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Ross Ott, who has a neat bungalow house in Rockford, IL, hates his aluminum siding. "I have a 1924 bungalow that has aluminum siding over the original siding. I hate it, and now it has hail damage and I need to figure out what I'm going to do with it. My desire is to remove […]

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DEAR TIM: I was helping my boyfriend install some wood trim this weekend and had a disagreement with him. It was about the proper way to hammer finish nails. He's of the opinion you should drive them flush with the wood and then paint over them. I remember my dad using a small tool he […]

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Wood shims are used when installing a door for several reasons. The door shims allow minimal or no structural stress or pressure applied to doors or windows at any point. This allows the doors or windows to operate freely.

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Trim board rot can be caused by either trim molding material and/or installation defects. The wrong type of molding trim wood can accelerate rot. If your trim lumber has not been painted properly, your door or window trim won't last as long.

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Wainscoting can add dramatic character to a room. There are a few wainscot tips when it comes to installing wainscotting. In existing homes, you will need to check how the wainscoting panel will fit around electrical outlets and door and window trim.

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Tim Carter shows how to get custom finished lumber made for your home woodwork projects. You can get the exact style or contour millwork that your wood work project requires.

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