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Category "Do-it-yourself & Construction"

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.
How to learn how to make home repairs

How to learn how to make home repairs

Home repairs are a necessary fact of life. One of the best ways to save money is to learn to do yourself what most people hire a professional to do. If you know how to do it your self, you can make repairs whenever you need to and you will not have to worry about not having the money in your check book if something goes wrong with your home.
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.
What does a dual action polisher do?

What does a dual action polisher do?

The D A (dual or double action) polisher has undoubtedly become one of the most useful labour saving devices in the vehicle bodywork professional's armoury. Along with the compressed air spray gun, it is almost irreplaceable. What it does, and how to use it, aren't black arts however. Here is a guide to the DA polisher.
Uses of a folding cart

Uses of a folding cart

The folding cart is the generic denomination of all carts or boxes, specially designed to carry certain objects. Depending on its destination, folding carts provide a wide range of products, which can be used in different situations. The folding cart is a useful innovation, which reduces the strain on your body and makes any moving objects much more comfortable and pleasant.
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.