Building a Deck: Mistakes to Avoid

When you are planning to build a deck, you should be aware of the common mistakes people make in the construction process. Here are some of the common errors to building a deck: Nails, Bolts, and Rust Steel fasteners such as screws, bolts, and nails should be galvanised so they’re protected from corrosion which naturally…

Building a Home 101

I just want to make a few statements before we get started building. 1. Building a home is not easy, especially if you do not have the slightest clue about construction. 2. Building a home takes a lot of time, if you think you can work a 40 hour week job, and stop by the…

A Party Line Telephone

Have you ever gotten into something you did not fully understand, then when the end came, you still did not know what happened. In the middle 1970's I was living at 191st and Yale in south Tulsa Country. I was a sophomore in college, working on TV's as a sideline to work my way through…

Lowering Your Phone Bills

In this economy we're all trying to get the most out of every dollar we spend. The cost of using the telephone has long been an issue for most people on a budget. It's one of life's necessities but it can get so expensive you just want to get rid of it. Nowadays it seems…

Kitchen Flooring – The Choices Are Many

Is it time to decide on kitchen flooring in your home decorating project? It can be a difficult decision when you’re not sure of exactly what you need. Kitchen floors need to be tough enough to handle the mistreatment that it receives every single day. It must be easy to clean and maintain. There will…

Preventing Accidents With Ladder Safety

Although no actual statistics are available, accidents involving ladders rate high. A good ladder is one of the most useful accessories for the handyman, but it must be used properly. Safety is important whether you are a housewife using a small step ladder in the kitchen or you are a home handyman using a 30′…

What Are Wall Stickers?

To get straight to the point, wall stickers are basically oversized, or giant vinyl stickers. These stickers are modern day paintings, and are growing rapidly in mainstream interior decor. The idea of vinyl stickers has been around for a few years now, with automobile graphics and vinyl signs, but due to the flexibility of vinyl,…

Formatting RSS Feeds

RSS is a web format widely used to deliver news throughout the Internet in either summarized or full format. Feeds, however, may include formatting styles to embellish their own self-contained web page. This styling is useful to provide surfers with an easily readable feed that can be displayed in most modern browsers without needing a…

4 Reasons Why I Want to Be Like Bamboo

My neighbor has a bamboo forest in his backyard. I have not paid much attention to bamboo until moving in and watching this amazing plant. No other plant grows faster than bamboo. I've watched brand new sprouts of it grow as high as 3 feet in 2 days! I have pulled a few sprouts from…

Which Is Best for Me, Laminate or Real Wood Flooring?

The dilemma of “laminate” vs “real wood flooring” is not necessarily one of objective/hierarchical decisions of one being better than the other. Both types of flooring have their pros and cons, and the requirements of the user are what really determine the best flooring material of choice. Wood flooring This available in a few different…

3 Useful Tips for Rattan Furniture Maintenance

Rattan is a plant that is native to the tropical areas in Asia, Africa, and Australasia. Indonesia supplies 70% of rattan in the world, and the largest rattan industry in the country is located in Cirebon, West Java. This material has special characteristics such as durability, light weight, and flexibility, which is why it can…