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Forum: DIY Dads 02-26-2021, 03:36 PM
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Posted By Kwak
Hehe - yeah, I can get a bit scattered when...

Hehe - yeah, I can get a bit scattered when stressed. :fU:

I'm looking over an old quote from the local lumber yard done in September and I'd like to order from them, but I'm not gonna pay $3K for...
Forum: DIY Dads 02-25-2021, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Kwak
I'd like to make one of these paneled storage...

I'd like to make one of these paneled storage chests to replace one in the bedroom that doesn't match. I already have a lot of materials necessary to make the basic box.
...
Forum: DIY Dads 02-22-2021, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Kwak
Sweet! Thanks, Mark! :hail: I wasn't looking...

Sweet! Thanks, Mark! :hail:

I wasn't looking forward to messing with shims; I'd have to take the trim off both sides.
Forum: DIY Dads 02-19-2021, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Kwak
I doubt there were modifications. It's...

I doubt there were modifications. It's essentially a kit home built by waves of subcontractors. I've documented many instances of cost and corner cutting here before.

If I move the right stud I...
Forum: DIY Dads 02-19-2021, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Kwak
Yes, I took the trim off the other side to...

Yes, I took the trim off the other side to measure the actual distances between the studs. It's leaning in the corner on that picture. Clearly it's not a load-bearing wall but my hope is that they...
Forum: DIY Dads 02-18-2021, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Kwak
Here's a picture of the situation. I'd have to...

Here's a picture of the situation. I'd have to tear out some of the molding I did.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50956397082_016c20817d_c_d.jpg


BTW, in all honesty I need to be...
Forum: DIY Dads 02-17-2021, 03:26 PM
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Posted By Kwak
I'm done messing with studs. If I screw it up it...

I'm done messing with studs. If I screw it up it will get lorded over me.

As for the TV, we reoriented the entire room around that and no, it doesn't totally work. The audio is much better though...
Forum: DIY Dads 02-12-2021, 07:17 PM
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Posted By Kwak
I removed the trim to get an accurate measurement...

I removed the trim to get an accurate measurement from stud to stud.
Forum: DIY Dads 02-12-2021, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Kwak
The actual opening is 73-1/2" wide. The standard...

The actual opening is 73-1/2" wide. The standard size is 74-1/4." I'm not too good with hanging doors and a double door is twice as heavy and twice as hard. My wife has been waiting for 9 months now...
Forum: DIY Dads 02-10-2021, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Kwak
I'm revisiting the paint scheme in Joe's room. I...

I'm revisiting the paint scheme in Joe's room. I admit, I dropped the ball with regards to the baseboard and the joints around the windows look like dog crap. I'm seeing that in true teenage boy...
Forum: DIY Dads 02-03-2021, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Kwak
After my wife had us rearrange the living room I...

After my wife had us rearrange the living room I decided to FINALLY order a new media console. We'd been getting by with a corner pedestal for years after having ditched the freakin yuge CRT SONY...
Forum: DIY Dads 01-20-2021, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Kwak
LOL @ at that comment about your wife not...

LOL @ at that comment about your wife not touching an iron. Mine doesn't even put her clothes in her dresser or put her dirty dishes in the dishwasher.

Yeah - no clue why you'd need Bluetooth....
Forum: DIY Dads 01-19-2021, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Kwak
Yeah, it sucks replacing appliances like that. 16...

Yeah, it sucks replacing appliances like that. 16 years is "young" for us, which is why I've been swapping parts out on the dishwasher. My clothes washer has to be original to the house; 30 years and...
Forum: DIY Dads 01-12-2021, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Kwak
I've been doing a lot of furniture shuffling. I...

I've been doing a lot of furniture shuffling. I put three huge pieces on the curb over recent weeks and moved a desk into the spare bedroom which will be my office again. I'm having Home Depot put...
Forum: DIY Dads 12-29-2020, 05:54 PM
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Posted By Kwak
Meanwhile, my basement is a mess. I don't know...

Meanwhile, my basement is a mess. I don't know where to start. Our trash contractor has become VERY picky and I'm not sure how I'm supposed to get rid of large pieces of styrofoam without making a...
Forum: DIY Dads 12-29-2020, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Kwak
Awesome! I am envious. Are you putting in a dust...

Awesome! I am envious. Are you putting in a dust collection system and a storage room for wood?
Forum: DIY Dads 12-23-2020, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Kwak
I haven't done much but my wife took the holidays...

I haven't done much but my wife took the holidays off so I've been recruited to paint her office. I can't complain; she's actually been neatening up in areas. I should probably be doing the same in...
Forum: DIY Dads 12-14-2020, 02:20 PM
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Posted By Kwak
It's trash day so I spent a good part of...

It's trash day so I spent a good part of yesterday clearing out junk. Now it's snowy so I'm not doing much of anything.
Forum: DIY Dads 12-13-2020, 07:13 AM
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Posted By Kwak
The issue is not working a piece of warped board...

The issue is not working a piece of warped board as it will only warp back when the humidity goes back up. This is what happens when end grain is opened up. It's the nature of wood to take in and...
Forum: DIY Dads 12-11-2020, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Kwak
yeah, I had to buy a blade with a larger tooth...

yeah, I had to buy a blade with a larger tooth count. 80 IIRC. The saw itself if only a 7-1/2" blade and it doesn't have the fancy articulating arm so I'm limited to boards under 6" wide.
Forum: DIY Dads 12-11-2020, 02:37 PM
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Posted By Kwak
Typically I have power tools. It's like learning...

Typically I have power tools. It's like learning to drive a car after mastering a bicycle: with increased power comes the potential for loss of control and accuracy.

Example: my miter saw doesn't...
Forum: DIY Dads 12-09-2020, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Kwak
Angry You would think I'd be better at the fine details...

You would think I'd be better at the fine details by now, but noooooo! :dry:

I f***ing hate doing baseboards. The miter cuts always turn out wrong. I also hate caulking. That $#!T is always a...
Forum: DIY Dads 12-08-2020, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Kwak
I ran a lot of errands yesterday, mostly via the...

I ran a lot of errands yesterday, mostly via the curbside option. Target really has it figured out. I order via the app using my Target card, wait just about an hour for them to fill the order, when...
Forum: DIY Dads 12-07-2020, 01:07 PM
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Posted By Kwak
Yeah, those pony cars can be skittish in the...

Yeah, those pony cars can be skittish in the snow. C'mon, spring!
Forum: DIY Dads 12-03-2020, 01:21 PM
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Views: 354,348
Posted By Kwak
Code? What's code, really? The flex tube may not...

Code? What's code, really? The flex tube may not be to code but it works. We'll see in about a month when I have to fish hair out of it. :icon_hang:

I spent a good part of the day making sure...
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