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Garage front wall is a portal frame or shear wall?

I’m having trouble interpreting the plans for the garage entrance. A detail of a post beam hardware is throwing me off. The garage wall is flanked on either end with 3-0 shear walls as detailed in ...
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Fix rotten bottom of doorframe

Is there a good way to fix the bottom portion of a doorframe which has rotted, without hopefully replacing the entire doorframe?
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How to disconnect ceiling joists from wall to raise them for wall repair

I have to repair support wall framing. I will rent ceiling jacks. What is the best way to separate the joists from the wall top plate? I can't raise them while nailed to the top plate, and I don't see ...
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Installing a floating stone wall around the TV [closed]

I just wanted to add some stone veneer tiles around the TV. The tv is 55" (32x5" x 57") The frame behind the TV would extend 16" on each side. By frame, I mean stone tiles. These ...
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Gate Hinge Replacement

I have just moved in to a house with a back gate that has a metal frame. The hinges are the pin type with one half welded to the metal frame and one half screwed into a wooden post. The bottom hinge ...
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How to jack and support roof to repair exterior wall?

The top plate is rotten and needs replacement, because of roof leaks. I want to replace about a six foot stretch. Is it even possible to push the roof edge up half an inch so as to do this? I have an ...
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How do I disassemble this old bed frame?

Does anyone have any ideas on how to disassemble this bed frame?
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Building an 8'x8' metal climbing wall frame

I am trying to build a climbing wall out of 4 plywood panels 4'x4' each in a grid pattern. I'm comfortable building such a wall with either 6 pieces of 2x6 joists or 8 pieces of 2x4 joists running up ...
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Do I need to plumb my walls?

I'm building a small room and I do not have the option of leveling the floor, which is currently at about a 1-2° slant parallel to the 14 ft walls and perpendicular to the 12 ft walls. The walls are ...
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Glue to hold together wooden frame and mirror

I need to glue wooden frame to back of a small mirror, it's not that heavy - everything together should be around 4kg (9lbs). I know that there are specific mirror adhesives but can I use Universal/...
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How do I prevent more moving and repair this cracked plaster?

We've recently had some interior work done, and the whole kitchen has been re-plastered. A little while after the plastering was finished, cracks started forming around the back door (exterior door). ...
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How can I fix an uneven door threshold?

Is there any way to fix my door threshold? The builder quality is very low and they have ruined this house. I own it so I have to get it fixed because this looks so ugly. My project manager said they ...
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Fill gaps between vinyl window and aluminum frame with expanding foam?

I'm trying to re-trim a corner window in the kitchen. I'm not familiar with window terminology, so my apologies in advance. It's a double paned window set into an aluminum frame. I've owned the house ...
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How to finish door frame as thin as possible

I was dumb and didn’t measure the laundry room entry way well enough and had to remove the molding to fit the units in. In order to allow them to come out in the future I want to make the doorway as ...
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Is DIY water mitigation possible in my case?

My dishwasher leaked in the night of Aug 1, the water went down into the basement ceiling, and went out to the exterior on top of the basement window. I noticed the leak the next morning. There might ...
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Chip on the door frame [duplicate]

Someone hit the door frame with the vacuum cleaner and caused a chip. It is made with solid material. The door frame is in the bathroom area so the floor will be getting mopped frequently. Is this an ...
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How can I hang a deep box frame over drywall? [closed]

I have a deep box frame that needs to be hung on drywall. The hook/hanger of the frame is 2 inches out from the wall. I don't want to cut the drywall to inset the box frame inside the wall instead. ...
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Ideas for frame around a pillar outside for mounting fixtures without damaging the pillar

Australia. Owner in a top floor unit with a large outdoor area. I want to attach screen to a wall and pillar, using some kind of rear mounted post, (like one of those 'screen up' rear mount posts), or ...
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How to repair a window screen frame?

I need to repair a metal window screen frame - not the screen itself, the frame that holds the screen. I dropped the frame and it broke apart at one corner. On closer inspection, I see a 90 degree ...
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16x40 Stick Frame on Monolithic slab - Should it be designed professionally? [closed]

I will be building a 16x40 stick frame building on a monolithic slab. 2x6 walls that are 12 feet high with 16 inch spacing for the studs. The roof would have trusses at 2 feet spacing. I would use ...
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How can I build an interior wall without ceiling joists to attach on?

I need to add an interior wall in the basement which runs parallel to the ceiling joists (as shown in the picture). I can't directly attach the drywall frame to the joists. I think I have two options: ...
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Trying to make a 1 or 2 car garage opening through a shear wall [closed]

I thought to open the rear of my garage so I can drive through the garage to my backyard where I can do routine maintenance. The contractor that came out to look at it said the wall is a shear wall ...
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How to make 1x2 lumber longer?

I want to DIY a 99x72 inches rectangle wood frame by 1x2 lumber. The frame is used to keep a pet's playpen in shape, so the dimension is kind of customized. I found 1x2 lumber in 6 feet and 8 feet ...
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creating a frame in an old tv closet to hang a tv too big for the closet

We have a tv closet. We bought a new tv and the tv doesn't fit in the closet anymore. I would like to hang the tv up against the closet. I would make a wooden frame with studs in the closet. Do you ...
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How to fix these issue in my framing

i did my first frame ever and here are the issues i faced I wonder if someone can guide me on how to fix them 1- The stud i bought are actually bent in the centre like this 2- the bottom pressure-...
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Rafter supports

I am building shed rafters from a plan I got off line. The spread is 12ft with rectangle shape and a king post in the center. Not sure of the roof pitch, but the king post is 2ft 8". Someone ...
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2" x 11" Actual Floor Joist Sistering Question

Remodeling our home and found out a few of the floor joists have dry-rot where the floor joist sits on the wall top plate. The wall to wall span that the joist sits on is 11'. Three questions on best ...
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What can I do about this damaged area in my doorframe?

My first house. Noticed that the area of the doorframe where the strike plate should be is quite worn, and of course, there is no striker What are my options here? Do I need to have the entire ...
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How should I extend rim joist for deck extension?

Background: I have a 6yr old new construction home. A small deck (roughly 9x9 if you exclude the stair cut out) was built just to come out from the kitchen. The house has a garden view basement, ...
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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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