Small Footprint, Big Yield: Create an Easy Micro Organic Urban Garden Today... April 28, 2009 by Robin Plaskoff Horton There are two things urban gardeners are short on: space and time. The Urban Garden, brainchild of Bill Arquitt, resolves both of these issues, making it efficient and simple to plant a vegetable garden with up to 55 plants in a 3-foot deep by 4-foot wide footprint. The contained six level tiered system is nearly maintenance-free, eliminating heavy weeding, and its northwestern cedar construction renders it naturally bug repellent.
ReadyMade: Instructions for Everyday Life Cool Copper Projects Warm metallic hues are easy to love but often pricey. When you create the look... Easy Doily Bowl Craft a decorative bowl from a doily picked up from a flea market, antique... Camper Birdhouse Encourage birds to stay awhile with an adorable vintage birdhouse. Home Problem Solver: How to Fix a Hole in Hollow-Core Door Time and age cause doors to bind and stick. As your house settles, doors sag in their frames; in addition, repeated painting and dirt create buildup. Or, a door may have been misaligned from the start. A variety of problems occur with doors. Some, such as damage to their surfaces, can happen to any type of doors. Other problems are unique to the way a door operates. In this article, we’ll help you repair all of these types of interior door problems, beginning with hinged doors, which can become balky, sticking in their frame, they can become too loose to seal properly, or their surfaces can become damaged. Please note that many problems that occur with exterior entry doors, such as a front door, are the same as those that happen to interior doors. Mark the door with a light pencil line where it binds against the jamb. Hinged Door Binds In Jamb Often, to fix a door that binds, all that is required is a simple adjustment to the hinges or sanding or planing the door edges. Damaged Wood Door
10 Amazing Examples of Espalier - Tree Art | The Lovely Plants Espalier is art of pruning and training trees or shrubs usually against a wall or trellis to form symmetrical and flat geometric shapes. Training trees into flat, two-dimensional shapes has more value than just decoration of walls and gardens. Espaliered trees are perfect for lawn and gardens with limited space. When grown against walls, they reflect sunlight and protect the wall from heat waves. There are a number of techniques and methods to train and transform shapes in to flat espaliers. Here are a 10 amazing examples of espaliered trees for your inspiration. Image via willowbrookpark.blogspot.com Image via apartmenttherapy.com Image by Marie Richie Image by Graham Bould Image via frogview.com Image by Mike Image via ubcbotanicalgarden.org Image via giverny-impression.com Image via pleach.org If you need further information on designing and caring for espaliers, I would highly recommend Karl Pieber’s book: Espalier Fruit Trees for Wall, Hedge and Pergola.
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MAKE: Blog: Weekend Projects: DIY T-shirt Designs This week, I’ve put together an instructional pdf for three different ways to make t-shirt designs. Download it, or subscribe in itunes and have it downloaded automatically! This is what my bunny-vader t-shirt design looked like before rinsing and after! I really want to see the shirts that you design! Related
Porch Furniture | Atticmag | Kitchens, Bathrooms, Interior Design When we first moved into our new home, I was excited to finally have a screened porch. The first few weeks I spent several hours sleeping outside each night – on a new dog bed. Believe it or not, it was comfortable, and every time I saw a swinging porch bed I promise myself “one day, one day.” This architectural version is made from old porch railings and is the most popular design available from a favorite local home store. There is always a waiting list and I seem to postpone ordering a swinging bed in favor of something else on my ever-present list. This clean line Spanish cedar swinging bed was created by Austin husband and wife team Mark and Christina Landers. My husband and I love doing things together for our home, so it’s always nice to see what other marital teams are up to. There is so much talent available, locally or via the internet, that having a custom swinging porch bed made is fairly simple. Read about my “one day” finally arriving in Swinging Porch Beds 2.
C U T + P A S T E Fix-It Club: Major Appliances Major Appliance Repairs Clothes Dryer Repair “Is my shirt dry yet? I’m gonna be late!” This Fix-It Guide on clothes dryer repair tells how a clothes dryer works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. It then gives simple step-by-step instructions for how to disassemble a clothes dryer, and how to service the drive belt and idler pulley. Clothes Washer Repair This Fix-It Guide on clothes washer repair tells how a clothes washer works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. Convection Oven Repair Convection ovens cook from the outside in rather than from the inside out as microwaves do. Dishwasher Repair This Fix-It Guide on dishwasher repair tells how a dishwasher works, what often goes wrong, how to identify the problem, and what parts and tools you will need to fix it. Electric Cooktop Repair Electric Oven Repair Electric Water Heater Repair Gas Cooktop Repair
How to create a sunken trampoline - little green fingers - StumbleUpon I think a sunken trampoline has to be my favourite family garden feature. It's a simple enough idea but solves so many headaches. It's safer, less intrusive and popular with everyone. I have sunken a couple myself. So what do you do...? First, measure up - I would say buy a relatively large trampoline (ours is 14') but make sure that it won't dominate the garden. And that's it, except to say, sunken trampolines might be safer, but not so safe that you shouldn't supervise very carefully. Oh and if you want to see a couple of films about putting in sunken trampoines and how to maintain them, check these out below:
Loobylu Cooking up a change PHOTO, CARRIE PRATT - Times: BEFORE: The old kitchen was a windowless box, cut off from family activity in the living room. The homeowners, cooking enthusiasts, were hindered by minimal work space and storage, dark colors and worn finishes. The room's only window was closed off in a previous remodeling project and replaced with a shelf above the sink. It was time to bring a 35-year-old home up to today's standards. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner.