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How can I paint paneled walls covered in wallpaper?

I bought a house built in the 1940s (midwest US) and it appears that most internal walls are plywood and not drywall. This explains why the previous owner put up wallpaper in almost every room instead ...
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Questions about hardwood over hardwood

I am looking into getting new flooring. I live in an apartment on the 8th floor. I have parquet basketweave (see image) which is actually in pretty good shape but it's just not my style. It's also ...
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Can I use plywood for an exterior dog house?

I want to build an exterior dog house for my standard size goldendoodle in MA. There are a lot of DIY instruction videos on youtube. However, many uses plywood, but they do not address if I can leave ...
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Spacing between shelf brackets for 1/4 inch plywood and light load

I want to put up a track around the ceiling of my basement for the cats to run around on. Looking at the scrap I have available I believe I have more than enough 1/4" plywood (dunno what kind of ...
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Enclosing an outdoor deck

I have a free-standing outdoor deck. It is 2 ft above the ground and the current decking is 1/2" x 6" with 1/2" spacing. It is in good shape. The deck is 12 ft x 16 ft. I want to ...
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Is it normal to see light between the plywood on a roof deck?

I am replacing my roof and needed plywood changed out due to water damage. They have completed the decking and are waiting for inspection prior to putting the other layers. Is it normal to see light ...
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Sanding down uneven ply strips [closed]

I've made this new hatch cover for my boat from plywood strips, I'm a bad DIY-er and struggled to get the strips even so was going to sand them flat. So far that's taking ages. Should I get a planer ...
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How to prep small piece of plywood for wall paint

TL;DR: How can I prep a round piece of 12mm plywood 30cm in diameter, so that I can apply wall paint to it and it will look as close to a wall as possible? Why: I'm making a light fixture. The idea is ...
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Raising floor before laminates. OSB or Plywood?

I am needing to raise my hallway and 2 room floors to match my kitchen that has been tiled. There was already a difference but I need to raise in total 4cm. 15mm will be my underlay and laminates but ...
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Fill up gap around the new OSB subfloor patch

I need to patch the subfloor after moving the plumbing from under the floor to the wall, in the bathroom. To support the new OSB patch, I've added floating 2x4s and now plan to put the board down with ...
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I want to close my back deck in and make a l laundry room can I lay plywood over the deck wood the wood is still in good shape [closed]

I wand to close in my back deck can I put plywood over the deck board the wood is still in good shape
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Side of Vanity Underneath has separated From the Rear

Underneath our vanity, the back portion has separated from the right side causing the drawer to come apart as well. The wall is too far back to connect it to anything. I feel like there has to be ...
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Risk of mold between plywood panel and window

I built a wood panel with a window sill to block the bottom half of a window. The window sash is made of two frames that split the window about halfway. The window and sash are built with a small ...
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Can an MDF platform support washing machine load at corners?

Can I use 3/4" MDF platform that is 27" x 27" as an intermediate base platform between a washing machine that will be grounded to the MDF platform at the 4 corners by the leveling legs. ...
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Plywood and underlayment question for large format tile

I have taken my bathroom floor down to the joists. I plan on installing a curbless shower witch requires a 1 1/8" recess. Can I use 1" plywood with Ditra to get to my 1 1/8 height and lay ...
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Pocket hole disaster! What am I doing wrong?

I have two pieces of maple veneer plywood (3/4" thick) that I want to put together with pocket holes (controversial, I know, just hear me out). I have a Mullark pocket hole jig that I am clamping ...
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Will adding another layer of plywood improve shed floor bouncing?

I have shed floor that appears to be a sheet of 3/4 inch pressure treated plywood nailed to the joists. While the floor is "sturdy" in that it's holding up fine and shows no sign of rot, it ...
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Waterproofing plywood for a tub surround?

I'm looking at replacing my bath surround as the original MDF version has swollen and split. Since bath panels are expensive, I have a full sheet of 18mm plywood perfect for the job. I plan on adding ...
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Loft Beds w/ Desks - Mattress Support?

I am building two loft beds with desks under them for my 6 and 8 year olds. My question is will the mattress hold safely? It is 3/4" plywood (75" x 55") with 3x 1" x 4" slats ...
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Gluing laminate to plywood

I just got laminate wood cut and it’s wet. I’m drying it inside stacked with spacers. If this is wrong please let me know! I bought Grip Bond 4 to glue it to plywood after it dries. It’s for an ...
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Can I plane down the underside of 3/4" subfloor to match my existing 5/8"?

Current area, 10' x 12' 3/4" subfloor meeting the existing subfloor, 4mm too tall I've had to replace the subfloor in my living room, but my existing subfloor is 5/8" plywood and I can't ...
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Best ways to prevent the house from termites

I'm thinking if I encircle the building with a rubber pipe which has holes in it. Then I can connect the rubber pipe with a pot which has manual pump. Then I can pour the anti termite liquid into the ...
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Can plywood permanently retain moisture in an isolated spot?

The subfloor on the main level of my townhouse has several very small isolated wet spots. There is a crawl space underneath, and I thought high humidity in the crawl space was the culprit, but I no ...
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Levelling my old bathroom subfloor for tile. Threshold height Issue

So I have a 1945 house with a bathroom that has a sloping floor. It is out of level 7/8". I have taken the floor down to the original plank subfloor which is 3/4" thick and perpendicular to ...
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How to treat beech plywood to be used as a desktop?

I have a beech plywood ("Multiplex" in German) sheet that I want to use as a desktop. This is currently raw and untreated, and like this not suitable yet. I want a clear, non glossy and ...
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Extend Ikea wardrobes to ceiling - drywall, plywood, or?

I have 2 Ikea wardrobes units, each in a corner. There's about 9" of empty space above them, which I want to close off so the units run smoothly to the ceiling. I was thinking of adding a simple ...
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plywood load-bearing capacity: a stack of several thin ones compared to one thick one

I want to build a plateau for my child (for sleeping, playing, whatever - except romping), around 1m x 1.6m. For that, I want to use a plywood plate of the given dimensions and put it partly onto ...
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1/4 plywood between existing floorboards and new hardwood?

I live in a 115 year old house that has existing 3/4 tongue and groove floorboards. While they seem sturdy, they are super ugly and have worn very unevenly, and unfortunately sanding won’t be a ...
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Adding plywood flooring to attic

I'm in the US. I'm looking into adding a plywood "floor" to an attic above a garage. I'd also like to be able to walk on the plywood. The wooden beams that are already there are 1.75" (...
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Attic conversion subfloor questions

I am converting my walk up attic into liveable space and would like advice on the specifics of the subfloor. The floor joists are 2x12s spaced 16" OC and currently there is 1/2" plywood ...
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How can I shave a sheet of plywood into a wedge shim?

There is a hallway with an uneven floor tilt to one side due to foundation settling more on that side. The settling had since been permanently stabilised. The goal is to nearly level the hallway by ...
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I need some subfloor advice, please

I need some subfloor advice, please. 1. What size screws do you use to screw down the 3/4” plywood Subfloor to the floor joists? 2. The kitchen has two layers installed already. 3/4” Subfloor with a 5/...
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Applying LVT Gluedown over non-flooring Hardwood ply

I have got myself I to a bit of a bind with regard to my kitchen flooring (not the ground floor). I have floorboards, covered with soundproofing, covered in standard (not especially flooring) 9mm ...
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What can I use as a plywood floor coating in a shed?

I want to find a coating to put on my shed plywood floor to keep water from destroying the wood from rain/snow in winter since it does not seem to dry out on its own. That way I could be wiped/moped ...
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What material are these cabinet doors made of? [closed]

Our home has cabinets that look like this. I was wondering if anyone recognizes the material this is? I'm assuming it's some hardwood plywood but I don't recognize the wood species.
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How to fix this inconsistent overhang?

The plan for this "shelf" is to be made of plywood, overhang the drywall by 1/4", and be finished with iron-on edging. However, once I fitted it as best I could, I discovered that the ...
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Asbestos question - Old plywood on top of 1963 linoleum - Remove or attempt to prep for tile?

I'm replacing my vinyl flooring with tile, and when I removed it, I found that the previous owner had installed plywood over the original linoleum flooring. At first I was planning on just cleaning up ...
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How can I fix damaged exterior plywood siding?

I'm replacing a cat door with a smaller one, the old one was glued to the exterior paneling, so when I pulled it off, it pulled a bit of the panel as well. Once, I get the new cat door in and fill the ...
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Deteriorating Plywood Subflooring

Here is scenario: House has cement foundation/slab An asphalt mastic was put over foundation/slab as a vapor barrier 5/8 inch plywood put over asphalt mastic and nailed into foundation Heavy plastic ...
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No gap in plywood sheathing

Shortly after a new roof was installed in my home, following wet weather, I noticed two bulges in my new roof. I called the roofer and he promptly came out and fixed it by taking out the shingles ...
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Should I discard all flooring in a package containing mold?

I've bought 4 packs of engineered floor boards, made of a multi-ply core. Today I've received the floorboards, and in one pack, one board had mould on the 'back' side. See picture below (the picture ...
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Pressure treated plywood sold as exterior-rated but stamped as exposure 1 - safe to use for outdoor deck/roof?

I bought this plywood and it came very wet so I don't doubt that it is actually GC treated plywood; however, the stamp on it says exposure 1 despite Home Depot's website saying it's exterior rated. I'...
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Roofing plywood - proper staggering / cutting of sheets

Is this the correct way to lay out plywood to fit a 12x10 roof?
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Should GC "Exposure 1" 3/4-in plywood be let to dry before screwing down as a deck / flat roof?

I'm wondering if shrinkage or warping will be a concern here such that I should let it dry first. It'll be covered by 30lb roofing felt, then roll roofing, then that sealed with Henry's 884 and 887 ...
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How do I remove the laminate/sun mica from my old computer table without damaging the plyboard underneath?

I have an old computer table, made of plywood panels with wooden sections here and there. It has been in the family for some time now, and I don't wish to discard it. I wish to remove the laminate / ...
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Best epoxy to seal indoor plywood subfloor? [closed]

I want to put a coat of sealant such as epoxy over the plywood subfloors in my house since I’m already ripping out the carpets and replacing with hardwood (actually engineered floating cork flooring). ...
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Why is my painted plywood wall flaky and thin-looking?

I painted my workshop made with plywood with white emulsion paint but the result isn’t what I was expecting The paint did not stick to the wood properly which resulted in a flaky and patchy white ...
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Waterproof plywood alternative with structural strength of plywood [closed]

Is there a readily available alternative to plywood that I could use for the walls and floor of a treehouse that would be waterproof (from a will-not-be-damaged-by-water standpoint rather than a ...
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How to protect fixed cupboards from termites

I have a cupboard which is made of plywood and it's permanently fixed with the room wall and floor. My neighbour has expressed that his cupboard got affected with Termites so I just want to be taking ...
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Is a plywood subfloor with outdoor carpeting glued on appropriate for a screened in porch

We have a 20 year old screened in porch that had a plywood subfloor with outdoor carpeting tacked on. We just pulled the carpet up and noticed blackish areas - mold? The porch floor does get wet ...
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