Front Porch Swings Make a Porch

How we loved to swing as children. That feeling of going back and forth, our feet coming off the ground and flying like a bird. Outdoor porch swings have become a highly desirable furniture piece for various areas. They have a wide variety of uses from providing comfortable living, a quiet place to chat with…

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Affordable and Sustainable DIY Earthbag Homes

Earthbag building (sometimes called sandbag building) is surely one of the lowest cost, most practical building methods. First used by the military for building durable, bullet and blast resistant structures, this building method has recently experienced a surge of interest among do-it-yourself builders. There are now an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 earthbag structures, including homes,…

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Scaffold Towers

Scaffold Towers have been around for hundreds and thousands of years, dating as far back as the Egyptians using them for the pyramids, and the Chinese using them for the Great Wall of China, for use by people to build houses and all different types of buildings . Scaffolds are also used for repair on…

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An Introduction to Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring is becoming increasingly popular due to its appearance and durability. The heavy duty construction and ease of installation make laminate a wise choice for any home or business. Every individual who has watched a home improvement show or considered replacing his matted carpet has heard of laminate flooring. Laminate is the latest entrant…

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Danish Oil Vs Sprayed Lacquer

Danish oil is a hard drying oil used in wood finishing. It is made of either Tung oil or Polymerized Linseed oil. It gives a hard, water-resistant finish to wood products by soaking into the wood and hardening. It is used as a finishing product, but can also be used to seal wood or prime…

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How to Choose Carpeting For Stairs

Most manufacturers rate their carpeting for light, medium, and heavy wear. Heavy-wear rating is best for stairs. If a carpet is not rated, you can judge its durability by the density of the fibers. Roll a corner of the carpet around your fingers. Little or no backing should be visible at the base of the…

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Playing the Bones of the Xylophone

The xylophone was first created in Indonesia and is a member of the percussion family. The instrument has a set of different sized bars that are made out of wood and are each made to make a particular note when stuck. The different bars are stuck with wood, rubber or plastic mallets to make different…

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Basic Greenhouse Designs

Constructing a greenhouse requires you to finalize a design or style. A variety of greenhouse designs are available to choose from. You can take your pick according to your requirement, style, taste and budget. Greenhouse designs are broadly categorized into three types: attached, ridge or furrow, and detached. Attached greenhouses Lean-to greenhouse:  When space is…

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How to Install Fireplace Doors

Anyone can make their fireplace look complete with a set of fireplace doors. Beside giving your room a finished look, fireplace doors serve other purposes. When burning a fire, the glass doors prevent sparks from escaping your fireplace, keeping your room safe. Glass doors are also an important amenity for safety reasons if you have…

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Foam Insulation Is Green Insulation

These days, everyone's building green. There are lots of ways to build that are both friendly to the environment, and more energy efficient than traditional building techniques. These not only do right by planet earth; they also save you money. Insulation is a major concern in house building. Using green materials to isolate your house…

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