The Combination Lock
- Heather Colman
... with several discs or cams, or by using a set of several rotating discs with inscribed numerals which directly interact with the locking mechanism.
Multiple-dial locks One of the simplest types of combination lock, often used in low-security situations is the bicycle lock, which uses several...
Furniture Fixes On A Dime!
- Kathy Wilson
... paint anything these days? Yes, even that hideous laminate bookcase from 1974. All you need is a primer made specially for non porous surfaces. I recommend Kilz Original or BIN primer. A coat or two of good primer, and any surface can be ready for paint, from tile to plastic to fiberglass. Now...
Wind Chimes - An Unexpected Pleasure
- Liz Norman
... with my world.
Undoubtedly, one of the first set of wind chimes were made from plain sticks and/or strings of small sea shells. Then wind chimes graduated to those made from the hollow stalks of bamboo, which resulted in a more pleasing sound. Once that sound was discovered, some smart soul...
Tiffany Lamps - Read This Before You Buy One
- Pamela Tice
... of Tiffany lamps, including Meyda and Dale Tiffany, continue to be some of the most highly sought after products associated with home lighting.
If you are a bit unfamiliar with the term Tiffany lighting and the history of its appearance in the American marketplace, perhaps a brief lesson...
Paper Shredders And Your Safe Identity
- John Francis Amberden
... and thought to yourself, ‘that could never happen to me’. I’ll also wager that’s the exact thing all those victims of identity theft thought too … before it happened to them. That’s why you need to invest in something like a paper shredder to protect your identity.
No? You don’t need something...
- Graeme Ramsey
... a barbeque and everyone is standing around slapping the bare skin on their arms and legs trying to kill all the mosquitos that keep landing on them?
Fortunately there are some solutions that can save you from the torment of those pesky insects.
You have a choice between the mosquito repellents...
Outdoor Weather Resistant Wicker For Patio & Deck
- Kelly Broome
... hot summer afternoon seeking relief from the heat in just a spot. Water and sun are two of wickers worst enemies which meant that wicker furniture was relegated to under cover use only. But, those days are gone forever.
Now look around and you can see wicker furniture on open patios, porches...
Flatware – What To Choose For Your Family
- Jim Grayson
... off their attributes without the complementary flatware. Typically, flatware comes in three main categories: traditional, ornate and contemporary. You’ll need to determine which category your china and crystal fall into before you go shopping for appropriate flatware. Your best bet is to stay...
Chandeliers - What You Need To Know Before You Buy
- Pamela Tice
... just do not seem to fit in with the dining room they are illuminating? Perhaps they are too big and seem to overwhelm the table. Other chandeliers just do not seem to match the other design elements of the room. To help you avoid these design faux pas, here are some tips when choosing dining room...
How To Select A Humidifier
- Bob Backstrom
... can control the humidity indoors. Humidifiers allow you to moisturize your indoor atmosphere. We give you some detailed instructions on how to choose a right humidifier for your home.
What is humidifier? A humidifier is a device that raises the moisture level in the air. It lowers the static...
Fireplace Accessories - Bring Life To A Boring Fireplace
- Heather Berken
... do not use the fireplace as the main source of heat, but the fireplace continues to be one of the favorite spots of the home. It is around the hearth that many families celebrate holidays, take family photos, and gather near a gently crackling blaze to ward off the chill of brisk fall days and...
Backyard Decks Building Basics - Frequently Asked Questions
- Dennis Conner
... the building of backyard decks as a commercial business, on the other hand, you may need a contractor’s license and/or other special permits.
Q: Will I need a building permit before building a backyard deck? How can I get one?
A: Prior to beginning any type of construction project, including...
Choose The Right Type Of Flashlight
- Keith George
... parabolic reflector for focusing the light. The battery compartment also acts like a handle for holding the flashlight.
Though the flashlight is of a very simple design, it is a relatively new invention. It came into being after the incandescent light bulb and the dry cell was invented.
Do You Like Using Air Fresheners?
- Kyle Greatbatch
... is hardly ever any actual purification taking place when you do this. It mostly only just gives the place a feeling of inhaling fresh air. That is why such basic air fresheners seem to come in scents that are tantalizing, such as Lavender mystique, Citrus blook and similar others.
Consider Gates Outside Your Home
- Julee Mitchelsin
... a beautifully landscaped lawn the very next year. I have recently been feeling a bit more risky in my profession and so I have been suggesting different things to my clients. My latest risky suggestion is to place gates at random places throughout the yard and lawn.
Now when most people think...
Memory Foam Mattress - Sleep Better - Live Better
- Tyson J Stevenson
... rockets. Manned rockets exert a lot of G-force on the astronauts, which can harm the astronaut. NASA scientists were trying to develop a material that was breathable and molded itself to the astronaut’s body to reduce the G-forces on the astronaut. They developed a polyurethane foam...
The Rope Hammock
- Daniel Roshard
... way to spend lazy afternoons, or just to take a nap outdoors in their own backyard hammock.
It is almost impossible to talk about hammocks without brining up the famous Pawleys Island hammocks, it has been said that many past celebrities and even some presidents have had these hammocks in their...
Exterior Wood Shutters
- Daniel Roshard
... these seem like major tasks in terms of budget and work.
The truth is that a lot of these tasks are indeed demanding, but you need to separate the costly and energy consuming work from the work that will make a significant change in the exterior of the house and that will probably make you...
Bed Quilt – An Important Player In Your Sleep
- NamSing Then
... the other is the top.
Quilts, Use Them as You Like Quilts are most comforting beds or bed covers particularly suited for cold weathers. People would prefer quilt woolen blanket or bed sheets. Generally bedding, decorative, armory are the usual domestic uses. But looking at the patterns and...
Water Garden Mosquitoes Problems
- Daniel Roshard
... addition to the house.
As summer nears many water garden owners realize that there is a significant problem with some water gardens, this is a problem that is not evident and sometimes doesn’t even show itself before the early days of the summer.
One major thing with any large body of water...
Garage Door Openers - I Can Not Imagine Life Without Them
- Tyson J Stevenson
... garage door opener consisted of a radio transmitter, a receiver and an actuator to open or close the door. In this the receiver would detect a change in the amplitude and would open or close the door. However there was a security concern with these kinds of garage door openers. They could be...
- John Furnem
... trampoline will suit your backyard.
Different Types of Backyard Trampolines There are three main types of trampolines available and they all come in varying sizes. There is a size and shape for everyone. The three types are:
* Round This design is made to keep the person who is jumping in...
Choosing The Right Air Mattress For Your Needs
- Scott Michaels
... bedding at home for guests.
They are inflated either orally, by blowing into a valve, or with a manual, foot-powered or electric pump. Traditional mattresses sizes are available — twin, full, queen, king, etc. — and standard sheets should fit, albeit sometimes more snugly. Lightweight,...
Basic Guide To Swimming Pool Filters
- David Evermon
... to keep the water clear and promotes safety and health while in the water. The pool filter has three main components that allow it to keep your water clear and safe for swimmers. First, there is a motor and pump that work to bring the water in and push it out during filtration. Then the filter...
Memory Foam - The Perfect Mattress
- Barney Garcia
... Memory foam mattress is made to give your body full comfort. It is made of “visco elastic” that moulds itself to your body shape and regains its original shape when you get up. It relieves pressure by offering support to all parts of the body. You will feel relaxed once you lie down on this...