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Sep
3
comment Laziest/Quickest way to smooth a wood-grain-textured door?
I gave up. the amount of sanding required to remove the grain leaves you with very little surface veneer left and ultimately still wasn't smooth enough. We opted for new $40-ish dollar mission style hollow-cores that look surprisingly nice.
Sep
3
comment Laziest/Quickest way to smooth a wood-grain-textured door?
This gets the answer! (oops, just noticed Bob beat you by one day). I tried various sanding/priming and all I did was waste a ton of time. We ended up at Lowes and found some rather nice Mission style hollow core doors pre-hung for $35. It's really hard to justify spending time fixing the old hollow core doors at that price. ;)
Sep
2
comment How can one tell which ceiling fans are reliable?
@dfrankow I think price is a good indicator for this particular type of product.
Sep
2
comment How can one tell which ceiling fans are reliable?
"too localized" is odd. Ceiling fan manufacturers are easily national if not international.
Aug
29
comment What wood protection should I use for a kids swing set in the desert sun?
The wood will likely outlast the plastic. If you can find a tree, maybe put it under the tree. (BTW, if you keep care of those plastic sets, they do tend to hold their value)
Aug
28
comment What is a durable and affordable flooring covering for a shed?
@Aniticipation check Home Depot and the like for 'garage floor coverings'. They sell larger rubber mats for that.
Aug
27
comment How do I clean stainless steel?
I think the "don't use Windex" rule dates back to when ammonia was in it. Definitely don't use ammonia on stainless.
Aug
22
comment How should I cut these speaker stands down to size?
I'd suggest using a saw.
Aug
21
comment Under what circumstances is 5/8" drywall required?
(Actually, I take that back, I believe sheetrock can be used for shear force bracing--which I personally find odd--but I guess that is to code in some situations)
Aug
21
comment Under what circumstances is 5/8" drywall required?
AFAIK, sheetrock is not considered structural and in terms of code, is primarily a form of fire block. I can't think of any situation where code requires a thickness for anything other than fire rating (though I may very well be wrong...)
Aug
21
comment For pine shelves, do I need to stain before applying polyurethane?
Pine isn't the best at taking stain to begin with.
Aug
20
comment What can I do to a chain link fence to make it dog proof?
Not that I'm saying this is a BAD pit bull, but pit bulls, in general, have an incredibly high tolerance for pain and if they are aiming to get at something, barbed wire and electric fences will likely pose little-to-no deterrent to the the pit bull. (this is a genetic thing more than anything...hopefully this dog is being raised well and is merely curious in hopping the fence)
Aug
20
comment What can I do to a chain link fence to make it dog proof?
Dogs can dig too, remember.
Aug
20
comment What can I do to a chain link fence to make it dog proof?
Call the cops. They are rarely fans of loose pit bulls.
Aug
20
comment Laziest/Quickest way to smooth a wood-grain-textured door?
Well, the ultimate goal is to turn these into blackboards with blackboard paint (kid's room doors). If I can save them with paint, we'll keep them. Otherwise, I'll likely upgrade to real solid wood panel doors. For now, I'm thinking of 1) hitting the door with the orbital sander first, then primer, sand, primer. If the texture is still there, we'll just paint them white. Otherwise, they'll get the blackboard paint if it's smooth.
Aug
20
comment Laziest/Quickest way to smooth a wood-grain-textured door?
Interesting idea! It's self-leveling, so would fit the lazy factor perfectly. May not fit the cheap criteria, but it's definitely cheaper than new doors...
Aug
15
comment How to make water move in a square bed
I'd contact M C Escher and Sons Landscaping.
Aug
15
comment What type of concrete sealer to use to prevent frost heaves in my driveway?
A sealer won't do much for cracks.
Aug
14
comment What is that new Rubber Flooring type?
ah, interesting. Yea, that's new to me.
Aug
14
comment What is that new Rubber Flooring type?
We'll need more information. They make rubber floors. Have for quite a while. Not sure about plastic floors, though.