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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...

15 01-03-2018 10:00 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...

28 01-03-2018 09:04 AM
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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. ...

65 12-21-2017 11:39 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...

19 12-20-2017 03:44 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...

43 12-20-2017 03:04 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...

38 12-19-2017 12:06 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...

87 11-08-2017 05:36 PM
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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...

6 10-21-2017 03:44 AM
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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 ...

12 10-21-2017 03:32 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 ...

13 10-16-2017 04:51 PM
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...

15 10-16-2017 04:43 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’...

10 10-16-2017 02:42 PM
View sikrap's profile

sill plate for new garage

03-26-2009 02:21 AM by sikrap

Howdy, I’m tearing down my garage to put up a new one. I will have to p...

9 10-16-2017 02:35 PM
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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...

17 10-16-2017 02:32 PM
View John Gray's profile

Help installing a window AC thru a wall

06-14-2008 04:24 PM by John Gray

I have a window AC unit and I want to install it in/thru the wall of my shop,...

11 10-16-2017 02:26 PM
View jemsss's profile

What kind of drainage system will the home site have?

09-19-2011 07:44 AM by jemsss

I am planning to build a new house.Building a home is a major challenge. Find...

18 10-16-2017 02:23 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...

23 10-16-2017 02:14 PM
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Crawl space or a slab?

08-15-2009 05:22 PM by Beginningwoodworker

I am going to building me a 1200 or 1300 sq ft house and I am wondering is a ...

22 10-16-2017 02:08 PM
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I am new here!

08-08-2009 05:05 PM by Beginningwoodworker

I am a member of LumberJocks, and I am a carpenter and cabinetmaker, finishin...

11 10-16-2017 02:07 PM
View JMG's profile

Expert opinion wanted on 20'x14' deck

07-03-2009 11:59 PM by JMG

I am building a 20’x14’ deck on the back of a house. The deck wi...

40 10-16-2017 02:07 PM

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