Q. I have hardwoods throughout the entire second floor of my home. In one area beneath the dining room table you can see bare wood. How do I repair this without replacing all the hardwoods? A. You’ll need to rent a floor buffer with a sanding screen, which has abrasive on both sides. Use it to take off the top […]
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Here’s a simple weekend project: My workshop needed a sturdy, flat work surface that I could access from all sides without a wall in my way, so I built the rock-solid workbench pictured here. This beefy bench is constructed from 2-by-6’s, 2-by-4’s and 2-by-2’s. I first ripped the rounded edges off the lumber, so each 2-by-4 measured 3 inches, and […]
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I have a 30-year old home and I’m seeing some signs of moisture on the block foundation wall in my below-grade basement. Will painting the wall with a waterproofing sealant do any good? What you’re seeing is common in older homes where the original waterproofing has failed. Applying a waterproof sealer on the interior side of the basement will be […]
I’d like to install a new bathroom in my basement, but there are no existing drain lines in the foundation slab. Are there any other options aside from tearing up the slab? Yes, you can install a macerating toilet. These toilets use a macerating blade to chop up solid waste, and have a pump that forces the waste through […]
Q. My wife and I are having granite countertops installed. First, we need some shim work completed, and the guy doing the shimming said the shims would be visible beneath the counter. How do we cover up the shims? Is it typical to use some sort of molding underneath the counter and at the top of the cabinet? A. […]
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