A Bird’s Eye View Of Roman Architecture

The Romans fabricated two kinds of houses, the domus and the insula. The first was the privilege of the affluent, the latter was an apartment building for the working class. The domus consisted of a few rooms built around an atrium. Often more rooms were added at the back around a court with columns, the…

Woodworking Joints – Which Ones Should You Use?

There are many popular woodworking joints. A Woodworking joint’s strength varies, and some are better than others.  Which ones are best for your projects? 1. Butt Joint The Butt Joint joins two pieces of wood by merely butting them together. The butt joint is the simplest to make. It is the weakest joint, and you…

Crafting a Football Banner

Football season is here! Use a dowel and a few other supplies to inexpensively craft a decorative football banner to show support for your favorite college or professional team. Start with the basic materials for this project, which simply include a tarp (the size of your choosing), a dowel (sized to correspond to the overall…

Stacked Tire Worm Farm

Have you ever given a thought to what it must be like to be a child sitting in a dusty drab schoolroom, trying desperately to concentrate, while hunger gnaws continually at your belly. This is the daily reality for many African children, both in remote rural communities and also in the ghastly shack-towns that surround…

Corner Fireplace Mantels

What are Corner Fireplace Mantels? Believe it or not but you can actually have a fireplace in a corner. It's true! Some homes have custom built fireplaces built in corners. Other people opt for an electric fireplace that can easily be integrated into a corner of your home without much work or renovation. Regardless of…

The Arc De Triomphe in Paris, France

So when you start planning your holiday to France, you are no doubt going to try and find out what you can do, see, or visit, but when it comes to Paris, there are so many different monuments and landmarks, that it is sometimes a hard job deciding on what to see next! One place…

The Different Types of Archery Bows

Archery is now a very popular sport and hobby all over the world, but once, long ago, it was even more widespread. Every army had archers and men hunted with bows for food. Every country or every territory developed its own peculiar design of bow and therefore, even nowadays, there are many different styles of…

Resolving Minor and Major Drainage Issues

Every building should have a proper drainage disposal system. In order to be effective, it must be installed by experienced professionals; otherwise, the entire plumbing could be subject to a number of problems. The plumbing and drainage is responsible for water flow to and from the building. Clean water flows in the building, and wastewater…

The Working of Drain Cleaners

You know how it feels like when you are expecting guests as you take your dirty pots out of the sink and open the strainer only to find water accumulating in the sink with murky water as the drain is clogged. However having a clogged drain is no reason to panic. Often simple measures of…

Why You Need A Hammer Drill Of The Hilti Brand

Drilling small holes in various areas would be quite a challenge without the proper tools such as the Hilti hammer drill. To most people, the use of a simple hammer and a chisel would be effective. In other cases, construction workers would use a hard nail and a hammer to create small holes. However, such…

What Timber Flooring Is Best for Your Needs?

It was not too long ago that the most popular option for flooring used to be wood flooring. Perhaps, one reason was that people didn’t have that many options really. With the passage of time, synthetic materials were introduced for making the flooring, and wood flooring took a back seat as homeowners started patronizing the…

Wood Frame Greenhouse Plans, Styles, and Designs

Greenhouses can be built from all kinds of materials. Some of the more common ones are PVC, metal, and wood. By far the easiest to work with, and most attractive, is wood. There are also multiple styles of greenhouses to choose from. This article outlines these styles, as well as the best wood frame greenhouse…

How to Install and Use a Planer Board

Planer Boards are one of the most useful, yet underutilized tools in the fishing industry today. The main reason not many fishermen currently use this device is simple: they are not widely advertized, and not many people know exactly what they are, or how to use them. At its very basic, a planer board is…

What Home Appraisers Look For

The recent sagging housing market has homeowners looking for ways to maximize their home and get the highest appraisal possible when they refinance, whether they need equity from their home or want a lower mortgage payment. Here’s some quick tips for your unique house plans and a to do list to review prior to setting…

Negotiating With Contractors

In today’s economy, many homeowners looking for the best home improvement value on a limited budget. While negotiating with contractors on price can be a “slippery slope”, below are some tips on how to advise clients who need to cut project costs but don’t want to sacrifice on quality: 1. Discuss specifics on materials. For…