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: 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.
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There is confusion knowing how to go green. There are many green products available, but are they all environmentally friendly? The impact on the environment and the return of investment are all factors to consider.