Podcast Episode 125 — French Doors, Kitchen Remodels, and the Gamification of Home Building.
Archways, restored glass, hardware, plate racks, cabinets, moisture control, and a broken tablesaw.
Today the show features regulars Justin, Rob, and Brian as they tackle listener questions and dig into the archives. But first, Justin has details on a double door project he is building into an elliptical archway. Here, take a look at a video he shot and posted on Instagram:
Meanwhile, Rob is busy with painting trim and installing bathroom fixtures for his own remodel.
And today’s questions … Alex, who has some skills but is not a pro, writes, “Where does one even start with a kitchen redesign? Do I hire a kitchen designer, an interior designer, do I just DIY the design based on the things I know I want?”
Kitchen remodeler Brian says that if he are just replacing and updating, but not moving walls or fixtures, then Alex and a friend can probably do the job fine. No need for a designer, unless the remodel is extreme and the floorplan is changing. Still, a cabinet maker might be worth consulting … but maybe just read a little magazine called Fine Homebuilding, as Brian mentions. 😉
Greg has a great question that kinda stumps the guys: “PT furring strips seem to be the rule in coastal construction against block walls but how does this affect drywall screws? They are not ACQ or CaC rated as a general rule, so do I need to worry about corrosion?”
Justin has a drywall-spray-adhesive-plus-screws suggestion; Rob is not so sure. Justin also suggests using corrosion-resistant screws.
It’s time for our old favorites segment; this episode, it’s a look at video …
Rob’s is the 2015 Ultimate Deck Build series, in Woodbury, CT.
Brian’s pick is The Passive House Build.
Justin recommends an old Larry Haun video: How to Raise a Wall.
Listener Pete has a complex set of questions about creating the right moisture barrier for a cinder-block wall. Check out the podcast to really did deep into basements and dimple mats and foam and glue and fasteners.
Finally, Jesse has a question about a pal who busted a favorite portable 10″ Bosch tablesaw. Time to buy a new one, the guys conclude. Sorry, Jesse.
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Links for this episode:
- Cremone Bolts.
- Installing Drawer Slides – video from Fine Woodworking.
- Blum Space Corner drawer system.
- More classic Larry Haun videos.
- All FHB podcast show notes: FineHomebuilding.com/podcast.
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