Remodeling 24: Remodeling Answers
Here's a list of Dave's answers about home improvement and remodeling you might find of help. Click on a title to see its answer.
On a 2x6 exterior wall, how thick do you make the header?
I am determined to turn an unfinished attic into a bedroom. How do I get started?
I'm planning on building an entertainment center/armoire. Most of the plans that I've looked at call for a 1/4" plywood back to be nailed into the sides. However, one plan that I've looked at uses a 3/4
Do you know how I might find information on building the walls and roof of a residential home from cement as they do in commercial construction? This seems like it would be an extremely strong and inexpensive building.
How do you fill and seal the gaps between cement and brick or cement and cinder block AND how do you fix the cracks in a cinder block wall?
I am in the process of building a dog house for my German Shepherd puppy. Can you please tell me what would be the correct size to accomodate her when she has reached her adult state?
I am installing tile and carpet in the rec room of my house and the problem is that there's a two foot perimeter of tile around the room and the center of the room is carpet. How do I finish the carpet and attach it to the floor? There i
Should I put tar paper against the cement foundation wall before I put up the 2x4's?
How do I install a heavy ceiling fan so it won't fly or fall off?
I did some repair work on a ceiling that had a textured stucco-like finish. How would I go about duplicating that finish in the area I was working on?
How do I cut 3 1/2" crown molding at the correct angle?
When installing doors and windows in a new construction house, how much bigger do I make the rough opening than the actual size of the door or window?
I'm looking at building kitchen cabinets. Would they be similar to your corner cabinet plans or is there a difference in the case construction?
I would like to refinish my kitchen cabinets that are lacquered with a dark brown lacquer. I want to strip the lacquer and repaint them in a solid color. I do not want a glossy finish and am worried about paint brush strokes. I was consid
How does one determine the swing of a door?
I'm building a 10' x 12' gambrel roof storage shed on 3 - 4" x 6" runners and I'm going to use 2"x12"x12
Is there a standard width to a hallway? Also I've got a 36" front entrance door, the rest are 32". Is there a reason to put a 36" door anywhere else?
I have to repair some stucco damage around the outside of the house due to water coming up behind the stucco. How can I get a good color match and how do I go about getting started?
How do you construct a window well?