A Guide to Lumber Tarps

There are a wide variety of uses for tarpaulins (tarps). One important use is to secure and protect lumber while it is being transported. It is important for lumber to be secured and protected while it is transported. The best and most cost efficient way to cover and protect lumber is with a tarp. Lumber…

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Screened Porches

Owning a screened porch on a buggy summer evening is like owning the only castle with a mote when the barbarians attack. The screened porch provides a place to relax outdoors without having to pay attention to the bug population. In general, the screened porches we design are larger than the average porch. Most of…

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The Effects of Deforestation in our World

Many of the earth's most delicate ecosystems have been affected by rampant and irresponsible deforestation. Although the dire effects are well known and documented by researchers around the world, deforestation still persists by those who wish to flout the law. Why are forest ecosystems so valuable and what are the effects of deforestation in our…

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Small Wood Stoves

Wood stoves are used by many people to reduce their increasing heating costs. These stoves are easy to install and use and come at a reliably low price. Wood or other kinds of cheap, environment friendly fuel options are used for these stoves. Wood stoves are also used to heat homes apart from their cooking…

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Does Your Crock Pot Work?

It seems like a silly question and you probably already answered ‘yes’. But unless your crock pot physically falls apart (like one of mine just did), how do you know it’s working properly? Most of us can figure out when we need a new coffeemaker or our toaster has run amuck, but what about your…

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Structure of Plastics

Plastics are composed of polymer molecules and various additives, polymers are long-chain molecules (also called giant molecules or macromolecules), which are formed by polymerization; that is, linking and cross-linking of different monomers. Monomers A monomer is the basic building block of polymer. The word mer (from the Greek Meros, meaning part) indicates the smallest repetitive…

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Unfinished Oak Flooring Installation

Unfinished oak flooring installation is a straightforward process that uses raw hardwood panels to create an attractive floor that is known for durability and strength. It is highly recommended that installation be done by wood plank flooring professionals, unless someone is an experienced do-it-yourself type. Even though it is a straightforward job it is labor…

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Deck Renovation With a Unique Twist

Whether you're building a new deck or just enhancing an existing structure, you do not have to look far to find ways to improve the appearance and safety of your deck. The value of a home can be increased substantively with a well-designed deck that is an extension of the house. Decks that are architecturally…

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Wine Related Christmas Decorating Tips

Wine lovers have many options to incorporate some wine related Christmas decorations into their holiday decor. If you are crafty, there are several items that you can make. There are also a great many options in wine Christmas ornaments, figurines and other wine related decor that you can purchase to add a bit of wine…

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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

I just finished the book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. I just finished this one last night and I was so touched by it that I thought it would be perfect to do a review on right now. It is a little over 400 pages, but it is a great, easy read and I finished it…

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When to See a Doctor For a Sinus Infection

Visit your doctor when you feel pain or pressure in your upper face together with nasal congestion or discharge, postnasal drip or ongoing bad breath unrelated to dental problems. Simple congestion and a low-grade fever is probably a cold, and special medicine or antibiotics are not required. But together with facial pain or headaches, it…

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