Building with Wood Can Be Fun and Rewarding
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August 4th, 2014
If you live in a hot region, you should not trust an AC unit alone to keep your home cool. While AC units can effectively cool the air in your home, they do have their limitations. Constantly running an AC unit can be expensive, and they tend to get more expensive the hotter your home gets. Thus, if you want [...]
July 28th, 2014
Many of the components of your home heating system go unseen; however, the register vents throughout your house are visible to you, your family, and your guests. What do you do when those vent begin to look unsightly? You refinish them! Here, you will learn how to give those old vents a new look quickly and easily.
The supplies that are [...]
July 23rd, 2014
Most of us have a pretty good idea when it’s time to call the plumber – but sometimes we don’t stop to think about why we’re actually in need of urgent plumbing services. There are several common household mistakes that are a sure-fire way to raise your emergency plumbing bills. These mistakes are actually pretty easy to avoid, though. Make [...]
July 21st, 2014
If you own a home, you expect you will eventually need to replace your air conditioning system. The difficult part is trying to determine when to make such a replacement. By considering the factors listed below you should be able to reach the best choice for your needs.
Age of Unit
One of the most important aspects to consider is the age [...]
July 16th, 2014
Just because you own a safe doesn’t mean its contents are protected. Certain features, materials and assembly techniques provide an added layer of security in the event of unexpected circumstances. The contents of your safe should be secure against more than just prying eyes, and features like fire and theft protection offer just that.
Understanding Fire Ratings
Most safes have a fire [...]
July 7th, 2014
A garage door motor is not designed to do much more than lift the weight of a garage door. This is the case whether your door features thin fiberglass panels or heavy wood panels. While you would need a bigger motor to lift a door with wooden panels, the slightest obstruction could still prevent the door from opening. Luckily, troubleshooting [...]
June 27th, 2014
It’s hot in your room or home office, so you try to open the window only to find it won’t budge. It can be incredibly frustrating when a window you used for years gets stuck closed for seemingly no reason. Here are a few tips you can use to get your window open to let cool air inside.
Examine the Window
If you're new to building with wood, starting with a wood fence may be a great way to familiarize yourself with the material. Wood fences are usually simple and easy to build, though it will take some time and effort if you desire a finished product that will not only be functional but will also beautify the area around your home.
Another great building project you can try is a wood door. If you are familiar with the basics of building with wood and are interested in creating a custom wood door for your home or some other building, this can be a great way to use your own style and talent to make something with artistic and functional value.
Although building a wooden shed is a more complex project than constructing a simple fence or door, it can ultimately be a very rewarding experience. You may want to start out with something a little smaller, perhaps even a tree house or doghouse, but if you have the time and resources, building a shed out of wood can be very fulfilling.