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could also be keyhole grooves routed into some of...

could also be keyhole grooves routed into some of the verticals, if the maker was looking to show off a bit.

Either way, it'd mount to anchors in the wall the same way.
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easiest way would be to cut the bevels first then...

easiest way would be to cut the bevels first then measure the length from the "long" side to make the "square" cut, especially if you're working just with a table saw and crosscut sled, the square...
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I'm assuming the bit was being used to drill...

I'm assuming the bit was being used to drill through the stud parallel to the faces of the wall? It doesn't make a lot of sense to have drilled into the face of the wall like that just to run wires...
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biscuits shouldn't be bad on wood movement, the...

biscuits shouldn't be bad on wood movement, the issue would come from using stable material on the sides with plans for the shelves. The bigger problem with using biscuits to attach the shelves is...
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Not sure how you mean, so if this has nothing to...

Not sure how you mean, so if this has nothing to do with your question, some kind of picture or sketch would be helpful here.

3/4" Baltic birch plywood should be plenty strong for this purpose,...
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3/4" MDF might be a better choice for paint-grade...

3/4" MDF might be a better choice for paint-grade if you edge-band it. For the shelves, you could even get some pieces pre-coated with melamine and avoid the need for paint (not sure if 12" wide is...
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can you get a tarp big enough to cover the deck? ...

can you get a tarp big enough to cover the deck? you'll want to lay some kind of outdoor rugs or astroturf over that in an area at least enough to have a walkable path since just the tarp will...
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In Canada, you may want to consider load since a...

In Canada, you may want to consider load since a cloth cover may or may not hold water very well (depending on the rake and treatment of the cloth), but will definitely hold snow more than corrugated...
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Here's a chart from Weyrhauser showing some...

Here's a chart from Weyrhauser showing some column strength figures.

http://www2.wwpa.org/portals/9/docs/pdf/tn9.pdf

Your local building codes might have legal limitations differing from this,...
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What would the top board tying the vertical...

What would the top board tying the vertical plywood to the ceiling be actually attached to? Would the length of that board run parallel to the ceiling joists or perpendicular?

If it's...
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For a power line, would it be easier to run...

For a power line, would it be easier to run surface conduit in the gap between the beams and mount a gang box/outlet close to the mount location? Is the speaker wired for signal, or is it a wireless...
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That's a pretty sizeable rack. How high off the...

That's a pretty sizeable rack. How high off the ground do you want the top shelf of it to be?

You might be able to use a piece of hardboard/pegboard or 1/4 inch ply as an extender for those...
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Did you build in new framing inside the slider...

Did you build in new framing inside the slider opening? That should simplify the casing installation at least.

The pre-cut jamb kits will be too small for that size opening, they generally come...
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there are pre-cut door jamb kits which are cut to...

there are pre-cut door jamb kits which are cut to 5 1/8 in width (if I'm remembering correctly), you still need to cut the upper board to the appropriate length for the door width (which is a job for...
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are both sides of those boards visible, or is...

are both sides of those boards visible, or is this the only exposed face? Also will the new fixture be mounted on the wall or on the ceiling?

If they're not exposed on the back side, they might...
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Is the slab you have level, or is it...

Is the slab you have level, or is it crowned/sloped for drainage? If you're looking to build a deck over it, might not be a bad idea to build a couple drains into the interior to prevent standing...
10-28-15, 07:52 PM
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The bathroom sink drain line must feed into a...

The bathroom sink drain line must feed into a larger drain line shared by the toilet somewhere nearby. It may not be hard to run a 2" line for the washer into that drain line rather than tapping...
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If you're feeling a bit brave, you could...

If you're feeling a bit brave, you could drill/chisel out the edge material of the door at a particular height on either side at the height you're looking to mount the rack and put a solid board...
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Remember that many appliances will be designed to...

Remember that many appliances will be designed to the 18 inch standard. If you put yours at 17, you may not be able to fit a microwave, coffee maker or mixer under there; not an issue if you don't...
10-02-15, 10:20 AM
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as mark said, putting steel plates on the spots...

as mark said, putting steel plates on the spots you've indicated would help.

What I meant by "partial" braces is adding a third diagonal member that attaches to two edges 25-40% along the length...
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Non-foaming polyurethane or cyanocrylate would...

Non-foaming polyurethane or cyanocrylate would probably be best, depending on the age of the piece. Woodworking shops like Rockler would have a large selection (and have things like syringes and...
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Box stores (HD, Lowes) should have some options...

Box stores (HD, Lowes) should have some options for the kind of tile you'd need. Most stone/tile dealers will have a much better selection (and probably better quality as well) and would also know...
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That lightweight bar clamp is probably not up to...

That lightweight bar clamp is probably not up to the task as far as clamping the size of lumber you're dealing with. That weight of clamp is more for gluing up face frames/picture frames , drawer...
09-29-15, 12:44 PM
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In theory, a rigid brace should work in either...

In theory, a rigid brace should work in either orientation if it's running corner-to-corner since it'll triangulate the framework no matter what. Also, partial bracing with rigid material at both...
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you could look into various kinds of "mosaic"...

you could look into various kinds of "mosaic" tile, or some kinds of specialty tile which are built to fit together without square edges. Assuming there's no climate issue, use thinset mortar to...
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