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Framing Nailer

A framing nailer is a type nail gun is a type of tool used to drive nails into wood or some other kind of material. The framing nailer is typically used in framing rooms, closets and other structures. Electromagnetism, compressed air, gases such as butane or propane, or, for powder-actuated tools, a small explosive charge, […]

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Electrical Wiring

Many projects and improvements around the house require some sort of electrical knowledge. Or knowledge of a friend who has electrical knowledge! Regardless, there are some safety precautions that should be taken when dealing with electrical wiring! Before beginning any electrical repair, shut off the power. Remove the fuse or trip the breaker for the […]

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Drywall Texture

Drywall Texture is a relatively simple and inexpensive way to dress up a room! It is one of the most common and most affordable faux finish techniques that even a new ‘do it yourselfer’ can complete with minimal agony! Purchase a large bucket of premixed drywall joint compound from a local home improvement center or […]

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Deck Plans

Choosing a deck plan can be as easy or difficult as you want it to be! However, the nicer the deck plan you choose, the more you will enjoy it and the more it will add value to your home. Living in the Southeast United States, enables me to use my deck for a good […]

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Deck Building

In some ways deck building is a rather complex do-it-yourself project, but, since decks do not have to be leak proof or perfectly built, it is a possible project for many beginning builders. Deck building can be a demanding job both physically and mentally. It is, however, very rewarding. It moves quickly and will give […]

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Consider Carpet Tiles in Your Home

Carpet tiles provide flexibility because the modular squares enable unique designs and patterns with multiple colors and tiles. Carpet tiles are also easier to transport and handle than 12’ rolls of traditional carpeting. Carpet tiles are produced in primary colors, custom colors and custom prints and patterns. Although the 18” carpet square is a standard […]

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Creative Bedroom Designs

The bedroom is the space that we spend the most time in. Like it or not, we need to sleep to be able to function. This is why making your bedroom design a place of personal serenity and rejuvenation is so common in decorating! Sometimes it only takes a simple idea to get your creative […]

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Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom remodeling projects are common for homeowners in the United States. After all, aside from the kitchen, it is the most used room in the house!  The question is, can you do it yourself? Yes, you can if you know how or are willing to learn and take your time!  Doing bathroom remodeling repairs and […]

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Bamboo Flooring

Bamboo has recently become one of the hottest trends in flooring. The reasons for its popularity surge are primarily aesthetics, properties, and environmental benefits. Because bamboo is a grass rather than a tree, its finished appearance is very distinctive. Most distinctive is the eye-catching pattern of slightly darker bands produced by its nodes – a […]

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Kitchen Faucets

Two important items in thinking about new kitchen faucets are their construction and configuration. All follow the same basic design–they are one pipe connected to another via a hole through which water flows. Turn the faucet handle to close the hole and stop the flow. You can buy faucets to suit your home décor and […]

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