Do not forget to look at what is going to support the new weight from below. One assumes that a continuous supporting wall or beam is present, but...
LollygaggerMember since 07/01/05
Poplar is more prone to rot than almost any other common specie. The commonly available White Pine is about the same as poplar. Redwood, while co...
Step one: Remove the sash from the frame (usually just a few hinge screws & the slide mechanism secure it) Step two: Remove the casing (& exte...
It will look no better nor worse than an 1930 home with modern style windows.
If Steel, & assuming that the old paint is sound, but faded: Scrub it down to remove dirt & grime Degrease the areas where hands made regular con...
It is a "buyer's market" in our locale. A wet basement & moldy conditions are good reasons to proceed with caution on this purchase. Slow down & g...
faux finishing, when done by a very experienced pro can simulate wood grain & coloring. I have never seen it done successfully by an amateur.
If you are referring to the round ones, as I recall there is a tiny nail under the upper part of the recess. If you cannot grab it with pliers, you...
I suggest that you consider looking at the fine print of your purchase agreement to see if the sale is contingent upon a good inspection. If the...
I missing 1/2 pair of pocket doors in my 1890 home. It is unlikely that yours would match the other doors in my house, but some dimensions of yours...
How-to on paint removal methods http://www.chase-pitkin.com/How-To/Projects/paint/varnish/varn.htm
The murphys ate through the top layer because it is probably latex paint. the yellow under it is likely oil-base & if it dates to the era of lead ...
If they are return air vents, lowering the grilles is as easy as cutting drywall. If there is ductwork connected to the grille, It is a more diffic...
Not knowing how the correct doors were finished, & how light they are makes a simple answer problematical. Strip a small area of the door using pa...
add 3/4" to all sides of the posts, making them 5X5" finished. Add a cap & they will look better than a plain 4X4.
You may have completed your job, but... build all walls using the same length studs. After standing the walls up, shim them up to the correct ele...
I have often wondered why folks construct those devises using materials that are inherently prone to produce injury. Using wood that will stand up...
There would be a fair amount of engineering needed to construct one from scratch. The materials would likely exceed $50. I would only consider scra...
As she lives in the boonies, why not have a big load of dirt dumped on the stage location? Level the top, plant grass & flowers. One large permanen...
homebild, That is the best "negative" advice that I have seen in a while. I had totally overlooked that aspect, even though I need to replace two...