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10 Questions to Answer Before You Store More Clutter. It has happened to the best of us: You’re fed up with the unused exercise machine, broken toaster, outgrown baby clothes or fill-in-the-blank taking up space in your home, so you pick it up and take it to storage. Whether your storage area is in a basement, an attic, a backyard shed or a rented unit, chances are it’s filled with things you do not really want or need. While we’re not going to tackle cleaning out your storage here (a topic for another day), the first step is to stop yourself from creating any more clutter in there. So the next time you want to add something to storage, stop and ask yourself these 10 questions first. 1. Do you need it? This sounds like a simple enough question, but how each of us answers is highly individual. 2. 3. RELATED: Store DVDs, CDs, Games and More in a New Media Console 4. 5. 6. 7.

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Start Your Car With a Rope (Dead Battery Life Hack) 1000+ images about Halfmoon on Pinterest | Corian Rain Cloud, Pot Filler and Open Shelving. Chalk Paint | How to Make | DIY Chalk Paint. Jessica from Décor Adventures who was my roomie at the Haven blog conference left me a comment on my last post where I showed you how to make and paint a piece of furniture with chalk paint. Her comment: Hi Diane, Looks great! I have a question though. Is this how to make chalk paint or chalk board paint? Can you write on that with chalk? Her comment got me thinking. I got a sample jar of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint at the Haven blog conference this summer in the color Provence.

When I opened it– it smelled like chalk and is a bit more watery than paint, but it had a nice smooth consistency. Update: Since writing this post, I have tried other recipes: Read all of these posts before making your decision on what to use to make your chalk paint: Read this to find out more about more chalk paint brands and another DIY version using Calcium Carbonate Powder. Also read the comments in each post – I answer all the questions.

My studioffice became my lab. Here you can see the results. Choosing floor finishes that protect indoor air quality | Green Home Guide. Posted by : Ecohome | Mike Reynolds In North America, polyurethane varnish is used almost exclusively as a wood floor finish, but floor oils are gaining in popularity. There are a lot of benefits to oiled floors, especially with softwood which are prone to damage. Environmental impacts and indoor air quality (IAQ) Whatever floor finish you choose, different products will have different impacts on your home air quality and the planet. Like paints, floor finishes will contain varying levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds), or if you're a really shrewd shopper, none at all. While the smell may be gone in days or weeks, the effects won't be. Water based vs oil based polyurethane varnish: Water based: Expect around 200 grams of VOCs per can of water based polyurethane; compare that with a low VOC paint which will have about 50 grams, or Zero VOC paint which will have... wait for it...zero!

Oil based: Downsides include longer drying times and about 450 grams of VOCs per can. Feelgood Friday with Tevin Campbell.

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Summer @ 1928. Ovillantas_English Subtitles.mp4. Mini Cyclone Bucket Dust Collector. Keep your Lungs Healthy. If you are involved in woodworking by now you know that every woodworking workshop no matter how small it is needs a dust collector. Many say that the heart of a woodshop is the table saw, others say, it's their router table, band saw, planer... and so on. Which ever it is, one thing is for sure, the lungs of every woodshop is the dust collector. When you making chips most of them are heavy enough to fall on the floor, but when you have wood dust or other sort of it, that will fly in the air you breathe. Now there are many ways to protect your self like wearing a good dust mask (they don't come cheep but are good) or the inexpensive throw-away paper filters air respirators (not a very safe way to go, but is better than nothing). Regardless how good your dust extraction may be, there is still ambient dust that escapes from it, especially if you are sanding or routing you need something which is easy to use, portable, and powerful to suck the dust from your tools.

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CL. Outdoor kitchen our 1928 home. Downstream injection for Pressure Washing. Don’t ask, don’t tell: radon gas in Canada | arennie2015. I came across an interesting article today, which was published back on June 1st 2015 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (www.cmaj.ca). Written by Diane Kelsall (MD MEd), it calls sharp attention to the fact that Canadian lawmakers have done well to protect Canadians from harm by way of seat belt laws (saving estimated 1,000 lives a year) and smoke alarms (reducing fire related deaths to somewhere near 40 per million households a year) yet have been lax in regulating protection from radon gas, a proven carcinogen that causes thousands of death each year.

I supposed it’s sort of like the home owners and business owners I have met who say they don’t want to test for radon, because if the test comes back saying there are high levels present that means they have to do something about it. Ignorance is bliss, they say, but does that apply when the topic at hand is proven to cause cancer? In her article, Kelsall states “there is no known ‘safe’ threshold for exposure to radon.” Heatstone | Outdoor Radiant Heating - Snow Melting Stones.

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Kreg-Mini Cheat Sheet. I use my Kreg-Min Pocket Hole Jig quite often but I always forget the settings for different wood thicknesses so I made this little table to look up whenever I'm using my Kreg Mini. There are three measurements that you need. The depth collar adjustment, distance from edge and screw size. Kreg Mini Drilling Depth First you want to adjust the collar on the 2-set drill bit to control the depth of the pocket hole. Kreg Mini Jig Position Next you want to make sure you clamp down the Kreg-Mini the appropriate distance from the edge of the material based on the thickness of the wood you are joining.

Kreg Mini Setup The table above summarizes the Depth Collar Adjustment, Distance from Edge and Screw length for 1/2", 3/4" and 1-1/2" boards or plywood. Kreg-Mini Cheat Sheet. Tile + Floors on Pinterest | Grains, Wood Blocks and Flooring. Interiors | Kitchens on Pinterest.

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I am very serious about that title. What I’m going to share with you today is SO simple and it actually can save you around 80% on the cost of your home repairs. But be warned, while the advice is easy, following through is the hard part. Here’s the story: I recently spoke at the Tampa Preservation Historic Homes Workshop. My topic was Deferred Maintenance Nightmares concerning old homes. In my research for the speech I looked back at my company‘s books and noticed that 79% of our work last year was preventable. In other words, if someone had paid a little more attention to the condition of their old home they likely could have solved the problem before it got big enough or bad enough to call me. To be completely honest, writing this post frightens me as a business owner.

The Answer Is… Preventative maintenance. How To: Save 80% on Home Repairs. Indow | Products. Inside Storm Windows | Storm Window Inserts | Indow Windows. Indow Window Inserts | Interior Storm Windows | Insulation.

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Q&A Forum. Remove loose, rot-damaged wood | How to Repair Rot Damage with a Dutchman. Dutchman Wood Repair | Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers. Step #2: Score PrevNext Score the pencil lines 1/16” – 1/8” deep with utility knife and square. Step #8: Re-finish Re-finish the repair area to match.

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Hypertufa 8-17-03 (1. Hypertufa 6-11-04 (13. Admin - Hypertufa molds. Because of it’s natural environment, hypertufa products are perfect to hold a wide variety of plants. You can plant pretty much anything you like but always keep in mind what the best growing season is for a particular plant. Take a look at the following plants that will happily grow in your artificial tufa trough, container or whatever you decide to put them in. Now, you have an idea of what kind of plants to use for hypertufa.

You might want to check out our free hypertufa recipe tutorial. Have you wondered how to paint cement for your hypertufa project? SPECIAL NOTE: The “Cement Color Products Reference Guide(s)” are the sole exclusive copyrighted property of Holland & Tucker. The Color Products Reference Guide includes: Wet/Dry Product TypesApplication TechniquesColor ConsiderationsProduct AvailabilityProducts & the Name-Brand ManufacturersPermanence of the ColorantsArtist comments Protect your skin One of the ingredients for hypertufa is Portland cement.

Protect your airways Properties. How-To-Hypertufa.com/Hypertufa_Recipes. Hypertufa Recipes are Quick and Easy There are a few variations on the basic Hypertufa recipe which includes amounts of: PerlitePeat moss or sandPortland cement (No Sand)Optional: cement color pigments Proportions run from 1 part cement to 3 parts non cement aggregates to a 1:6 ratio. For strength, embed metal rods or rebar for items such as stepping stones. And, an optional handful of fibremesh can be added as a reinforcement. Add enough water for a soft ball consistency. Hint: Water should not seep between the fingers when a handful is squeezed. Thoroughly mix the dry ingredients together so that the cement can coat the aggregates. Hypertufa Recipes Find two standard recipes in the right hand boxes. Greenhouse Re-do | Tom's Gardens. Five years ago I built a little greenhouse outside my basement door and thousands of mostly happy little plants have been grown in it since then.

The chronicle of the project is here. I had to make it narrow to fit the available space and that has always been a problem, principally because the widest door I could fit into it was 22 inches wide — not good for getting any bulky items in and out of the basement. Also, I had added a sort of bump-out on the side of it to get more room, which it did, but that bumped up the ugly factor a little more than I could stand. I’m no longer growing flowers for the local farmers’ market, so I don’t need as much room as I did. The old structure was 5′ x 10′, and by digging some dirt out on one side, I was able to stretch it out to 6.5′ x 10′, and raise the height to almost 9′ at the peak. I was able to re-use the base sides and braces and make longer end pieces. Only five frames this time instead of six.

And here it stands. A couple of details: Like this: Hypertufa: ideas para usar este material - Página 9. Untitled. Сад. Обсуждение на LiveInternet - Российский Сервис Онлайн-Дневников. MOLDES. Dry Creek Bed on Pinterest | Dry Creek, Landscapes and Low Maintenance Garden. JPM LANDSCAPING on Pinterest. The Coffee & Tea Station. Adding a coffee station to the kitchen was a given, being that The Man is Italian and pretty much bleeds espresso. He can drink coffee unlike anyone I’ve ever met. I don’t know how he does it. We positioned it next to the refrigerator and walk-in pantry and it’s turned out to be a good location, with quick easy access to the half & half and skim milk. For the recessed shelf, I decided to use marble in lieu of maple like the cabinets, and had a 2″ mitered edge added to match all the counters. With the other open shelves in the kitchen being salvaged wood, I think the unexpected mix of the marble shelf is a nice compliment to the space.

The drawers and two large pull-out trays below provide plenty of storage for assorted coffees, teas and other accoutrements. We used to have a Keurig but it broke about a month ago and we’re not sure if we want to buy another one. I try to keep the set up on the counters clean and simple. PS. Shades of Gray: How to Use Vinegar & Steel Wool to Darken a Floor - Hardwood Floors Magazine. A few years ago, we had a situation where a reclaimed floor had to be repaired in a hurry, but it was going to take six weeks for us to get the same reclaimed flooring, which was a red oak and white oak unfinished product. The customer couldn't wait that long, so we had to be more creative. We were able replicate the same appearance of the reclaimed floor with new wood flooring by using an old-school method: a vinegar and steel wool solution.

This solution is often referred to in our trade as "iron acetate," although from a chemistry perspective, a true iron acetate would need to be more refined. Whatever you call it, the solution has a chemical reaction with the tannins in wood. When applied to a wood floor, the reaction changes the wood to a gray color. How dark the wood gets depends on the species: the more tannins, the more dramatic the color change. Today this solution is a typical process in our wood flooring business.

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