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  1. Painting
    Hello! I bought a table that I was hoping to (lightly) sand by hand and then paint with wall paint. I am told that this is a wooden veneer so I want to keep the sanding to a minimum. Please can someone advise whether it will work to lightly sand it and if wall paint is okay to use? Also...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, I recently bought a table that I would like to sand down and apply a stain to make it look lighter and a bit more yellow. Please can someone help me to identify the type of wood this is and whether it will to lighten? Thanks so much in advance, Jenna
  3. Project Showcase
    I never throw old materials..
  4. General DIY Discussions
    With a pregnant wife and toddler at home. Thus I’m trying to minimize disturbing the paint as little as possible. The good news is, as far as I can tell, the hardware doesn’t seem to be painted over with lead paint but I know for a fact the door, jamb and casing are. The lead paint is under at...
  5. Building & Construction
    We took out the stucco and plaster in my 95 year old Tudor Revival house because of leaking. We aren't sure exactly where the leaking originated but have found one entry point. My question is do these photos look like all the wood needs replacing or is it just old wood that is still sturdy...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I'm a jazz musician. And also loves to improvise with materials like wood and iron. please check it out: hope to hear your thoughts🎷
  7. Carpentry
    Hello community, Thanks for having me onboard. I am a newbie. Anyway, I need some help with a small project. First, I am not a carpenter. I teach. I have an idea. I want to make a wood like a papyrus. How do I do this? Thanks. rightly
  8. Building & Construction
    Hello I have hired a contractor to build my home and the framing construction quality seems very bad, they are using old mouldy wood for parts of the frame, cracked pieces and excessive nails in some parts while other parts are lacking nails
  9. Building & Construction
    Hello fellow DIY enthusiasts! I am looking to replace the old 53"x30" windows in my 1940 Florida balloon frame home with 59"x35" newer windows. They are vinyl ply gem 1500 series. Does anyone know of a thin hurricane rated mull kit that will fit two of these windows together? My partner, Henry...
  10. Carpentry
    Hey, I bought old chairs and try to DIY restore them as much as possible. One chair is a bit more difficult case as it has chipped/split wood in few places. Anyone with advice on how to prevent this chipping further or how to seal it and make it not so visible? Any advice much appreciated...
  11. Carpentry
    per another thread, i've already investigated the Bilco/Gordon metal door route and was quoted $1600 due to the odd measurements. am i wrong to think a new piece of treated plywood would do the trick?
  12. Interior Decorating
    Sooo I'm relatively new to woodworking and DIYs, so I wanted to ask if you might have any ideas concerning what to make out of this old bass guitar? I hope you agree that it's just way too pretty to be thrown out - it already has around 4 years on its back and it was rather cheap, making a...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    Hello Everyone! I’m new here and like my name says, DIY home projects scare me. On the other hand, I’m not a slouch when it comes to using a hammer/building stuff, I just don’t want to mess something up on my house! The story: My wife and I bought our first home together a few months ago and...
  14. Windows and Doors
    This door (see image) needs a new strike plate but there is damage on the frame in exactly that spot, so there is no wood to mount the new plate onto. Is wood putty a possible solution? I've never used it but it seems easiest. My other best idea is to cut a scrap to fit the damaged spot, glue...
  15. General DIY Discussions
    I needed to replace a rotted porch column and took the chance to dig up the old leaning footing and put in a new one with a 12” wide sonotube below the frostline. Previously, the old concrete footing was just showing(hideous). Now, I want to wrap the bottom with something. I am basically...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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?
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