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Best Tools for Beginner DIY

Best Tools for Beginner DIY

At one stage or another, everyone is exposed to the wonderful world of DIY. Many people have no experience at all other than holding some of the tools for a parent as a kid. This is pretty common, so if you fall into this category, fear not. Whether you’re moving out and need to know what tools to have around, or taking up DIY as a hobby, there are definitely some essential tools you should have. If you are a...
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Find the Best Commercial Roofing Contractors Near Me

Find the Best Commercial Roofing Contractors Near Me

Many business owners have grown and expanded their businesses to a point where they have moved into office buildings, warehouses, and factories that all require upkeep of their own. These buildings often house employees who spend many hours working inside them, plus expensive equipment, computers, and inventory that would be extremely costly to replace if something were to happen to damage them. The main source of protection from the outdoors is the building’s roof. Weather and other environmental conditions can...
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How to Paint Wood Paneling

How to Paint Wood Paneling

A fresh coat of paint can make a massive difference in the look of any room, but painting wood-paneled walls are more than just slapping on some latex. Whether you have bare wood, dark wood, or natural wood paneling, we have helpful tips to know before you get started. Paint will cover the flaws on the surface of the wooden paneling. The whole procedure of coating the wooden paneling should be done with care. Otherwise, you will create more problems....
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How to tell if a wall is load bearing?

How to tell if a wall is load bearing?

When remodeling a home, there are several key things to look for when determining what wall can be removed to create more space. Some of these include finding different walls and knowing if a wall is load-bearing. Today we’re going to learn how to tell if a wall is load-bearing or not. This is an important skill to have to determine whether to cut into a wall or not. What is a load-bearing wall? A load-bearing wall is a structural...
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sodium carbonate – What it does and how to use it

sodium carbonate – What it does and how to use it

Sodium carbonate is more or less a household product. It is an alkali base with a wide range of applications both in the household and in various industries. For the curious, its chemical composition is Na2CO3. One particular bonus of this product is that it is green. Out of all of the chemical compositions and cleaning products out there, it is definitely one of the more sustainable and eco-friendly ones out there. If you are wanting to minimize your footprint...
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The simple guide to building a DIY desk

The simple guide to building a DIY desk

Desks are one of those essential household items of furniture that can be used by a broad range of individuals. From kids working on homework to part of a home office, through to someone with an established crafting space, desks can be as varied as the people using them. DIY Desk Types [1] Improvisation and Combination So you’ve been shopping around, and you’ve found a few shelves and desks that are close but not quite what you are looking for....
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How to Finish Fine Wood by Hand Sanding

How to Finish Fine Wood by Hand Sanding

Hand sanding, while taking more time and energy than sanding through mechanical means, allows you a finer degree of control. Hand sanding is often used after mechanical sanding as well as the finest grains allow you to begin polishing and refining the surface beyond what is possible with a machine alone. Preparing the wood for hand sanding First of all, you need to clean the surface that you plan on hand sanding. This is to remove as much loose grime,...
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A Guide to Selecting the Best Deck Stain

A Guide to Selecting the Best Deck Stain

When it comes to freshening up the wooden fence in your backyard or sanding your decking before summer comes in full force, there are a few things that are worth knowing before you get to the point of picking a product. First of all, there is a difference between painting and staining. Painting obscures the grain and appearance of the wood and is opaque, meaning that you lose all color of the wood and only get the pigment that you...
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How to use a Belt Sander

How to use a Belt Sander

What Is A Belt Sander? A belt sander is a type of sander that makes use of electrical power to partly automate the sanding process. It is handheld. This makes it ideal for tradespeople going from client to client, and for DIYers who want to make their projects that little bit more labor-saving. They work by incorporating an electrically driven continuous loop of sandpaper. Safety Equipment When it comes to using a belt sander, there are a few safety considerations...
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5 Types of Sanders that are Useful for Home DIY Projects

5 Types of Sanders that are Useful for Home DIY Projects

When it comes to DIY, sanders are one of those tools that are often recommended to anyone starting to get their teeth into home improvements. To begin with, most people start off with just a sheet of sandpaper and go from there. There is nothing wrong with using just sandpaper if you are working on a particularly small scale but when it comes to anything bigger like preparing a cabinet for painting or wanting to prepare your wood floors to...
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The 8 Step Guide to Refurbishing your Kitchen Cabinets

The 8 Step Guide to Refurbishing your Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinet refurbishing means giving your old, outdated cabinets a new look and feel. You start by addressing the back of the cabinets, which may involve removing a wall or cutting and replacing the wall framing. Next, you can and discard the existing doors and drawers. Finally, you install new doors, drawer fronts, and may add hinges and other fittings. Everything else remains the same: there is no need to replace the cabinet box or make other structural changes. Regardless...
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How to Remove a Stripped Screw Without Fail

How to Remove a Stripped Screw Without Fail

Stripped screws are the bane of every tradesperson’s life. If you have never encountered one before, it can be a mountain rather than a molehill. It is all down to know how to deal with it. There is a range of tools to remove a stripped screw, although none of them are made specifically for that purpose. Adaptability is great! Removing stripped screws is always useful knowledge that can come in handy at the most surprising of moments. What is...
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Trisodium Phosphate – The Best Recommended Cleaning Fluid

Trisodium Phosphate – The Best Recommended Cleaning Fluid

What is trisodium phosphate? Trisodium phosphate (Also known as TSP Cleaner) is an inorganic compound. Inorganic means that it does not consist of living matter. It being a compound means that it is made up of a combination of substances. Phosphates are derived from phosphoric acid, and they can be found in nature. The chemical formula of trisodium phosphate is NA3PO4. Trisodium phosphate is created by neutralizing phosphoric acid through the application of sodium carbonate. This results in disodium hydrogen...
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How to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets

How to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets

If you’re tired of your old kitchen cabinets, you may be tempted to replace them entirely. However, you might find that it’s possible to give them a new look by refurbishing your kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them. One of the fastest and easiest ways to give your kitchen an updated look is to spray paint the kitchen cabinets. Painting kitchen cabinets can be a challenging project. There are many things to consider when painting cabinets. Such as the material...
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How to paint plastic: A short and easy guide

How to paint plastic: A short and easy guide

Did you know it’s possible to paint plastic? Well, it is. But how to paint plastic? It’s also pretty easy. You can even do an excellent job if you follow these simple instructions. Painting plastic is a great way to give old items a new lease on life. Plastic is often overlooked, but it’s fun to paint, and the finished product has a cool, modern look. The nice thing about painting plastic is that it doesn’t have to be done...
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Tips for Woodworking with Cherry wood

Tips for Woodworking with Cherry wood

There are several different types of wood used for making furniture. Some of these woods are easier to work with, while others are considered more complex. Cherry wood is one of those harder ones to work with, but it is also one of the most sought-after woods for crafting beautiful furniture pieces. To get the most out of working with cherry wood, you must prepare ahead of time and learn the best practices for using this valuable material. And here...
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How to remove water stains from wood

How to remove water stains from wood

Removing water stains from wood can be tricky to deal with. It doesn’t require a lot of skill but needs patience. Everything depends on how soon you clean the water stain. Well, if you want to know how to remove water stains from wood, then you’ve arrived at the right place. This post is the perfect guide for you. In this blog, I will talk about Five easy ways to remove water stains from wood. A hairdryer Bestseller No. 1...
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Five essential power tools for woodworking beginners

Five essential power tools for woodworking beginners

When you’re first starting as a woodworker, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of tools. When you’re outfitting your first workshop, it can be hard to know what tools are essential and which ones are just going to waste space in the workshop. Here are the top five essential power tools for woodworking beginners. 1) Power Drill Bestseller No. 1 BLACK+DECKER Random Orbit Sander, 5-Inch... HIGH PERFORMANCE ORBIT SANDER - 2.0 Amp...HIGH EFFICIENCY - Delivers 12000 OPM...
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The Ultimate Sandpaper Grit Guide

The Ultimate Sandpaper Grit Guide

Introduction Sandpaper, the friendly name for a coated abrasive, is used by DIY enthusiasts and professional tradespeople alike. Although sandpaper has a wide range of applications, it is most typically used to prepare surfaces for painting, varnishing, or otherwise finishing. The name itself dates back to 13th century China where sand (Along with crushed shells and seeds) was bonded to paper using natural gum. In the united states, sandpaper was not commonplace until 1935, when sandpaper was patented by Isaac...
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5 Maple Tree Problems to Watch Out For

5 Maple Tree Problems to Watch Out For

Maple trees are some of the most prevalent trees in gardens and yards. Larger varieties, such as the sugar maple, are perfect for providing beautiful shade on hot summer days. They also can be decorative, smaller trees, such as the Japanese maple. Maples come in various shapes and can be found in many varying climates across the world. Maples will thrive in many different growing conditions and can make the average garden into a spectacular garden with its many varieties....
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