DEAR TIM: My wife wants me to build a wood table our family could gather around for feasts. She desires a contemporary design using ceramic tile with the tile inset into the center of the table. Have you done this before and what should I be aware of? Can I grout the ceramic tile since […]
DEAR TIM: It happens every year. At some point I can park my car in the garage, but then stuff gets in the way. Within a month or two, my car is stuck outdoors in all kinds of weather. What's the secret to a clutter-free garage? How do people do it? What tips can you […]
Hello, I'm Tim Carter and I have the pleasure this year to install a ThermaTru ClassicCraft fiberglass door at my own home. I chose a fiberglass door because of the way they are made. I love the fact that is not going to rot. It's not going to twist or split. And it won't do […]
DEAR TIM: I have an attic space in my home that has small vertical walls that transition to a sloped surface. There's a small flat surface of ceiling area in between the two sloped surfaces. I need to build a partition wall in this space to create a separate storage room. How hard is this […]
DEAR TIM: I'm carving out a small space in my garage attic transforming it into a man cave. The walls and ceiling in the attic are already drywalled. I have to get electric cables into the new partition wall. It appears the easiest way to do this is through the floor. The trouble is the […]
It is possible to install a Wall-Mount Ironing Board in an existing wall. There are several key obstacles that should be on your radar before you start this job. As you’ve already pointed out, the ironing board needs to be located in a spot where it can rotate out of its wall cabinet and not hit anything. You need to be able to stand next to the board and comfortably iron.
Do you have a hump in a wall caused by a poor jog of drywall finishing? The humps can appear where a flat seam or a wall stud with a horrible crown cause the high spot in your drywall. Here is a tip on how to hide that drywall hump.
Call the fire department and notify the EPA! There's going to be lots of smoke when we blow out the 1,000 candles on top of the Ask the Builder cake. This is the 1,000th column I've written for my syndication partners.