Category Archives: DIY Ideas

Building Deck From Wood or Plastic?

Wood is still the king of decking materials, but the widespread acceptance and availability of manufactured "plastic" lumber has continued to grow among DIYers and professional deck builders alike. Which material is best for your new deck or deck-remodeling project will depend on factors including decking color, available board sizes, maintenance requirements, and, of course,…
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Outdoor Christmas Yard Decorating Ideas

Make Your Whole Yard Shine Christmas yard decorations welcome others to your home by means of drawing the eye from the road to your doorstep. There are many Christmas yard decoration ideas to make this area a bright beautiful space. Decorate with lights, garland, and bows to really attract attention from friends and neighbors this…
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Amazing Art – Japanese Yosegi Decorations

Instead of using paint, Japanese Yosegi decorations are made out of natural fine grains and textures of wood. First, timbers are cut into rods of desired sections, the rods are then glued together to form a section of geometrical design pattern. The surface is sliced into thin plates of wood, which are glued onto boxes…
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Learn Japanese Gift Wrapping Hack – You’ll Need it!

You have a pile of presents ready to be wrapped and you know it will take hours to get them done. But here's a little holiday gift. Perfect the Japanese Gift Wrapping method and you'll breeze right through them. Employees at Takashimaya Department Store in Japan can zip through the process in less than 15…
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Easy Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Easy Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas A beautifully wrapped gift really shows someone you care. These clever do-it-yourself ideas are sure to impress everyone on your Christmas gift list without breaking the bank. we have officially entered the season of gift wrapping. The exterior of the gift is just as important as what’s inside, especially when…
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Amazing Free-form Stonework Breaks the Mold

Inspired by the natural world around him, English stonemason Johnny Clasper creates mesmerizing hand-built walls, mosaics and sculptural landscapes that transform stone into a flowing, fluid-like medium. Clasper, 38, began his career as a bricklayer, but gradually found himself gravitating towards the world of dry stone walling and sculpture. Unlike more modern building techniques, dry…
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25 Surprising Uses for WD40

25 Surprising Uses for WD40 This is pretty cool! According to their website the is over 2000 uses for WD40. I have picked out 25 pretty surprising ones but the list really does go on and on! 1. Lubricates luggage zippers. 2. Unsticks stacked drinking glasses. 3. Removes marking pen from glass objects. 4. Winter…
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How to Care for Your Outdoor Wood Furniture

You've invested in a piece or set of outdoor wood furniture, and you want to make sure it lasts for several years. What's the best way to protect your outdoor investment from the elements? For wood and hardwood garden furniture, it's a combination of keeping it under cover as much as possible, away from extremes…
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Easy DIY Garden Projects with Stones

Easy DIY Garden Projects with Stones Do you want to beautify your garden and create a place for dining, relaxation and enjoyment in nature? Every detail in the garden is really decorative. Whether you have decorative pots, decorative stones that decorate the paths, benches, lamps, birdhouses, you can unleash your imagination and play with everything…
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DIY Gardening Ideas – 4 Easy to Make Garden Raised Beds

Gardening is much easier with garden raised beds. They make many traditional gardening chores like deep tilling, weeding and amending the soil redundant. If you have poor soil, if it is too acidic or clayey, if the ground is rocky or uneven, raised beds can come to your rescue. You can fill the garden raised beds…
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Wonderful Wood Pallet Outdoor Furniture Ideas

Wonderful Wood Pallet Outdoor Furniture Ideas Repurposing or recycling wooden pallets into indoors or outdoors furniture has become very popular with people across the globe. It’s not just because you’re going to do a fun project but because you can craft a highly functional sofa, coffee table or other things for your garden, in no…
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5 DIY cat trees to improve your kitty’s life

If you share your home with a cat, you're likely accustomed to your feline friend scaling bookshelves or napping atop the kitchen cabinets. This desire to be up high and observe the world below is instinctual for cats. It helps them feel safe by providing a secure vantage point to survey the landscape. In the…
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Great DIY Seashell Wind Chimes Ideas

Great DIY Seashell Wind Chimes Ideas Turn the seashells collected from your beach vacation into fun crafts and beautiful ways to decorate your home. String shells along florist wire, and attach to a simple wire hanger for a primitive wind chime. You can drill a hole in each shell with a small drill bit, but…
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How to Clean Jewelry

How to Clean Jewelry Find out the proper way to make your trinkets sparkle... Diamonds "The best way to clean a diamond is with warm soapy water and a soft-bristle brush or old toothbrush," says Loretta Castoro, vice president and international jewelry buyer for Jewelry Television. Pat it dry with a soft cloth. You may…
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How to Clean and Remove Stains from Leather Sofa

The benefits and rewards of owning leather furniture are numerous. Leather upholstery is natural, durable, and looks good as the focal point of any room. Leather is also one of the few materials to actually look better with age – it develops an attractive sheen with frequent use. Leather furnishings need plenty of tender loving…
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Woodworking – How to Choose the Right Glue

Most woodworking projects require some gluing-up. With the variety of glues on the market, how should you know which one is right for the job? The answer depends on what you are gluing up, and how the finished project will be used. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular types of glue.…
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