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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...

1386 11-20-2017 12:43 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...

496 11-20-2017 11:54 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...

71 11-20-2017 11:47 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 ...

162 11-20-2017 10:08 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...

130 11-20-2017 07:43 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...

86 11-20-2017 07:28 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...

208 11-20-2017 12:26 AM
View Furnitude's profile

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...

227 11-19-2017 08:18 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...

37 11-17-2017 11:51 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...

109 11-17-2017 11:47 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...

49 11-17-2017 11:41 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...

37 11-14-2017 02:04 AM
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...

9 11-14-2017 02:04 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...

6 11-14-2017 02:03 AM
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...

24 11-14-2017 02:03 AM
View pinkfloydpuffer's profile

How to start with construction of my dream house?

03-21-2009 03:01 PM by pinkfloydpuffer

I was wondering if anyone knows of a good resource to find contractors? I hav...

16 11-14-2017 01:45 AM
View Bill's profile

Building Tiny Houses

02-13-2009 08:52 PM by Bill

I found a web site a few months ago for the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. I...

27 11-14-2017 01:45 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 ...

15 11-14-2017 01:39 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...

36 11-09-2017 06:22 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...

87 11-08-2017 05:36 PM

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