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How can I attach a mullion to a laminated cabinet door edge?

I want to remove center stile to easily access big items in the cabinet. Once I remove the stile, I know I would have to attach the narrow strip of wood onto one of the doors inner side to cover the ...
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Failing 2x4 "ledger" board

My deck is currently failing due to the fact that it is supported by 2x4 boards nailed into what is either a double plate below the floor joists or the end grain of the joists themselves, there is no ...
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Melting snow on the deck leaked into the house. Is my deck flashing incorrect or insufficient?

Last fall I had a small deck built to replace three masonry stoops that were falling apart. The sheathing behind the stoops was not flashed and was rotting. The contractor did a good job as far as I ...
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Floor beams separating. How to fix?

The main beam supporting the first floor has started to separate along the full length. In most places it's 1/8th inch, but maybe a bit more in the worst spot. I've read elsewhere that some 3x3 steel ...
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Will concrete overhang interfere with replacing my door?

I'm going to be replacing my front door in a few days, along with adding a sill pan as one isn’t present. My concrete porch butts up to the threshold of the door and extends about 2 inches. So it ...
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How do I Trim between 2 doors that are close together?

I need to install jamb on the strike opening of my second pocket door and trim out both. I'm stuck because it looks a bit stupid to me, the doors are to close to each other to trim each out normally ...
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Clean up entryway into garage

I'm looking to clean up the entry way to my garage. I've built a box to house some wires and I'd like the entry to the garage to extend over it and down onto a step I built also. The box is the light ...
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Working Load of 4x6 Pressure Treated

Adding a shed roof to my building that will have rafters 16" on center. How can I find the working load of a 4x6 pressure treated beam that is supported by 4x4 posts 10' on center? I will also ...
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Door won't latch or create tight seal after replacing weather stripping

I have an interior french door that opens to an unconditioned enclosed porch. I replaced weather stripping with the "platinum" rubber M-D "kerf" product from home depot. It was ...
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Can I use a corner bead over wood?

So for context, I had a stack pipe replaced, then I had a carpenter come and build a new wooden enclosure (see pictures) to cover the stack and the other pipes bringing water to an upstairs bathroom. ...
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Pergola Material for Desert Climate

I'm building a roughly 12'x12' pergola on a concrete slab in my backyard in Las Vegas. Planning on attaching to house via ledger board. 6x6 posts will be set on metal post bases attached to concrete ...
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Sheet metal behind drywall...why?

I’m trying to install a niche by my bathtub. when i cut into the drywall which is on an exterior wall there was a full sheet of metal behind the dry wall. it runs the length 60 inches and height 6 ...
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Best option for replacing rotting redwood exterior trim

I have 12” painted redwood fascia boards rotting in places, and I'm looking for a smooth board to replace it with. Exterior kiln dried treated and primed pine has been suggested but would have to be ...
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Strengthening a Bamboo Ladder (After a Mistake)

I am a newbie to this so please be gentle. I had some dried out bamboo lying around and for some reason, I decided to make a ladder out of it. I got one of my measurements wrong and cut out a notch ...
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How do I support a deck-style floor in crawlspace?

This question is kind of a follow-up to the one asked here: how-should-i-add-flooring-in-my-crawl-space. My crawlspace is exactly as the one described. Basically my house is on a slope and have a ...
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Closing severe gap along baseboard and floors

We have very unleveled floors along this wall that wood paneling is going up on. The wall is about 10ft long and there is almost a half inch difference in the height of the floor. The baseboard was ...
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How do I hang a 500lb bed swing?

Could someone please tell me what kind of support is needed to hang a 500 pound porch bed swing? The 500 pounds also includes the weight of people on the swing.
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How to attach beadboard to plaster walls without blowing out nails?

I am replacing old beadboard on our plaster walls. Around the windows there seems to be cement under the plaster. No matter if I use a nail gun, panel screws, nothing will penetrate the cement. The ...
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Attach table top to air filter

Might be a strange idea, but we only use our Sqair air purifier in the winter (when the air quality is really bad) and thought it would be a good idea to convert it to a coffee table during the non-...
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Dado rail joining

I want to put a dado rail up my staircase. The staircase turns as it goes up. There are three walls as you ascend. One on the left, one in front of you and one after you turn right to get to the top. ...
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Below grade wall rotted - will this solution work?

looking for a little guidance if my solution will work here. One section of my 1830s simply has a crawlspace underneath, and it seems that in the rear the sill plate simply rests on top of a ...
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Is it safe to cut a window header for pellet vent pipe?

I want to install a pellet stove in our sunroom. The spot where I had wanted to put it I thought would be high enough to clear any headers above the windows, but it seems that this, what I think is a ...
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Sill plate patch shifted when it went into the anchors, how would you fix this?

Title says it all, how would you handle a situation wherein you're patching a rotted sill plate and getting it perfect seems impossible? The plate section is 13' long and has three threaded rods ...
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Existing external timber columns paint peeling off after 9 months - how to fix?

I've got some existing external timber columns. The columns are 30+ years old. They are not solid wood, but rather boards, used to make the uprights and then timber mouldings to make the "feet&...
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Wall Framing Question

currently renovating 1st floor bathroom, behind the tub wall was a layer of tile/sheetrock, old wood siding, and underneath the siding is 2 layers of vertical 1x8 lumber. There is no 2x4 framing in ...
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Adjust the height of landing to match the floor

In an earlier post (since closed), I asked this community how to improve the appearance of a plywood floor. From the responses, I concluded that the best thing to do was to lay a legitimate flooring ...
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Help ! Weyroc / uneven floor needs levelling

we have had an extension built on the back of an old house and they fitted a floating floor with Weyroc top. We have bifold windows right across and want to put in flooring. Problem is that the floor ...
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Recommendation to avoid wood beams to get rotten and break

I'm trying to see what can I do to avoid my carport to fall apart. When I bought the house two years ago I noticed that the wood beams that supported the cover for my carport were getting wet close to ...
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Why doesn't the blade on my miter saw spin?

I have a Guild Compound Mitre saw, 1200w. The motor works fine and the blade spins a couple of times (2-3) seconds then stops. I have tried removing the blade and placing back on. I have noticed blade ...
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Simple rustic DIY bunk bed, but is the plan safe?

I plan to build a bunk bed for a tiny cabin, used on occasional remote outings. I've slept in ones like this so I know what I am getting into, but I want to make sure my plan is not too rickety. I ...
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terms and prep for old style doorknobs

I like the look of old-fashioned doorknobs with a small rosette. I'm getting some new doors and thinking about boring and mortising them myself. My plan is to find old knobs, rosettes, locksets from ...
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Large 16'×24' "He-Shed" Foundation Needs Fixing

I have a one year old 16×24 shed, 2×8×16 treated floor joists, 2×6 trusses, 2×4 stud walls, box soffits with vents, barn side panels, trim boards, shingled roof, gutters and downspouts, insulation, 3/...
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Door jamb and threshold: what goes on top?

Working on a doorway between two rooms where the floor heights differ by 3/4" so there will be a threshold that spans the two heights. Can't quite decide whether I should install the threshold ...
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How bad are these knee walls?

First, I am going to show this to a structural engineer that I've been working with. I am posting this to be better prepared to ask him questions. So if you see something wrong but are not sure, ...
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Is it normal for an experienced Finish Carpenter to put so many blemishes on walls during a kitchen cabinet install?

I recently hired a Finish Carpenter with “30+ years of experience” to install my white finish, plywood cabinets. I paid $1400 for him to mount 10 boxes (he only mounted 9 but still charged $1400 plus ...
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Cam lock & dowel alternatives

I have a chest of small chest of drawers held together by metal cam lock & dowel pegs. The cam lock & dowel regularly come loose. I am looking for suggestions for alternatives? the cam lock ...
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fascia compound angles

Alright so hopefully I can explain this properly. I'm replacing a fascia board where the corner can't be a straight cut. There is one board that spans the "bottom" of the roof and one that goes up ...
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How to install a vinyl fence gate on a pool deck?

I am trying to install a vinyl fence between a deck and the pool in a backyard. The homeowner wants the fence (Wam Bam Vinyl Fence system) to run the width of the backyard until it gets to the deck ...
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What's the proper height above a subfloor, for an exterior inswing door threshold? Carpet? Tile? Hardwood?

I need to build a custom door threshold for an in-swing exterior door where there's no exterior overhang or porch. At the moment there is only subfloor, no finish floor. How high above the subfloor ...
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How do I get the most out of cracked lumber?

I'm about to build my first* large project with real hardwood, and because random widths and lengths lumber is so much cheaper than standard cut lumber (and typical cut lumber sizes are often not even ...
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How to properly hire contractor(s) to fix deck and railing deterioration?

During home inspection while buying our place the inspector underestimated the cost of the job to fix rot that got inside the railing on a tiny (~3'x3') balcony/deck. He said it would cost ~$1000 to ...
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How to correct the inclination of an old chair

I have an old easy chair, which I'm thinking to polish and use it. The chair is made of teakwood and has nut and bolts at the joints. As it is decades old and was unused for a long time, the holes at ...
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T-Nuts for Granite/Plywood table?

I have a 30"x50"x3/4" granite slab that I would like to use for a table. I'm thinking of putting 5/8" plywood underneath (20"x40"?) and before mounting the granite on top, inserting a few T-Nuts for ...
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Replacing stair risers: three issues

These stair risers had an unattractive tile on them so I removed it. I have three issues I need to address: I need to get the tile residue off. I'm thinking paint stripper will do the job here I ...
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Help identifying the type of shelf support

please could someone help me identify the type of shelf support in the pic below. This is from a kitchen cabinet shelf, need to order some spares, but can't find anything that resembles it online. ...
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Untreated pine wood - do I really need to treat it? (indoor usage)

I have a piece of furniture which is made from raw pine wood. It has relatively fine sanded surface and I like that it is not sealed or stained. What if I just leave it so, i.e. do not apply any seal ...
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