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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...

459 07-25-2016 07:38 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. ...

5 07-24-2016 02:50 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 07-24-2016 02:23 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...

31 07-24-2016 06:50 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...

18 07-23-2016 08:21 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...

18 07-22-2016 07:43 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...

3 07-21-2016 12:07 PM
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...

3 07-21-2016 11:56 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...

3 07-21-2016 06:19 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...

58 07-20-2016 08:38 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...

3 07-20-2016 08:38 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...

18 07-19-2016 11:34 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’...

4 07-19-2016 04:21 PM
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...

15 07-16-2016 02:21 PM
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 ...

30 07-16-2016 01:42 PM
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...

5 07-03-2016 10:23 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...

3 06-11-2016 10:35 AM
View dennis's profile

Pole in the ground?

08-28-2008 02:15 AM by dennis

I’ve a project coming up where I want log poles to support a metal roof...

10 06-08-2016 06:34 PM
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...

7 06-02-2016 07:25 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...

5 05-20-2016 05:20 PM

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