No please stay away from another layer. The floor will be so high that it will start to look like a loft. My suggestion would be to remove it al...
Hi Byron, I have a question for you. Is the main carrying beam for the house under the high area in the middle of the room? If so what is the con...
Wet sanding is using a liquid to help remove some of the excess material and also keep the scratching down. It can be but does not have to be water...
Yea, I guess to a point it's a scam but everyone of the manufacturers do the same thing. ***** is by far not the only one. Makita sells a lot o...
Hi there, If you already have the frame stock (and are not planning on making your own) then use a miter box, power or hand, to make the miter cu...
Using the subfloor will also give you a place to nail each strip going across the whole floor. You don't need to find any joists.....Mark Hammond
Standard crown should do fine (be aware that there are two standard types 58/42 degress and 45/45 degrees) although the angle at which it's cut wi...
Hi Roadking, Definately a worthy project. I will check at a few schools that have woodworking classes to see if there will be any interest. I am ...
Hey roseb, Thanks for the warning. The only time I could see using longer stock would be in cases where you would use the scrap for such things a...
I don't see any problem structurely, decks and rails are often done with a mix of wood, but when the deck is finished the stain or paint may not ta...
Hi Tampa, I thoroughly agree on double pane low-e glass with vinyl. You have mentioned just getting a bigger AC unit but with this also comes a b...
Hi Kim, Without seeing the deck this is just an educated guess but it sounds as if the washing and staining may have expanded the grain in the pi...
I should have mentioned that stainless screws are thee best to use for decking. They won't rust.........Mark Hammond
Hi Scoti, I spent a good portion of my carpentry career as a carpentry teacher. What I will tell you sounds mixed but you know...The most straigh...
Hi Muz, I would use screws for all the decking and if you can screw straight in on the ends of framing members but as far as toe nailing I would ...
DG,it sounds like a plan. The best part is that you won't have to do this job twice. Glad to be of assistance. Good luck......Mark
Hey DG, You are talking about an awful lot of work for a patch job. I am thinking that it would be much better to replace the whole girder using ...
Hi DG, I looked and found no source listed on the web but I will not stop looking. At any rate what about using steel for the girders? It isn't t...
Hi ways, The top piece that you mentioned sounds like a collar tie but the bottom sounds like a ceiling joist. An open ceiling of course. The wal...