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Category "Do-it-yourself & Construction"

Where to buy wooden tool boxes

Where to buy wooden tool boxes

Wooden tool boxes have been popular since the 1900s and are sought for by workmen and collectors. Although they were originally made by hand, they are now manufactured by companies that make high-quality wooden tool chests of different sizes and styles. Find out where to get a wood tool box of your own in this article.
A review of a Makita angle grinder

A review of a Makita angle grinder

In 1915, Makita Corporation began as a company that repaired and sold electric motors. In 1938, the company became Makita Electric Works and became the first Japanese company to market as well as manufacture electric planers as well as other power tools in 1958. It soon gained a reputation for reliable and reasonably priced tools. The angle grinder, which Makita introduced in 2005, was an example of this. Today, it remains a useful tool for the handyman to the commercial builder.
A guide to buying battery power tools

A guide to buying battery power tools

The first cordless tools were invented in 1961 by Black and Decker. The first batteries for the tools took up to sixteen hours to recharge. Now, most recharge in an hour. The cordless tools were a revelation in that they allowed carpenters and construction workers to work freely on the site without having to worry about the location of outlets for power. When buying battery power tools, there is an important consideration to keep in mind: the battery.
How to select a laminate floor cleaner

How to select a laminate floor cleaner

Laminate flooring is an affordable solution which can improve the look of any room. It can simulate practically any pattern or material. However, laminate surfaces need to be kept clean as dust and dirt particles can scratch the decorative surface of the even the best laminate flooring. Laminate floor care is easy if you know what flooring products you should use.
How to make corner wall shelves

How to make corner wall shelves

Corners are really a waste of space in many homes. However, corner shelves come to the rescue of these useless spaces. Using television brackets and a corner shelf, you can create a wonderful wall mount for TV. To mount LCD TV on any wall is very easy with the special TV mounts available on the market, but to mount a TV in a corner is a bit trickier, but not difficult.
A guide to safety stair nosing

A guide to safety stair nosing

A stair nosing is a "projecting edge, as the part of the tread of a step extending beyond the riser or a projecting part of a buttress." As defined by the Construction Dictionary, a safety stair nosing is, "[a]n abrasive, nonslip stair nosing whose surface is flush with the tread against which it is placed." This article provides you with details about safety stair nosing.
Where to buy silent generators

Where to buy silent generators

Silent generators can come in handy in many different situations. For example, camping generators used in the countryside, forests or on a beach can't be noisy and neither can a home generator in a residential neighbourhood. It would also be hard to enjoy a fishing trip on a boat which didn't muffle the generator, or an outdoor trip to a holiday park in a caravan for that matter. This article provides a guide to buying silent generators.
Buying guide: Cabinet lock

Buying guide: Cabinet lock

Cabinet locks are fasteners which are fitted to a cabinet door or a cabinet drawer to keep it firmly closed. Cabinet locks have different functioning mechanisms. The type of lock is dependent on many variables, such as the material of the cabinet door or drawer and the level of security you want.
A guide to ROHL faucets

A guide to ROHL faucets

Rohl is a company that has been making faucets since the 1980s. It is a company that is often associated with design, ingenuity, and family values. In fact, the company consists of Ken Rohl and his three sons who take such roles as marketing, running the eastern division (the company is based in California), and acting as a liaison with the European designers and producers. Rohl faucets are available for the kitchen and bathroom as well as the bar. The article below acts as a guide to ROHL faucets.
Hardie Plank: The facts

Hardie Plank: The facts

James Hardie Inc. is a modern fibre cement company that has developed manufacturing operations in America, Australia, New Zeeland and the Philippines. The Hardie Plank is only one of the fibre-cement building materials that the company is producing. Hardie Plank siding has become one of the most popular brands for lap siding in America with over four million houses using it.
How to build a glass display cabinet?

How to build a glass display cabinet?

A glass display cabinet is a brilliant product which allows us to showcase our collectibles, accomplishments and other prized possessions for others to see. There are different types and designs of display cabinet available in the market. However, it is always great to have a self created glass display cabinet that will not only fulfill its usage but also provide a sense of pride .
A review of Franke taps in the UK

A review of Franke taps in the UK

Franke has been providing kitchens in the UK with taps, sinks and intelligent kitchen systems for decades. This company’s commitment to quality and their cutting-edge technology helped cement Franke’s position as the largest manufacturer of kitchen sinks in the world. Besides sinks and taps, Franke has also established itself in the market for bathroom showers and bathroom sinks.
How to install a spa bathroom

How to install a spa bathroom

Paying huge sums of money for a day at a spa can be a thing of the past by converting your bathroom into a spa. With spa bathrooms, the spa comes to you and you can enjoy your facilities with your friends and family for a great relaxing evening. This article looks at some of the design elements necessary to install that spa bathroom feel in your house.
How to install a built-in wine cooler?

How to install a built-in wine cooler?

You don't need to have a basement or cellar to have wine storage. You can convert any area of your home, including a closet, into a place to keep your wine. To do this, you need a space that you can close up. Keeping the area at the right temperature and moisture level is possible with a few added pieces of equipment.
Home improvement books for beginners

Home improvement books for beginners

If you are new to home improvement or simply attempting a DIY project for the first time, then it may be worthwhile to have some kinds of resources, to help you throughout the process. This guide will show you the different kinds of home improvement books there are for beginners and where to find them.