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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...

43 10-17-2018 07:21 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...

8 10-17-2018 12:03 PM
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...

5 10-16-2018 05:45 AM
View SteveKorz's profile

Shop Moisture Question

06-10-2010 06:46 PM by SteveKorz

Hey All!! About a week ago, I had a tree crash into my shop. It messed up...

5 10-15-2018 04:36 PM
View Furnitude's profile

Converting shed to living space

12-29-2017 02:42 PM by Furnitude

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

14 10-15-2018 12:35 PM
View ty204's profile

Shed Truss 12:12 Pitch

02-24-2015 03:34 PM by ty204

I am building a small shed 8’X12’ but I want to use the top f...

4 10-10-2018 04:01 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...

9 09-30-2018 12:56 AM
View lobbster's profile

Pole Barn Ceiling Insulation

11-21-2010 06:19 PM by lobbster

Finishing the inside of a pole barn. Slab floor, 2×4 framed interior wal...

6 09-28-2018 08:35 AM
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 ...

13 09-27-2018 08:24 AM
View OnMyOwn's profile

Plane the joist or cut the lally column?

02-27-2012 01:22 AM by OnMyOwn

After ripping up carpeting to prep for a floating floor, a hump was discovere...

7 09-26-2018 06:07 AM
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...

10 09-14-2018 06:00 AM
View jennia's profile

Building a retaining wall

08-14-2018 02:22 PM by jennia

The basement of our house is an exposed one. Is building a retaining wall can...

2 09-14-2018 04:41 AM
View BrownsFan's profile

Water in well electric conduit

06-13-2013 04:12 AM by BrownsFan

I live in Indiana. We purchased a home last October.. it was built in 1995. ...

10 08-24-2018 09:13 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...

6 08-04-2018 07:03 AM
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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...

21 08-02-2018 09:35 AM
View pinkfloydpuffer's profile

Where to find online listing of Contractors/Builders

03-21-2009 03:03 PM by pinkfloydpuffer

We are a new company that manufactures solar systems. We are looking for Cont...

5 07-19-2018 05:58 PM
View sikrap's profile

sill plate for new garage

03-26-2009 02:21 AM by sikrap

Howdy, I’m tearing down my garage to put up a new one. I will have to p...

9 07-19-2018 05:50 PM
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...

10 06-28-2018 09:24 AM
View brantley's profile

insulating a shop with cinder block walls question

07-28-2010 12:56 AM by brantley

Alright let me first say i have never done any structure work to a house besi...

5 06-28-2018 09:18 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...

12 06-19-2018 05:44 PM

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