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  1. Carpentry
    Hello all... We have a sunken living room separated by a pony wall. The pony wall is angled at the step down. My problem is bringing the angle back to meet the flat edge of the wall. https://www.dropbox.com/s/l83czxbn9ncfx55/Photo%20Jun%2006%2C%202%2025%2009%20PM.jpg?dl=0 I’ve scribbled out a...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    I want to add siding to the sides of my patio cover. At the top of the cover is a drip edge only (see pic). In trying to figure out all the piece I’ll need, I can’t find an appropriate top piece to slide under the drip edge (I assume that’s what I need in this case). Like a j-channel with an...
  3. Painting
    I have a couple hundred feet of trim to paint in gold leaf. The only gold leaf I can find around here is the Krylon in quart containers. Does anyone know of a source where I could get gallons? Can this stuff be sprayed using an airless sprayer like any other water based paint? Normally I use a...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi, I am replacing a few windows in my home and am wondering which parts of the exterior to caulk. The replacement windows are vinyl and are being installed in the existing openings. After the windows are installed the existing exterior trim on all 4 sides is being covered with new aluminum...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello, Background I have a 1950's home with plaster walls and cast iron baseboard style radiators. When I purchased the home, above the radiators running along each wall was quarter round caked with 50 years of paint. The quarter round was removed to paint the walls and radiators but never...
  6. 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...
  7. Painting
    I found some great looking poplar boards at HD yesterday, actually love the distressed looking green streaks and intend to use it for door trim. A friend told me the green will go away once it is poly'd so how can I protect it but not lose the color. I have finishing wax so maybe that's an option.
  8. Roofing/Siding
    Hey All - As mentioned in the title, I'm trying to figure out what material was used to construct the soffit and fascia board in my home. This home was built in 1999 in Texas. The fascia trim was damaged during a fence installation. The fascial material almost seems like there's thin...
  9. Building & Construction
    I am finishing the ceiling in the gazebo. Hip roof. Trim question: Need to trim the corners and around the rafters. The corner pieces came together fairly well but around the rafters I have decent sized gaps to hide behind the trim. Not sure what wood I should use to trim it with. I found a...
  10. Electrical
    Been looking for replacement trim only for a old damp rated recessed light that is used in several places: the shower, over a roman tub and outdoor under soffit over doors. They were installed in 1987. The problem is that the wires that hold the trim up are 6.5 inches apart. I can only find 6...
  11. Carpentry
    I have 2 openings (pass-throughs? no doors on either, so I'm trying to avoid calling them doorways) from my kitchen. One is 3ft wide, the other is 4 ft. The difference between everything I've Googled and my openings is that for each, one side of the opening is a plain, flat wall. That is, one...
  12. Painting
    I have new mdf pre-primed door casing. The pre-primed coat was pretty rough so I sanded it with 220 grit sandpaper. It appeared smooth but after applying primer and semi-gloss paint (proclassic with a sprayer) all of the microscratches are very visible when the light hits the trim. From...
  13. Flooring
    I am installing new, wider trim after a hardwood floor installation. Several sections of the home have baseboard heating that runs from wall to wall. Should I install the trim flush to the heater, behind it, or some other method entirely? I have included some pictures of the two options I have...
  14. Painting
    I have new windows in most of my house and all have new pinewood trim with deep window casings and ledges. Also new pine doors with 5/4 trim and headers which have lots of beautiful knots. Since I'm renovating to sell I don't want to stain all this, I feel buyers will be more attracted to lots...
  15. Carpentry
    Hello, I'm trying to trim/case a passageway from my dining room into the living room. The problem is that it, the passageway, is the corner of the room. If you imagine your in a box cut off a corner and walla there is the doorway that needs to be trimmed out. My great grandfather built the house...
  16. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, This is my first post to this forum, but I've been lurking here and on the contractor one for a while, and I'd like to preface my question with a really sincere, "thank you," to the community here in general. That being said, here goes: My wife and I bought our two story fiber cement...
  17. Carpentry
    I am attempting to install some window sills and crown mold frame all of our unframed windows on the inside of house, on exterior walls that are made of brick. I overlooked the brick and now I'm wondering if this will be an easy install, if I can't hammer in finishing nails, what is the...
  18. Carpentry
    Any ideas on what SIZE of trim I should rip for the seams (corners were there are gaps and mistakes) on this? It's a mahogany (African Mahogany) paneled alcove. I bought two 12' long solid mahogany 2 x 4 lumber to rip to size for the seams. The WIDTH I know but how THICK should it be? 3/4"...
  19. Roofing/Siding
    I replaced a window and need to cut back the cedar shakes in order to install new exterior moulding. What's the best method to trim a length of cedar shakes in a straight line? - A straight edge and lots of passes with a razor blade? - Skill saw with the depth set appropriately? I'm worried...
  20. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    We are installing new cabinets in our kitchen. Including a peninsula. The back and end of the peninsula have a 3/16" finished panel to cover them. Additionally, we have 'decorative' doors that go on top of those panels to give the look of cabinets. I'm wondering about the best way to attach the...
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