(guest post by Judy Olsen) Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that possesses fireproof properties that made it a popular material for use in insulation, floor tiles, drywall, pipes, sealants, shingles, siding, and drywall. Asbestos was also used for crock pots, hair dryers, and car brakes. Even baby powder had, at one point, asbestos content. […]
Nothing can boost your in-home entertainment experience like a fully-equipped home theater. Although setting up a media room at home is an exciting project, it involves a lot of meticulous planning and work. You need to pay attention to important aspects like the most suitable audiovisual devices, the lighting, the viewing angles, the speaker […]
Here’s a short video showing how to install Timberchic peel-and-stick planks to create a decorative accent wall.
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Extreme How-To‘s friends Quickscrews, a leading supplier of woodworking fasteners in the US for 30 years, has partnered with NBC’s new hit reality show, Making It. In this six-episode competition, eight of the most talented makers from across the country will take on a variety of handmade projects with the hopes of becoming Master Maker […]
I’m typing this blog post as I pack everything I own into cardboard boxes. This is the week of the Big Move, where my family moves from one house to another. Getting to this point has been a long road riddled with many delays and frustrations, but I won’t bore you with details. If you’ve […]
Quebec City, Quebec —Tando’s Signature Stain(TM) adds a new color–Graphite–to its innovative cladding line. Manufactured by Derby Building Products Inc., Graphite expands the stained shake line beyond current wood-like browns to an earthy, deep gray. Graphite joins Signature Stain’s original colors of Fawn, Bark and Acorn, capturing the natural hues and variations of stained wood. […]
Professional builders and DIY’ers alike can take advantage of the American Wood Council’s online (and free to use) Maximum Span Calculator for Wood Joists and Rafters. Use it to calculate the size and grade of joist needed for a given joist span, on-center spacing, live load and dead load. Select Dead Load choices of […]
The National Hardware Show is an enormous trade show where tool and equipment companies unveil the new products that will soon stock the aisles of your local hardware store. The EHT staff attends every year to check out more than 250,000 hardware, tool and lawn/garden products collected in one place. Here’s a look at […]
Creating beautiful, custom floors for your home is easy with Marmoleum® Click CinchLOC. Available in 28 colors and two versatile formats (12” x 12” squares and 12” x 36” planks), homeowners can mix and match colors and sizes to create endless design possibilities unique to their home and personal style. Marmoleum® Click CinchLOC breaks […]