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  1. Interior Decorating
    Hi, I recently moved into a new home and have these built-in cupboards in 2 of the bedrooms. In the master bedroom I am aiming for an industrial look (so far thinking of a brick wall, range of greys throughout the room, building black pipe curtain rails) however I’m lacking inspiration for...
  2. Carpentry
    I'd like to order a few floating shelves for an alcove we have. I assumed I'd be ordering solid wood, but one of these custom shelves websites says the solid wood will bend and engineered wood is the better choice. No matter which we use, it will have multiple installation points and the...
  3. Project Showcase
    We designed and built this collapsible bathtub made from repurposed materials! Inspired by the Japanese soaking tubs use of wood, we used bamboo plywood (a sustainable material) from an old desk and repurposed acrylic sheets to make a luxurious tub to relax in! Once it is apart it doubles as...
  4. Painting
    Sorry if this turns out a little long winded...just looking for some assistance. We just moved into our new home with hard wood stairs. The stairs were stained using Minwax Performance Series. However, I'm not sure what technique they used because it looks so pigmented it seems like its just...
  5. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have an existing 6' wood privacy fence. I would like to remove a section of the fencing and add a gate. The existing posts are about 8' apart. The area would not be easy to add another post hole. Is this even possible?
  6. Building & Construction
    Hey All! Excited to join the community, this is my first post. I'm JP, hail from California, and when it's not burning I do some building projects. This question is about one that I don't know how to finish. As you (hopefully) can see in the pictures, I have installed a cedar arbor on our...
  7. Carpentry
    Hello, I have a 125 mm Makita GA5030R angle grinder and I am using it to grind wood boards. I am using a Velcro 125 mm support and abrasive disks (P60 or P80) mounted on the angle grinder. I made some kind of dust extraction guard using a plastic bowl, a leather belt and a hose clamp (please...
  8. Carpentry
    We should choose high strength and better performance plywood for kitchen in damp and wet conditions. Suggest some plywood type to use for kitchen?
  9. Carpentry
    Hello Everyone, I'm looking for some suggestions on where to find some wood slats to rebuild a couple of cast-iron benches. I would prefer to not spend hundreds of dollars on the wood if possible - I priced out teak and it just doesn't make sense. The current dimensions of the wood slats...
  10. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, We have an existing 6’ wood fence with 4x4” posts all rotting away and needs to be replaced. It is straight and about 100’ long. Our neighbors have agreed to pay half for a similar replacement fence. However, we would like to pay the difference to have the new fence be 8’ tall, and...
  11. Pest Control
    Hi there! I noticed what seems to be some wood damage to the soffit of my roof. Anyone have any idea what it could be? It seems to be the only part of the roof with damage. Could this be a specific type of pest? See the image below: Thanks in advance!
  12. Building & Construction
    hello, im trying to attach a pull up bar to the ceiling in my garage, so im looking for a reliable wood finder tool. thanks in advance!
  13. Roofing/Siding
    Shed Project, not sure if it's worth repairing, what do you think? Florida's sun hits it's front all day, high humidity. I may be able to fix the doors but not sure since one is bent at the top: remove hardware, replace the rusted ones, sand off old paint, prime and paint with 100% acrylic...
  14. Windows and Doors
    I want to mount some new Venetian blinds on my bathroom window. I know exactly where the screws should go to put the mountings in place, but I'm not certain what kinds of screws I need (and whether I need drywall anchors, for instance). There were blinds there previously that had screws that...
  15. Carpentry
    Hi there and thanks for your help. I have inherited a few hundred dollars worth of wooden siding. It was previously painted before being stored under a deck for many years (not sure how many!). There were lots of woodlouse & spiders, but the area was dry as the deck above was covered with a...
  16. Painting
    Looking at Floods CWF or Armstrong Clark Stain or any suggestion? Building cedar Gazebo with 1/2 walls and Bahama shutters. Looking for a semi transparent stain for the walls and structure. Solid stain for the shutters. All wood will be cedar. Lowest maintenance product is what I need. Both...
  17. Building & Construction
    When most people think of a work bench they are thinking 2x4 studs, galvanized steel, the usual. Enter a cabinet shop and the work areas are built in about ten minutes from a few sheets of mdf or particle board. These get walked on, cut through, beat hard and seem to get the job done. What do...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hey all, i am reconstructing a porch column that I found was rotting at the base. the previous builder did NOT use and treated wood on the column, and the plywood that was redheaded to the ground had rotted out along with the base of the 2x4 frame. I am using treated lumber to frame out the...
  19. Insulation
    I'm remodeling a house built in 1928. I used and insulation vacuum to take out all of the wool insulation throughout the attic. There's a small little alcove that was sealed off probably around 8 square feet. The same soft wool insulation is all over the lath and also stuff down the side of the...
  20. Building & Construction
    I am looking to buy an old retail building in a small town that is on the waterfront. The building is brick that shares the wall with buildings on both sides. I need to basically build a building within a building for structural integrity. I am thinking of doing it with metal framing (I-beam...
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