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How can I add framing to my garage ceiling to support a loft?

Our gable-roofed block garage has a partial loft that we use for storage. I would like to finish the other half to expand useable attic/loft storage. There are 2x8-18 at 16” on center which span the ...
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Garage Ceiling Truss Load and Distribution Options for Overhead Storage

Last summer I hung two 4'x8' overhead ceiling racks by using 4x4's across multiple trusses. The only point that actually share a truss are the mounts closes to the wall. As janky as this is, It's ...
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Protecting metal shed from rain

My parents brought a large (6*40)metal storage container many years ago. They live in warm weather ( San Diego) but it does rain on occasion on the container leaked. My dad and brother tried numerous ...
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How can I convert my comfy leather sofa to a comfy storage sofa?

I have a well worn 21yr old cream coloured 3-seater leather sofa. It has rather large flat and low side arms and average height full back. The cushioning seems to be foam and the seating is divided ...
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Attic storage help

Just bought this home and finally moved all objects from A to B and need more storage. I know, who would have thunk it? https://imgur.com/a/c4nJDnF In short, 2x6 16oc and would like to put 23/32 OSB ...
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Looking for ideas about storage space access in attic

In the attic of my house, the volume where the roof comes close to the attic floor is arranged as a storage space. I don't know the term for this but it's very common where I live and I found some ...
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Drywall over old roof and shingles

We’ve added a garage addition on to our home. The new roofline of the garage encapsulates an existing first floor roof. I’d like to incorporate the area above the existing roof into the new garage ...
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Closetmaid Shelving

So I bought some used closetmaid shelves and for whatever reason they did not have all the track system pieces. Basically just got the shelves. My question is, can I just use regular brackets to ...
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Correct wooden batten size to support heavy item on drywall

I'm going to install the Ikea Boaxel wardrobe storage system and because I have plasterboard walls I going to screw horizontal battens into the wall studs and then attach the 2m Boaxel vertical rails ...
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What would cause one tool chest drawer to fail to lock?

I have a Harborfreight U.S. General upper tool chest (part #64440) that is only a year old. The upper right drawer fails to lock. The remaining ones do. No tools are blocking anything as the drawer is ...
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How do you remove the wall spacer from Ikea Besta 141413

For the Besta IKEA cabinet I put the spacer 141413 in the wrong holes and now it won't come out. The cabinets are pressboard and I am afraid if I try wd40 or oil it will make the sawdust puff up. ...
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Need info on block for a vinyl storage shed

I am putting up a 10 w by 8 deep vinyl shed. My intent is to build the base out of concrete block. I am want to put a solid base of block. I am then going to put 1/2 in thick pressure treated sheets ...
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To keep or not to keep: attic panels in a closet

I have two of these wall panels in a walk in closet: Behind them is crawl space over a garage ceiling: I’d like to remove the panels and replace with flat drywall, effectively closing this space off ...
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Can I store FRP outside?

I have about 7 4x8 sheets of FRP (fiber reinforced plastic) for a winter project in the house. The FRP is outgassing some obnoxious odor. It was purchased at a big box store. The FRP I have is ...
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