Wood finishing / Discussions

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...finishing materials there are a few ways you could go about it, like raw wood , wood with natural finishing oil , synthetic drywall with low-dust drywall compou...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...wood. And further to that, wood can act as an air and vapor barrier in some cases , particularly if it has a finish on it, so plywood with a finishing coat of v...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

I had a contractor give a quote for some minor renovation work, while he was here he said my upstairs windows were very old and should be replaced. They have w...

Posted by Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...finishing on our new Demonstration house in Wakefield QC with a formaldehyde-free UV treated plywood called PureBond from Columbia forest production, try that o...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...wood sills and then connected to vertical EPS against concrete. Batting added after framing and inside rim/cripple wall cavities. 3) Sealing & batting first, ...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses