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How to Repair a Load-Bearing Beam

Follow these instructions to properly repair a damaged load-bearing ceiling beam.

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Top 40 Joists Projects

  1. 1. Attic Dek (01:05)

    Take advantage of unused space in your attic with this great solution.

  2. 2. Replacing a Wood Floor (00:02:37)

    Amy Matthews shows a homeowner how to install a prefinished wood floor.

  3. 3. Crown Molding Bed Canopy (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics on making a crown molding bed canopy.

  4. 4. Floor Repairs (02:00)

  5. 5. Installation Tips for Joists (01:04)

    Learn the ins and outs of installing the joists.

  6. 6. How to Install Joists (00:60)

    Here's an Indoors Out quick tip on installing joists for decking.

  7. 7. Components of a House Frame

    DIY Network host Jeff Wilson offers information about the different components that make up a house frame.

  8. 8. Joist Hangers for Decks (00:48)

    Learn how these specialized supports hold joists in place.

  9. 9. Decks Joists and Center Beam (00:34)

    Get in-depth information about joists, beams and the support posts.

  10. 10. Replacing a Wood Floor (01:08)

    Amy Matthews shows a homeowner how to install a prefinished wood floor.

  11. 11. Box Beam Basics (04:50)

    The construction and installation of a box beam are demonstrated.

  12. 12. How to Install Floor Joists and Deck Boards

    Having established the deck perimeter, the floor joists are finished and the redwood decking is attached.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  13. 13. Joist Systems (02:44)

    Everything you need to know about space joist systems from Home IQ.

  14. 14. Pergola (03:57)

    A pergola changes a neglected corner into an inviting outdoor room.

  15. 15. Poolside Patio Oasis (11:59)

    The team steps in to salvage a patio cover that failed inspection.

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