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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...

106 06-22-2018 03:07 PM
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...

699 06-22-2018 03:05 PM
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...

90 06-22-2018 03:04 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...

865 06-22-2018 01:07 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...

392 06-22-2018 08:47 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 ...

163 06-21-2018 12:30 PM
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
View BrownsFan's profile

exterior wall layers

05-25-2013 01:03 AM by BrownsFan

I’m doing a project on our house and noticed that our exterior walls co...

5 06-18-2018 03:35 PM
View Manitario's profile

Shed Construction

04-07-2012 03:36 AM by Manitario

Hey all, I’m planning to build a shed this spring; 10’x10’...

2 06-12-2018 01:50 PM
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...

10 06-09-2018 11:06 AM
View Swedenrustick's profile

Sinking corner

01-08-2015 02:37 PM by Swedenrustick

Hey… I’m new to this place but it seems like a good place to b...

4 06-08-2018 02:46 PM
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...

31 05-28-2018 12:57 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 05-28-2018 12:55 PM
View SteveKorz's profile

Roof Condensation, Shop Insulation question

02-13-2012 03:31 AM by SteveKorz

Hey All, I am in the middle of redesigning my shop. I’m drawing out the el...

3 05-28-2018 12:55 PM
View BentheViking's profile

Home Inspection Books

03-13-2012 01:09 PM by BentheViking

I am hoping to buy a house in the next few months and want to have a bit bett...

8 05-28-2018 12:53 PM
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...

6 05-28-2018 12:52 PM
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...

5 05-28-2018 12:43 PM
View RJA's profile

Zip System Sheathing

07-17-2011 02:50 PM by RJA

I’m a DIY building a screen room on an existing deck. I’ll be pu...

2 05-28-2018 12:41 PM
View JackMobi's profile

Bangalore as investor’s pride

10-17-2013 11:19 AM by JackMobi

Famed for its gardens, Bangalore has some of the most beautiful landscaped pr...

1 05-28-2018 12:41 PM
View BillyJ's profile

Not that it matters much, but, do you think...

06-20-2011 05:45 AM by BillyJ

Let me start off with a disclaimer – I AM NOT A FULL-TIME PROFESSIONAL....

8 05-28-2018 12:39 PM

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