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  0 Thread: Bathroom tile removal
Post: RE: Bathroom tile removal

I was planning on using a cold chisel to remove the tiles (bathroom is small).   Also, the electric floor was laid in a bed of thinset and was allowed to fully dry.  Then, a 2nd coat of thinset was...
Ravenswood Chicago Home Improvement 8 2,517 01-11-2019, 10:13 AM
  0 Thread: Bathroom tile removal
Post: Bathroom tile removal

Hello.  I currently have a bathroom floor that is constructed in this way: porcelain tile --------------- thinset --------------- electric heater in thinset --------------- cement board ----...
Ravenswood Chicago Home Improvement 8 2,517 01-11-2019, 08:13 AM
  0 Thread: Electric Drain Auger
Post: Electric Drain Auger

I'm tired of calling a plumber every time my shower or bathroom sink gets clogged.  I'm looking to invest in a decent electric auger. Can anyone make a good recommendation?
Ravenswood Chicago Home Improvement 9 4,191 02-16-2018, 01:07 PM
  0 Thread: Fire Table
Post: Fire Table

I'm thinking about building a fire table for my covered outdoor porch.  The ceiling is about 11' tall. My question is what king of exhaust will a propane file table produce?  Will the exhaust dirty...
Ravenswood Chicago Home Improvement 3 2,009 08-30-2017, 10:25 AM
  0 Thread: GFCI
Post: GFCI

I have an exterior outlet with a GFCI outlet.  My couch is blocking the outlet so i plan on cutting an extension cord and wiring a new box/outlet.  Basically, i will be building a home-made powerstrip...
Ravenswood Chicago Home Improvement 2 1,668 07-27-2017, 03:10 PM
  0 Thread: Crown Molding
Post: RE: Crown Molding

Yes, 10 coffers.  Each approximately 40" square.  I'm thinking option A.
Ravenswood Chicago Home Improvement 7 4,145 05-03-2017, 08:01 AM
  0 Thread: Crown Molding
Post: RE: Crown Molding

Joseph, how would you go about a coffered ceiling?
Ravenswood Chicago Home Improvement 7 4,145 05-02-2017, 04:34 PM
  0 Thread: Crown Molding
Post: Crown Molding

When installing crown molding in a small box with four inside corners (like a coffered ceiling), do you guys: A)  Cope one side of the crown and straight cut the other on all four pieces or  ...
Ravenswood Chicago Home Improvement 7 4,145 05-02-2017, 10:41 AM
  0 Thread: desk bumper
Post: desk bumper

Hello.  I'm looking for a good source to purchase an edge "bumper" for an office desk.  Places like Rockler seem to only offer standard T molding.  I'm looking for something that is significantly beef...
Ravenswood Chicago Woodworking 2 2,038 04-21-2017, 09:14 AM
  0 Thread: weathering teak ply?
Post: RE: weathering teak ply?

"That is not leaving it outside (exposed to sun and rain) to weather." The Tilton system builds the coffers in independent modules.  The modules are then hung on the ceiling one at a time.  If i do...
Ravenswood Chicago Woodworking 12 6,903 03-29-2017, 11:43 AM
  0 Thread: weathering teak ply?
Post: RE: weathering teak ply?

"Why plywood?" I'm thinking of doing a coffered ceiling in my bathroom.  I was going to do the construction Tilton style and use plywood for the panels.
Ravenswood Chicago Woodworking 12 6,903 03-29-2017, 10:16 AM
  0 Thread: weathering teak ply?
Post: RE: weathering teak ply?

How about marine-grade teak plywood?
Ravenswood Chicago Woodworking 12 6,903 03-28-2017, 02:38 PM
  0 Thread: weathering teak ply?
Post: weathering teak ply?

Here's a crazy question... I'm thinking of building a project out of teak and then leaving it outside during the summer to weather (turn grey and dry out the wood).  Parts of the project will be co...
Ravenswood Chicago Woodworking 12 6,903 03-28-2017, 08:34 AM
  0 Thread: Sears going out of business?
Post: RE: Sears going out of business?

My local Sears did well also.  But the real estate it was sitting on was just too valuable.  Sears opted to close the store and sell the building about 1 year ago.   That is proof the end is near.
Ravenswood Chicago Home Improvement 44 25,726 03-22-2017, 11:36 AM
  0 Thread: PL Premium construction adhesive
Post: RE: PL Premium construction adhesive

The hardboard panels will be applied to an outdoor patio ceiling that has an existing plywood ceiling. I plan on securing the hardboard to the plywood with staples around the perimeter (later will ...
Ravenswood Chicago Home Improvement 10 7,401 03-16-2017, 07:02 AM
  0 Thread: PL Premium construction adhesive
Post: PL Premium construction adhesive

I'm looking to hang some hardboard panels on a ceiling (approx 42" x 42").  I will be using PL Premium Adhesive. Do I need to apply pressure for the adhesive to bond properly?  The instructions don't...
Ravenswood Chicago Home Improvement 10 7,401 03-15-2017, 04:05 PM
  0 Thread: oil primer dry time
Post: RE: oil primer dry time

Thanks.  The instructions say nothing about when it's ok to apply latex topcoat.  It only says it is dry to touch in 30 min, can re-apply in 2 hours, and full adhesion in 7 days.
Ravenswood Chicago Finishing 3 2,137 03-08-2017, 09:32 AM
  0 Thread: oil primer dry time
Post: oil primer dry time

I'm painting hardboard panels using an oil primer.  The top coat will be be acrylic latex. I primed the panels 24 hours ago.  The panels are dry to the touch but still smell like oil.  I have them ...
Ravenswood Chicago Finishing 3 2,137 03-08-2017, 09:05 AM
  0 Thread: Panelled Window Jam Extensions
Post: RE: Panelled Window Jam Extensions

about 9-1/2" deep, 65" tall.
Ravenswood Chicago Woodworking 3 1,783 03-01-2017, 01:38 PM
  0 Thread: Panelled Window Jam Extensions
Post: Panelled Window Jam Extensions

I'm looking to build some fancy window jam extensions.  Panelled.  Raised or maybe just flat panelled.  I'm not finding anything on the internet.  Does anyone have any pics that could serve as inspira...
Ravenswood Chicago Woodworking 3 1,783 03-01-2017, 12:40 PM

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