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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...

536 04-22-2018 10:59 AM
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...

1354 04-21-2018 11:32 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...

782 04-21-2018 07:34 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...

19 04-20-2018 09:46 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 ...

321 04-20-2018 09:37 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...

61 04-19-2018 07:31 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...

173 04-19-2018 09:53 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...

18 04-18-2018 02:03 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...

83 04-13-2018 02:48 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. ...

63 04-12-2018 11:01 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...

26 04-12-2018 08:00 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...

73 04-12-2018 07:35 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...

23 04-12-2018 07:18 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...

17 04-12-2018 07:11 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 04-12-2018 07:10 AM
View Beginningwoodworker's profile

Going to build a new garage/shop, a 14x18

11-01-2011 12:08 AM by Beginningwoodworker

I going to be going to be building 14×18 single car garage for my new wo...

20 04-12-2018 06:26 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...

20 04-10-2018 05:32 AM
View ShawnAllen's profile

Handrail mitering

03-08-2009 11:28 PM by ShawnAllen

I have one of those almost-round handrails that I’d like to use for a s...

20 03-28-2018 07:30 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...

9 03-27-2018 06:04 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...

214 03-23-2018 09:01 PM

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