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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...

3 05-25-2016 01:48 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...

44 05-25-2016 01:08 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...

317 05-25-2016 12:34 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...

13 05-25-2016 11:47 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...

13 05-21-2016 07:34 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...

13 05-21-2016 07:33 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...

5 05-20-2016 05:20 PM
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...

1 05-17-2016 01:59 PM
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...

23 05-17-2016 07:28 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...

10 05-16-2016 08:12 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 ...

28 05-04-2016 12:49 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 04-18-2016 09:12 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...

3 03-23-2016 07:37 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...

4 02-28-2016 06:19 AM
View JamesMe's profile

How is the best carpentry courses online ?

10-15-2013 09:44 PM by JamesMe

Who is the best woodworking course ? where can I learn online about the wood ...

3 02-01-2016 08:25 PM
View carolinamanore's profile

Home Improvement Loan Options

03-26-2014 08:08 AM by carolinamanore

I am planning to remodel my home and looking towards financing options. Can a...

3 06-29-2015 07:12 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...

12 05-29-2015 06:29 AM
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...

2 02-27-2015 02:36 PM
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...

2 01-09-2015 02:19 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...

4 10-30-2014 06:11 AM

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