Introduction to PCB Assembly

Some of you might have heard of the term PCB Assembly and thought, “What’s that”? This article is meant to shed some light on the subject. The whole process of manufacturing electronic devices is a long and complicated one. The starting point for all electronics is in the material – Silicon or any other semiconductor.…

LCD TV Mounting Brackets

There is a variety of LCD TV mounting brackets to choose from, yet most people struggle with that simple task. Is it hard to decide which mounting bracket to buy? Of course it is not, but before you head towards you local TV store, let me explain some basics regarding mounting brackets shopping. I assume…

Blacksmith Power Hammer

The picture of a blacksmith most people have in their minds is that of a big well muscled man standing in a shop with a raging furnace in a corner and using a huge hammer to shape a piece of red hot metal. The principles of blacksmithing have not changed with the passing of time…

Glass Mosaic Tile

Glass mosaic tiles have been around for a long time; their popularity is ever-increasing. The volume of colors, different sizes, unique shapes and styles and the endless possibilities it offers for creative design, all are growing rapidly. While the popularity of glass tiles is growing, there appears to be apprehension with some contractors, builders and…

Creating a Faux Venetian Plaster Look

Plaster was common for covering walls in the 19th Century, but with the advent of drywall, plaster fell by the wayside, since it was costlier and took longer to apply. However, with many homeowners looking to recreate the look of plaster walls, the art of creating faux Venetian plaster finishes grows in popularity. You can…

Lighting Ideas – Using a Chandelier

Chandeliers are a tricky source of light to use appropriately. Located in the center of the room, the provide light that can be either shone directly downward or diffused throughout the room, usually broken up using reflection. In this article, I will discuss how to use the unique lighting of chandeliers correctly in lighting design.…

Decisions on Appetizers and Cocktail Hours

In order to have even more time to socialize or to give the married couple some time for pictures or quiet, the trend of cocktail hours has re-emerged. Of course, these aren’t the only reasons that you may want to contemplate a little fun before the actual start of the reception. For the wedding party…

Wall Clock – Only in Your Dreams

It was a very wintry morning in the upper Midwest. The night before it had snowed about 8 inches of the white powdery stuff. It’s 6:00AM and I’m out in my driveway shoveling the snow to clear the way for my car. It took me about 2 hours to complete the snow removal job around…

Face Lift Candidates

Face lifts are usually sought after by people who are looking to erase visible signs of aging, and while they may all have the right expectations for the outcome, they may not all be good candidates to undergo the procedure. A consultation with your plastic surgeon will determine if you are a prime candidate for…

An Elevator Speech Can Open Closed Doors

Do you have an elevator speech? How do you answer the question, “What do you do?” It’s been said you only have 30 seconds to impress your sales prospects and customers. Actually, it could be even less! If you’re selling products and services it’s critically important that you can answer the question – what do…

Making your Mark with a DVLA Number Plate

A DVLA Number Plate is a legal requirement for all road vehicles and is used to identify vehicles and aid the Police. The majority of vehicles must display a number plate on the front and rear of the vehicle with motorbikes as an exception. All the information regarding DVLA number plates is held on a…

Choose the Best Fireplace Or Wood Stove For Your Home

Nothing beats the warmth and ambiance of a crackling fireplace. If you are looking at purchasing or upgrading a fireplace, wood stove or fireplace insert (or any hearth appliance) there are lots of choices. Depending on the style and features of your home, your energy needs, design preferences and budget there are many hearth options…

Clear Plastic Boxes

I offered to host my best friend’s bridal shower. This is a great honor and I am thrilled and very excited about the event. However, when the bride-to-be told me that she wanted clear plastic boxes for the party favors, I was a little apprehensive. I had full reign on just about every other detail…