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10-14-2005 4:24 PM


  • Posted in thread: Favorite/Least Favorite tools? on 10-14-2005 at 10:22 AM
    I own a mix, like most people, I suppose - DeWalt has been a tremendous disappointment, and I
    won't even bother any more with Craftsman - I have a brother-in-law who gets me Milwaukee at a
    reasonable ...

  • Posted in thread: Have to get permit to build treehouse? on 10-14-2005 at 10:20 AM
    Cami - there are some cities that, if they cannot mandate what people paint their houses, they
    at least try through community pressure groups (generally known as the local Arts Council,
    Preservation C...

  • Posted in thread: installing chandelier on 10-14-2005 at 10:16 AM
    NEVER install a chandelier yourself unless you are sure of what you are doing, both with the
    wiring and the weight on the ceiling - pay the money to get a handyman if you have any
    uncertainty about an...

  • Posted in thread: color suggestions on 10-14-2005 at 10:14 AM
    I like a chocolate brown (have one in my own living room) with cream or eggshell trim and a
    white ceiling - Some of the better dark blues (Martha Stewart's Northwestern Sky, e.g., which I
    have in my h...

  • Posted in thread: Firewood or gas logs on 10-14-2005 at 10:12 AM
    Wood all the way - yes, wood fireplaces are inefficient, but a wood - burning stove does a good
    deal better, and in any case, gas logs look cheap and give no real heat either - if you go that
    way, why...

  • Posted in thread: using paneling as flooring???? on 10-14-2005 at 10:09 AM
    Ever thought about poured concrete floor? What room are you going to put the flooring down on?
    For my money, if you are going with a new floor, try some of IKEA's flooring materials - very
    simple to i...

  • Posted in thread: Kitchen cabinet repair on 10-14-2005 at 10:07 AM
    Cabinet refinishing is much cheaper - the key consideration is, do you have enough cabinet
    space right now? If you do, I would go with the refinish job - if not, just tear everything out
    and start fre...

  • Posted in thread: Broken Dishwasher - Replace or not? on 10-14-2005 at 10:05 AM
    Zizi - have you tried one of the very portable in-sink dishwashers? That may work for you,
    depending on how many dishes you actually do.

  • Posted in thread: caculating paint on 10-14-2005 at 10:04 AM
    One thing to remember - if you think you might run short on a two coat job, you can always
    stretch the second coat with some water- especially on a textured surface. All the rules, tho,
    of paint calcu...

  • Posted in thread: paint my tub? on 10-14-2005 at 10:00 AM
    There is a black latex with epoxy that I have seen that makes a great tub finish, also used on
    indoor pools (has anyone seen the houses made from rail freight cars? - they can cut one of
    those in half...


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