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Hang black felt - it eats light quite effectively. You want to make sure that it's fire-treated, or apply a fire treatment yourself, since "things like curtains" (which it would be) are a big problem in spreading fire fast - if not treated to prevent/reduce that issue. Other black (or dark colored) fabrics may work, but the surface on felt is particularly ...


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It might not help with air flow, but hanging a lined door curtain over the inside of the office door will stop the light escaping the office, and you will still hear what is going on in the bedroom.


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My short list would be: 3M Command strips Blue tack / "poster putty" Double-sided foam tape


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Your cinder block holding a board provides an indication that the answer you seek does not have to be particularly elegant. You could place another board under the block, with the same cleat, positioned outside the base of the mirror. This would prevent the mirror from sliding away from the wall. A less bulky alternative would be to keep the cleat, extend ...


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You don't say how high off the floor you'd like this cabinet mounted. To mount the cabinet properly on the wall, you'll have two forces you must counteract properly. If you fail to counteract either of the forces, you'll hear a crash sound. From this point on, when I say cabinet, I mean the cabinet and the heaviest contents it would ever have. Force 1: The ...


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An option which might take a little work is to reverse the hinges on one or both doors so there is no direct visual path from the bed to the wall area illuminated from the office.


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Protect Wires If there is any electrical wiring on that wall, it needs to be protected from accidental damage - e.g., nails/screws. The rules apply even with the walls open, but then it is quite obvious where the wires are so it is not an issue. Typically this includes, for wires not in metal conduit: Cables should be run through holes in the middle of ...


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Yes, with the diagonal bracing and the uniform horizontal boards of which some were replaced, along with the "paper" that has some missing spots that just happens to be were damaged boards/siding used to be, I would say it is a safe bet that was the exterior of the garage at one time before the neighbors house was built. If it were my garage and I wanted to ...


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My guess is that if you can't find something pre-made (which would be by far cheapest thanks to the efficiencies of mass production), the best way would be to have two panels: The back panel would be an LED panel, protected by the front panel from being hit by the ball. The front panel would be a plastic (i.e.,transparent) panel with sensors - perhaps in ...


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If your main goal is privacy, take advantage of the fact that you are in Florida. You can grow things. Grow a hedge. source: https://www.ehow.com/info_7984475_plants-hedges-southwest-florida.html Bob Vila gives 10 options for Florida hedge plants here. https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/the-best-10-plants-to-grow-for-backyard-privacy-50057 Hedges will ...


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I'm in the process of seismic reinforcing my house (built in the 1910s) and from what I've seen, yes that wall was originally intended to be a shearwall. It has a doubleheader and the diagonal bracing was -- for the time -- their attempt at giving it some shear strength. It might have originally clad in plywood or plaster and lathe -- now long gone. You ...


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