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01-17-2008 2:11 AM


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  • Building a bonus room in the attic
    Refinishing the original hardwood floor in the front room


  • Posted in thread: Renovation frustration on 01-04-2008 at 10:45 PM
    I was looking at refinishing a hardwood floor in my family room a couple weeks ago and found
    after a little research that it is a BIG project. I still plan on doing it...but I am planning
    on waiting t...

  • Posted in thread: favorite / least favorite brand of tools on 01-04-2008 at 10:29 PM
    I'm not one to hate Ryobi or B&D, but they're really designed for the do-it-yourselfer, not for
    the daily abuse a professional would put it through. I agree, it really depends on the use.
    When I worke...

  • Posted in thread: hello everyone on 01-04-2008 at 10:25 PM
    Yeah that sounds like a gut it out and start over project. I look forward to seeing the
    progress. Good luck!

  • Posted in thread: Recessed Lights... on 01-04-2008 at 09:24 AM
    I'm no electrician, but I'd guess it would be cheaper to have it all done at once, since there
    is a certain cost to setting up a job, getting materials, estimating, etc.Another solution for
    no wall sw...

  • Posted in thread: Share a Tip on 01-04-2008 at 09:20 AM
    Do away with the sandpaper! DIY'ers usually have to sand the compound so much they and the
    whole house is covered with sheetrock dust. For those little rudges that pop up at the side of
    the knife can ...

  • Posted in thread: Share a Tip on 01-03-2008 at 10:33 PM
    I worked with a guy who showed me a cool trick to save a step. Just like ToolGuy says premixed
    compound needs watered down and to not forget to prime, my old boss would mix primer in with
    the premixed...

  • Posted in thread: Another new guy on 01-03-2008 at 09:50 PM
    Hello everyone. I stumbled across this board looking for a place to get ideas and partly waste
    time on the computer. My only hobby right now is working on our house. I am on my second home,
    which is a...