I AM BULIDING A NEW HOUSE AND I WANT TO KNOW IF PURLIN BLOCKS ARE NEEDED IN A 2X4 STUD WALL? DOES IT ACTUALLY ADD MUCH STRENGTH & IF SO DO YOU DO A...
The previous owners had an outside wall wired with 250v(?) for a Jacuzzi. There is a wire box, but no outlet (each wire has a twist-on wire connect...
Could someone suggest what is necessary to paint over old, cheap cabinets in the kitchen? The material seems to be some sort of heavy plasterboard...
We have decided to go with block for our basement walls. We are digging into a hillside. Three walls will be block in the ground with the front o...
We are do-it-yourselfers begining to build our home. While digging the basement we have come up with alot of nice sand stones. We are wondering if...
I have a bi-level home with the family room finsihed downstairs. This room gets colder than the rest of the house so, years ago I installed electri...
I am building a cottage in Northern Michigan and for the foreseeable future it will not be used in the winter. The walls are Tyvek wrapped 2x6 with...
Cracks occur in the walls of our condo units, on occasion. Repair by excavation, patching cracks using hydraulic cement , hydromastic recoating, sh...
Recently, some of the texture on my ceiling was pulled loose when I attempted to paint it with a roller. I want to know if there is a product that...
I am thinking putting in new hardwoods in house with concrete slab now covered in carpet. What are the pros and cons of naildown vs glue down vs th...
We are having new wood floors put in and were wondering what order things proceed. Do we put the floors down and have them finished before the wall...
We recently bought a home and pulled up adhesive backed carpeting to reveal hard wood floors in relatively good condition. In one room, however, pi...
I am looking for plans on how to build a soutwestern "saguaro cactus" mailbox post
I am wanting to refinish an old chair. What type of filler would you suggest that would hold stain and be less noticeable?
I was interested in building a barbecue pit made of brick with a steel grill but have come up empty on any plans or information on how to build thi...
We are having to add to the existing insulation in our attic because it was not insulated properly when built. We already know all about the R val...
i am renovating an 80 year old house and need some advice on the upstairs floors. the entire upstairs flooring is completly warped. the floor is t&...
I need help with painting a dark gray stone fireplace. I'm redecorating my 1950s ranch in a French country cottage style. The house is full of pane...
I'm not sure whether to put up a vapor barrier, (plastic sheeting), right against the foundation, before I stud the walls or on the studs before I ...