I am framing my basement and the ceiling joists are pare of Trus Joist Silent Floor system. Can I nail my top plates directly to these joists or s...
What's the most effective way to control weeds? What's worked for you? Physical? Chemical? Torch? Lotta' weeds not indigenous to here and diff...
we have designed and installed a mantle/bookshelf system for our new zero clearance fireplace and would like to fabricate our own crown moulding to...
I am not in the building industry, but would like to save money and act as my own General Contractor. Can I get enough information through books, v...
We just moved into a new home (built by us) several months ago. We have started to notice some cracking in the drywall in corners (inside corners)...
We built our house two years ago and asked the builder about putting in cold air returns in all bedrooms. He informed us that we didn't need to do...
This is just a simple question but I'm working with 22 doors in my house and I don't want to get in over my head. I want to replace the door trim w...
I am turning a basement room into my office and it currently has a white 2'x4' tile drop ceiling. I am thinking about painting it a dark color but...
I am making an existing room in the basement into my office and it currently has a white 2'x4' tile drop ceiling. My first thought is to paint the...
One of my return air vents is on an exterior wall to the garage. During the cold season, Cold air just pours right in thru it. Anything I can do?
I am installing crown molding and I have a corner of the room that is angled with two 45 degree corners instead of one 90 degree corner. I know the...
In another post I asked about how to fix a VERY uneven floor in a VERY old house. I received the following answer from Jay (which is greatly appre...
I am re-doing my basment and moving the heat duct work from the ceiling to down the wall cavity and out at the floor. Can I use rolled craft face i...
I have slanted ceilings and they are very low. My question is, should I paint the ceiling the color of the walls (which are going to be faux white...
I'd like to know of others' experiences with Corian countertops - good or bad. Do you like them?
I just bought a house with an old steam heating system. The attic was converted into a bedroom, but the radiator is inadequate to heat the entire ...
Any tips on securing insulation between metal studs? I can't really staple it, but I'm sure there is a way to do it.
My in-laws have just purchased a 14 year old home in SE Kentucky (where the frost line exists but is, I'm told, 24 inches). Anyway, the house was ...