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Bracket support for floating corner desk

I have a corner in my kitchen where I would like to put a small desk to keep my laptop on. The space is here:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6632872857_cf20d272b1.jpg

I will have wood...
08-12-10, 03:01 PM
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The reason it will go on the outside is that my...

The reason it will go on the outside is that my wife does not want the kick legs. She wants something that you can just push the door against and it will stick, and then you can shut again w/o...
08-12-10, 02:39 PM
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Attach door stop to outside of clad Marvin french door?

A couple of years ago during a remodel, we installed outswinging Marvin french doors. These are clad on the outside. I want to have locking door stops (either clip or magnetic) so that I can lock...
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Not sure why i didn't think of that. It says...

Not sure why i didn't think of that. It says 120-500 Watt. I'm going to go to the light store down the block and see if they have some brighter bulbs.

Thanks!
~john
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Max wattage for halogen ceiling fixture?

We have a light over our dining table that takes a long halogen bulb. The brightest I have found at the local Ace is 150w. The room is quite dark with this. I remember a time when the light seemed...
10-24-09, 09:42 PM
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Posted By jthoni

Thanks for the question on how it was...

Thanks for the question on how it was constructed. I realized I was just panicing w/o really thinking it through. when I remembered how it was constructed, there is a CPE pan and weep holes in the...
10-23-09, 10:51 PM
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Posted By jthoni

bump. Anyone have any advice for me? ...

bump.

Anyone have any advice for me?

Thanks,
~john
10-21-09, 08:30 PM
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Posted By jthoni

I didn't seal the gap between cement board and pan

Is this going to be a disaster? Can I fix it?

The pan was floated and the cement board was installed during my basement remodel 1.5 years ago. I finally got around to dealing with the tile this...
10-07-09, 10:17 PM
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Posted By jthoni

As per the 1 3/4" cuts, wouldn't it look bad to...

As per the 1 3/4" cuts, wouldn't it look bad to have that small of a cut?

This is what I am thinking:...
09-30-09, 10:45 PM
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Posted By jthoni

Layout shower wall with half-wall

One side of my shower has a half wall. I am trying to layout the back wall. Here is what it looks like:
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Advice for building a hanging nook desk?

We put in a staircase in our kitchen recently, and have a half wall around it. On one end of the wall, we were going to have a cabinet. My wife wants me to get my laptop off the dining table, and I...
06-28-09, 12:56 PM
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I guess I didn't describe it very well. I...

I guess I didn't describe it very well. I shouldn't have even mentioned the 1" tiles. I am dealing with the curb at the moment. I want to have a smooth as a surface as possible for the shower...
06-27-09, 04:54 PM
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Posted By jthoni

spacing tile on shower curb

I am using 1" square mosiac tiles on the shower floor, and 4x4 on the wall. Neither of these work real well on the curb (especially as my floor is uneven on the outside of the curb). I got some...
06-25-09, 10:38 PM
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Posted By jthoni

Installing porcelain shampoo niche

I am about to tile my shower. I had originally wanted to have a recessed niche, but all I found were the tile-over kind (like you see here...
06-25-09, 09:06 AM
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Posted By jthoni

Actually, I just read this: How To Use Trowels...

Actually, I just read this:
How To Use Trowels and Thinset (http://www.tileandstonetips.com/trowels.html)
06-25-09, 09:04 AM
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Posted By jthoni

The point that I am hesitant on (due to...

The point that I am hesitant on (due to inexperience), is does the consistency change after a 10-15 min slake? In other words, if I mix it up and it looks perfect, but then I let it sit for 15 min...
06-24-09, 09:55 PM
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Posted By jthoni

I am getting ready to start this weekend, and I...

I am getting ready to start this weekend, and I found a flaw in my logic. The issue is with mixing up the thinset. I have it in a 50 lb bag. For past projects, I have always mixed up the whole...
06-19-09, 10:16 PM
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Posted By jthoni

Notch size for 1x1" mosiac tile sheets?

I have a shower tile job that will be using three sizes of tile:

A) 1x1" stone mosiac (in 12x12" sheets) for the floor.
B) 4x4" standard field tiles for the wall.
C) 3x12" bullnose trim tiles....
06-01-09, 10:07 PM
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Posted By jthoni

How to tile a shower in many small sessions?

I have a shower that has been waiting to be tiled for a year and a half now. I need it to be done by autumn, but I have no block of time that I can take off from work/family. I have decided to try...
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Posted By jthoni

Probably fall into it. :) The railings would...

Probably fall into it. :)

The railings would only be about 2' long, and would look really ugly being on either side of this small space. In 10 years, I think these doors have been used a half...
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Posted By jthoni

Best idea for a safety "curb" on small landing

I have a detached L-shaped guest house that had a small deck. I reclaimed the yard space, and put raised beds along the building. There are two (mostly unused) doors in the corner of the "L" that...
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Posted By jthoni

I should note that I could always raise the...

I should note that I could always raise the pavers up a bit, but I was thinking of having them extend out under the step so that you step down onto them.
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2x6 frame not high enough for box step

Ok, I actually sat down and planned this out, and it looks like I have a new challenge. I had been planning on using the example at DECKPLANS.com | How to Build a Box Step...
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Ah! Brilliant! Falls in the category of "why...

Ah! Brilliant! Falls in the category of "why didn't I think of that."

So something like the below then (and yes, it is from the top looking down):
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Posted By jthoni

Blocking corners of wrap around (half octogon) box step

I built my deck last summer, but never got around to doing the last step down to the ground. I build the deck with the corner notched off (so it is like three sides of an octogon). It is just one...
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