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Pallet Wood Ceiling - view of finished ceiling

Installing a Pallet Wood CeilingUse pallet wood to install a unique, rustic, and inexpensive ceiling in a garage, shop, or even a studio. This is a page about installing a pallet wood ceiling.


Brick house surrounded with scaffolding.

How to Get Free Building Materials From Building SitesBuilding and demolition sites are good candidates for finding free materials. Be sure to check with the contractor or site manager before removing anything. Usually they are happy to let you have what you need. This is a page about how to get free building materials from building sites.


Pile of wood, screws, nails, and a saw

Finding Free Building MaterialsThis is a page about finding free building materials. One way to cut home repair or remodel costs is to find a source for free building materials.


Mineral Fiber Ceiling Tiles

Buying Mineral Fiber Ceiling Tiles?This is a page about buying mineral fiber ceiling tiles. Mineral fiber, whether natural or manmade, has very good insulation and soundproofing qualities, making is a good choice for manufacturing products such as ceiling tiles.


A large stick of fresh lumber.

Building Wood and Lumber Oozing Sap?This is a page about building wood and lumber oozing sap. Lumber and wood products that have not been heat treated or kiln dried can leak sticky sap for a period of time. This can be very frustrating if this is happening on your building project.


building a house

Saving Money on Building SuppliesThis page is about saving money on building supplies. Besides looking for deals from stores, there are other ways to reduce the cost of your construction materials.


Roof Shingles

Reusing Roof ShinglesThis page is about reusing roof shingles. When roofing shingles are removed they may possibly be used for another project.


Buying a Marble Countertop

Buying a Marble Countertop?This is a page about buying a marble countertop. A marble countertop adds beauty and functionality to your home, but can be an expensive investment.


beautiful wood stairs

Selecting The Right Wood for Stairs?This is a page about selecting the right wood for stairs. Choosing a the best species of wood for your stairs will depend on factors such as usage or other woods used in the home.



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Finding Free Home Repair Materials?I am unemployed and am looking for things I need around the house (for example, piping for my wood burning stove). I was wondering if anyone had an idea of where I can find a dump site that I can go to salvage other's trash as my treasure.


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Discontinued Ramco Bottle Green Kitchen Tiles?Does anyone have some Ramco, bottle green kitchen tiles or know where I can find them? They are 4x4 and Spanish made. They were discontinued a few years ago. Thanks.


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What is the Best Material to Use for a Subfloor?Why is it not good to use particle board for base floor? What kind of material should I use and why?


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Suggestions for Buying Vinyl Shutters?We are ready to purchase vinyl shutters for our home. Any suggestions/recommendations on what brand to buy? Our Lowe's home improvement store carries Vantage brand. I have come to the conclusion that paintable ones are our best option...


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Sources for Inexpensive Building Materials?I am looking for inexpensive building materials to finish 800 sq. ft. basement.


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Installing Aluminum Eaves in Cold Weather?Does aluminum expand or contract in cold weather? I was curious because I was thinking of installing aluminum eaves in our sub zero cold weather.


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Is Gaslight Brick II Wallboard Fireproof?Is gaslight brick II fireproof?


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Making Adobe Brick with Cement Added?I live in Arkansas and hope someone can help me. I've done a lot of research on the web in search of what I need, to no avail. I am needing help with a recipe to make my own Adobe brick to build a home with.


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Drying Cedar For Building?We just cut down cedar trees to build our garage and I want to use the trees to make hand rails but I am not sure how to go about the drying process. What do I do about the tree sap? I have seen these type of railings in log homes that we toured when we built ours.



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Finding Free Building Materials?I have never had a home and now I was given a garage that I can turn into one, but I have no money for materials. Is there any place that will donate the materials I need to turn the garage into a home?


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Making Your Own Concrete?Would anyone have the ingredients to make homemade builders mix, aka, concrete? Thanks Thrifty Fun for this fabulous site.


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Free Roofing Repair Materials?My sister's roof is in very bad need of repair and she cannot afford to pay for all of it or hardly any of it for that matter because she raises 3 young children on her own. Does anyone know where we can find help?


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Finding Free or Donated Building Materials?I'm in the process of remodeling a 61 year old military veteran's home and can't afford to pay for what I need to get started. I'm needing helping getting the right materials to remodel and fix up my client's home. He is in total need of repairs to his home that I am wanting to do. I am his in home health aid. So where can I go for help?


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