Building Lingo 101

Even if you don’t know how to fix a leaky pipe or build a house, it helps to understand the lingo. You may find yourself dealing with a contractor one day, and you’ll sound a lot more knowledgeable if you know some of the common building terms and what they mean. Take this little quiz…

DIY With Wood

Over the years I have used wood in a variety of DIY projects in my home. My very first was quite basic and meant me taking up the majority of the floor boards in the upstairs rooms and landing and replacing with brand new. Why? you may ask. It wasn’t something I should have had…

How To Make Your Own Wooden Switch Plate

When homeowners decide to change out their switch plates in their home, they usually think they will have to purchase new ones form the store. Most people put off getting new covers since they do not want to spend the extra money. What they forget is that sometimes things can still be handmade by yourself.…

Right Brain, Left Brain

The right brain controls the left side of the body and the left brain controls the right side of the body. The right brain is the more creative or emotional hemisphere and the left brain is the analytical and judgmental hemisphere. Anything that is new or not familiar to an individual is right brain dominant.…

Opening a Retail Store: Five Secrets to Success

If you’ve dreamed of becoming a store owner and are thinking about making the transition from working for someone to working for yourself, there are a few things you need to consider before making the move. The allure of “being your own boss” is very powerful, but actually succeeding at doing so can be elusive.…

Cutting and Drilling Holes in Glass

How to Cut Holes Different type of glass cutters are used to cut the pane of a glass. If you are willing to cut a large circle in a pane of glass, you may need a beam compass cutter or a beam circle cutter. A beam compass cutters contains a pivot with a rubber suction…

Scissor Lift Designs and Their Functions

Engineering lifts have been quite conventional in the field of industrialization and manufacturing location to lift up work pieces, people and necessary equipments. To make it easy for you to understand, scissor lift is just a raised podium attached with wheels that acts like a forklift. The scissor lift can also come mightily handy in…