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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...

6 05-28-2018 12:52 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...

5 05-28-2018 12:43 PM
View RJA's profile

Zip System Sheathing

07-17-2011 02:50 PM by RJA

I’m a DIY building a screen room on an existing deck. I’ll be pu...

2 05-28-2018 12:41 PM
View JackMobi's profile

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...

1 05-28-2018 12:41 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 05-28-2018 12:39 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...

9 05-28-2018 12:36 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...

5 05-28-2018 12:32 PM
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...

20 05-28-2018 12:25 PM
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 ...

5 05-28-2018 12:22 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...

8 05-28-2018 12:04 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...

4 05-28-2018 12:02 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...

19 05-28-2018 12:02 PM
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...

7 05-28-2018 12:00 PM
View Beginningwoodworker's profile

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...

9 05-28-2018 11:55 AM
View Beginningwoodworker's profile

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 ...

9 05-28-2018 11:55 AM
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,...

8 05-28-2018 11:51 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...

8 05-28-2018 11:50 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 05-28-2018 11:42 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 ...

11 05-28-2018 11:41 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...

7 05-28-2018 11:39 AM

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