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How to put up shelf brackets

How to put up shelf brackets

Shelves have a long history. They were considered a place to store things of value. In the Middle Ages, monks used them to put the books that they were working on. Later, the shelves were used to store books, which were considered very valuable. Shelves continue to be places where things of value are stored. You can create some attractive shelves with shelf brackets. With a few tips, your installation of the shelves will go smoothly.
How to install a shower rod

How to install a shower rod

Installing shower rods is fairly easy and even if your carpentry skills are very limited, you can easily do this task on your own. To help you install shower curtain rods at home, here are some tips.
Electrical Contractors Association: The Facts

Electrical Contractors Association: The Facts

If you are an electrician or just an average citizen, you understand that with electrical wiring and electrical equipment, you cannot afford to take chances. The risks involved with improper wiring and poor electric installation of equipment can be tremendous. The Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) understands the risks all too well and therefore provides worthwhile electricians to provide these electrical services.
A guide to edroom paint colors

A guide to edroom paint colors

In a house, the bedroom is a space that epitomises privacy. Therefore choosing appropriate wall paint colours for the bedroom needs to balance between personal sentiments and decor. This article will show you how you can be systematic yet creative when deciding on bedroom decor.
How to build a home?

How to build a home?

A home offers more than safety and shelter to us. It is also a symbol of unity and happiness for your family. A great home is a great investment for your future because you can always sell it one day. But how do you build a home? Here are some steps that you need to follow.
A guide to storage shelving

A guide to storage shelving

Shelves are something that have been around since mankind had possessions and needed to store and organise them. By their nature, shelving is more usually open or without a case, unlike book cases that usually consist of a case (closed top and sides) with shelves. Storage shelves can be broken down into three categories: industrial, regular and custom.
How to clean upholstery

How to clean upholstery

Upholstery in your car or home can quickly become dirty. When your upholstery is looking dingy or feeling unclean, you may want to find out exactly how to make the item look newer again. There are many different ways to consider when thinking about how best to clean your upholstered items.
All about: External wall cladding

All about: External wall cladding

The exterior cladding on a building acts as the outer layer of the house. This layer helps to protect it from the elements. It also "works with other dominant features, such as windows, doors and porches, to define a building’s character." There is more than one kind of external wall cladding that you can use for your house's exterior. This article details on external wall cladding.
How to test and tag electrical equipment

How to test and tag electrical equipment

Portable electrical appliances, such as laptops, toasters or microwaves, can require testing. This ensures that the appliance is in good shape, and can be used without risk of electrocution. You start with a visual check of the appliance for obvious signs of damage. Then, you can use a portable appliance tester to test the internal parts of the equipment.
How to make an easel

How to make an easel

While there are several types of easel, including table top easels and rigid floor easels, in general the most common type of easel is a free-standing adjustable type that comprises three legs and a cross beam where the painting surface can be mounted. Usually constructed from wood, home-made stands are fairly straightforward to put together. Here is how to make an easel in a few steps.
How to fit vinyl floor covering

How to fit vinyl floor covering

Vinyl floor covering is not as difficult to fit as engineered flooring. Although it does not have the sophisticated looks of ceramic tiles or the elegant aspect of solid flooring or oak hardwood, there are many patterns and colours that you can get from your vinyl supplies stores to give a new look to some of your residential flooring spaces.
How to fit small ceiling fans

How to fit small ceiling fans

In the summer months, you may find that your child's bedroom needs a little air-conditioning. A solution is to fit a ceiling fan. Since it is likely that your child's room is on the small side, it will be best to install small ceiling fans there and preferably a ceiling fan with a light fitted so that you can simply replace the existing light fixture with the fan lighting.
Plastic Fabrication Ltd.: The facts

Plastic Fabrication Ltd.: The facts

If you are interested in plastic items, you have probably already heard about the Plastics Fabrication company. The Plastics Fabrication company can offer you a vast variety of products, made from many different types of plastics. You have the opportunity to select between the company’s standard products or order the products you want. Read the following article and find out all the interesting facts that you need to know about Plastics Fabrication.