to add batts to provide insulation for both the bedroom and storage spaces. Should I install batts in the studs between roof, bedroom wall, or both...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    Hi all! Has anyone tried hanging an extension ladder on a vinyl fence? I am wondering if my hollow 4"x4" vinyl fence posts can hold the weight of an aluminum extension ladder if I hung it between two posts by using a couple of storage/utility hooks mounted to each hollow post using toggle...
  10. Interior Decorating
    We have a recessed area along the top of the wall in our living room which seems like it could be used for much needed storage. The recess is about 2' high x 2' deep x 24' long. I had the idea of making doors that have the appearance of wall panels and trimming the area out. The doors would...
  11. Roofing/Siding
    Hi there, I've been burning two 8" red cedar channel siding boards at the same time, then putting the charred sides face to face and onto a pile without stickers (spacing boards). I thought I was going to be able to install the siding this summer but I had a few setbacks and need to put the job...
  12. Tools
    I am planning on purchasing a pegboard to reorganize my tool bench. However, the number of hooks that I'll need is kind of unsettling. Has anyone made their own?
  13. Building & Construction
    Hi, I am new to DIY wood works. I am planning to make a storage loft in my garage. I would like to add that I have searched the forum for similar things, have got a bit idea but still need some confirmations. My garage is 10 feet wide and I am having garage door opener installed. The space...
  14. Project Showcase
    Hello DIY Handyman, In fall, winter and spring is useful to store vegetables in a In a basement corner of my house. Idea to store canning .. and fresh beer too :jester:
  15. General DIY Discussions
    Wondering if anyone has any experience attaching hinges or hydraulic lifts to part of a basement staircase in order to access the area underneath? The way my basement is designed, there is useable space under the stairs, but it is inaccessible from the sides. I would like to be able to utilize...
  16. Building & Construction
    I want to convert the closed storage space under my stairs into a built in desk and storage. I have a general idea of how I want it to look but I am not sure I can do it myself keeping things structurally safe. That being said what type of person would I contact/look for who can do the...
  17. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have PT material left over during the construction of a pergola. Because of the change in weather I will not be able to use the remainder of the material until spring. I have 2 pieces of 2x10x12 pressure treated lumber to store over the winter. I was wondering how to store this properly to...
  18. Insulation
    I have loose cellulose insulation in my attic and I will be adding several more inches this winter to increase the R value. However, that means that all of my support beams will be buried in insulation and I can no longer rest plywood on them and use the attic for storage as I currently do...
  19. Carpentry
    I found this picture online and wanted to recreate the 3 shelves in my own laundry room. Here are dimensions and notes about the 3 shelves I want to install: Top Shelf: 67" left wall x 137" main wall x 44" right wall My ceiling is not as high as that in the picture, so the top shelf would...
  20. Building & Construction
    We finished floor and sub floor and now Please tell us nails we should use on wall frame as well as on roll roofing. I have been told 16d common for wall framing ...correct me if am wrong... Two of the four walls will have dimensional lumber 2x4 at 16" center and other two will have pressure...
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