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Converting shed to living space

07-09-2015 05:27 PM by Furnitude

This is the pole barn/shed in my backyard. For historical preservation an...

106 04-24-2017 02:19 PM
View DavesYard's profile

Help! Need an idea for broken window crank/casing...

07-29-2012 04:05 PM by DavesYard

Hey guys, I have a crank-style window that is broken and was wondering if ...

68 04-24-2017 02:16 PM
View gbarron1's profile

Treehouse / deck - right size posts and joists

03-29-2013 02:17 AM by gbarron1

I’m building a free standing treehouse out of mostly recycled lumber from a d...

1142 04-24-2017 11:02 AM
View BigBrownLog's profile

Close in a car port to make "MAN CAVE"

05-18-2012 05:22 PM by BigBrownLog

I want to close in a carport that I have. It’s 21’ x 33’ wi...

57 04-24-2017 08:59 AM
View handystanley's profile

Shed roof

01-17-2011 10:19 PM by handystanley

I am planning on building a firewood storage shed. When I build it I want th...

187 04-24-2017 08:54 AM
View BrownsFan's profile

foundation

04-04-2012 12:49 AM by BrownsFan

My wife and I walked through 3 homes today. Our top choice had a strange dou...

32 04-22-2017 11:16 AM
View rcp612's profile

Insulating a SHED ???

03-12-2010 06:33 PM by rcp612

Do to my recent downsizing, I now have an 8’ X 12’ shed to transf...

97 04-22-2017 03:00 AM
View juicegoose's profile

Water meter box full of water. Anyone had this happen to them?

07-12-2011 04:47 PM by juicegoose

I’ve noticed that my water meter box is full of water. Down here in the...

30 04-22-2017 02:54 AM
View Dan Lyke's profile

DIY Concrete slab finishing

03-31-2011 04:57 PM by Dan Lyke

I’m trying to finish up my plans for my workshop (been doing that for a...

43 04-21-2017 05:28 AM
View jcr41's profile

What's in my walls?

11-18-2016 05:27 AM by jcr41

Hey guys, new to this forum. I’m a student studying building constructi...

11 04-20-2017 05:22 AM
View jemsss's profile

What kind of drainage system will the home site have?

09-19-2011 07:44 AM by jemsss

I am planning to build a new house.Building a home is a major challenge. Find...

11 04-20-2017 04:58 AM
View Truefire's profile

EZ Flow septic system drain pipes and Homeowner notification

10-30-2013 02:50 PM by Truefire

I understand that many of the newer septic system drainfields for residen...

34 04-19-2017 05:16 PM
View RJA's profile

Outside Decking

04-13-2011 04:48 AM by RJA

I’m building a screen room on a pressure treated deck. It has wide roo...

3 04-15-2017 02:46 PM
View PaBull's profile

Filtration system for a new house.

05-28-2008 02:41 AM by PaBull

We are getting to the final stages of finishing off our new house. We need to...

13 04-12-2017 10:06 AM
View carolinamanore's profile

Need a Good Electrician

10-04-2013 07:34 AM by carolinamanore

I am in the process of purchasing a home and it will require a full rewire, w...

82 04-09-2017 06:00 AM
View JMG's profile

Expert opinion wanted on 20'x14' deck

07-03-2009 11:59 PM by JMG

I am building a 20’x14’ deck on the back of a house. The deck wi...

21 04-08-2017 01:01 PM
View darrenjttu's profile

Water well

01-04-2012 05:55 AM by darrenjttu

I just bought some land with a well on it. It has no power yet and I need to ...

3 04-07-2017 08:21 AM
View DannyBoy's profile

What the hell...

09-26-2008 03:49 PM by DannyBoy

My wife and I just began a project to rewire the house. We are taking it in ...

10 04-07-2017 08:20 AM
View Beginningwoodworker's profile

I am new here!

08-08-2009 05:05 PM by Beginningwoodworker

I am a member of LumberJocks, and I am a carpenter and cabinetmaker, finishin...

8 04-07-2017 08:20 AM
View newkid's profile

need overhang

12-28-2015 12:35 PM by newkid

I have moved my shop into the patio. Enclosed the patio, but now the problem...

34 03-29-2017 08:14 AM

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