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Timber Products in Wet Environments

Although timber and water do not mix well, it is really hard not to use any wood at all in the bathroom. More often than not cabinets are made out...

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Why Sectional Doors are the Best Garage Door Option

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Woodworking Safety Part II: Essential Woodshop Safety Supplies

Woodworking Safety Part II: Essential Woodshop Safety Supplies

by Guest on Feb 8, 2011

Part I of this series covered safety attire that should be worn or available for use in a woodshop. In Part II, we cover some essential safety precautions to help prevent injury or provide first aid should an accident occur in the woodshop. First have on hand a fully stocked first aid kit. Continue reading →

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Wood Sanding Tips for a Smooth Finish

Wood Sanding Tips for a Smooth Finish

by Guest on Feb 8, 2011

For projects such as staining or refinishing wood furniture, a quality sanding job will significantly contribute to the workmanship of the final piece. To achieve the best results, wood should be as smooth as possible before paint or stain is applied. Adhering to these sanding best practices will put you on track to achieve a polished wood finish: Continue reading →

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Maintaining the Shine of Your Stainless Steel Sink

Maintaining the Shine of Your Stainless Steel Sink

by Guest on Feb 3, 2011

Although stainless steel is durable and can endure the test of time, it does not necessarily mean that is maintenance free. You have to remember that Stainless Steel is an alloy which is created from a mixture of metals which include nickel and chromium. Since there is an adequate amount of chromium in it, it can create a protective pseudo-film of chromium oxide in its surface when left to expose to air. If the sink’s surface is wet or caked with foods and other contaminants, the sink may not be able to create this protective film anymore and finally become vulnerable to stains and rust marks. If you know how to maintain your sink, it may last for a lifetime and may continuously provide charm and beauty. Continue reading →

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Installing a Kitchen Backsplash

Installing a Kitchen Backsplash

by Guest on Feb 3, 2011

Before beginning to install a tile backsplash, it is advisable to read all manufacturer documentation for the tile, grout and other supplies to be used. This will help ensure that you have sufficient quantities of supplies on hand to finish the project, and confirm that the materials you are using are recommended for use with one another. Reading all instructions and recommendations will provide additional insight such as the appropriate trowel to use for your project and whether the tile and grout need to be sealed. Continue reading →

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Home Energy Upgrades: Tankless Water Heaters

Home Energy Upgrades: Tankless Water Heaters

by Guest on Feb 3, 2011

Many homeowners today aim to incorporate more energy efficiency into home updates and renovations. One relatively simple update that can help save on energy consumption and cost is a tankless water heater. These water heaters utilize a less wasteful method of providing a home with heated water and take up less space in the home than do traditional storage tank water heaters. Continue reading →

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Adding a Fireplace to Your Home is Easier than You Think

Adding a Fireplace to Your Home is Easier than You Think

by Guest on Feb 3, 2011

Fireplaces are one of the most desirable and consistently requested home amenities because they add a certain charm and comfort to any living space. They also add significant value to your residence, but adding a fireplace is much easier than you may think. And, as winter approaches, this is the perfect time to install your new fireplace so that you can enjoy its benefits during the cooler months. Continue reading →

Improve Your Contractor Business

Improve Your Contractor Business

by Guest on Feb 3, 2011

In today’s economic climate it is harder than ever to run a successful contractor business. The recent economic downturn and declining real estate market have forced many contractors to close shop. With consumer spending down, there are just fewer contracts to bid. This is, without a doubt, the perfect time for contractors to tighten their belts and carefully consider their business practices. You can’t afford to sit back and wait for things to go back to the way they were in 2005…. because while the economy will eventually recover, consumer attitudes have changed for good. You need to figure out what works in this new contractor climate… what saves money, what attracts/retains clients, what is bleeding the company? Get these aspects of your business squared away today and you’ll be more efficient and profitable tomorrow... you’ll probably sleep a little better too. Continue reading →

Woodworking 101

Woodworking 101

by Guest on Feb 3, 2011

If you are considering woodworking as a hobby, there are a few tools and resources that you will need. Start with a solid work bench and measuring tools such as a combination square and simple tape measure. Important electric power tools include the circular saw for straight cuts (a fence guard can improve the saw’s accuracy) and a jig saw for cutting curves. After making the cuts, you will need to shape the wood using either a block plane or router. A standard cordless drill will come in handy and you will also want to have some sturdy clamps and project glue on hand. Continue reading →

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Check these Areas of your Home before Winter Arrives

Check these Areas of your Home before Winter Arrives

by Guest on Feb 3, 2011

Taking a few precautions to winterize your home before the cold temperatures roll in can boost your home’s energy efficiency for the winter and prevent unnecessary headaches in the frigid months to come. Here are some areas of your home you may want to check before the first winter frost. Windows, doors, and more, oh my! Continue reading →

Replace an Outdated Mirror for an Instant Bathroom Update

Replace an Outdated Mirror for an Instant Bathroom Update

by Guest on Feb 3, 2011

Removing a flat bathroom mirror relatively basic as far as home improvement projects go, but it does require patience, preparation and at least one other person to lend an extra helping hand. Removing an attached bathroom mirror without breakage is possible, but precautions should be taken to prevent injury and damage to the bathroom in the event that the mirror breaks. Though we discuss one method of removing a bathroom mirror here, there are several different ways you could go about this project. Continue reading →

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