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How to Stain Kitchen Cabinets

How to Stain Kitchen Cabinets

Staining kitchen cabinets can be a easy inexpensive way to give your kitchen a new look. Learn how to stain your own kitchen cabinets.
Do-It-Yourself Romantic Western Backdrop

Do-It-Yourself Romantic Western Backdrop

If you're throwing a Western-themed party or are in a Western-era play, you may need a Western backdrop. Instead of paying a lot of money for a pre-made backdrop, consider painting one yourself. You can paint your own Western desert scene with a sunset, horses, and cacti. A romantic Western backdrop
Types of Concrete Floor Finishes

Types of Concrete Floor Finishes

Concrete flooring can be finished with colors and designs similar to natural stone.Inti St. Clair/Digital Vision/Getty ImagesConcrete is becoming an option for interior flooring for many homeowners looking for a low cost material that is attractive. The finishes available for concrete...
What Is the Rise or Run for Installing a Handicapped Ramp?

What Is the Rise or Run for Installing a Handicapped Ramp?

The Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities (ADAAG) provides technical requirements for handicapped ramps. The rise and run for ramps can be calculated using ADAAG's slope guidelines.
How to Install Tile Transitioning to a Carpet

How to Install Tile Transitioning to a Carpet

Tile is a very popular flooring choice and comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and textures. It can be installed on cement or wood and will transition into any other type of flooring. Tile is secured to the floor with mortar and then the gaps are filled in with grout. All the necessary supplies need
How to Lay Exposed Aggregate Concrete

How to Lay Exposed Aggregate Concrete

Exposed aggregate concrete results from a finishing process that exposes small, decorative pebbles placed onto the surface of wet concrete. Exposed aggregate is strong and durable, providing a surface suitable for anything from foundation use to pavement. The finishing process can be labor-intensiv
How to Build Full Over Full Size Bunk Beds for Adults

How to Build Full Over Full Size Bunk Beds for Adults

If you need to provide sleeping accommodations for multiple adults in a limited space, you may want to install a full-sized bunk bed. However, with furniture prices on the rise, you may not want to pay the hundreds of dollars to buy a prefabricated bunk bed. Fortunately, you can build your own sturd
What Products Make Granite Counters Shiny?

What Products Make Granite Counters Shiny?

Granite is a natural stone that is strong, heat resistant and heavy. Most granite is comprised of various minerals, including feldspar, quartz and mica, and comes in a wide variety of shades and colors. It is a common material in residential construction for counter tops in kitchens and bathrooms an
How to Seamlessly Tile

How to Seamlessly Tile

Normally, tiles have 1/8- to ¼-inch spaces between them. The spaces contain grout, which is a form of cement, giving the tiles their familiar grid pattern. If you're tiling with marble or granite, the goal is usually the opposite: to make it look like a seamless slab of rock instead of indivi
How to Remove Floor Wax From Shelves

How to Remove Floor Wax From Shelves

Wax is a very effective protectant that is frequently used on floors to prevent wear and tear from foot traffic. The wax forms a hard coating over the surface of the floor and the coating protects it from both impact damage as well as dirt and debris. Wax is very easily cleaned and it needs to be re
Sandblaster Types

Sandblaster Types

It doesn't matter whether you are removing unsightly rust or old paint from an object or creating a sculptured work of art, sandblasters can have multiple uses around your tool shed or art studio. You can choose from several different basic types of sandblasters. depending on the work you plan to ac
How to Dissolve Soap Scum on Porcelain Tile

How to Dissolve Soap Scum on Porcelain Tile

If you have porcelain tiles in your bathroom, especially in your shower and tub area, soap scum will accumulate without preventive maintenance and regular cleaning. Soap scum can be difficult to clean, but with some common household items, you can help dissolve the soap scum before you clean it to m
Replacement Window Ideas

Replacement Window Ideas

Replacing old windows in your home can add charm and freshness to your home and it can also result in energy savings with the installation of windows of greater energy efficiency. When replacing windows you can be as simple or extravagent as your imagination and budget allow.
About Drywall Mudding Procedures

About Drywall Mudding Procedures

Once drywall is properly hung, mudding procedures are intended to transform the rough wall---with all its joints and dimpled screws---into a continuous, smooth surface. This is an art and a science, because factors like physical properties of the wall, the joint compound and the air determine the ou
How to Cut Ceramic Tile with a Glass Cutter

How to Cut Ceramic Tile with a Glass Cutter

Ceramic tile is a thin tile commonly used in areas where there is constant moisture. Most ceramic tiles have a glazed surface that keeps the moisture from soaking into and through the tile, to the surface beneath. This glazing can sometimes make the tiles difficult to cut without specialized blades,
Different Ways to Fold Ship Napkins

Different Ways to Fold Ship Napkins

Dining room staff on cruise ships fold napkins into beautiful shapes.Silverwear and napkin image by Paul Hill from Fotolia.comOne of the simple extra touches that dining room staff on cruise ships adds to make the dining experience special is the folding of napkins into elegant shapes and...
How to Troubleshoot Domestic Awnings

How to Troubleshoot Domestic Awnings

Domestic awnings provide useful shade during the summer over decks and patios or above windows and external doors around the edge of your home. Troubleshooting problems in working your awning involves verifying the electricity supply and the controls are working correctly. You should troubleshoot yo
Process of Solar Energy

Process of Solar Energy

What is Solar Energy?With current energy prices rising every year and stores of natural energy quickly depleting, alternative sources of power are beginning to take center stage. Solar energy is one of the most abundant sources of heat and electricity on the planet and scientists are...
How to Attach a Chair Rail

How to Attach a Chair Rail

Chair rail is trim that runs horizontally across the wall, generally at the height of a chairback, as a decorative element. Attaching it to the wall is more complicated than just nailing it in. It needs to attach directly to wall studs to ensure it stays fixed. Since it's standard practice to cover