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    Temporary stage plans

    I am following the advice to make 4 panels. Can I put just one joist in the middle of each panel? That would about 22" on center in each 4' wide panel. I'm trying to cut down on price and weight where I can.
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    Temporary stage plans

    I got RedHead drop in anchors for the porch. I've never used this type, but it seems like the best female flush mount solution. I got a bunch of carriage bolts to put the sections together. We'll see how this goes...
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    Temporary stage plans

    Are you suggesting that I make 4 separate structures and then bolt them together to make 1? I was thinking 2 structures (8x8 & 8x7). With 4, they might be able to store them without disassembling, so that may work. It'll take a few more 2x8s.
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    Temporary stage plans

    I'm not sure why he suggested treated. It will be in place for a few days each year, so it may not be necessary. I will suggest a different plywood, at the very least. As far as the structure, I can probably suggest a few sensible changes, but my feeling is that they will want to leave it...
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    Temporary stage plans

    2-3 people and some audio equipment.
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    Temporary stage plans

    I'm building this 8'x15' stage for a fundraising event. The plans I've attached were drawn up by an architect. They are obviously pretty simple, but I have a couple questions (the person who drew them up isn't available). A 2x8 will be anchored to the porch, so that the stage will be an...
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    Skylight leak

    That’s what I’m hoping. I got up there and removed a few screws, but I can’t figure out how to pull the glass from the frame. I’ve been searching for a how-to ,but no luck yet.
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    Skylight leak

    It’s difficult or impossible to tell from the picture, but the leak actually originates from above the roof. In the very top corner just below the glass. I’m thinking there’s a gasket or something below the metal frame.
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    Skylight leak

    I have water leaking on a bottom corner of a skylight. I have experience with minor roofing and flashing from installing vents, etc., but I've never dealt with a skylight. I'm not sure what the pitch of the roof is off hand, but it's not much of a pitch. Water seems to gather at the corner where...
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    Walnut plywood slab cabinet doors: options for finishing

    I'm not sure where to begin my testing, but from what I've read, a Danish oil (medium or dark walnut) followed by a spray lacquer or wipe on poly is a good and relatively simple way to finish walnut. I'm reading that it will lighten quite a bit without some sort of tint used before the topcoat...
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    Walnut plywood slab cabinet doors: options for finishing

    I've had several posts during my kitchen reno, and I'm sure I'll have more. I appreciate all the input so far. I couldn't do projects like this without the advice. I'm now moving on to my semi-custom cabinet install. I've become a big fan of Ikea carcasses and the Blum hardware that comes with...
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    Floating Bamboo floor installation in kitchen

    Thanks for the suggestion. I think I know what you're talking about and I'll look into that.
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    Floating Bamboo floor installation in kitchen

    This is 1/2" thick solid bamboo, so it's about as dense and hard as hardwood gets. I'm not too concerned about durability, but I guess I'll see. This is not bamboo laminated to other material, which probably wouldn't be all that durable. The install went quick and easy this past Saturday. I...
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    Floating Bamboo floor installation in kitchen

    I'll give that a shot. I'll have plenty of leftover from the 72" transition piece I bought for another spot.
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    Floating Bamboo floor installation in kitchen

    The 1/2" figure is manufacturer specification. It's solid bamboo. It'll be under baseboard and shoe molding everywhere else. The door threshold is part of the door assembly. My options seem to be rip a small amount off the planks along that wall, except where the door is, or use a small piece of...
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    Floating Bamboo floor installation in kitchen

    I believe this is my last question... Since I need to leave 1/2" space off the wall, what should I do at the exterior door threshold to cover that 1/2" gap? It seems like flooring usually butts up to the threshold. All I can think is to make a low profile trim piece.
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    Floating Bamboo floor installation in kitchen

    I wasn't sure if a different blade would be necessary due to the hardness of bamboo.
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    Floating Bamboo floor installation in kitchen

    I definitely understand you are offering your experience only. I think I am fairly comfortable going under the cabinets and gluing the joints in those spots. This kitchen is only about 110 square feet, so cost difference is not much of an issue and there aren't that many cabinets. It will be...
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    Floating Bamboo floor installation in kitchen

    That certainly makes me feel better about any minor discrepancies in my plan. There's really no reason I can't glue this down, it's just easier to put down and take up if it's floating. I really can't imagine having so much expansion that it will cause buckling, which is what the manufacturer is...
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    Floating Bamboo floor installation in kitchen

    That is a fair point about the possibility of needing to replace the floor and not remove the cabinets. I will glue all the joints under the appliances, and cabinets if I go that route. I still have a couple days of drywall work and then paint, so I plan to put the floor in Saturday. I've...
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