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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-23-2011, 12:54 AM
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Posted By mattpdx
Yes, actually I would like to do it top down, but...

Yes, actually I would like to do it top down, but not sure if the mortar will be enough to hold everything in place without some kind of bracing?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-21-2011, 03:02 AM
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Posted By mattpdx
Cultured Stone veneer over cinder block fireplace

I tore off some 70s fake lava rock off my indoor filreplace and want to replace it with some cultured stone.

I'm starting with the corners and have all the corner pieces. Thing is, I want things...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-01-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,375
Posted By mattpdx
Yeah there is no real timetable for installing...

Yeah there is no real timetable for installing them since I will be doing it all.

The only thing is, I have to figure out exactly what color stain I want to use etc, before I can get started.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-30-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,375
Posted By mattpdx
Sorry, I am talking about the INTERIOR wood on...

Sorry, I am talking about the INTERIOR wood on the windows, I don't need any heavy duty marine stuff. The exterior is a no-maintenance composite material.

Here are some pictures of the wood on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-28-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,375
Posted By mattpdx
Finishing windows before they are installed or after?

So I got a bunch of Andersen windows I will be installing. They are gliding (sliding) windows with a real wood interior. I want to stain and finish them to match the trim that's going to go up...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 11-29-2010, 05:52 PM
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Views: 5,202
Posted By mattpdx
Hello! Thanks for the comments. This particular...

Hello! Thanks for the comments. This particular picture is of a sliding door, but they used the same type of brick mould for two doors and a window. Even though it's a real pain, it is possible to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-23-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,376
Posted By mattpdx
Hi, thanks for the advice, I haven't had time to...

Hi, thanks for the advice, I haven't had time to start the project yet, but I will post pictures once I've started. Yes, it does sound like it should be easy enough to cut away the drywall near the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 11-23-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,202
Posted By mattpdx
Channel for installing brick mould without nails?

I had a couple of doors and windows replaced with Andersen products. They used a composite brick mould for the trim (also manufactured by Andersen to match the colors).

I'd like to replace some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 09-10-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,376
Posted By mattpdx
Replacing drywall with tiled walls (bathroom)

I'm looking at remodeling my bathroom and removing the drywall on the walls, replacing them with something more suitable for covering with tile.

At least one part of the bathroom will have a new...
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