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Support for butcher block desk

If I am planning on buying a product such as the one shown here and to support it using a solution such as the braces shown here - How often would you place a brace - Is every stud (~16") overkill, ...
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Suggestions for leg support and edge guard for countertop

I need to cut open some part of the wood countertop to allow for stacking up the washer and dryer. For support, how can I add a leg (blue) to support the remaining counter top. I am thinking it has ...
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How to calculate sizing for treehouse footing?

I would like to build a small free-standing treehouse without digging into ground and/or pouring concrete. Here is what I have in mind: It is, of course, for kids, so I don't think I need it to be ...
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Ideas to hang five polycarbonate squares to ceiling

I have five plastic (polycarbonate) squares that I need to hang / attach them to the ceiling (concrete). They can touch the ceiling, or have little (maximum 2 inches) gap between the square and the ...
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Temporary deck roof support

I was wondering since I was cutting down trees on my property, can I use them to temporarily support the roof on my deck while I change out mobile homes?
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What is this thing's purpose?

So for part 3 in the continuing saga of weird stuff in my house, the garage. In particular, this odd looking thing attached to the wall: I thought it might be a shelf, but all of the supports are on ...
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blocking for additional support

I am building a screened enclosure around my pool and want additional support in my framing. Is it better to stagger or use in line blocking when framing for additional bracing?
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How to extend a 2x6 joist to accommodate a hanger board for stairs?

I live in an antique home with 2x6 ceiling joists. The stairs are being rebuilt and the current hanger board for the stringers will not work. So I have attached a picture of the current setup and one ...
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Adding pergola beams to an existing deck

I have a 12' x 12' deck with posts set at 6' on the sides & 4' on the front. There are 2 x 6 along the outside at the top of the posts. I would like to add pergola beams across the top,side to ...
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Choosing the correct LVL beam size

I have a single story ranch and am doing a reno by myself as a long-term project. Originally, the home was a small cabin and later it was expanded with addition. The wall that I need to remove ...
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Leveling the sagging side of the home

I am buying a home and one part of the home is actually visibly sagging. While looking at the crawlspace, I've noticed that some work was done to support the home. It seems like there is no new ...
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What type of shelf support peg is this?

My kitchen cabinets have the support pegs shown in the photo below. The one on top is the front peg and the one on the bottom is the rear. The
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Will the 3-4-5 method work for making a table support?

Instead of making a table support leg drop down vertically to the floor I wanted to make an angle (45 deg) support. If I measure "A" from the floor to the table top and measure from wall to the end ...
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Storage space under stairs

I am looking to finish the area under the stairs. There are two diagonal beams under the landing step. Can these be removed or do they contribute to the integrety of the staircase?
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Load bearing capacity of Spur Steel-lok shelf standards with MDF shelves

I am building wall-mounted shelves for my electronics lab. These will basically be pieces of MDF supported by Spur Steel-Lok uprights and brackets, similar to what the picture below shows. I can ...
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Will ceiling junction box support fan mounting?

Will current ceiling junction box support fan? Not exactly sure if a fan was mounted to it prior as I recently moved into this apartment. Somewhat older of an apartment and box doesn’t directly state ...
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160mm pvc pipe running through a deep concrete pour - will it crush?

I have am unusual situation. I had to use 160mm pvc pipe to create a wide duct for services connections that must pass about 500-660mm deep through a new footing that's about to be poured. The pipe is ...
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Very long Plywood shelves

We are planning to make very long shelves from high quality Plywood and I'm trying to understand support distances / sag. The shelves will be 2400mm x 261mm. The Plywood is 30mm thick premium Birch. ...
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6x6 “Landscaping” post for patio cover support?

I am building a patio cover and I need some 6x6 posts to support it. I went to a local lumber yard and asked for some 6x6 treated posts. He had some "landscaping" 6x6 posts and said those should work ...
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Garage shelf supports splitting and need to be supported. What is best?

The shelves in my garage have some cracks in the wood on two fo the horizontal supports. They haven't grown much, but the cracks are growing slowly. I would like to fix the issue without taking all of ...
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Board on top of joists in attic. Is it structural?

I've attached a picture (not the best), but you can see the board I'm referring to peeking out of the insulation. The joists run left to right in relation to the point of view of this picture and ...
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Central supports for bed

I have an old Ikea bed with this kind of central supports: The problem is that these central supports are flimsy and tend to fall on the side, and I would like to find a way to secure them. For now, ...
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Can I use knee bracing to cantilever a deck further than code allows?

I live in Florida and currently have a deck support by ten 9" round, 10' high pilings. The outer ledge boards are double 2x10x10 bolted to the piling which are notched to accommodate the double 2x10s. ...
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How to install a ceiling fan box in a plaster ceiling

I'd like to install ceiling fans in a house with lath and plaster ceilings. I've looked into support boxes at big box stores which attach to ceiling joists. However, these kits are sized for drywall,...
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How to support a load bearing wall when no temporary wall can be constructed?

I am replacing a 4 ft doorway in a load bearing wall with a 4 ft pocket door, which necessitates replacing the header in the wall with an 8 ft header (4 ft of door + 2x 2 ft of door pocket). The wall ...
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Would two 1x10 placed together be as strong/load bearing as one 2x10

I have a rotted joist in my floor that I can access through my basement, but is above several pipes. I could squeeze a 1x10 through the gaps but can't get a 2x10 to fit. So wondering if I got two 1x10 ...
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Support Beam for 14 ppt span

I have a 14 foot span that is load bearing on 1st floor, 2x8 joists. What is needed to support the weight on this cape in connecticut.
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Knee brace alternative to support 12' 2x4 span for single tree treehouse

I see most treehouse's have knee braces to support the frame of their treehouse. I'm trying to find an alternative, if any, and also ask if my 2x4x12 frame will be strong enough. Here are pictures of ...
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Name of this shelf support with plastic head and two nails

This shelf support is a rectangular plastic head on two unequal nails. What's the name of this thing at the producers? Or the name that can be used on Google to find this thing. The size of the head ...
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Name of this shelf support screw with plastic head

This shelf support is a screw with a semi-circular plastic head. Does it have a name? A name that can be used on Google to find this thing. Or the name given by those who produce it. Additional info: ...
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How to support a partially demolished chimney

The chimney on my house used to be one of those old brick ones that goes all the way down to a fireplace on the ground floor. The previous owner of my house removed the fireplace and almost all of the ...
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Where to go to get objective brand recommendatons?

I understand that requests for brand recommendations is forbidden on this site. Are there websites that have independent, objective evaluations of the type of building supplies typically found in ...
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Installing an adjustable deck post support-what is the correct way to install the support?

I am trying to install these in freshly poured concrete (sonotubes) What is the correct way to install the support and what are the pros and cons for each one of them The other option is this. I like ...
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Are 2x2s, 1x4s, or 1x2s sufficient for the support structure of a garage shelving unit?

I would like to build several shelving units in our garage. Each unit will be 36" deep, 88" high, and 60" wide. Each unit will have four shelves, and each shelf will be divided into two cubbies each ...
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cracked 4x4 that support some of the kitchen floor

picture worth 1000 words this 4x4 was there for years, I'm a new owner since about 2 years, i didn't really notice or took picture of this 4x4 before. should I be worried about this? it support the ...
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Is it possible to raise beams like these?

I'm visiting houses with my partner, who really likes old cottages. Problem is, there are lots of doorways like this: Is is possible to make this doorway 'human' sized without the house falling ...
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Are two 6x6 posts adequate to support a stone or brick wall in an earthquake zone?

Will 2 (one on either side) of treated 6 inch by 3 inch wood beams set 3 feet into concrete with a 12 inch footer support a rock or brick wall that weighs say 2000 lbs if the wood is properly mounted ...
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How to fix sagging ceiling?

I have an older building on my property that I am in the process of fixing up. The person that built it used 2x4s for the ceiling joists and it is beginning to sag a bit in the middle of the ceiling. ...
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Installing a pet door - no ideal location - support beam question

I am in the process of installing a pet door and there really isn't any ideal area in the living area to install it due to either things on the inside that are in the way or on the outside that are in ...
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Previous home owner had hole drilled for shower drain through the metal web joist in the floor. Is this structurally ok?

It was approved by the town inspector, but maybe they missed it. I would like to know if this is ok structurally.
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What are the requirements for supporting non-metallic cable through a finished wall?

I know this basic question has been answered before by reference to 334.30(B), but there's an aspect I don't understand. Does 334.30(B) allow unsupported installation if 334.30(b)(1) OR 334.30(b)(2) ...
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How to space closet supports with even number of 16" spaced studs?

I want to put up a closet rod with shelf, my closet is 80" deep. The studs are 16" apart. Looks like this: I'm not sure how wide the corner studs are, and it will be pretty awkward to try to screw ...
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Hang item from top chord of 2x6 roof trusses?

The roof truss in question is part of a standalone shed structure in the back yard. Each truss is 2x6, and is composed of 3 planks - each side of the triangle, no center braces or anything. The width ...
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Bracing a metal-tubing clothing rack

Edit: See my answer below for the solution I eventually used. I bought a poor-quality clothing rack made out of metal tubing. Due to a design or manufacturing flaw, it sways badly from side to side. ...
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can 3 2x6 x8' wooden board support a 900lb load? [duplicate]

I wish to support a 900 lb motor I want to use 3 2x6x8 for a support beam will this be enough?
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How do I move a support post for a 4x5 stair landing?

The back door of my church has a stair landing above it that is supported by two 4x4 posts. One of the posts is in the path of the door and people are always running into it. I want to move this post ...
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How long must be the vertical leg of support brackets?

I need to install some heavy granite contertop (650mm depth) on masonry walls, and I have a lot of angle iron (1 1/2" by 1/8") and U channel (70mmx30mm x 5/64") leftover and thought about welding them ...
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How should I bond two pieces of metal without a welder?

I'm unable to access a welder at the moment as advised by my doctor but I'm needing to weld a couple of pieces of metal together for my grand daughter's birthday gift. It needs to be quite strong, ...
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how to “float” a large desk (3000mm x 720mm x 40mm) between walls

I am setting up a home office at the moment in a 3m wide room and like the idea of having a desk "float" from one side of the room to the other. I am basing on this guide. For my desk I'm going to ...
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Moving a wall to Increase a room size— what extra support needed?

I want to increase a room from 10' to 14' currently there is a 'header' over the 10' span, with a 4 x 4 support; If I increase the span to 14' can I move the 4x4 support or do i need to keep it and ...