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Replacement of Open Deck Material above Garage

Water leak through vinyl and plywood from open deck, some area of plywood is rotten and become soft when walk on the surface of vinyl. The deck is 12' x 24', total of around 288 square feet. I would ...
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Replacement of plywood on open deck above garage

Water leak through vinyl and plywood on open deck, some locations already sunken due to rotten plywood underneath. I would like to replace by MDO plywood (Crezon plywood) and then paint on top of the ...
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Soft vs hard plywood vs two-by lumber for bed headrest

Using plans to build a bed headboard which calls for 3/4" hardwood plywood (34" x 60 1/2"), which is quite pricey for a sheet. What would the main purpose of hardwood specifically be, besides being ...
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What are the black spots on my basement ceiling?

My house is one year new construction. I didn't use the dehumidifier at the basement until one month ago I realized the basement was damp and there were some mold on the wood frame on the basement ...
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What needs to be done before covering a shared garage wall with plywood from the inside?

One of the exterior walls of my garage is directly next to a neighbor's structure. Thus, I don't have access to this external side. I want to cover the inside of my garage walls with 3/4" plywood. ...
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Can I nail mass loaded vynl onto plywood?

I have sheets of plywood nailed outside the windows, will it be possible to sandwich 1/8" thick mass loaded vinyl in between the plywood that is already there and another piece of plywood? If it is, ...
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Installing Plywood Underlayment over Plywood Subfloor

We are renovating an apartment and trying to install a 3/4'' solid hardwood floor in the living room. We pulled out the existing carpet along with a 5/8''particle board underlayment. Under that we ...
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Remove damaged flooring under edge of fiberglass tub and direction of new underlayment

I am currently living in my grandmother's old house (built ~1940 or before) where I have yet to find any previous repairs done correctly. The house is a two bedroom, one bathroom mill house type ...
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Slightly extending an opening in plywood

I'm trying to fit a slightly larger trash can into an opening in thick (about 1") plywood (see photo). Basically, I need to shave off some material in the corners to make the new can fit. Question is,...
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Built wood vanity drawer deformed after painting!

attached photos of the deformed drawer, I found out only after reassembling! The cabinet itself, and 3 smaller drawers on the other side are all fine, but this one shocked me! Basically, it is made ...
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Mount over-the-range microwave without top cabinet

I am looking to mount an over-the-range microwave above my stove, but there is no cabinet on top. Here's a picture: We originally planned to mount a shelf to the wall above the stove and use the shelf ...
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Need ideas on putting drywall on old walls with plywood

I have old walls with plywood and on top of it there are wood battens. I want to put the drywall to make it look nice, since currently to me it looks more of old style. I have taken off one of the ...
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What lumber should be used for indoor stair stringers?

I have seen some books say to use laminated 1.5" plywood to build the stringers because they do not warp. Others say 2x12 stock works but I do not want to deal with warping over time. So, what do you ...
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Securing a new wooden floor to a steel framed horse box

I am currently working on a renovation project where I am converting a old Horse trailer (box) into a mobile bar. As part of this project I have had to replace the old flooring in the box. Previously ...
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Plywood repair - subfloor prepartion - subfloor leveling

I am installing 2000 sq ft of engineered wood flooring. Some pieces of plywood are missing portions of the top layer. The plywood is 5/8" for 5 x 1/8" layers - I am not worried about strength. How ...
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What STAINABLE wood fill is best to use on a plywood floor? [closed]

I am doing a quick fix on an existing plywood, unfinished floor. I need to fill the gaps between boards before staining, then applying polyurethane. I have plenty of Minwax Stainable Wood Filler to ...
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How can I support a heavy sink in a homemade bench table?

We have a cool old soapstone utility sink in our laundry room that has developed a crack and needs to be replaced. We can't find/afford to replace it with the same thing, but I found a deep iron sink ...
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Do I need any kind of separator / release agent when casting concrete in shuttering plywood forms?

We'll be casting my first concrete countertops soon. We already talked thickness, reinforcement and sealing with manufacturer of concrete mix we will be using (great guys!) so on that part, we feel ...
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Strength of RC channel

We have an acoustically rated wall with an RC channel assembly to the 2-layered Metal stud wall. We want to hang 3/4" of plywood in the inside of the rooms on these walls. Will the RC channel be ...
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How much weight can a piece of 5/8" drywall hold on a hinge?

I am creating a window shutter to go over my window; the shutter is made out of drywall (the purpose is soundproofing fyi). The shutters will be hinged so they can open. Each shutter will have 2 ...
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Is 3/4“ OSB a better soundproofing material than 5/8” drywall?

Assuming the construction was done properly, would 3/4" OSB (oriented strand board, it's like a particle board but better) a better soundproofing material than 5/8" drywall? This OSB has an R-factor ...
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Can I combine 1/2“ and 3/8” plywood for a total of 7/8" subfloor for laying a hardwood floor?

We have some old flooring that comes to a total (flooring and planks) of 1 5/8" from the top of the joists. I want to add a new section of flooring (this one) beside it, and am trying to get them to ...
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What is a wall called which has plywood installed behind the drywall?

I live in Japan (non-native Japanese), so this may be only something done here. Some of the walls of my house are reinforced to aid in mounting cabinets and shelving. It was built this way from the ...
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How can I cut and glue brittle foam panels onto my van without breaking it?

I brought some very thin (1mm) wood panel strips to glue into my van (over the insulation to make it look nicer). However the wood is very brittle and thin, I have to attach it to some curved ...
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How thick should plywood be when building a desk?

I'd like to build a desk from a sheet of wood and four metal legs at each corner. Appearance is not critical; a rugged built-from-scratch look is quite fine. Dimensions will be 1200mm x 650mm (47" x ...
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Preparing uneven floor for cement board

I have two sections of flooring that are currently uneven by about 1/4". One side is 3/4" OSB, and the other is 3/4" Plywood. Both sides are screwed and glued onto joists. I'm planning on putting ...
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melamine paint onto plywood - blotchy

I appear to be unable to get an even matt finish despite giving the plywood two coats and allowing for 24hrs to dry before applying another. Problem is it appears to be blotchy in certain areas why? ...
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Is “unstructural plywood” suitable for shelving carrying a microwave oven?

I want to put up a shelf for a microwave, which I guess weighs around 10 kg. In the UK plywood is marketed as either "structural" or "unstructural". Is "unstructural" a good choice for this ...
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Ceramic tile skirting on plywood wall

I've just finished wall up the store room under the stair area of my new house. The walls of the pocket door are mounted right from the floor. I need to protect these plywood walls from damp mops ...
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Should I use screws or nails to hang 19/32" thick t1-11 panels indoors? [closed]

I'm installing 19/32" thick T1-11 panels as interior walls against wood studs. I'm unsure whether it would be easier/better to use ring shank nails in a nail gun, or screws. Some of my concerns: The ...
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Can I 'glue and screw' 1/2“ and 3/8” plywood sheets to substitute for 7/8"?

Replacing damaged parts of a plank floor that is 7/8" thick. Need a level surface to lay another 1/2" plywood subfloor layer. Can I 'glue and screw' a two thinner pieces of plywood (1/2" and 3/8"), or ...
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Applying stopping compound on plywood

I'm in the process of building the storage area under the stair case. Since I'm already having 15 sheets of 18mm full size plywood each 4'×8' in size, I'm framing the entire project using only this ...
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How to find “doorskin”? [closed]

Regarding this question: What exactly is doorskin? Mine is not a duplicate because the one above does not fully answer my question, exactly how can I find this product or something similar? I'm ...
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Raised area in plywood is a problem - please help

I posted here (Question on relative warp resistance of engineered wood ) to this forum and got help for a wood sheet based project. My plywood sheet arrived about 5 days ago it is softwood and has a ...
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Should I use Baltic Birch for stairs?

My indoor basement stair treads are currently made of 5/8 OSB nailed to the stringers. I plan to replace them with new glue+screw plywood. I'm considering 3/4 Baltic Birch ply for this because of ...
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What is the paint or veneer on these cabinets?

I am building a custom shelving unit for a children’s day care center, and the director mentioned they would like the same type of finish as the hanging cabinets seen in the pictures below. Can ...
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Should I tilt my DIY self-standing bookshelf backwards to prevent it falling down?

Context I intend to build a self-standing bookshelf using 18mm-thick, CNC-router-cut plywood. The bookshelf is made of nested planks, and entirely fits a 35cm-deep recess in my wall. Following ...
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Is 15/32" Plywood okay for Subfloor under tile?

Is 15/32" plywood thick enough to be used as a subfloor under tile combined with a 1/4" hardiebacker board? The joists underneath are 2x8s that are 16" apart on center and only 4' long.
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What kind of joint compound over plywood

This question has been asked before: can you apply joint compound to plywood? Article 1 Article 2 A good discussion The general recommendation is not to do it because plywood cannot absorb it the way ...
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Mounting an in home network cabinet without two studs, maybe use plywood?

first post, I need some help. I am attempting to hang a 12u network cabinet in my laundry room. The problem is I only have one stud to use, maybe an additional corner stud, but the other stud is ...
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Lamination to achieve smooth surface over plywood

If I have a 2x4' piece of regular plywood, is there any laminate material that I can glue on top of it to achieve the smoothness of MDF board or cheap kitchen counter tops? I was thinking something ...
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Can i use plywood to build shelves for my stereo speakers? [closed]

I recently bought a Creative SBS A120 2.1 for my home computer. Now while the subwoofer would be on the table, I want the tweeters or/and two satellite speakers to be little higher as in two shelves ...
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How can I make vertical blinds with wood vanes?

I was thinking of 1/8" Luaun or baltic birch. I would like to use a clear coat or dye-stain plus varnish. Yes there are a raft of types of plywood. Other suggestions welcome. By dimensionally ...
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Stopping a standing desks from rocking

I just finished making a standing desk, the top board is 4x2 feet and is about 45 inches high. I am having a problem with the desk rocking back and forth. Here is a picture of it: As you can see at ...
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Should new plywood be installed over old separating plywood?

I just had my roof replaced and the contractor said that the old plywood under the two sets of shingles were separating and rotted in some places. He also let me know that he installed the new plywood ...
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Woodlouse that already infesting applied plywood floor

I'm building a server room that is using plywood as its flooring, which unfortunately is infested by woodlouse, wood beetle, or some kind. I realize it just after the floor is finished being installed....
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Installing pendant lights - no junction box available/feasible

In laws are coming into town and are seeing our house for the first time. As you can imagine my honey-do list is a mile long! We just finished up painting our entire upstairs (about 1000 sq ft) and ...
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How to make a wall mirror out of mirror tiles?

I've got nine mirror tiles (30cm square, 4mm thick), and I want to fix them to a 90x90cm board to make a mirror to hang on the wall. What kind of board would be best – MDF, particle board, plywood, ...
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Should I use MDF or plywood behind my wooden burner?

I want to mount a cast iron wooden burner like in the image close to the wall (a double wall with the neighbours, not an outer wall), at about 25-35 cm distance. The exhaust pipe runs vertically. I ...
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How to secure plywood wall panels with hidden fixings

We've got a new 3000 x 3000mm partition wall that we'd like to fix birch plywood panels to. The panel size would be 800 wide, 600 high and I'm trying to figure out how to best fix them to the stud ...