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If You Can Use a Utility Knife You Can Build Your Own Shower. This post is in partnership with Schluter Systems.

If You Can Use a Utility Knife You Can Build Your Own Shower

All opinions are my own. A New Way to Make Your Own Tile Shower Recently, I reviewed an innovative shower system I discovered at this year’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando. Here’s another one that’s equally remarkable. No, I don’t have a weird fixation with showers; it’s just that this product also greatly simplifies what has been for a long time an unduly complex undertaking. What' s Underneath Your Tile is Important Typically, the substrate material for tile shower walls is water resistant (green) wallboard or cement board.

The Myth About Tile and Grout Before I go any further, I should dispel a persistent myth about tile and tile showers, in particular. In addition to being easy to work with, the Schluter System ‘s real claim to fame is that it virtually eliminates the risk of mold, mildew and rot due to water vapor and/or water penetration.

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The Owner-Builder Network. How to Live in a Warehouse. Or How to Find, Build, and Live in an Unconventional Space February 8th, 2012 By far the most common email I get is in response to my (recently former) warehouse living art space.

How to Live in a Warehouse

Though my piece on not using shampoo for six months received over 40k views, I rarely ever get emails about that. Yet, I get at least 2-3 emails a week on how to find and how to live in a warehouse, so it has inspired me to compose this guide of sorts. Tips on finding, building, and living in an unconventional space. The search: Okay, so first be sure you’re serious about this. Craigslist is a fine place to start. Go beyond the web though. Its in your best interest to not interrupt the flow of your art and creation, so of course you’ll want things like a kitchenette, a toilet, a shower, a bed. Get friends involved. Price: This one can be tough, depending on your budget, amount of people involved, and locale. What to tell the owner: Flax & twine: Arm Knitting How-To Photo Tutorial // Part 1: Casting On. Welcome!

flax & twine: Arm Knitting How-To Photo Tutorial // Part 1: Casting On

I’m so glad you’re here to learn how to arm knit. I think you’re going to love it! You don’t need to be a knitter at all, though if you are, it will be familiar right away. If you aren’t, I’ve provided lots of detailed photographs to make it super easy to follow and learn. You’ve reached Part 1: Casting On of a four part arm knitting tutorial.

You can reach the other parts of the tutorial here: Part 2: Arm Knitting Part 3: Binding Off Arm Knitting Part 4: Finishing Arm Knitting Or, if you want to skip to the end and/or have a portable copy, you can purchase the instant download PDF of all instructions here. All you need is a good attitude and lots of bulky yarn and you’re ready! Lower Lion’s Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick (Wool/Acrylic blend) // Loops & Threads (Wool/Acrylic blend) (tutorial sample also in this yarn) These yarns can be found at national chains such as Joann’s, Michael’s and Walmart. These yarns can be found online or at your local yarn shop. Self Publishing, Book Printing and Publishing Online - Lulu.

Herbal Academy of New England. A How-To Guide to Making a Healing Salve In the online herbal apprenticeship, we are studying plant energetics and their actions.

Herbal Academy of New England

Many of us in the herbal community share a passion for seeking out natural homemade remedies. We are not only studying plant’s actions individually, but also how to create vehicles for these herbs to work together with the body. These vehicles have names like a healing salve, tincture, infusion, decoction, and many more. One of the best ways to receive the benefits of herbs as well as alleviate dry skin is through the creation of a healing salve. If you would like to play with your own mixture, it is highly recommended to research the actions and energetics of herbs. Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria), has anti-inflammatory actions. To make a salve, you must have the following materials: For the suggestions recommended above, here are the homemade salve recipes below. The first step to making a healing salve is to create an herbal oil infusion. Super Side Note!