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Cement Backer Board
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Hi All,I'm finishing a bathroom project with a fiberglass shower.  I have a 18" opening around the top of the shower.  I bought cement backer board to cover the opening.  I'm not planning to tile the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ken Darga Feb 27.

Mounting a Flat-Screen TV
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I'm thinking about mounting a flat screen on my wall.  Problem is I have plaster & lathe walls.  Here's my plan.  Mount a 3/4" plywood backer board using 3" lag bolts to the studs big enough to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Jul 21, 2013.

How to frame walls on concrete foundation
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I'm planning to build a room on a porch.  The porch has a concrete floor and to the landscaping is uneven - one side is below grade.  I've done some landscaping to ensure water flows away from the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael R. Turner Jul 10, 2012.

Makita LS1016L
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Picked up a new saw today.  Can't wait to see it in action.  I was planning to get a 12" sliding saw but couldn't justify the price.  I was able to get this saw [used] for 1/2 the price.  I've found…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Shull Feb 4, 2012.

 

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Ken Darga replied to Brian's discussion 'Cement Backer Board'
" Thanks Rick. I'll keep that in mind when I do a new shower/tub install. "
Feb 27
Rick replied to Brian's discussion 'Cement Backer Board'
"I used Hardibacker panels under Swanstone solid surface panels which make one of the nicest showers around -- you can scrub it with brillo pads and no grout lines.  The screws are course thread 0.195 in diam., but definitely not brittle like…"
Feb 27
Ken Darga replied to Brian's discussion 'Cement Backer Board'
"Thanks Rick, The "square drive" is the feature in the head--- which dictates the type and size of driver bit to install/remove the screws. The "type of screw", which is the style and thread-pitch, is the main factor for use in…"
Feb 27
Rick replied to Brian's discussion 'Cement Backer Board'
"Here's a pic of the screws Brian referred to.  They are square drive.  Don't try these in pocket holes.  ;-) "
Feb 27
Brian replied to Brian's discussion 'Cement Backer Board'
"I found some at Lowes called Backer-On.  They come in a couple counts depending on your needs."
Feb 26
Ken Darga replied to Brian's discussion 'Cement Backer Board'
"Rick, Do you have, or know of, a suitable screw for affixing the boards you described? Thanks."
Feb 26
Rick replied to Brian's discussion 'Cement Backer Board'
"Durock is good.  Prime and paint with mildewcide like Zinsser bath paint, and then use exterior caulk the top of the shower.  Don't use drywall screws.  HardiBacker is also good."
Feb 23
Brian posted a discussion

Cement Backer Board

Hi All,I'm finishing a bathroom project with a fiberglass shower.  I have a 18" opening around the top of the shower.  I bought cement backer board to cover the opening.  I'm not planning to tile the opening - probably just a couple coats of latex/waterproof paint.  Is Durock backer board correct or should I use another type of cement drywall?Thanks,-BrianSee More
Feb 22
Brian replied to Brian's discussion 'Mounting a Flat-Screen TV'
"Hi Jay.  Thanks for the reply.  I like the idea of opening the wall and adding more support.  That way I could build 2x4 supports in the wall to secure the wall mount."
Jul 21, 2013
Jay Boutwell replied to Brian's discussion 'Mounting a Flat-Screen TV'
"Brian I see nothing wrong with your plan.  The problem with lath and plaster walls is that the laths are attached to the wall studs with small nails making the laths very brittle and easy to let go of the wall studs.  The plaster is…"
Jul 15, 2013
Brian posted a discussion

Mounting a Flat-Screen TV

I'm thinking about mounting a flat screen on my wall.  Problem is I have plaster & lathe walls.  Here's my plan.  Mount a 3/4" plywood backer board using 3" lag bolts to the studs big enough to securely hold the wall mount bracket.  Mount the bracket to the backer board using many, many 1 1/2" lag bolts.  Thoughts? See More
Jul 14, 2013
Brian commented on William Burton's photo
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Steamer Trunk

"Bill - did you join the pieces with the Kreg jig?"
Dec 5, 2012
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"Excellent!"
Dec 1, 2012
Jens Jensen replied to Brian's discussion 'Particle Board Yea or Nay?'
Aug 23, 2012
Ken Darga replied to Brian's discussion 'Particle Board Yea or Nay?'
"Bob, I've found fir or pine plywood, less expensive than MDF. "
Aug 21, 2012
Bob Mayfield replied to Brian's discussion 'Particle Board Yea or Nay?'
"I played it safe and bought screws made for particle board.  They seem to grip and hold well.  I decided not to use pocket holes but this is just base for cabinetry in the shop.  No need to look beautiful.  MDf would probably be…"
Aug 21, 2012

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Kreg Jig®
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Moderate Woodworker

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