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Looks like wall paint marks from a roller getting too close as the wall was painted, but there's no easy way to know if it is oil based on latex based. Either way now that it is dry and old, it's going to take some sort of solvent to remove it and that will also remove whatever finish is there as well. You really don't have any options that I am aware of to ...


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You could screw up through the lower 2x4 into the top 2x4, such that the screw heads would be on the bottom of the lower board and not seen from the top. But I think there's a different question here: Why reinforce the existing board? When working on problems like this, I first try to determine the root cause of the problem. Did that 2x4 warp because a 2x4 ...


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My answer as a handy woman in a wheelchair. My wheelchair is motorized and strong but the bathroom door has been ripped off the hinges 4 times and they have had dowels placed in the screw hole first and plugs in the door side for hinges, the 4th time the screw heads are snapped off and I am NOT doing this over again. Apoxy glue to the door frame first in ...


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Download a free pdf Wood Deck Construction Guide from the American Wood Council. It is based on current codes and standards and can help with all aspects of wood deck construction in the absence of specific direction from your local AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction). It will not address engineered construction members (like laminated beams) though...


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My recommendation would be to make a mold. Materials: Egg container Plaster of Paris Vaseline Small box that allows a couple of inches of space on all sides Take a egg container, Vaseline the outside lightly of the egg container, use mixed cement or plaster of Paris (my preferred material), pour half of the plaster in the box, press the egg carton into the ...


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Watermark damages on wooden countertops can be fixed with products with oil such as oil base furniture cleaner, petroleum jelly, or mayonnaise. Apply on the affected area, leave it overnight then wipe it off and buff the surface with a clean, dry cloth. You can also use baking soda by mixing it with water creating a paste-like consistency. Rub the mixture on ...


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Danish oil, tung oil, linseed oil will work if you apply multiple coats and re-apply on a regular basis. There are also special formulations with additives (waxes) that increase water and chemical resistance (but are usually less impact resistant). Varnish will work as well, is more prone to mechanical damage, but does not have to be re-applied unless ...


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You could install MDF panels in a “zigzag” pattern without using studs. Install each panel at a 90 degree angle to the previous panel for support. They could be “glued and screwed” together and support each other. Btw, a side benefit to a music room will be the zigzag walls that will help “break up” the sound waves and be better acoustically.


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There are many ways to build what you're proposing, but the one that jumped to mind first is akin to a panel/frame assembly. Start with a post (~1.5"x3.5"/ ~38mm x 88mm, or larger), firmly attached to the floor and ceiling. This could be a bracket that wraps around the post, it could be a bolt at one end that mates with a hole, or it could be a couple of L ...


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You can go two ways with it. You can purchase a 4X6 or possibly a 3X6 and have it ripped to the 1 3/4" thickness you need, presuming the original is close to 5-6" wide. Or you could get the standard 2X6 and use non shrink grout to tuck under the plate after it is shimmed up in places to allow the grout to go in the areas that are the most important, under ...


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The reason given these days is quite a bunch of BS. The real reason is the lumber mills decided some decades ago to cut green wood smaller - getting more boards out of a log. The shrinkage continues even now as you'll notice all lumber sizes are shrinking even with the "reason" that was sold to the public as to why the boards are not full measurements. It ...


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I have the exact same issue with a new chalet of identical construction. I'd say start by caulking the end crosses vertically. Clean the exterior and apply two coats of pine tar vitriol (pre-thinned with gum turpentine). Apply on a warm day and allow 2 or 3 days before the second coat. You could use another pine tar product if you prefer a different colour ...


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Stable, yes. Your base is the same footprint as the table top, it won't tip over. However, I would be concerned about the strength of the Karlby worktop. From Ikea's website: Table top/ Edge: Thick oak veneer, Oil-acrylic. Backside: Foil. Basematerial: Particleboard. Particle board is not as strong as solid wood. It would probably hold a monitor ...


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"...stick with the same spar urethane...?" YES "Should I expect a fresh coat of urethane to give the stain a more even finish"? KINDA The spar varnish will slightly darken everything, making the wood look like it would look if wet. Take a damp sponge to it to see if you like the look. "do I just need to re-stain first?" SEE ABOVE "How many coats ...


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Can I suggest you clarify your question a bit further? Are you asking about using plywood for the exterior walls, as exterior wall sheathing, or instead of drywall for the interior partitions? Or both? For the exterior walls, you certainly can use plywood. It needs to comply with the ICC regulations (I assume you live in the US); chapter 23 of ICC deals ...


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I doubt that 1/4-inch plywood on studs would satisfy fire codes. You might be allowed to use it on top of 1/2" or 5/8" drywall.


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As noted in the comments, you can't twist it back. You could probably plane it to square without massively diminishing its strength. You could clad it in some thinner material, but you'd probably want that for all the posts.


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