How to Make a Windsor Chair
Jan23

How to Make a Windsor Chair

We all know what a Windsor Chair is, but have you seen a well-crafted, quality Windsor Chair that speaks about its creator? Well, it is one thing to appreciate it, and another to create it. While I was looking for videos and articles on how to make a Windsor Chair, I received an email from Mike Dunbar. (Lucky for me!) He had made Windsor chairs for 45 years. Beginning in 1980 he taught Windsor chair-making around the United States and...

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DIY Project Idea: Crafting Your First Fireplace
Nov15

DIY Project Idea: Crafting Your First Fireplace

The feeling of sitting beside a fireplace on one of those chilly evenings is arguably better than spending the evening covered in heavy clothing. A fireplace is a charm that speaks for itself, having its decorative value and in most cases, giving an uplift to your house value. This is evident and proven in statistics where buyers, more than often want to acquire a home with a well-crafted fireplace. Before you embark on designing your...

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How To Cut Lexan Polycarbonate
Aug18

How To Cut Lexan Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate has many uses today for industrial and home applications. You will need to cut it to size for specific projects at work or at home. A variety of cutting tools can be used depending on the polycarbonate’s thickness, hardness and purpose. But first let’s take a look at what this material is made of and what it is used for to better understand it. Lexan is a brand name of polycarbonate. It is a very tough, high impact...

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Making Generator A Quiet Box: Step-by-Step Guide
Aug02

Making Generator A Quiet Box: Step-by-Step Guide

There is no debate on this issue that generators are a lifesaver. They are trustworthy equipment in the event of a power failure. Power failures aren’t uncommon and if the power goes out for a long time then it causes an interruption in our routine and passing the time without the power can turn out to be a really challenging task. We need the power at all times to carry out our work with no obstacles. For this reason, generators were...

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How To Bleach Wood Floors – Tips and Guidance
Jun22

How To Bleach Wood Floors – Tips and Guidance

When your hardwood floor shows up stubborn stains that just won’t go no matter what you try, bleaching it becomes a good option. To bleach wood floors, there are three commonly used methods: chlorine bleach, oxalic acid or a two-part kit containing hydrogen peroxide and sodium hydroxide. You can choose a method from these three based on their staining composition. Perhaps you are aware that chlorine bleach is the weakest of them...

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Choosing The Best Wood Shingle Roof
May15

Choosing The Best Wood Shingle Roof

Before the 19th century, wooden shingles was split by the hand and they were almost always planed or knifed smooth to become very thin and very narrow. When the steam-powered sawmills came in, in the 19th century, shingle fabrication was revolutionized. Prior to the arrival of asphalt, wood roofs were the most common shedding roof system used. Wood shingles are still one of the most common roofing materials used in North America where...

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