Carpentry

How To Select The Right Materials For Building Furniture

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    If you have decided to build a piece of furniture you might find it hard to find the right materials at a price you can afford. This means you will either need to search in unconventional places or be prepared to spend much more than you might for a premade piece.

    Today the cost and availability of hardwood is not what it use to be. In your average home store you …

    How To Remodeling Used vs Building a New Kitchen Table

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      A guy I know was looking for a woodworking project for the winter. He was thinking about building a new kitchen table but he didn’t have access to a table saw or other woodworking tools all he had is a miter saw and some basic equipment like a drill. He was looking at some plans from a website for a basic table. One of the plans he showed me was an outside garden …

      How To Fix A Hole In Your Ceiling Drywall

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        This guy is asking me about how to repair a hole in his drywall ceiling. It seems that he was up in the attic trying to fix some electrical problems and lost his balance and put his foot through the ceiling.

        From first glance you might not think this is a bad situation but it really is for him. The first thing that I noticed was that the break in the drywall was right up …

        How To Repair Someones Failed Attempt At A Garage Door Install

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          Ok, so this is a pretty bad project but a guy was asking what he could do to seal a garage floor that was extending past the opening of the garage door.

          At first glance I thought ok someone decided that they wanted to install a wood floor in their garage and maybe it is an older home with an attached garage where they didn’t have the money to install concrete and didn’t want to …

          How To Hang Drywall

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            This is going to be a quick how to on how to hang drywall and what the choices mean between hanging it vertical or horizontal on walls and using screws or nails.

            There are a few times in a homes life that might require hanging new drywall. The first is during initial construction when the interior stud walls are covered with drywall to provide a liveable surface. There are other options to hanging drywall …

            How to clean mold fungus and dirt from your exterior vinyl siding

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              If you own a home with vinyl siding the maintenance factors are pretty low in comparison to other options like brick, stone and light weight artificial stone products. Vinyl is produced to last your home about 30 years give or take and the amount of time that it will last depends on how well you keep it clean and the UV Rays that break it down over time.

              If you are like most home owners …

              Performance Considerations of OSB Vs Plywood in Residential Roof Construction

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                When building or buying a home you want to make sure that you understand the materials used in its construction, the construction methods used for those materials and how this relates to the quality of the resulting project and your overall safety.

                For this reason there has been a number of research labs that have inspected the results of hurricanes and other natural disasters along with normal wear on building materials to come up with …

                How To – Choosing the Right Underlayment Backer Material for Tile Installs

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                  When you are performing a Tile install in your Bathroom or Kitchen it is important to know the correct way to prepare the area for Tile.

                  Some surfaces like concrete floors can take tile directly however if you are installing tile in a bathroom or an area that will have water or high traffic then you must take precautions and use the correct wall backing material or floor underlayment to make sure your tile has a …

                  How To – Joist Beam Dimension Chart for Deck Building

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                    The following chart provides the distances and sizes of lumber necessary to build the beams that support your deck.

                    The size on the left column describes the size of the beam necessary.

                    For instance the left column may say 2-2×10″ which means you need to use Two – 2 inch x 10 inch boards that are nailed together to build the beam that supports your joists.

                    When in doubt use a larger size beam meaning go up …

                    How To – The use of glue laminated beams in residential construction

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                      To reduce the cost and size of beams required in residential construction glue laminated products have been designed to reduce conventional framing.

                      Glue laminated beams may be used in variety of locations including but not limited to rim joists, stairway and window and door headers.  They can be used alone or they can be used in built up beams.

                      Because of their higher structural strength glued laminated beams can replace steel in many locations however in …