Tired of that ugly concrete floor? Check out this tutorial for information on how to attach plywood to concrete as a floor base. Grab your tools and get started on that long-awaited home repair project.
In this tutorial, we learn how to prep plywood subfloor for hardwood and laminate with Lowe's. Before you prep your floor, read the manufacturers direction and information on the flooring. After this, gather all of your materials and tools you need to complete the job. Then, m ...more
I assume at this point you have already completed your control panel using Part 1 of this How To guide. Now, if you are anything like me, you couldn't fight the urge to play, and you have your panel sitting on saw horses in the living room. Depending on your situation, your s ...more
Tree Climbing Man demonstrates how to lay ceramic tile with drywall spackle. You don't need to rip up your existing floor and put down plywood or a sub floor to lay down a new floor. You can put ceramic tile right over existing linoleum with less work, less heartache and less ...more
First, the plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) subfloor floats on a corrugated or “cleated” waterproof underlayment, so the wood never actually touches the floor. The underlayment material can be made of Styrofoam or heavy-duty polyethylene, the same material used in corrug ...more
Ceramic tile floors offer a very attractive and durable alternative to other floor finishes. They come in many different sizes and colors to match the décor of any room and they can provide years of maintenance-free use. Additionally, ceramic tiles are fairly easy to install. ...more
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates tips you should know before installing ceramic tile over plywood or OSB. Following these tips will make your looking sharp and beautiful, and practical.
Mark Donovan is remodeling a ceramic tile shower, and shows how to install a mortar shower pan. First consider the framing of the shower. Plywood, 2x4's and 2x6's provide a good foundation for the weight of the tile. Then remove the cover from the drain. Use duct tape to cover ...more
Who needs more storage space? We all do! You may have an untapped gold mine of storage space just over your head, but it is probably too impractical to access. Of course we are referring to your attic, which unfortunately has only a small access door through one of your closet ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a towel warmer. Steps: 1. Drain hot-water heating system; turn off water supply to the old radiator. 2. Use reciprocating saw to cut hot-water supply and return lines from old radiator; remove radiator. 3. Cut open ...more
You don't have to live with an oil-stained driveway. Get rid of the mess with these stain-busting techniques. This video will show you how to get grease off a concrete driveway. Step 1. Act quickly Using a combination of newspaper, paper towels, and rags, blot as much oil as ...more
Continued from Organize Yo'sef Part One! Clean Up! Once you have some boxes, bins and assorted storage ‘units’, mercilessly clear out the clutter. Be swift and meticulous (like a tidy ninja). Make four piles on the floor: Keep, Store, Toss, Donate. Keep the piles well separat ...more
This video shows you how to install a hardwood floor over concrete. You will need a plywood base. This video demonstrates the nail down method. You will need 15 nails per 8 feet by 4 feet sheet; plan according. The entire process is very easy and gives you easy steps to follow ...more
Building the base of your shed is one of the most important parts of the shed construction. In this video, Henry shows you how to do the floor framing and plywood sheathing and build it square, flat and level. Video: .
This video will show you how to set your circular saw blade to the proper depth, so that you can cut a piece of plywood back to the rafters. This will enable you to have a clean straight cut and also a surface to screw or nail your sub-floor down to. Video: .
Say whatever you want, but Steampunk is primarily a maker culture. Consider that Steampunk has existed since the 1960s and yet more or less languished in obscurity until approximately 2005, which is when it made the leap to costuming. That costuming was what provided the leap ...more
If you want to make clothes for your cat, you're on your own. As I recently said in this article, cats will just totally flip out if you make them wear things. Your dog may also flip out, but I've found them to be more tolerant, personally. Anyway, here are the pictures of th ...more