Last Activity:02-20-2012 10:03 PM
Posted in thread: Claw Tub Break Up on 02-18-2012 at 11:42 AM
Where do you live, Sandbuoy? In Portland, we have lots of great local shops that pay for
authentic pieces like that. Search around - a lot of times you can describe/send a picture of
what you have and...
Posted in thread: Painting the walls on 02-17-2012 at 10:20 PM
It may not be reversibleeverything is reversible, it just might not be enjoyable :D
Posted in thread: renovating my bathroom on 02-17-2012 at 09:55 PM
Finished a bathroom about a year ago... Read a lot of trend reports while we were in the
process. Nickel fixtures are hot, buyers are looking for high-end feel (vessel sinks, tile,
heated floor, etc.)...
Posted in thread: matching existing tile - help! on 02-17-2012 at 09:34 PM
If you can take one off, there may be a "serial number" or brand name and barcode on the back.
If the tile isn't too old, you can search the web for a match. Although the lots are likely
Posted in thread: Staining or painting wood? on 02-17-2012 at 09:24 PM
For the stairs, you'll want to rent a floor edger. First, take up the carpet. Then,start with a
coarse grit (around 120) until you're through the varnish. Once you get down to the bare wood,
Posted in thread: Tree Stump Removal on 02-16-2012 at 09:15 PM
If you were willing to plant something in the center while it slowly rots away, I'm guessing
you're in no hurry.... It's a slower method, but you can drill holes into the top of the stump
using a 1" b...
Posted in thread: Wood on concrete on 02-16-2012 at 09:03 PM
you could also use a powder actuated nailer. Might cost more to rent, but will likely save you
some time. As nealtw says, though - don't forget the foam barrier, or your sill plates will be
Posted in thread: Crawl Space Access Door? on 02-16-2012 at 03:23 PM
Good to know on the size of the opening! I don't suppose I could get away with 2x6s for the
framing? We're already working with a really shallow 24 inches under there...
Posted in thread: Floor Height after tile on 02-16-2012 at 12:16 PM
hey RD - I just completed a similar project in a 1962 home. It's more work, but if you ever
plan on selling the house, I seriously recommend pulling up the ply. Wear a mask, set a
circular saw to the ...
Posted in thread: Crawl Space Access Door? on 02-16-2012 at 12:06 PM
As a part of our laundry room reno, I just sealed up an old crawl space access hole that used
to be under our washing machine . It wasn't anything special - literally just a hole cut out of