Our house is 70 years old. under the damaged drywall is wall paper, and under that are boards- not lath for plaster, but 1x6 boards, so the walls ...
I'm thinking about adding roof tie downs to my house. My house already has the standard tie downs as required by code. I'm not sure if what I wan...
I am converting an old barn into a place to live. I want to get the look of "old plaster" walls. The walls are covered in older plywood, I have pa...
I've planted an Herb Garden near my back door. Now, I'd like to mask off nearby trash cans. I don't want to use commercialy made trash can enclosu...
My home was built in the early '40's and has distinct musty odors in several rooms. I have tried carpet treatments, air freshners, cedar blocks, e...
I am looking for a contractor to restore a 150 yr old barn. It requires some structural repair. I would also like to remove a portion of it as it w...
I have a north facing Bow window with a rotting sill. The rot may have started into the frame as well. If I were to remove the old sill am I likel...
I am considering buying a stucco house in Atlanta, Ga. and recall hearing about problems with this type of siding. What kind of problems? What shou...
I want to temporarily soundproof the living room of the house my band is living in. We need to be able to undo the soundproofing since we aren't g...
I am moving into an apartment on the third floor of a three family and the staircase will allow a queen size mattress up the stairs but not a box s...
Hi, My 5 year old is starting kindergarten in sept.Are there any places that i can get plans to build him something to shelter him while waiting f...
I'm looking for ideas on how to build obsticals and cat walks for our cats in our family room. We want it to be subtle yet entertaining for the cat...
My husband's uncle microwaves their birdseed. I didn't see anywhere to put this and I thought it was a great tip. The seed is still safe for the ...
As part of a multi-job contract, several windows in our kitchen needed to be fixed. The problem was that the wood casing (term?) was completely rot...
I was wondering if it is neccessary to put a header above a window (30 in. by 60 in.) As you would a door. I'm kinda new to building but I'm tackl...
I am requesting information on how to construct the roof framing over a bay window which ties into an existing roof. With 8 in 12 pitch. email ad...
Under the carpet in my 1919 house is that hard linoleum (like in schools). Under that is what my dad calls the subfloor. I want to remove the carp...
how do we get rid of squirrels in the attic and keep them away from our house? The guy 2 doors down insists on feeding them peanuts and won't stop!!
I need to fix a leaky shower valve. But I can't get the handles off. Anyone have a good plan for removing the handles???