Reinforcing Joists with Plywood

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Unless your home is built on a concrete slab, where the slab is the subfloor for the first floor, the floor itself rests on floor joists. These are usually 2”x 8”, 2”x 10”, or 2”x 12” dimensional lumber, depending on the span between supports and the spacing between the joists themselves. This is mandated by … Read more

Stiffen Plywood Subfloor

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We all tend to think of wood as a stiff material; but it’s not. All you have to do is take a thin branch from a tree or even a 1”x 4” and try to bend it to see how flexible wood really is. Of course, the thickness of the wood and the type of … Read more

Remove Dent from Plywood

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Plywood is an incredibly durable material, but it can be damaged. If a heavy item has been dropped onto the floor, or a piece of heavy furniture has been sitting for a long time, you might find yourself needing to remove a dent from plywood. Luckily, it is fairly easy to raise a dent, leaving … Read more

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