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How to design a radiator cover for good heat distribution?

I want to replace some battered, ugly radiator covers in my 1910 home. I have read that to function effectively, a radiator cover needs openings at the front top and bottom, so that natural ...
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How can I temporarily partition a large open space to create another room?

I'm renting a small apartment which has one bedroom, near the front door there is a large open space that could easily be converted to a bedroom/office with the addition of a partition across a wall. ...
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How do I design a shed to make optimal use of building materials?

I read Michael Pollan's A Place of My Own, in which he builds a small building to use as a writing studio. The architect's design called for wall studs to be cut to 8ft 1in (out of 10ft sticks), ...
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How do I stick paper on the wall in a stylish manner?

I want to stick some papers on my room wall, some paintings and notes .. but looking for a way that it looks fashion. Any ideas about that?
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Where should I place a stove master switch on an island?

We're having our kitchen redone and I would like to integrate our free-standing stove into the island unit. Where would be decent place to put the stove master switch within this island as there are ...
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Can a stove be beneath a window

I'm upgrading my kitchen and after endless deliberating, feel that the kitchen is best laid out having the stove directly beneath a window (the window is about 8" above the stove). I was wondering ...
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Building a raised wall for a pond

We are looking to build a small pond (9'x18'x6'), but we want the edge to be raised up about 8". I am thinking about using CMUs (Concrete Masonry Units) which are 8x8x16. The entire pond will be lined ...
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Can I use a 6 foot long table as the base for a stand up desk?

I am looking to create my own cheap stand up desk. My current idea is to take one of the cheap $40 6 foot tables where the legs fold up and buy 4 plastic crates to put on the corners of the desk ...
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Suggestions for a kitchen layout for my house? [closed]

We have just started to renovate our newly bought apartment. It is part of a very nice old building located in the center of Granada Spain. The apartment is approx 120m2 and we are in the process ...
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Prefab recommendations

I'm toying with the idea of completely knocking and rebuilding my house. Does anyone here have experience with prefabs? In my case I'd need a 2000ft2 modern but traditional-looking house (since my ...
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What are the best practices for a low deck built half on a concrete slab?

In our current place, we moved the main access door from going into the kitchen, to entering an old laundry room converted to a mud room. In order to do so, the front door was moved over about 4', ...
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What should I use for a sandbox bottom?

I'm building a sandbox for my three-year old. It will probably sit on the deck, so it needs some kind of bottom. Ideally, we should be able to move the sandbox around the deck. Is it necessary for ...