Colonial Williamsburg Virginia

Fifes and drums festivals are among the many top tourist attractions to watch out for when visiting historic colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. The military band follows the tradition begun in 1775, when colonists battled the British in a war for American independence. Fifers and drummers ages ten to eighteen were recruited to boost the morale of…

All About Choosing Rebar and Rebar Bending Machinery

Concrete reinforcing steel is commonly known as rebar and is used in concrete and masonry structures. It is usually formed from carbon steel and is given ridges for better mechanical anchoring into the concrete. The ridges help transfer the load between concrete and steel. Concrete provides the material’s compressive strength, while steel, in the form…

Power Drills Buyer’s Guide

Take the hard work out of DO-IT-YOURSELF with a good drill. It could be on of the most diverse and very useful tools you buy. Proper drill will save time during your work and make easy drilling holes into metal, wood, concrete etc., as well as drive screws and bolts. It is useful getting acquaint…

Women’s Board Shorts

Board shorts were originally the most popular choice of swimming attire for men but they have increasingly become all the rage for women too, and not just for female surfers. The female surfers love them for all the reasons male surfers love them, they are easy to wear around the beach, quick drying for going…

Screen Porch Windows – An Easy Option

Looking for a good screen porch DIY idea? Here is one that is easy and has an added bonus -screen porch windows. Porch windows are custom made to fit your existing porch or if you already have a screen porch, use them to create a three season porch. Better than a glass option, screen porch…

Choosing The Right Roofing Contractor

Choosing a roofing contractor can be a tricky process. With so many revelations of cowboy tradesmen and rogue traders appearing on the TV, it is only natural to be cautious. This guide will help eliminate the cowboys without paying the earth for your roofing works. 1. Knowing what to avoid You should avoid roofers that…

Creating Stained Glass Panels

Used in cathedrals to show glorious scenes of saints, and for animals and plants in other venues stained glass panels are beautiful works of art. Though complex looking, these stained glass windows are actually fairly simple, and with a little effort anyone can recreate the art. The biggest concern when creating stained glass panels is…

Socket Sets for Small Engine Repair

When you first bought your home you probably invested in a standard six sided socket wrench set. The most common nut around the house is the six sided (hex) nut that you find everywhere in your house. Products you bought and have had to assemble have also had the hex nut so you’ve gotten a…

Summer Is Here! Your Pool Opening Options

The annual pool opening is a signal that spring is here, and summer–and regular pool use–will be here before you know it. For this reason, while the idea of opening the pool may emit groans and a bit of anxiety over the winter, once the weather changes for the warmer, it isn’t such a bad…

Big Toys for Big Boys

Imagine a little guy, playing the floor, “Vroom, vroom, my cars go vroom!” Imagine looking around the little guy’s room, and you see a race car bed, race tracks on the wall, and bins filled with little metal cars. We will never know where this love of cars originates, but it is truly his first…

How to Design a Lighting Plan

You are doing a remodel and know that you want to add some lighting to the room, but your stumped. Where do I start is the most common question I get asked. There are some basic guidelines and factors that can help you determine where to start and how to proceed. First let’s take the…

Bamboo Flooring – Flooring With a Special Flair

Bamboo flooring is somewhat different than typical wood flooring. It is sometimes classified as exotic wood flooring, but it is becoming more and more popular, and more and more commonplace. Technically, bamboo is manufactured flooring. It is almost, but not quite the same as engineered flooring. A bamboo tree is not harvested, and then cut…