Hi, I'm Dave Osborne. With over 50 years experience as a journeyman carpenter, foreman and contractor in heavy construction I enjoyed working with apprentices and sharing the tricks of the trade that others shared with me. Now I get emails from Members all over the world and we include many of my answers in our Free Monthly Newsletters. Some of my answers include drawings and instructions specific to a project, but may also answer your questions. I use correct construction terminology, so you can confidently inform your building supply dealers or contractors exactly what you need.
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|Volume 13 Issue 9|
Welcome to Dave's Shop Talk's Home Improvement Newsletter of questions from our members on their construction projects, a Tip of the Month and a home remodeling article, both from our website at http://daveosborne.com.
Dan, my brother and webmaster, spent the last two months updating the look of our site and uploaded all his work onto our server just this afternoon. He asked an old artist friend of his for new designs for the site. I hope you like the new look of our site!
Next newsletter will use the new designs. We wanted to warn you first so you'd recognize the newsletter when you see it in your Inbox!
To help hold up a set of stairs when the box joist is not large enough, install a plywood riser onto the stringer and fasten it onto the riser below the upper floor.
For stairs without enough run room, you have to make some choices, move a wall to make a better set of stairs, or enlarge the opening to allow for a staircase landing.
This month, rather than show you questions, I'll share some of the nice responses I get from subscribers to our website.
Thanks for all your nice comments. Dan and I sure do appreciate them.
Before Winter sets in with all its fury, check out the following list to keep your home warm, cozy and secure.
Hope you enjoy the Newsletter this month.
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