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How can I reinforce the bed frame to support freestanding bedposts?

Problem We inherited (parts of) a brass bedframe from my spouse's grandparents. We bought a new mattress which came with a modern bedframe of metal rails. The brass headboard has two 6.5' bedposts ...
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At what height should I install my (coat) rack? [closed]

I'm planning to install a coat rack on the right side of my bedroom closet, at the place marked with *: +----------------+ | | | | | | | | | ...
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Boxspring fitting on an antique 4 poster bed

I just put my four poster bed back together after many years and the boxspring lip is sitting on top of the side rails but I feel that it is supposed to go down inside the side rails and sit on the ...
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How can I repair deep flaking on a 1930s wall?

the walls of my room are bumpy and have some tears in the outer layer. Is this drywall or could it be plaster and lath? And if drywall, do I have to change the whole walls or just the bumpy batches? ...
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What is this fibrous panel on my ceiling?

From grandmas old house, can it be a dangerous material like asbestos? She used it as a pin board. Don’t know from when, can be 60s. Inside is soft, I can easily pick a piece with my fingers, outside ...
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Can I run a flexible cord between a ceiling-mounted LED light and wall outlet?

I am planning to add a ceiling-mounted light in one of the corners of a bedroom. Unfortunately, the only power source I could find is from a wall outlet. I do not want to get into the trouble of ...
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Should I split supply vents between basement and upper floor?

I'm looking at finishing my basement and due to placement of basement stairs, some basement rooms may not be able to have their own supply vent for HVAC. Is it possible or advisable to split or share ...
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Looking for door ideas for a condo bedroom - tricky wall set up

I will be moving into a condo soon and I know to make sure everything I am doing as far as renovating, is up to code with the HOA. However, I wanted to ask the internet for ideas/pointers since this ...
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How to attach a headboard to my bedspring? [closed]

I bought a headboard that looks like this : I want to attach it to a bedspring that looks like this: The headboard and box spring are both single bed size from different bed sets. The headboard isn'...
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Fibrous, crumbling papery material falling off old mattress — what is it? Asbestos?

I’ve got a bed/mattress about 40 years old in my spare bedroom in Sweden. The bottom of the mattress is covered in this fibrous paper that has started to crumble on to the floor. It turns in to dust ...
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Blackish Stains on bedframe slats

I was in the process of disassembling my bed for an impending move, when I noticed some blackish stains on the bed slats. Wondering what they are. Is it salvageable or should I throw it out ...
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Putting a mirror on the inside of a wardrobe door

How can I put a mirror on the inside of a wardrobe if the shelves come all the way to the door?
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Is too many rooms on one breaker a bad thing when selling a house?

I'm asking about my parents brick single family home that we are the original owners from around the late 50s. We were planning to sell the house and had the village come in to see what might need to ...
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Bracing a broken bedframe

I have an Ikea bed made from some type of particle board. As shown below, the main rail running on one side from the head to the foot of the bed has cracked. Of course, the usual advice for such "...
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Coordinating a bathroom/bedroom update project...what's the order?

I am trying to plan my bathroom/bedroom update. I will be doing the following: New luxury vinyl plank for both rooms (they are connecting). Painting in both rooms. New trim and doors both rooms. ...
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Should additional bed slats fit over or around the existing spacer blocks?

There are 10 slats (~108cm length, ~9cm width, ~3.5cm thickness) on my bed right now spaced at ~11.2cm. Unfortunately, these slats are spaced too far apart and will void my hybrid (pocket spring with ...
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Lights don’t work after installing single pole switch

I have one black wire and one red wire in a bedroom switch.I connected the black to line (bottom screw) and red to load (top screw). Bedroom ceiling light and bedroom closet light don’t turn on. All ...
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Needs to fix this bed, this lock is keep on turning, did not tighten up, can anybody guide me?

I was trying to fix this lock but its not working, out of four one was intact and it locks right away, I am looking for new locks or to fix old locks.
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Does the amount of light Blackout Curtains allow in reflect on its heat reflecting capabilities?

I bought some panels from the store today as my room upstairs lets in so much heat during the Summer. Previously I had a Tan colored curtain up for years that was 100% Polyester on the Face and the ...
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Clean sticker paper residue off of a wall

This problem is on a wall in my bedroom. I used to have a A3 paper sized photo stickers on my wall. After a year or so I tried to remove the sticker from the wall and it left lots of sticker paper ...
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Why does water accumulate on the hardwood floors in my 1930 home?

My home was build 1930 and nothing has been updated. In my downstairs bedroom under anything that sits on the floor from my bed, night stands, dog crate, and other things the floors will puddle with ...
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How do I make light blue paint more interesting? [closed]

My room has a very dull blue paint that causes boredom. I was looking for ways I could liven it up a bit.
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Can I add a socket to my boiler power circuit?

I would like to add a socket for my daughter to charge her phone and tablet by her bed. her bed is against the cupboard which houses the boiler, inside the cupboard is a socket which the boiler is ...
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Basement Bedroom Repair to Original Configuration (Does this count as a bedroom again?)

We purchased a 1978 multi-story house that stated it was 3 bedroom (BR) and 3.5 bathrooms (BA) with a partially unfinished basement. There is a room in the basement partially finished with a closet ...
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Attaching second layer of drywall -- is there something I can do to ensure it doesn't ruin the base drywall if I have to remove it eventually?

I'm new to DIYing, so please excuse me if something here sounds off. I'm planning on a DIY vertical slat accent wall in our bedroom in our rental apartment. Since nailing slats directly into the wall ...
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How can I keep screws secure over time in a loft bed kit?

I just ordered this bed and a lot of the reviews say that the screws loosen and have to be retightened often. I'm wondering what the impact to the wood itself, over time, if I used wood glue in the ...
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How to reduce the noise from a kitchen to a bedroom?

What are some ways that I can use to reduce the noise from the same apartment of a bedroom? The room is one door and wall separated from a shared kitchen, which is sometimes busy and noisy. I'd like ...
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How to whiten a white Ikea mattress cover? [closed]

The cover of my mattress has gone grayish and yellowish, it looks bad. But on Ikea's website it says "do not bleach". Is there still a way to make it more white? Perhaps not as white as it ...
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Is this bedroom healthy to live in, in relation to kitchen, refrigerators and microwave oven? [closed]

Is such a bedroom healthy to live in? it is separated from a kitchen by a wall, There are two old refrigerators and one old microwave oven in the kitchen against the wall? (all are standalone with ...
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How can I black out sunlight BEHIND my condo's windows and vertical blinds?

To block sun light, I taped aluminum foil and garbage bags to window. then condo board lawyer mailed me warning letter. They violated condo's bylaws and she ordered me to take them down. Without ...
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Fire safety for room on interior of home

I’m looking at a house that has a room on the interior (highlighted in red below) with no window/door to the outside of the area. Knowing that this isn’t fire code compliant to be considered a bedroom,...
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What is this weird knocking sound in a wooden closet?

A month ago my girlfriend and I moved into a new place, and it has a big closet in the bedroom. Since day 1, we kept hearing knocking noises on the wooden doors, only at night, and it happens every ...
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High bed, long brace removal

We have high sleeper bed that will fit sideways across our narrow bedroom(194 cm). We are adapting it to fit snugly against the walls. There is a window with a radiator underneath that will be partly ...
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Can I mount electrical panel on exterior of bedroom?

I am reading that the meter cannot be mounted on exterior of bedroom wall but what about the panel? This corner of house is a straight shot from the pole which is where the meter and a disconnect will ...
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Temporary window treatment options? (shades, blinds, curtains)

I have a sitting room-turned-guest room, and with summer going into full bore the room brightens up too early in the day for sound sleep. It has become a problem. The room has several large windows ...
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How do I remove this bolt from my bedframe?

This is my first time posting in this forum but I wanted to get some help from y'all regarding removing a bolt from my bed frame. I bought a used bed frame and I need to dismantle it to shift it into ...
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How do i unscrew this bolt to take apart the bed frame

I have this couple bed that need to disassemble but have no idea how to unscrew this bolt in the pictures. I have never seen anything like this in my life. Thanks in advance
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What type of curtains do I need to buy?

Our bedroom is pretty bright from the streetlights at night and the sun in the morning. This affects our sleep quality, so I am thinking of buying blackout curtains. I never bought curtains before and ...
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stiff textile material for simple underbed "drawer"

I have a 90cm x 200cm bed in a corner of my room. I want to use the floor beneath it as storage, but in a way that I do not need to crawl under it to get the stuff in the corner. I have a PVC floor; ...
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Can I use a car jack for a broken bed leg?

I have a steel bed and one of the legs is broken. I think the bed leg would require welding but then I got an idea, why not use one of these jack stands: 2 Piece Pair 3 Ton Heavy Duty Adjustable Jack ...
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Taking apart wood bed frame with no screws

This bedframe seems to have a slot joint system but I can't seem to understand how to take it apart. There are two pegs I think will allow me to slide the side out but I'm not sure how to get the pegs ...
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What do I need to do to prepare to remove a textured (popcorn) walls?

Questions: What are some things I should definitely know? What will be behind my popcorn wall? (The original wall we put the popcorn over?) Since masks are out of stock because of the Covid19 virus. ...
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Adjustable height bed with table

I am trying to create a very simplistic bed, with four legs and a top. I want its height to be adjustable up to 8 inches, which would then also serve as a table. How do I make the legs adjustable up ...
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Are these screws for bracket enough to support adult queen bed?

Picture of bottom right corner showing the foot board and side rail connected with the bracket, and the bed, at https://imgur.com/a/XtlnM1Q and couple more pictures https://imgur.com/a/BMBi8KX. The ...
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DIY Murphy Bunk Bed

I know how to build it. I just need to know how to keep the top bunk stable and not fall off when carrying a 170lb person. This is what I have put together so far. If I missed something please ...
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How can I cool a small room without using more than 2kwh of energy per night?

I want cool a small room with something that uses less than 2kwh per night with more cooling effect than a simple fan. The room is on second ground with 2 windows and one door and is about 15m2. I ...
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Help, can I still fix this?

A few weeks ago, the door knob started to become loose with greyish wood/sand chunks falling out of the gap between the doorknob and the door. Currently thinking of getting a handyman in to have a ...
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Is it okay to not varnish wooden furniture before use?

I recently bought a bedframe, but due to budget constraints, I didn't choose the varnished option, just 'unstained raw timber' - which is smooth, but not varnished or stained, as described. I'm just ...
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What do add to prop/raise the curtain rod a few inches away from the wall?

I am about to install a curtain rod onto the wall. The problem is I want to add a few inches between the curtain and the wall than the default length by the curtain rod. I wonder if there is any item ...
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Can I run a #12 outlet branch and a #14 light branch off a 30A breaker?

Was wondering if i can feed an entire room with one 30 amp breaker, 10/2 to an attic junction box, then break out 12/2 for outlet daisy chain (four 15 amp-type outlets) and 14/2 for a light circuit.