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When framing an interior wall, the wall has to be plumb and in the same plane. Building a wall can be done on the floor, then lifted it into place, or built in place. These tips will assist you with house framing.

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Temporary wall partitions can be added to room to create that small home office. The temporary interior wall should be held in place with fasteners to avoid the wall falling over. This is even more important if small children are present. Soundproofing is possible, to a degree, with sound-batt insulation and an exterior door.

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Wainscoting is an affordable way to enrich your rooms. This video shows you how to install wainscoting that will be stable, solid and beautiful. After measuring your room, you can order all the wainscot components for a simple installation.

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Wallpaper adds instant beauty to any room. The video explains how to hang wallpaper correctly, making your job easier and mistake-free. Using pre-pasted wallpaper with a wallpaper relaxer will make sure your job goes well. This video shows you techniques to prepare your wallpaper to be hung.

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Black and gray lines on the inside walls of a house confound people. These lines form at regular vertical intervals on the wall surfaces on outside walls, especially those that face north in the northern hemisphere. People who burn candles are especially prone to this problem.

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Headers and beams size and load information is available in a free booklet. How to insert beams into a frame wall is illustrated, and a nifty electronic sensor can help you "see" what's behind your wall.

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A beam is not a complicated feature to install, but unless you've been eating your spinach,its weight may require the muscle of another friend. Beams should be sized and typed for load by an engineer. Structural beams can be added with fewer headaches with these inside tips.

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Column to beam connection requires good, solid connectors. Whether using columns or headers of wood, steel or other materials, there are a number of connectors available to solidly connect your columns to the beam.

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Column and beam construction must be done with properly sized beams to support a load bearing wall. Columns must be properly located, and the choice of a steel beam, wood beams, or beams made of laminate or other materials available today is also best left to the pros! Solid column and beam construction calls for the hiring of a structural engineer to get you started.

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