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Magic Chef wall oven, no heat but clock works

I have a Magic Chef MCSWOE24S, a current-model 24" wall oven. It was working fine for months after installing it. Then we had trouble with our main electrical panel -- one of the poles was burning out ...
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Built-In Shelves/Bookcases - IKEA vs Built

I come from a family that is not shy about woodworking, so I am not scared of building a carcass with dados for shelves, tacking on a face frame, then trimming it out; however, I would love to hear ...
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wall mount speaker's input jack

I bought a house built in 2000. I has wall built-in speakers, two in family room and 2 in game room. Both rooms have a jack panel, mounted in wall. They have rotating cups on them. I tried to put the ...
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Should I use Pressure Treated Wood in a basement?

Home inspector once told me my basement has a slightly high moisture reading. No mold, dampness or musty smell. I am building an entertainment built-in out of lumber and MDF. Should I use pressure ...
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Electrical outlet right above bench

I'm adding a built-in dining nook, something like http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wZ_anvQj-Y4/UIJGonO14dI/AAAAAAAAGsc/70ULoHUcjvw/s640/kitchen_nook.jpg but with cabinets as base. It covers an electrical ...
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How to deal with halogen lights hurting your eyes?

I have gable roof and there are 4 halogen lights on ceilings. If I am sitting upright, it's good but due to the angle of the ceiling, if I move slightly to any direction the light goes directly to my ...
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What is a good rule of thumb for distance between support studs in a banquette seat?

I am going to build built-in seating for my dining room. Planning a 6' span and a 5' span in an "L" shape in one corner of my dining room. I have a decent plan in mind, but I am not sure how to decide ...
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Making a bookcase look perfectly flush with the wall when the wall is not a true 90 degrees

How would one go about fixing this highlighted gap in the photo: The bookcases are attached together and level (though the potato quality photo may not make it appear that way) But as you can tell ...
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Is it work making a small bedroom smaller by installing built in booksheves? [closed]

I have a 100 square foot or so bedroom in my townhouse that is my guest room/library/yoga room. I really want to add built in booksheves around the window, essentially reducing the room size by about ...
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Should I remove the baseboards and trim for built-ins?

I'm planning on putting in a built in murphy bed and book shelf along a wall in what is currently a guest room so I can take the space back for an office. I have 6 inch baseboards with quarter round ...
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Build shelves into wall, but is it load bearing?

I am planning to install built-in shelving only as deep as the studs in my wall. There are several things that give me pause that I have questions on. 1) the stud sensor is telling me that the studs ...
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How to permanently secure shelves for built-ins

I have used a set of Billy book selves from Ikea to create a built-in unit. I will be placing the shelves in place, then filling the rest of the holes (which allow for adjustment of the shelves). The ...
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Filling holes in book shelves

I've used Billy book selves from Ikea to create a built-in unit along a wall. I am going to put the shelves up inline, then I need to fill the rest of the holes which are in the sides. After the holes ...
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Plastic central heating pipe - cover up in built-in cupboard

I have a built in cupboard which has plastic water pipes travelling vertically up the inside (supplying a small radiator in the loft). I want to cover them up because they're ugly, awkward and also ...
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Is it customary to build “built-ins” over carpet?

I am planning on doing built-ins on either side of the utility door in the image below: This is a crude mockup of the cabinets I'm going to build: What I'd like to know is whether it's customary to ...
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Can built in bookcases be installed on carpet

My living room is carpeted. I'd like to install a built-in bookcase/media center along one wall. Should I cut out the carpet and install the bookcases directly on the slab, or is it safe to install ...
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Realistically, could you build a useful built in closet in a space that is 77.5in x 9.4in?

I have a part of a wall in a room that is deeper than the rest of that wall and measures exactly 77.5 inches across and 9.4 inches deep (196.9 cm x 23.9 cm). I would like to make that space a built ...
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How do you build a bookcase around an outside or convex corner?

How do you build a bookcase around an outside or convex corner?