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How do I replace the king stud and header on a termite damage exterior wall?

Exterior wall has termite damage and I'm not sure how to support it and replace it.
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Angle iron vs rectangular tubing for utility trailer

I am preparing to build my own utility trailer. Is there a source for comparing angle iron strengths vs rectangular tubing? As I general rule, for the same size and thickness, tubing is stronger. A ...
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How do you know if a home with brick veneer is masonry or frame? [closed]

How do you know if a home with brick veneer is masonry or frame? https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=d8f9b72f-6595-407c-a618-2c14fbb501d5&cp=30.69822~-87.076315&lvl=19&dir=365.8949&pi=0....
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Exterior door trim, where jamb and sheathing are not plumb

I am building an 8x10 cottage/shed in my backyard. I have very little prior construction experience. I've been planning well but executing poorly, so nothing is perfectly square. I am at the exterior ...
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Door Not Closing All The Way

I replaced the hinges on a interior (bedroom) door, and now the door will not close all the way. When I removed the old hinges/screws nothing jumped out at me that was unusual. No exceptionally long ...
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Can a hoop garage withstand items being hung from the frame?

I have a kayak that takes up lots of floor space in my hoop garage. Will the frame of the garage frame withstand the weight of the kayak if I attach it to the top of the frame (apex) or to the side of ...
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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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Is it safe to remove water damaged OSB and drywall from interior walls?

We have just recently taken over a old house, used previously as a bed and breakfast, and noticed water damage on the bottom of all the walls. I started sawing away at the drywall quickly to find OSB ...
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Fixing water-damaged, rotting frame. Who to hire?

I'm renovating my basement bathroom and feel over my head as maybe this is a bigger problem. First time home owner. What professionals should I hire to assess/fix this issue? Please be specific ...
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How can I extend a storm door frame that was cut short?

The frame (z bar) was cut a little too short. I had my friend install the door for me and he cut it exactly to 80 1/8" on both sides. Is there something I can put here like a flexible piece of ...
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Is this vertical crack/split in stud significant?

Stud is in the exterior wall of my garage. I am looking to hang something fairly heavy (30-40lbs) using lag bolts on this stud. I am curious if the vertical cracks would be an issue or if they are ...
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Subfloor or partition walls first in a cottage attic?

Its time for me to think about the internals of an attic in a traditional British one and a half storey cottage. Picture of 1st floor inside cottage Note this is just spare bits of timber sarking as ...
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Proper Method of Beam to Colum for two story column?

It's been many years since I built a deck, and never a two story one. Existing deck getting replaced, it's a two story, with the pitch of the house roof (1) extending a few inches past the face of the ...
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Does this TV cabinet need the screws or can it rest on the frame?

I have assembled a TV cabinet / TV table. It is made of a metal frame, with "rings" on the inside of the frame on which the table plates rest. The first image shows one of the "rings&...
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How to attach a new 2x4 wall frame's top plate to a concrete load bearing ceiling beam?

I have a concrete beam that extends throughout my apartment. The concrete beam comes down about 30cm from the ceiling. I would like to build a wall underneath the beam, running along the beam. I plan ...
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12' sliding door frame shimmed up against header and sagging at point where shimmed

I have a sliding door with glass panels on each side, spanning a width of 12 feet. The door has been sagging in the middle. It slides easily at the edge (when open), but drags near the center. I tore ...
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Raising Door Frame On Load Bearing Wall

We are in the middle of ripping out wood paneling in our living room and replacing with drywall. After ripping out the paneling around the door we decided we'd like to raise our door frame up to be ...
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Mounting heavy mirror that has a angled beveled frame

I would like to hang a large heavy mirror (5' x 3) that has a bevelled frame as shown in the picture below. The back of the mirror is made of 1/8" wood which I don't will be able to hold the ...
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How to fix a chipped door frame

I knocked a small cabinet over after waking up in the middle of the night and it fell and hit my door frame, chipping it. As this is a rental I need to fix it, although I have very little diy ...
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Screen door frame bulging

Recently noticed our screen door wouldn't shut on its own. If we don't pull it shut behind us it sits open a bit. I checked to see what the door is "catching" on and it appears to be this ...
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Does an old photo frame need to be sanded before painting?

I'm trying to paint an old gray photo frame to be black, for a new photograph. Do I need to sand it before painting? The previous paint is in good condition and isn't peeling. Can I just paint over?
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Outside Wall Water Damage Repair

I removed a masonry flower bed that was causing water to flow into garage during rains. The masonry was allowing water column to form against house siding. Upon removal of flower bed I found damage to ...
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Screw and washer should go through flat area or curved?

I have a screw with a washer. Which one of the two sides should it go through (ie which side the washer should be "in contact with"), the flat or the curved one? The structure is symmetrical so it can ...
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Face Frame Cabinet Hinges won't close

I have some large cabinet doors (3 hinges on each door) which I recently installed new soft-close hinges however the left side the bottom of the door won't close and on the right side the top of the ...
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Should Rabbet Widths be relative to the width of a Frame or are absolute values adequate?

I am in the midst of looking to create a few Picture Frames, all varying in sizes. As such, I have been looking into what would be the best Width for the accompanying Rabbet. From what I can see, ...
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Ideas to reinforce piping shelter structure

I have bought a motorcycle shelter that is likely to blow away in a storm. I'm looking for a couple of ideas to make this a bit more permanent. My main concern is the tent hitting any parked cars ...
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Hanging Internal Doors - is a frame made from 2 x 2's strong enough

I have recently removed some light hollow wardrobe doors from a frame made of 2 x 2's and have just had delivered some reclaimed pine doors to put in their place. I want to know if the frame made of ...
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Laundry closet door wont close

Live in a condo and stacked washer/dryer are in a closet. New w/d installed, but now closet door wont close as w/d stick out 1/2 inch more than old w/d. There is trim molding around door. Can we ...
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Is it necessary to use ceiling joists (ties) with conventional rafters?

I am going to be putting up an outbuilding with rafters. Is it necessary to use a ceiling joist with conventional rafters? This picture shows that I need one (https://www.carpentry-pro-framer.com/...
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Fitting newer metal exterior door to older (50's) door frame

The new door fits in the frame but #1 is very tight side to side and figure if I could shave 1/8" off the latch side it would be enough to open and close properly and #2 the metal door is thicker by ...
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What's the best method of making a [chalk] board sturdy?

I bought a chalk board and arrived today. It is a great surface, but on a 1/8 inch Masonite board. I need to attach this to a wall, but it is very flimsy and writing on it is terrible as it wobbles. I ...
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How can I put a picture frame on the floor

I'm putting some picture frames in a photographer's studio. I will hang some of these frames in the wall, but I would like to have some of these on the floor, this way: The problem is: there's some ...
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Can't pry off sliding shower door frame

I'm removing a sliding shower door frame (tub-mounted) and had no problem getting the top and sides off. Then I started on the bottom portion attached to the tub. Cut through the caulk and went as ...
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How to Stop Squeaking of a Lofted Bed

The bed in question is a Viv Rae Nadia. I assembled the bed, put the mattress on, and stored several things on the included shelves. Any sort of movement makes a squeaking noise through some parts of ...
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Painting Ikea Stora Loft Bed

My wife and I were able to get an Ikea Stora Loft bed for my 2 year old son for free. We thought it was a bunk bed and that it was dark brown, but it turns out its a bed on stilts and is black. I ...
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PVC pipe projector screen frame 18x10. How to support top heavy? [closed]

I built a frame for my projector screen outta PVC Pipe. It's roughly 18 feet long and 10 feet high. I did 2 5 foot sections vertically and 3 6 foot sections horizontally. I have a base at each section ...
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damaged door frame

So I moved into my new apartment about a month and a half ago. I immediately noticed the back door deadbolt didn't work, but I thought nothing of it since there was an additional lock that did work. ...
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Repair/replace foundation vents in wooden siding?

The vents into my crawlspace are cut into the wooden siding and I'm not what the correct way to repair/replace them is. All of the examples and products I've seen show the vents in the concrete wall ...
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Pouring footer in dirt without form

A construction site close to my house made their footer by just digging a ditch around the perimeter of the building and poured concrete directly in the dirt with no wooden form. I'm just curious if ...
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How can I tightly join two perpendicular pieces of wood in a loft bed from the inside corner without access to the outer side?

I'm trying to assemble a double loft bed from Ikea (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80160867/), but the problem is that it's 80" wide and the room is 80" wide. This means that there's no ...
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How do i install a wooden door frame to a brick frame wall?

What are the process and steps to installing a wooden door frame to a brick frame wall?
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Wood frame not on foundation and in contact of soil

My house in Columbus, Ohio. I found yesterday that two feet of breakfast area is an extension that not sits on foundation. It sits next to the soil underneath the brick patio. The house is 12 years ...
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Gap between door and frame is too large at latch location

As you can see in the photo the gap is the right size towards the top and bottom of the door but widens in the middle and is the widest where the lock is so the bolt barely reaches the strike plate. ...
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Is my pegboard stand design reasonable?

I have an idea of building a pegboard stand, for the purpose of holding kids art supplies. For example, buckets with pencils, markers, pens, paintbrushes. Possibly also some trays for papers. Below ...
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Bed frame legs don't touch floor

I got a bed frame from someone and after assembling it, the wooden legs in the middle of the slats don't touch the floor. They touch the floor only if I press down hard on the bed. Is this supposed to ...
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Shape of logs of insect screen frame

I am about to create a frame for a mosquito net, and I have read in various places that the end of the logs of the frame should be cut diagonally, and the logs joined along this diagonal cut (see fig. ...
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Door frame pulling away from wall

over time the molding around the door frame has pulled out a little and we always just use a hammer and block of wood to put it back into place, but recently my door was slammed and now it's ...
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What kind of Extruded Aluminum sections to replace main wooden frame on this DIY project?

Please note, I am not asking or suggesting Aluminum for the horizontal rods/ dowels here. I am asking about the Vertical frame. Since suggested "Extruded Aluminum Section": Wondering if that will ...
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Is it ok to install a patio door tightly in the rough opening?

I'm now installing 2 large patio door sliders that require the frame heightened. When I resize the framing opening, is it possible to have the door/window fit perfectly on all four sides with no gap? ...
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How Can I Make This Indirect Cove Lighting Look?

Just moved in to new house and would love some indirect cove lighting like this in the bedroom I'm decorating...but I'm not sure where to start. I want the box section to protrude around 1ft from the ...
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