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comment How to make dish drainer board from plywood shelf
re: the last suggestion, most tile shops sell 'corner shelves' for showers. Essentially solid surface counter top pre-formed for usage in corners.
Feb
10
comment Keeping washing machine lines warm in a cold garage
Before you do all of that, invest in a thermometer that can record the lowest temp. If it only dips below zero on occasion, odds are the garage dips below zero even less than that.
Feb
10
comment Will my roof construction allow attic flooring?
Those aren't trusses...though I have no idea what those random angled posts are. In fact...I'm kind of worried about those. Those seem to be some sort of ad-hoc attempt at supporting ridges that weren't engineered properly. That said, given that they aren't trusses, you should be OK assuming your ceiling joists are large enough. Realize, however, that that will greatly reduce the amount of blown-in-insulation that can rest there. So it may not be a benefit in the long run.
Feb
9
comment What's the best way to insulate a floor over a crawl space?
Depends if you encapsulate the crawlspace or not. If you do, you can leave it open if you want, as now that crawlspace is part of your conditioned space. If you don't encapsulate it, yes, you'd want insulation on that door.
Feb
9
comment What is the recommended way of attaching ledgers to Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)?
So...that's interesting! And actually makes perfect sense...except for the interior ledgers...where we're somehow going to have to screw them in from the outside of the house. Gonna need to buy a bigger ladder...
Feb
9
comment What is the recommended way of attaching ledgers to Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)?
Thanks! We may actually know more...the contractor I've been talking to thinks he knows who built the house so we may be able to get those details.
Feb
9
comment How to treat the edge of OSB in a piece of furniture
Note that question refers to plywood--not OSB. Some similarities, of course, but really very different as well.
Feb
9
comment How to treat the edge of OSB in a piece of furniture
Now you got me thinking about regard as a finish in general...I might have to try that at some point...
Feb
9
comment How to treat the edge of OSB in a piece of furniture
I think that's an interesting option...but obviously only useful for painting, as it's colored and would leave a red finish (or hey, if one is using OSB for the industrial look, maybe a coat of redgard fits right in!) :)
Feb
9
comment What is the lifespan of plywood as roof decking?
The other two are correct. Wood, in general, has no particular lifespan in and of itself. It all depends on the original quality and whether or not, as they say, it has stayed protected from the elements.
Feb
9
comment How to treat the edge of OSB in a piece of furniture
I sense a lot of splinters in those households! :) That said, the one thing all those images have in common is that it appears most (if not all) of the pieces were formed from CNC routers. So I'd start there by suggesting that the first step in getting the cleanest edges as possible is to use a router to cut the pieces out.
Feb
9
comment How to treat the edge of OSB in a piece of furniture
Can you share some photos? I've never seen furniture made of it mainly because it's a terrible material for furniture.
Feb
6
comment Is it safe to use 1/4 inch tempered glass for dining table top?
I think Johnny is making a really good point. It appears the wood is part of the structure. It's preventing the frame from twisting. I don't think that frame is suitable for a top that isn't firmly attached.
Feb
6
comment What type of insulation should I use for varying joist spans of 3-4ft?
Not most cost effective but the general rule of thumb today is to seal and insulate the crawlspace rather than the floor.
Feb
6
comment Should I insulate the garage in the home I'm having built?
Yes, insulate it the same as your house...after all, as a workshop, it'll be 'habitable' space. Also consider a garage heater/furnace or a heatpump (as opposed to just using electric space heaters). Actually, I'd strongly suggest the heat pump so you can run A/C in summer while in the shop.
Feb
4
comment Cheap wood-ish replacement for glass panel in door
Replace it with thin plywood.
Feb
4
comment How to cut concrete block with a circular saw
How exact does this cut need to be? If you don't need it exact for only 4 cuts, I'd probably just use my masonry chisel and a mallet. Quicker and a whole lot less messy.
Feb
2
comment Why is there a 2" step down into my bathroom?
This may be one of those questions that the answer is simply "who knows? You'd have to ask the person that built it." 70+ year old houses have plenty of idiosyncrasies :) (one theory: the rest of the floors in your second floor were reinforced at some time with additional subfloors...the bath was not as they wanted to leave the original tile exposed.)
Feb
1
comment How to install crown molding to ceiling only
I'd be much more concerned about the heaving than the aesthetics. That sounds abnormal and a sign of poor foundations.
Feb
1
comment Tile basement bathroom over cracks without Ditra
Is there a membrane under the wood floor?