We would like to install a 5-6 foot high, 50 foot long Allen block retaining wall in our sloping back yard after we regrade to create two flat leve...
First a question then the explanation of the problem as a whole. Any help is greatly appreciated. Sorry for the length but hopefully it will shed...
My 25 year old gavanized plumbing is shot. I am planning on replacing it. Are there reasonable (and reliable) alternatives to copper? (which seem...
how do I properly remove paint from my 1880 clabboard siding and the proper method of repainting? any good resource books or websites?
I own a building that has ornate metal ceilings on 3 floors. I am interested in contacting people that would be interested in purchasing these cei...
I own a building that has 3 floors. It has ornate metal ceilings on all 3 floors. I am interested in selling the basement and top floor ceilings,...
I am going to finish my basement. How do I attach the treated plate for partition walls to the concrete? Thanks in advance.
A home builder in Dallas, Texas was featured one weekend on a home show on tv that built homes which consumed a fraction of electricity of an "ordi...
Im replacing some 40 year old stairs What I would like to no should I use the stringers that are there they seem to be ok The problem is that the s...
We have a beautiful Victorian with a 24 stair staircase to the 2nd and 3rd floors. We are getting ready to wallpaper the very large hallway with 1...
I am in the process of stripping all my kitchen cabinets. I am new to doing this and have made some mistakes. I have stripped and restained my ca...
We're using a radiant heating system in concrete. This will be in our barn/shop that we'll live in while we build our home. We'd rather not insta...
Two story timberframe about 3000sf -- 2000sf on ground level, 1000sf on second floor (later to be a separate apartment).First floor: Installing ra...
We want to construct a horseshoe pit. Anyone know where I can find out the proper dimensions for one? Thanks!
I was just wondering how you determine if your existing foundation can support a second story addition. Our home was built in 1963. It is a bit u...
I have an unusual request of my grandmother's. I need to know how to clean the grease off of some walnut cabinets to stain them almond. I was con...
I recently purchased a home previously occupied by someone who fancied themselves quite the "do-it-yourselfer" He installed shower tile directly o...
I am attempting to secure a lavatory to a stud spanning cross member (a 2x4 wood piece). The problem is that the studs are metal so how does one ac...
I would like to find plans for a brick barbque that would allow an Insert as well as an oven and some storage space . I will be building it in my b...
First: I would like to learn how to install moulding. What are good resources to locate carpentry classes?Second: I anticipate purchasing a hous...