, A continuous concrete footing A foundation wall of either poured concrete or concrete masonry units (CMUs) A concrete floor slab These three elements are the foundation system s structural components, serving to transfer the gravity load (the weight of the house) down into the ground While concrete is
, We all can t be interior design buffs, but with a little help, we can have our homes adorned by stylish stair rails that suit our tastes and amaze even the most discriminating We salvaged some old five panel doors to create this new railing for the landing above the stairs Concrete stairs with glass railing.
, In Part of our series on home building permits, we explore typical inspection schedules for a variety of project types Concrete inspections Pier and Roof sheathing, exterior shear (plywood) and lathing inspections are all required before the installation of the roof material or exterior wall covering.
, If you have lots of sanding staring you downanything from stair treads to dented doors, paint prep to glued up panelsyou ll lose a lot of speed if you vibration speeds, they go where other tools don t the nooks and crannies of metal porch railings, around stair balusters, even on wood patio furniture.
, Architecture firm Ka itz have designed this modern angular house on a tree lined street in a small community close to Paris, France Throughout the prefabricated home, materials like steel and concrete, have been left exposed to create a sense of authenticity.
, Got some outdoor space a teeny balcony, deluxe patio, humble patch of grass, or minimalist concrete pad Congratulations! Chevron Privacy Wall by DIY Passion Upgrade standard home supply store wood trellisit s only for a x panel at Home Depotwith a gorgeous coat of paint.
Concrete footing forms like the Sakrete concrete form at right (available at Home Depot) are ideal for pouring concrete footings for porch foundations They usually come in foot Like piers, ledger boards transfer the load from the structure directly onto the home s wall to which it is attached Just as important, they help
The TOH pros offer advice on your most difficult interior and exterior paint, painted flooring, and paint removal questions A John Dee replies With metal railings, the first thing to get rid of is the rust Q Can I varnish over the hard to find color of flat paint in the kitchen to make the walls shiny and more cleanable Cat
, Many years ago we added a small porch to the front of our home with Chippendale railings This fall we How to Make Chippendale Railings Cross Pieces After the After the railings were painted, we attached them to the brick with concrete screws and to the vinyl columns with deck screws Attaching
, Typical, practical models that have already been successfully built in various countries were selected They include one in situ pumice concrete house, three pumice brick block houses, two simple panel wall houses and two houses made of wall height hollow core planks All of them have approximately
, This concrete house in the Portuguese town of Palmela by Lisbon office Paratelier was cast inside wooden panels that were then used to build its interior The external concrete walls were cast inside pine panels, with the grain of the wood creating a textured finish on the final surface House in Palmela
, Many times an over the range microwave that recirculates cooking fumes can be converted to exhaust to the outside Here s how To hide the exposed duct in the kitchen, build a frame around it and cover it with cabinet grade plywood Broan range hood over stove in Kuppersmith project house kitchen.
, In this initial Sketchup model of the final design, I focused on trying to capture the scale, angle, and position of the climbing panels The face on the left side will be paneled as well, and there are two tiers of floor on the back for the fort Some of the railings and minor supports are not shown Here is the actual