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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...

23 11-29-2020 05:27 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’...

9 11-25-2020 04:51 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...

12 11-20-2020 07:06 PM
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...

478 11-19-2020 10:57 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...

2 10-27-2020 07:22 AM
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...

3 09-12-2020 02:15 PM
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. ...

11 09-02-2020 11:57 AM
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...

5 09-02-2020 11:57 AM
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...

6 09-02-2020 11:40 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...

20 08-31-2020 02:26 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...

8 08-31-2020 02:22 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...

4 08-31-2020 02:21 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...

8 08-30-2020 09:55 PM
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...

6 08-30-2020 09:49 PM
View RJA's profile

Outside Decking

04-13-2011 04:48 AM by RJA

I’m building a screen room on a pressure treated deck. It has wide roo...

6 08-30-2020 11:25 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...

3 08-30-2020 11:25 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...

9 08-30-2020 11:24 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...

4 08-30-2020 11:24 AM
View BrownsFan's profile

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...

3 08-30-2020 11:24 AM
View darrenjttu's profile

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 ...

3 08-30-2020 11:23 AM

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