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Vertical structures which usually enclose, divide, define, or protect an area.

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How feasible is a brick veneer fake wall?

We want to brick veneer our chimney breast (Which has a TV mounted to it) but I had a thought that would allow us to hide the wires, brick veneer the wall and also keep the wall behind in a clean ...
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Hanging up large whiteboard in rental property

So my roomates and I got a large whiteboard for studying, it measures 1800x900mm and has a stainless steel border and backing. At a guess it's easily 20kg, and we've currently got a rather ad-hoc and ...
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Space usage suggestions for oddly shaped room [closed]

Please see attached diagram, especially where the chair is situated. The area is about 27 inches wide and 24 inches deep. Other than having a hanging desk and using it as a small office nook as ...
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Codes for range hood exterior wall locations?

What are code requirements for location of residential range hood exhaust on external wall relative to windows?
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Can I use spackling paste to “rebuild” part of the wall?

I'm on a DIY half bathroom renovation. At first I was thinking about putting tiles on the wall. It's a drywall, which I'm not familiar with, it's painted and I would need to do some preparations to ...
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Is it safe to build a drop down table to a wooden wall?

I have a wooden wall (I just moved in, so I don't know which wood) 6cm thick. I want to build an IKEA Norbo drop down table (https://www.ikea.com/de/de/p/norbo-wandklapptisch-birke-80091713/). The ...
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Is it possible to anchor a cabinet to a wall without damaging it?

I have purchased an approx 2m high by 35cm deep dispay cabinet seated on a carpet floor. This is not fully stable (the cabinet rocks a bit when you exert force on the doors to open them), and it was ...
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Why is there dirt in my wall (by the tub)?

We were trying to put in some laminate flooring, and as I was vacuuming against the base of the drywall I noticed that dirt kept falling from what looked like inside the wall. The drywall seemed a ...
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How do I mount a 70" TV to wall when the studs are in the wrong place?

I want to mount a 70" tv (68lbs) to a wall, but all the wall mounts I find need to be mounted between studs. The studs above my fireplace are 16" apart, but there's one stud about 2" off center of the ...
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TV wall mount problem. (Studs too far apart)

I bought a full motion wall mount to fix 49" tv to wall. Instructions for mount specify must be fixed to studs. Studs are too far apart where I want it to go. Is there a safe way to fix or should I ...
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Installing a stud wall without connecting to ceiling?

what is the best approach to installing a stud wall (making walk in wardrobe) without also screwing into the ceiling? I am going to pull back the carpet and nail into the floor but I am wondering if I ...
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What options are available for gap between interior door frame and wall?

There are is gap (approx 0.1cm to 0.4cm) between the interior door frame and wall as shown below. (on the left side is the wall, middle is the gap, right side if the interior wooden door frame) What ...
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Proper size of header to support new door in load bearing wall?

We're going to install a new linen closet off the hallway next to our recently(ish) remodeled bathroom. The wall in question is load bearing. I know how to properly build out the King and Jack studs,...
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How can I match the wall color after dent fixing?

I used to have a couple of small dents in one of my walls (the walls are plastered brick if that matters). I covered them and the wall is now smooth. However the main issue I have right now is the ...
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Water coming up from under stone tiles

I have water seeping up from stone tile in a first floor mud room. I checked in the basement ceiling below these tiles and there does not appear to be any wetness and the water also isn’t coming from ...
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How can I smooth and repair cracks in a plaster wall?

My walls are uneven and have these covered cracks all over them, can I sand it down and slim coat it to make a smooth wall?
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What are the requirements for a header for an open passageway through two rooms?

My question is for both load and non-load bearing walls. There used to be a hinged door between the kitchen and dining room, who knows when it was removed (I've been here a couple years). The door ...
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What are some materials that I can use to build a chalkboard?

I want to make a chalkboard wall in the house. I want it to be black or dark, not light colored I want the best chalkboard surface I want it to feel very solid/immovable when installed What do you ...
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Can I apply full-sized brick to an interior wall if shared with a fireplace?

Similar to a previous post, I don't want to use veneer, I want to use real brick. The wall is in my living room and it includes a wood-burning fireplace. The existing wall has what seems like faux ...
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How do I paint stripes on a wall correctly?

Background information I tried to paint two different colored stripes on a wall. I used tape for masking the stripes and then I first painted the tape with the background color to "seal" it off. Then ...
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Hello All, I’m trying to take down the 3 walls - load bearing or not?

This is the attic - and I will post the 3 walls as well- this is 1 story.
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Framing on top of brick halfwall

I have this wall that I'm wanting to make into a flat wall. I plan to use furring strips with rigid foam insulation on the bottom brick half. Then another wall of 2x4 studs in front of the existing ...
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Where to find plastic corner pipe cover

I'm looking for a plastic box with 2 open sides that can be attached to the wall. Maybe about 8x8 or 10x10. I need to cover a PVC vent pipe that curves in the corner of the wall. I just can't find it....
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What type of backer board do I need to use to attach a stone veneer around a fireplace?

I want to put up a stone veneer surround, around a gas fireplace we're going to install. I've seen everything from using 1/2" plywood and a metal lath, to putting the tiles directly on drywall. I ...
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How do I hang a shelf without drilling holes?

I'm currently living in a house in which we have clear instructions not to drill through the walls for danger of asbestos. I purchased a small projector and would like to mount a shelf to the wall, ...
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How can I stick printed pictures on my leased condo's walls?

I cut out the pretty pictures from travel guides that are mailed to me. How can I stick them to my condo's walls without harming the walls at all? I lease my condo and my landlord's very strict. I ...
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How thick should my concrete walls be?

I've been drafting a house for a couple years now and through many iterations I discovered one of the biggest flaws in how I was drafting was in not knowing what I would be building the house out of. ...
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Pulling cables (CAT5e) Vertically with Horizontal Studs in the Wall

I want to pull two Ethernet cables from my attic down a 12’ wall into the living room behind the tv console. There are several horizontal studs in the wall preventing a straight drop. From the top, ...
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Filling gaps between staircase and plaster wall

I purchased a home that was a two family converted to single. Brick veneer on the outside and block inside. I have been assured by two structural engineers that I have no foundational issues. I have a ...
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Removing a load bearing wall [duplicate]

We're remodeling our bathroom and I would like to remove a wall that appears to be there for looks because of the style in the late 60s. I'm wondering if there is any possibility that this wall is a ...
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Building an exterior wall within an exterior wall for insulation

I just purchased a 1925 beautiful home that is stucco on the outside and old plaster on the inside. I have some carpentry experience and am realizing the incredible loss f heat to the exterior walls. ...
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How to install a safety barrier-post in garage, between house and vehicle

On the other side of the wall, in front of where my vehicle is parked, is my bedroom. Would like to install something similar to what you would see at store fronts that have parking spaces near the ...
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Should an interior non-load bearing wall stack up to a joist or stud?

I am trying to add a partition in my garage and the ceiling joist does not line up with the wall studs. So my question is which one do I go by?
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What is going on with these wires at the wall light switch?

I am installing a smart switch, so I need a neutral. I am a bit confused which wire is which in my wall switch box. Below is a picture of the wires: I am thinking that the red wire (circled in red) ...
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Sticking thin counter top laminate on wall

I'm planning to stick thin high pressure laminate on painted concrete wall using contact cement. The sheets will cover the entire wall from floor to ceiling. The area total up to 9'×9'. Standard ...
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What exactly is a wall void?

A termite insecticide (fipronil) is not to be used indoors, except in wall voids. If a hole was drilled in a baseboard or wall and the the foam was delivered through the wall, is this considered ...
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How do I frame walls on an uneven concrete slab?

I'd like to convert (and finish) the back section of my 2-car tandem garage into a separate utility room. This would involve 4 walls and a floor. 2 of the walls would be attached to concrete walls, ...
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Mounting Ethernet wall-plate in a solid wall

I have an Ethernet cable running through a small hole in a solid concrete block wall. I want to cover the hole with a plate: Do I need a mount/bracket or can I just screw in the plate? A bracket will ...
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Is it ok to splice wall sheathing partway up a wall?

I am building a workshop and I have 7 vertical feet to sheathe to reach the tip of the roof. I have 4x8 sheets but they're too heavy for me to lift to the top by myself. I'm considering cutting them ...
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Securing French cleats to drywall over lath and plaster with structural screws

I'd like to build a French cleat storage system on an exterior wall in my basement shop, but am concerned about whether the cleats will have sufficient support given the construction of the wall. The ...
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Installing pull-up bars. Will this design hold?

I am installing a series of pull-up bars all the way down my hallway, kind of like really spaced out monkey bars, and would like some advice on my proposed design, b/c I have zero experience with ...
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How to hide patch of mud & oil primer under latex paint

I put a hole in my wall a while ago. I made a patch for it with a wood backing, two drywall patches and spackle in the middle and on top. I painted over it with CIL (white eggshell latex) paint/...
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What can be done with walls that are wet and moldy?

After several stormy and rainy days; wetness and mold began to appear on the walls. The mold quickly spread to all of the rooms in the apartment. It did not happen in the summer so it is probably ...
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How to frame a rough opening on an existing header?

I am trying to convert my garage, and the garage door wall has a header on it. I am trying to frame a wall with a rough opening for a window and was wondering how I would fit the king studs, do I ...
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What is this construction material under my drywall?

I'm trying to understand the construction of a wall in my basement in order to determine how best to attach French cleat hangers to it. The studs I have been able to find with my stud finder have ...
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Can I use hollow wall anchors in a lath and plaster wall?

I have a stable enough lath and plaster wall, which I would like to put a box framed picture on. Usually with a box frame picture on to a plaster board or dry wall, or even a brick or stone wall, I'd ...
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Will a 4x6 substitute for a doubled 2x6 header?

I am replacing a 3 ft single pane window with a 4 ft double pane window. The old header was just a single 2x4 laid flat with 2x4 cripple studs spaced 16 inches. My question is: can I install a ...
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Water-Damaged Faced Insulatiion - but before install. Can I use it?

I'm working on framing a portion of my garage into a laundry room. I had an unopened package of R-13 faced insulation standing upright on the garage floor, when the garage flooded due to heavy rains. ...
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Hide fiberglass insulation in ceiling next to stone wall

I'm pretty inexperienced to say the least, so bear with me. In my basement, the previous owners stuffed a bit of the pink insulation between the wall and ceiling but left it exposed. I don't ...
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fishing wire from second floor to garage in first floor

I was trying to drill a 1” hole on the horizontal beam in the wall to fish cable from second floor to garage in first floor. After drilling about 12 inch deep, I cannot go further anymore. Here is few ...