If you have children who frequent your work area, naturally you are going to use all of the safety devices that come with your tools. But here's another tip that could save a life.
You need circulation in your attic to allow the heat to escape and prevent moisture build up or condensation. If you don't have proper ventilation your wood will mildew and rot.
Sometimes when you're working on a project and you need both hands. One to hold the pieces together and the other to tighten the screws, you might find that difficult unless you have a set of screwdrivers that are magnetized.
If the outside of your house is swarming with mosquitoes, there's an all-natural way to keep that pest population down. In today's Ready, Set, Home, Joe Sherinski has a mosquito-control solution that may make you think he's gone batty.
When you're working with a circular saw and a four by four block of wood, the saw blade is not going to cut completely through the wood. So try this tip. Take a speed square and a pencil and on your mark draw a straight line across the top of the board. Mark all four sides and continue the line all the way around the board. Now when it comes time to cut, all you have to do is follow your lines and you will end up with the perfect cut.
Before your child is crawling, walking and becoming a lot more mobile, it would be a good time to childproof your house. Get down on all fours and search the house for potential hazards to your child.
Remember that in addition to childproofing your own home, make sure that your child is safe at daycare and when visiting friends and family. Do grandparents have medicines within a child's reach? Does your family member have a gun that is not properly locked away?
Steps for installing a 5-gallon water feature
Air circulation in your home is very important but sometimes the air vents alone aren't enough to get the air moving around.
Does this sound like your home? You want to keep the carpet looking nice so you require the kids to remove their shoes when they come into the house. Lo and behold you finally get them into the habit. Unfortunately a new habit crops up. The kids kick off the shoes at the very front door or nearest hallway or by the garage and there you have a large lumpy pile of shoes toppled on top of each other.
Sometimes when you need to make a quick cut, a hand saw can be just as useful as a power saw.
Over time even the best carpet wears out and needs to be replaced. With so many floor covering options available today, what do you choose? More carpet, hardwood floors, vinyl or laminate?
Do you love the thought of repainting the inside of your house, but you can't stand the thought of your house smelling like paint for days on end? Well here are a few quick tips that may help.
A trellis is a great way to add climbing vines to your landscape. But sometimes it isn't feasible to have a permanently installed trellis where you are trying to grow vines. A hinged trellis allows you to have all the benefits of vines, but with the added benefit of being able to move the trellis so that you can access what is behind it without damaging your delicate plants.
By using either of these two methods, you can raise sunken areas of your lawn and achieve a nice, flat lawn...
Here are some quick tips to help you with your next caulking project.
Steps For Building Vertical Edging
You can really feel the chill of winter when the wind blows your electrical outlets and switches.
Stumps can be removed using a chemical method, or a physical method. The chemical method involves "rotting out" the stump, while the physical method requires chipping out the stump with a stump grinder.
When you want to remove paint from an old piece of furniture sometimes you have to turn up the heat!
We are building a 6'x8' kidney shaped pond. However, you may choose any desired shape or size.