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DIY trash can storage, keep them out of sight.

September 18, 2013 | By | No Comments

 

Fall is just around the corner and the leafs are about to fall. Who wants to have those ugly leaf bags and trash cans sitting out everywhere? Well here is a quick solution to make sure those leafs don’t blow all over your yard again and hide those bags in an elegant way.

Here’s a couple before pictures of the old try at some trash can storage.

Before: DIY trash can storage.

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After: Trash can storage.

Here’s the new DIY trash can storage built out of new cedar fence, 4×4 posts, and the framing is all formed out of 2×4 treated lumber and held together with screws.

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How to install a roof vent, on a new roof or preexisting roof.

September 3, 2013 | By | No Comments

Have you ever been up on a roof wondering how in the world are those vents installed? have you been scratching your head on how to install a new roof vent on your home? We have the solution, here is a quick how to video on how to install a roof vent and how not to install a roof vent hope you enjoy it. If you have any questions feel free to go to our contact us page. There are also many various types of venting options these are only one of the many options that can be explored. The other option we like to add to our customers roof is something called ridge vent. Ridge vent is not new to the roof ventilation world but it has become more and more recognized and the best way to vent your attic and keep your utility costs down. you can check out all those options on our ventilation page.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoi9SOrGLHA

Also another great resource that has a very good article on roof ventilation is Finehomebuilding.com

heres the link to that article that talk about the right ways ventilation is to be done and also the wrongs ways. This article talks about airflow not only for your roof but for your attic. Also on how you can keep you monthly utility bills down by adding more ventilation.

http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/articles/a-crash-course-in-roof-venting.aspx?

Here’s a little of what they had to say “I have learned here (building science articles here on this web site by Joe Lstiburek) that in her case ridge vents are unnecessary and actually detrimental to cooling the attic space/roof when you already have gable and soffit vents, something to do with gable vents overpowering the vented soffits,” Pizza writes in a post at Fine Homebuilding’s Breaktime forum.

 

Outdoor furniture from HGTV and Pinterest

August 26, 2013 | By | No Comments

Are you ever on pinterest? Well we are and apparently our customers are as well. This customer came to us with a picture and idea from http://pinterest.com, We searched the whole world wide web for plans of this pin but, couldn’t find any so here is our plan and hopefully we can help some future DIY-ers avoid some headaches before they try building outdoor furniture like this. This is the part of Carlson “Projects” that doesn’t fit into roofing and remodeling but we love doing projects like this. if you have an idea for a outdoor furniture, a deck, or saw an idea on pinterest thats out of your own capabilities, don’t hesitate to call us at 402-402-5808. Also if anything is highlighted it is clickable and will take you directly to where you can buy these products.

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Here’s how it all started. Everything was built out of cedar and the laths were out of miratec concrete siding. Its all held together by 1/2″, 3/8″ lag bolts, 3″ galvanized torcs head screw, and finish nails.

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All measurements were and concrete footing were dug and poured. Anything on concrete was held down by a 4×4 post brackets with 1/2″ sleeve anchors through the existing patio.

 

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Once framing was up it was time to start working seat back framing.

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The spacing on the laths were very scientific.. not really we made sure the top was level then started with the width of the level twice then cut two 2″ wide pieces of 1×1 and used those for our templates and alternated accordingly.

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Then we started to attach the seat back and figured our center seat/miter with a t-bevel gauge. after that was securing everything down and one final touch up coat of paint with Behr exterior paint.

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If you want to check out our pinterest heres the link!

pinterest.com/carlsonprojects/

 

Our last Weekend diy projects.

June 3, 2013 | By | No Comments

Are you ever on pinterest? Well we are and apparently our customers are as well. This customer came to us with a picture and idea from http://pinterest.com, We searched the whole world wide web for plans of this pin but, couldn’t find any so here is our plan and hopefully we can help some future DIY-ers avoid some headaches before they try building outdoor furniture like this. This is the part of Carlson “Projects” that doesn’t fit into roofing and remodeling but we love doing projects like this. if you have an idea for a outdoor furniture, a deck, or saw an idea on pinterest thats out of your own capabilities, don’t hesitate to call us at 402-402-5808. Also if anything is highlighted it is clickable and will take you directly to where you can buy these products.

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How to rebuild a staircase the right way.

May 2, 2013 | By | No Comments

Here’s a quick look at how to rebuild a staircase in your home if its either wobbly, old, or not up to code.

These stairs were built in 1950 and had begun to sink into the concret and rot. We came in and rebuilt them from the ground up with new 2×12 stringers and 2×10 treads.

Old stairs that were barely holding on and were molding.

After the tear out we built new stringers out of 2×12 and screwed them to every stud down the run of the stringers.

Then we cut out treads and risers and glued and screwed then into place to make sure they would never come apart.

Here was our result new stairs widened for bigger steps and a 1,000 times more stable

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