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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 ...
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How to cover seams in plywood walls?

I'm putting up a plywood wall in my garage workshop and have some unsightly seams; 1/8" or less gaps except around floor where I plan on installing baseboard anyway. I've had to cut smaller segments ...
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The back of plywood is damaged after cut or drill. How to prevent it?

When I cut a piece plywood that I have, the front looks perfect, but the back is becomes completely damage and unpresentable. The same problem happens when I drill it. I use a table saw and drill ...
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How would I join several pieces of thick plywood together?

Ok so this question is regarding my Design and Technology GCSE, I have 5 pieces of 15mm thick plywood. These pieces of plywood have no middle and need to join together to make a sort of box with ...
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How to flatten a recessed door panel

I'm restoring the door to my dumb waiter. The door is 1" thick, plywood core, tin exterior (1/32"); the door is original and dates back to 1939. I want to make the door completely flat, then paint it, ...
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correct fastener for drywall over plywood

I'm trying to install mirror brackets into my wall for a lightweight frameless wall mirror (58" x 16"). My attempt at using a hollow wall anchor (Hillman 1/8" DXS drive wall anchor) didn't work very ...
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Laying plywood over floorboards for a vinyl floor

I'm installing a vinyl floor in my bathroom (replacing carpet). There is currently no underlay, so my plan is to screw down 3mm plywood sheets directly onto the boards, I can then use adhesive spray ...
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How do I properly lay a tongue and groove plywood subfloor remodel when joist layout is not always 16" oc?

I'm working on a remodel of a room that spans two different areas of a house. Each area has joists 16" OC but where they come together there is a "short" bay; one where it is not a full 16" between ...
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Squeak AFTER Carpet install

We just had new carpet installed. My once quiet floor now squeaks all over. Prior to our last carpet install we'd screwed everything down and it was perfect. The only thing I can think is that they ...
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What lag bolts to use when mounting 65" TV to drywall using plywood?

I've seen this question asked before, but didn't see what hardware to use in putting up the plywood. I'm looking to mount my 65" TV above the fireplace using an articulating mount that mounts across ...
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Building water tight box from plywood and HDPE

Origin I built a box out of 0.3" (8mm) plywood sheets framed by 3" (75mm) by 2"(50mm) staffs. The box is about 3' (1000mm) each side and 2' (600mm) deep, has a floor but is open at the top. The box ...
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Feasibility of plywood for fence panels

I have a 4' high chain link fence that I want to block the view of the neighbor's yard. Slats would be cheap, but only offer 80% coverage. Looking for a cheap solution, would PT plywood work? Would ...
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Would you have done this pantry construction differently?

We're building a pantry in a small kitchen opening (about 1' depth, 6.5' height) and the original construction framing is anything but straight. Nice cabinet-grade plywood is being used. ...
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Fill substrate gap before flooring tile

I plan to set commercial flooring tile in a closet (so the aesthetics are secondary) and have 1/2" plywood over 3/4" OSB for substrate. Now, as you can see in the picture, the plywood wasn't perfectly ...
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Should I Use 3/4 Inch Tongue and Groove OSB for Exterior Sheathing

I've recently built an addition and over ordered sub floor so the result is I have enough sub floor (3/4" tongue and groove OSB) to do a good amount of exterior sheathing. My question however, ...
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What could the discolored areas on the underside of my roof be?

I had an inspection done on my house last year before I bought it, and was told by the inspector that the dark discolored areas of the plywood on the bottom side of my roof was likely "dark staining ...
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Gluing Table Aprons to Plywood Table Top

I'm building a tall, large standing desk and removable legs are required for this to fit through doors. I'm using pocket screws to attach the aprons (hardwood maple) the table top (birch veneer ...
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Protecting outdoor plywood table

I have a small balcony on which air conditioning units are placed. My wife would like me to build a table over the air units, where she can grow flowers, herbs and veggies. Using what I have ...
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What type of plywood for shower bench?

I'm framing in a 40" x 16" shower bench and I plan on using 3/4" plywood. I plan on using granite to sit on top of the seat. I would like to know what kind of plywood I should use for the seat? ...
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Help with Kanto mount, 55“ tv, and 24” between studs

I want to mount my 55" tv (39.2 lbs) on a Kanto mount (https://web.archive.org/web/20170317095158/http://www.kantoliving.com/product/pdx680/) but the studs are spaced 24" apart. I've been doing some ...
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Should I remove existing subfloor sheathing before increasing height of the floor system?

We're turning a 13x13 area of attic space into livable space. The new 13x13 area joins an existing room. The attic floor structure is: 2x8 floor joists and OSB board on top. There is a ~5 inch step ...
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Online tool to draw saw lines for plywood? [closed]

I want to make some shelves out of plywood which comes in 250x125 cm sizes. Each straight saw cut costs ~$3, so I would like to reuse as many cuts and at the same time fit as many shelves into on ...
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How can I transition between these floors at differing levels?

I need some ideas for the transition trim. I don't want it too tall. I have kids and don't want them to trip over it.
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Type of screw / fastener should one use to attach veneer covered particle board bookcases together?

I have 8 Ikea Billy bookcases and I would like to attach them together to make the seam betwen them as narrow as possible. What sort of screw or fastener is appropriate for particle board?
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Warp resistance of plywood vs solid SPF lumber

I need to fabricate a small wooden masking platform that will serve to reduce the gaps between radiator pipe holes in the floor and the floor itself. Basically, the gaps are more than what pleases the ...
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Slide-out tray fence with only a drill

Building some slide out panels inside kitchen cabinets, with only a drill at my disposal. Bottom: I've selected drawer runners that mount to the bottom of the drawer, I'm thinking I use a slab of ...
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How to Mate Old Subfloor with New Plywood?

I'm replacing the floor in a ground floor bathroom. How do I mate the old plywood subfloor with the new one? I plan on leaving a gap between the subfloor and the sole plate around the perimeter of the ...
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How to fill in exterior paint on plywood

I have a wooden garage door that I'd like to paint. It has been painted before, and the old paint had been chipping and flaking off. I scraped off as much of the old paint that I could, and then I ...
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What should I use to overlay a particle board subfloor in my mobile home?

I am buying a mobile home that has a three-quarter inch particle board subfloor. I plan to patch any holes and then overlay the particle board throughout the entire trailer with either plywood or OSB. ...
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How to calculate dead/live load on this 2x4 structure

Here is my general plan. These will be built in the corner of a room and each bay will have a lag into the wall's 2x4 including one in the adjacent wall. The idea is to build these 2x4 frames and ...
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Nail gun and curled nails

I've never owned or used pneumatic tools, but recently I thought it would make a good addition to my tools. I bought an 18ga nail gun and 2" 18ga nails. When I used it to nail together 1/2" plywood ...
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How do I get 3/8“ deep and 2” wide rabbet into 3/4" plywood with a handheld router

I am trying to get rabbet of sizable width 2" into 3/4" plywood. I was looking at rabbet bits and the depth (3/8") I need is not and issue but getting the width will be a challenge. The largest ...
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How do I float 3/4" plywood sheets over above grade concrete without nailing, screwing or gluing to the slab?

I have solid 3/4" oak hardwood strip that I am looking to nail into the 3/4" plywood that I bought for subflooring. I made this purchase over the pre-made systems because this is the greenest plywood ...
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Is 1/2" plywood standard and appropriate for a roof replacement?

A local roofer submitted a proposal to me for a roof placement that included replacing rotten plywood with 1/2" CDX. The existing plywood on my roof is only 3/8". I thought perhaps he made a ...
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How was the wood grain aligned in this set of decorative wall panels?

Can anyone tell me how the wood finish look on this wall was achieved? My guess was either by staining plywood or using vinyl sticker. I am planning to build a wall panel similar to this and was ...
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Materials for building a sound proof home office in a 5 ft x 6 ft x 8 ft cube

I have a big living room 16ft x 22ft x 10 ft(height). I wanted to take a small corner 6ft x 5ft x 8ft(high) to build a home office. I was initially planning on building a steel cube frame out of 3/4 ...
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Subfloor Repair

Bought a house 2 years ago in which the kitchen was subject to a slow but constant leak at the main water line. So, the subfloor got damaged and in order to repair it I removed big chunks of the ...
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Plywood for Bathroom Subfloor

I've ripped out the floor of my bathroom down to the joists. The bathroom is 5 ft x 4 ft. Should I use tongue and groove or can I use standard plywood? Does it matter?
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How to repair small area of damaged/loose plywood sheathe on roof?

I have a small section at a corner of my roof where the plywood has come lose and a gap has appeared. It is on a part of the roof that is not easy to see, and unfortunately some birds have started ...
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How to patch wood subfloor surrounded by gypsum/gypcrete?

I have a 1'x 2' of wood subfloor in a bathroom corner that is rotted as seen in the picture. It's 3/4" thick. Below it is around 22" of space and the neighbor downstair. I know that much, but I don't ...
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Drywall mudding plywood to emulate drywall

I have a need (long story) to use a long strip of 3/8" plywood under a door casing vertical piece and I plan for it to be slightly wider than the casing. It is joining old lathe and plaster and, for a ...
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How to repair rotten plywood board under vinyl bay/bow window?

This vinyl bow window was installed about 15-20 years ago: Overall it looks and works OK, but the underside is wood and has severely rotted around the outer edges: Here's a detail of one corner. ...
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Hanging a heavy object with the help of a plywood beam (due to a mismatch with studs)

Two studs in my wall are 24" apart, but the mirror I'd like to hang has hooks that are 32" apart. I'm reluctant to use a hanging wire and shift the mirror a little to the left or to the right, simply ...
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Sealing OSB subfloor from moisture? Patching small gouges?

What are some methods that can be used to seal an OSB subfloor from moisture? And patch small gouges (quarter sized)? Background: Small Bathroom remodel. Tile came up with finger pressure, ...
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Proper Orientation for Plywood Subfloor under 3/4" Hardwood

I recently purchased a house in New Jersey and the 2nd floor was filled with old carpet that we wanted to replace with hardwood flooring. I ripped up the carpet only to find particle board under all ...
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How to make dish drainer board from plywood shelf

I'm making a shelf above my kitchen sink with intention of putting glasses there to dry off. How can I treat plywood surface to make it into drainer board? The sink and the shelf are inside oblique ...