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08 Log building: Roof Systems, Floor Joist & Beam, 2nd Floor Joist, Fitting Joists, Check list, Post & Beam Roof Support, Roof Finishing

08 Log building: Roof Systems, Floor Joist & Beam, 2nd Floor Joist, Fitting Joists, Check list, Post & Beam Roof Support, Roof Finishing

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Complete instructions on placing second floor beams and for post and beam roof systems.

  1. Floor Joist & Beam
  2. 2nd Floor Joist
  3. Fitting Joists
  4. Finishing Prep.
  5. Check list
  6. Post & Beam Roof Support
  7. Final Preparation
  8. Roof Finishing

09 Log building: Roof Systems, Roof Structures, Start Truss, King Post, Purlin Braches, Tie Beam

09 Log building: Roof Systems, Roof Structures, Start Truss, King Post, Purlin Braches, Tie Beam

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Step-by-step detail on building king post trusses.

  1. Roof Systems
  2. Roof Structures
  3. Start Truss
  4. King Post
  5. Purlin Braches
  6. Tie Beam

Insulation, Caulking, Ventilation

Insulation, Caulking, Ventilation

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With the participation of government energy efficiency departments, this DIY tutorial video provides up to date information on the latest techniques to insulate, weatherproof and ventilate your home. Home owners should know about three basic elements to a healthy and comfortable home: insulation, weatherproofing and ventilation.

This tutorial is geared toward all home renovators from the novice to the expert, as well as home owners who wish to hire professionals to execute home renovation projects.

This DIY tutorial includes:

  • All the information needed to properly insulate your home
  • Fibreglass insulation
  • Extruded Polystyrene
  • Mineral Wool
  • Foam insulation
  • Exterior wall insulation
  • Insulation of the attic
  • How to prevent air leaks
  • Installation of vapour barriers
  • Caulking of doors and windows
  • Analysing problems with condensation
  • Problems due to high humidity
  • Ventilation
  • Installation of an air exchanger

Interior decorating: Gypsum Panels, Mouldings, Painting, Tapestry

Interior decorating: Gypsum Panels, Mouldings, Painting, Tapestry

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This video presents many techniques that exist to completely transform the look of one or several rooms in your home. For example it explains how to repair drywall, plaster, put up wooden moldings and wallpapper borders and  properly apply paint. Using the techniques and ideas provided in this tutorial video you can create unique and personalized decors. This tutorial video explains a multitude of decorating ideas and shows you how you too can do it yourself. This DIY video contains precious technical information, a lot of  tradesman's tricks, and a few ingenious new products, so the results of your home decor projects will be well made and durable. With the information in this DIY video you will succeed in your own ambitious home decoration projects. It will be indispensable for anyone wishing to renovate or simply redecorate one room in a home.

This video includes:

  • Drywall installation
  • Plastering and plaster repair
  • Installation of wood mouldings on doors, windows, baseboards and ceilings
  • Interior painting
  • Surface preparation before painting
  • How to undercoat a wall
  • Painting and staining wood
  • Sponge painting
  • Rag and stencil painting
  • How to hang wallpaper
  • How to hang wallpaper borders by yourself

How to Build a Garden Shed

How to Build a Garden Shed

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An easy way to build a light-filled shed

A basic floor plan and simple framing

How to Build a Garden Shed, Justin Fink walks you, step by step, through the process of fabricating and assembling an attractive shed that does not require stud walls, asphalt shingles or a single sheet of plywood. From the solid-plank floor to the cleverly designed roof, this sturdy timber-frame look is achieved without expensive materials or a high level of skill.

  • Foundation and Floor Framing
  • Wall Framing
  • Roof Framing
  • Cedar Shingle & Polycarbonate-Panel Roofing
  • Windows, Doors & Furring Strips
  • Lower Trim & Clapboards
  • Upper Trim & Board-and-Batten Siding

How To Build a Shed

How To Build a Shed

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See how the pros do it from start to finish

  • Introduction
  • Install the foundation
  • Frame the Floor
  • Frame the Gable Wall
  • Build the Bearing Walls
  • Build the Roof
  • Install the Trim
  • Install the Windows and Doors
  • Install the Lap and Shingle Siding
  • Install the Architectural Shingles
  • Foundation Systems
  • Siding Options
  • Accessorize your shed
  • Decide on shelving and storage options
  • Landscaping completes the look

Building a shed? See how an expert does it. Building a shed is a complex undertaking that involves many different skills and can easily blindside you with questions you didn’t anticipate. To help your project go smoothly, we developed this how-to video to fully prepare you for what to expect and how best to approach the job to ensure success.

Invest an hour and a half to get up to speed. Let Rick Arnold guide you through sixteen nicely paced episodes that show you how to start with the right foundation, measure for a perfect fit, construct and raise the walls, install door and window modules, attach siding, build trusses, and shingle the roof.

Learn additional techniques as you build your shed. Plus you’ll also find additional options for a laying a sturdy foundation and when to use each, how to build your own custom double doors, add interior shelving, construct a handy equipment ramp, and even landscape your shed.

Visualize critical steps with 3D plans. Before you begin, you’ll already have a complete overview of the project because demonstrations are illustrated with 3D diagrams that show you the shed from all angles. Plus you can easily review the video at any time to take another look.

Enjoy this mini-course in home building. With this video guide you’ll gain the know-how and confidence to build a handsome shed to complement your home. And you’ll also master a variety of techniques to help you accomplish other home improvement projects such as: installing flashings, timesaving ways to cut lumber, using a story pole, and more.

Master builder Rick Arnold is an experienced professional with more than 20 years experience, a nationally recognized seminar leader who conducts demonstrations at trade shows and conferences across the country.


How To Build a Deck

How To Build a Deck

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This expert guide helps you do the job right

Before you start, see how an expert builds a deck. Decks are popular projects for pros and homeowners but there are safety issues, building codes, and hidden problems to address upfront and throughout the process. This video takes place on an actual job site and includes some not-so-perfect moments to prepare you for what can happen. With fewer surprises, you’ll get better results.

Follow a master builder from footings to final trim. Master builder Rick Arnold walks you through every step of the project and points out potential problems – such as hidden rot, those all-important ledger board issues, and load capacity. And shows you how to remedy anything that might adversely affect your new deck.

Learn the techniques to get it right. Watching this video How To Build a Decks will save you time because you’ll thoroughly understand the process. If you square up the deck correctly at the outset – and check that it remains square at critical times – you’ll avoid bigger problems down the line. And you won’t ever have to explain why your deck is a little off kilter. That’s just one of many reasons why this video is worth watching and reviewing.

Be aware of code requirements. Throughout the video, you’ll be alerted to issues that may be regulated by local building codes. This will save you time and avoid the possibility of being denied a permit, or having to make costly changes, or re-do work to meet the proper requirements.

Working with the newest materials. You’ll do a much better job when you know what materials to use and how to work with them. Here are just some you’ll be introduced to: builder’s forms for footings, proper hardware and hangers, synthetic decking, railings, and decorative trim.

With this video guide you’ll have the confidence and the know-how to build a deck that’s sturdy, strong and safe – and one that enhances your home for years to come.


Wall Paint Techniques Faux Finish (Faux Painting)

Wall Paint Techniques Faux Finish (Faux Painting)

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Hometime's Dean Johnson walks you through the steps of basic decorative finishes such as sponging, ragging, and color washing. He also explains the tools used and how to mix glazes.

He consults with expert faux finishers to show you a variety of advanced techniques like strié, marbling, and venetian plaster.

Learn video include:

  • preparing glazes
  • basic sponging
  • rag rolling
  • color washing
  • advanced sponging
  • striping
  • strié
  • smooshing
  • crackle finishing
  • marbling
  • buried stencil
  • pitted stone
  • crocodile skin
  • venetian plaster