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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.
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Wiring is dead in 4 outlets

I have 4 outlets that are dead in my 2nd floor bedroom. I checked the wiring and the wiring is dead no juice. The circuit breaker is not tripped. What would cause the wiring to die?
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Newly put together wooden bed and the one screw bolt on the headboard decides to thread?

I just recently bought a new wooden framed bed, flat pack basically. Everything is fine, all except this one long screw/bolt that decided to thread inside the headboard. I applied the same pressure as ...
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After installing new 3 position fan switch, fan doesn't turn

After installing new 3 position fan switch, fan doesn't turn and motor hums in forward position but doesn't turn, nothing in reverse position
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What could cause a drawer in a bedside table to become stuck?

Firstly, I apologise if this has been posted in the wrong place but I thought it would be worth starting here! I have a bedside table with three drawers - I'm in no way whatsoever a DIY person, so ...
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Best distance between bed slats?

When using a pocket spring mattress with a pine bed frame, what's the best distance to leave between the pine slats to reduce wear? Looking online, I have seen various space recommendations ranging ...
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Need help with wires - Replacing bedroom light fixture with ceiling fan

Hello, first time here and I'm in need of some help. I am trying to replace my simple light fixture in my bedroom with a ceiling fan. First thing I want to do is take off the original ceiling box and ...
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5 Wires in Light Switch

I have 5 wires in the back of the light switch. It looks like there are 2 ground wires (copper, no coating) one from the breaker and one to the light. They go into different holes and then are coiled ...
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How can I separate two lights currently controlled by one switch?

one light is by closet and one in center of room with a fan and they both work off one switch with one set of wires jumped from closest light to farthest light. How can I control one light at a time
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How would you join two twin beds?

I've got two twin beds "joined". There are basically four independent components: two mattresses and two bed bases. They are pretty uncomfortable to sleep on. They shift as I move at night. They aren'...
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Yellowing around crown molding

I live in an older home (built in 1929) in NJ and one of bedrooms has yellowing showing around all the crown molding. The room is below the attic and the attic is insulated above the ceiling. I don’t ...
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Switch with 2 black, 2 white, 2 ground and 1 red wire connected to ceiling light and a receptacle?

I am living in a condo and the owner has asked me to replace a switch from a dimmer to single pole to operate a ceiling fan. Upon inspection the ceiling fan has one 14/2 cable coming in with a black ...
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Basement egress question

I'm considering remodeling one side of my basement, adding a new bedroom. I've been researching egress codes and it's not entirely clear to to me if my basement meets the egress code now, or if it ...
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What is the maximum number of average sized people that can stand in a standard upstairs bedroom of 12' x12'?

Of course there are many different types of construction, but assume average since generally buildings have standard compliance codes and construction companies will do at least the minimum required. ...
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Does anyone have any idea what this is?

This reddish-brown thing came up over 4 months. Is this mould or something else entirely? We found this under our latex mattress protector and that has a little bit of it too.
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Calculate bedframe strength

This is the bed frame that I have build now, the part in red is something I have created but did not dare to attach it yet. I have used Spruce wood for everything, and the long side of the frame is ...
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Replacing a bedroom light

My bedroom light has burned out and I do not know how to replace it, because I do not know how to get this screw thingy off.
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Changing out receptacle that is controlled by a light switch

Help Please! This is the first time I am attempting any electrical project. I changed out old receptacles with new ones in our master bedroom. I used Leviton standard outlets 15A-125V. Question #1: ...
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Installing a dimmer switch for a ceiling fan

I have a ceiling fan with a lights that have to separate switches- one to control the fan on/off, and another to control the lights on/off. I want to put a dimmer on the light switch only but I most ...
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How to secure a stacked ikea kura bed

So I have 2 kura beds I want to stack them on top of each other. Something similar to image below. My question is how do I secure it. It will just be 1 bed, so the top kura bed will not have to ...
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How to prevent the slats coming off the side beams of a baby's cot?

Recently somehow our son's cot was broken and I had to take out the frame to see and it had loose slats and other parts coming off. How can I keep the slats in the side beams and make sure they are ...
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Attic Temperature Affected by Insulation

I recently moved into the attic and converted it into my bedroom, There was insulation on the floor but none on the walls which made it uncomfortable to live in considering its the summer. I got a ...
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Optimal fan placment? -room layout [closed]

The door is always closed. The dark green means possible placement on the floor. Should the fan point inward, outward, at the wall? Thanks!
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Arranging small niche as storage space

In our bedroom with have a low but quite deep (~180cm) niche under. The ceiling there is so low (max 140cm) that to search and take things out from there you need to kneel down. We keep there many ...
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what kind of bug is doing these holes?

holes are popping up in walls and ceilings of both bedrooms
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How can I best divide a connected two room into separate bedrooms?

Renting an incredible apartment with two other friends, catch is that it is 2-3 bedrooms 'depending on disposition'. The room/s in question are shown in the photo. What's nice is that each would have ...
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What are the sturdiest types of joints for my lofted queen bed frame?

I'm building a lofted structure that includes a queen bed, storage stairs, and some storage space over my door. Here is a rudimentary mock-up I made in PS. All the vertical support beams are 4x4s ...
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Constructing a simple silent bedframe: felt pads for connecting surfaces?

I will construct a simple wooden bed, nothing fancy. The main concerns for it are quietness when moving, and stability to allow adding small hooks, latches and whatnot to the sides. It'll be either ...
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mount bed to aerated concrete wall

I want to mount a bed frame to 2 aircrete walls with a pillar on the unsupported corner. I've heard that anchors can tear out parts of the wall if overtightened. My question is for a load greater than ...
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Need Wiring diagram to Help Rewiring a Bedroom and Bathroom to prepare for smart home system

I need a wiring diagram to help with the re-wiring of a bedroom and bathroom. I will use 14/2 and 14/3 for all lights, then 12/2 and 12/3 for all outlets, ALL LIGHTS will be LED. The whole home will ...
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Central supports for bed

I have an old Ikea bed with this kind of central supports: The problem is that these central supports are flimsy and tend to fall on the side, and I would like to find a way to secure them. For now, ...
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How do I seal my bedroom door for soundproofing/reduction?

I have a hollow bedroom door in my apartment. I can’t make any modifications to the door that are permanent—nor can I replace it. Anyone outside the room can hear an interior conversation with ...
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Circuit breaker adjustment

Two of the guest bedrooms in my house are under the same circuit breaker trip switch. I just found out that I can't have a 1500W room heater plugged inside each of those bedrooms at the same time, as ...
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Sloped Floor: Quick Fix for Bed and Desk

The room I'm in is about 8' wide x 16' long. It slopes fairly heavily, primarily width-wise. The bed and the desk both go against the long wall, meaning the slope either results in a raised head or ...
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Why has one of my two propane fireplaces suddenly gone completely out?

I have two open propane fire places one in my livingroom & the master bedroom right beside the livingroom. I have been using them both with out the logs in the fire place for a month or so now, ...