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Posted in thread: Bamboo flooring ~ on the ceiling! (pic) on 10-21-2010 at 05:43 PM
We 'laid' subflooring (only used 1/2" OSB to reduce weight) screwed to the ceiling joists, just
as you'd do for regular floor application into floor joists. The planks were attached with a
nail gun us...
Posted in thread: Bamboo flooring ~ on the ceiling! (pic) on 10-20-2010 at 08:54 PM
Was told it couldn't be done by some vendors while others just scratched their heads at my
idea. Well, it CAN be done & it's gorgeous!! This is our new 18x20 den ceiling which replaced
the old drop ce...
Posted in thread: Any personal experience w/these shingles? on 01-20-2010 at 09:15 PM
Great advice! Thanks so much. Your insight has certainly gotten us closer to getting a job well
done. Now we'll just have to coordinate everything ...
Posted in thread: Any personal experience w/these shingles? on 01-20-2010 at 06:41 PM
Can't get a better recommendation than from a roofing contractor! Unfortunately, there don't
seem to be any certified installers in the Charlotte NC area so we'll have to bring one in for
the job. Ano...
Posted in thread: Any personal experience w/these shingles? on 01-20-2010 at 08:10 AM
We're in the research stage of a new roof. A type which we are leaning heavily toward is
composite ~ stone-covered metal. Decra is 1 brand of these. Tho they offer styles in tile,
slate & shingle, we'...
Posted in thread: Best paint to refresh metal lawn chairs? on 04-05-2009 at 07:31 AM
Spring has sprung & our front patio chairs need to be refreshed. They are the old metal kind
that allow you to 'bounce' while seated. Plans are to clean well, sand & then paint. What metal
Posted in thread: Covering brick mantle with wood on 04-03-2009 at 12:22 PM
Thanks! Got the Contec PL400 on my list. That will also save a bunch of mason bits! Now just
need to decide on the final design of trim moulding...
Posted in thread: Covering brick mantle with wood on 03-31-2009 at 09:44 PM
We currently have a brick mantle over our fireplace & plans are to top it with wood. The brick
mantle currently is made up of 5 rows of brick, each stepping back 1/2" - 3/4" from the row
above, then h...
Posted in thread: Wood mantle over brick (pic) on 03-16-2009 at 08:50 AM
Plans are to install a wood mantle over the current 73" brick one. As you can see, the bricks
step down in depth size: 7.75 > 6.25 > 5.75 > 5 > 4.25 (total of 10.25 in height), then solid
brick face a...
Posted in thread: Alligator hand chain saw? on 03-31-2008 at 08:23 AM
You may want to take your DW to the store to see if she could manipulate this comfortably. I
found it too heavy for me to use above shoulder height.