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  0 Thread: Alternative to vinyl shutters
Post: RE: Alternative to vinyl shutters

(04-29-2021, 08:03 PM)toolmiser Wrote: Remember if you use ones with "slats" that they should be pointed up when open to be authentic.   Of course I did mine down like most other people.  Nobody ha...
Randy C Home Improvement 9 599 04-30-2021, 08:36 PM
  0 Thread: Alternative to vinyl shutters
Post: Alternative to vinyl shutters

I want some nicer looking shutters for my house. I like the look of real wood but I don’t want the maintenance hassle. I don’t really like the look of cheap vinyl shutters. Does anyone know if they ma...
Randy C Home Improvement 9 599 04-28-2021, 09:56 AM
  0 Thread: How would you reach the peak of our house to paint it
Post: RE: How would you reach the peak of our house to p...

(04-02-2021, 08:25 AM)brianwelch Wrote: I rented (actually had free use of) a boomlift to install siding on the high area of my house...not necessarily the cheapest route, but safe, and fun... I con...
Randy C Home Improvement 25 1,663 04-02-2021, 12:00 PM
  0 Thread: Roof shingle ?
Post: RE: Roof shingle ?

(09-14-2020, 04:58 AM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: They weren't paying attention. There's reasons homes aren't built with gable vents anymore. The same reason we don't poke holes in the middle of garden hos...
Randy C Home Improvement 36 5,113 04-02-2021, 08:17 AM
  0 Thread: Cherry Dresser for Wife
Post: RE: Cherry Dresser for Wife

(03-05-2021, 01:03 PM)Bozz Wrote: FINALLY finished this cherry dresser for my patient wife.  The criteria was it had to match mine that I’ve had for ten years.  Worked out well, learned a lot about ...
Randy C Woodworking 19 1,207 03-05-2021, 01:22 PM
  0 Thread: Bathroom Vanity Restoration
Post: RE: Bathroom Vanity Restoration

I think you’re starting to get the hang of this woodworking hobby.
Randy C Home Improvement 26 1,506 01-29-2021, 07:37 PM
  0 Thread: Where to buy non vinyl shutters
Post: RE: Where to buy non vinyl shutters

(10-05-2020, 08:18 AM)John Mihich Wrote: I hated the look of vinyl shutters so I just made my own - raised panel.  Been up 5 years and they look new.  Yes it was work but I got exactly the size I wa...
Randy C Home Improvement 15 2,039 10-05-2020, 08:31 PM
  0 Thread: Where to buy non vinyl shutters
Post: Where to buy non vinyl shutters

Does anyone know if there is some type of window shutter that is made of some type of composite. I want something that looks like wood but I don’t want the hassle of maintaining a wood shutter.  I do...
Randy C Home Improvement 15 2,039 10-01-2020, 06:31 PM
  0 Thread: ?? For house painters
Post: ?? For house painters

I'm going to start the major project of painting my house. Going to take advantage of the 40% off sale with Sherwin Williams. They also have 30% off their painting supplies so I am going to pick up a...
Randy C Home Improvement 15 2,278 09-20-2020, 04:11 PM
  0 Thread: Need help painting house
Post: Need help painting house

Finally started painting my house. It is hardie plank and hardie shake. When I originally painted the house 8 years ago with a brush, it took forever to paint the shake. Sounds crazy but I actually ha...
Randy C Home Improvement 6 1,732 06-02-2020, 11:41 AM
  0 Thread: Cutting board ??, wood movement
Post: Cutting board ??, wood movement

New idea for end grain cutting board. Want to cut a 1/4" recess near one corner of the board, will take a matching size piece of wood where I have inlaid the receipients initials and glue into recess....
Randy C Woodworking 2 1,289 12-28-2019, 07:46 AM
  0 Thread: Hardiboard type stuff vs premium vinyl?
Post: RE: Hardiboard type stuff vs premium vinyl?

(11-03-2019, 05:47 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: Hardie board...........I've never had vinyl, and never will. Sun fad.....mold..... Currently have stucko. Low low maintence. I have hardie and love it.  Only pr...
Randy C Home Improvement 26 7,242 11-03-2019, 07:30 PM
  0 Thread: Tell me about paint with primer
Post: Tell me about paint with primer

i want to repaint the trim on my house. It is all hardie board. When I painted it for the first time 8 years ago, I just used paint and didn't prime because the hardie board came pre primed. Fast for...
Randy C Home Improvement 11 3,121 11-03-2019, 08:16 AM
  0 Thread: ?? About nail gun for hardie trim siding
Post: RE: ?? About nail gun for hardie trim siding

(09-05-2019, 03:08 PM)CLETUS Wrote: They have specific installation instructions. https://www.jameshardiepros.com/getattac...-us-en.pdf Thanks, but I know all this. I am trying to find out if a re...
Randy C Home Improvement 11 6,627 09-05-2019, 04:19 PM
  0 Thread: ?? About nail gun for hardie trim siding
Post: ?? About nail gun for hardie trim siding

Does anyone know if it takes any special pneumatic nailer to nail HArdie trim boards. Specifically I will be nailing the 3/4 in thick hardie trim and this stuff is very hard. would you use 15 or 16 g...
Randy C Home Improvement 11 6,627 09-05-2019, 02:30 PM
  0 Thread: Primer paint
Post: RE: Primer paint

(08-20-2019, 08:27 PM)FyySnipe Hunter Wrote: This............. looks like crap
Randy C Home Improvement 16 3,447 08-21-2019, 07:00 AM
  0 Thread: Primer paint
Post: Primer paint

I have some peeling/ cracking paint on some fascia boards and am going to repaint. Do they still make oil based primer? All I can find is water based. I am going to use a latex paint but I figured ...
Randy C Home Improvement 16 3,447 08-20-2019, 07:31 AM
  0 Thread: What material to use?
Post: RE: What material to use?

(08-09-2019, 10:28 PM)MstrCarpenter Wrote: We used to call those rake returns "Pork chops"; that's what the shape resembled. The vertical cut changed to a radius that flowed into the bottom of the r...
Randy C Home Improvement 19 5,217 08-12-2019, 01:18 PM
  Photo Thread: What material to use?
Post: What material to use?

I am having a problem with wood rotting near the soffit even  Though I am pretty diligent about keeping it painted. Can anyone suggest a good material to use instead of wood? I thought about hardie b...
Randy C Home Improvement 19 5,217 08-09-2019, 06:35 PM
  0 Thread: Molding for mirror?
Post: Molding for mirror?

I have a 3' by 4' mirror that my wife would like me to frame with a nice  wood molding. Does anyone have a good site for purchasing decorative molding. Thanks
Randy C Woodworking 5 1,611 07-19-2019, 09:17 PM

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