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View Furnitude's profile

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...

19 05-27-2019 08:40 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 ...

8 05-16-2019 06:52 PM
View Racer2007's profile

How to match 4'x8' sheathing on 16"O/C studs

04-26-2019 08:25 PM by Racer2007

I am going to build a 6’x8’ shed with 16”O/C studs but I ha...

1 05-11-2019 12:20 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...

12 05-08-2019 09:16 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...

7 05-07-2019 07:10 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...

11 05-05-2019 04:51 PM
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 04-22-2019 06:24 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...

8 04-19-2019 04:50 AM
View DesertCollective's profile

Shop within a shop construction - beginner help

04-16-2019 02:35 PM by DesertCollective

First post here! Thanks in advance for taking a minute to help me out! I a...

2 04-18-2019 03:36 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...

9 03-31-2019 11:20 AM
View jennia's profile

Building a retaining wall

08-14-2018 02:22 PM by jennia

The basement of our house is an exposed one. Is building a retaining wall can...

2 03-17-2019 07:57 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...

8 02-06-2019 05:53 PM
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...

10 12-20-2018 10:36 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...

7 12-10-2018 09:21 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...

5 12-08-2018 05:16 AM
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 12-05-2018 10:18 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...

5 11-09-2018 03:04 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...

6 11-03-2018 09:13 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...

7 10-20-2018 11:40 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...

4 10-10-2018 04:01 AM

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