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Summers Are More Fun with a Backyard Deck

When I was growing up, my family home had a backyard deck. I didn't realize how much I loved it until I later moved into my own home that didn't have one. We used to have family over for outdoor gatherings and cook out on it. It was covered, so if it rained, it never ruined the party! As a teenager, one of my favorite ways to relax was to go outside onto the deck and listen to the rain fall on its roof. The sound was so soothing. After enduring one summer in my new home with no deck, I was determined to have one installed quickly. I found a local contractor who got the job done quickly and accurately, and my house now feels like a "home!" I decided to start a blog to share what I learned during the deck construction process along with some other tips!

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Resuscitate The Wood Luster On A Salvaged, Painted Mission Arm Chair

30 May 2016
 Categories: , Blog

If you've found a wonderful Mission Style arm chair at your local flea market, but are dismayed that the previous owners painted it, then take action and bring the original wood back to life. The Mission Style was known to take advantage of the beautiful grain of the wood that was being used to make furniture. So, it's best to use a stain and not a paint. Paint hides the grain of the wood, whereas stain helps to bring out the natural beauty of the oak, maple, or pine. Read More …

Tips For Helping A Tree Recover From Bark Damage

11 May 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

An injury to the trunk of your tree does not mean all is lost. There are many ways for a tree trunk to develop a wound-- such as from scratching or feeding of an animal, blunt force trauma that tears the bark, or from a branch being torn from the tree. When a tree suffers a wound it works to seal it, as opposed to healing it. It grows specialized callus material that eventually covers the wound and creates a barrier that doesn't allow disease or decay to spread into the undamaged parts of the tree. Read More …

4 Painting Tips for Painting Your Factory

26 April 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you have chosen to paint the interior of your own factory, you are going to need to make sure that you learn as much as possible about the painting process in order to ensure that it looks great and that the process goes smoothly. Here are some tips. 1. Use Tinted Primer When you have chosen a wall color, you are also going to want to choose a primer that is a similar shade to it. Read More …

Three Causes Of Water Damage That Don’t Get A Lot Of Publicity

15 March 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are a homeowner who is trying to keep your home in good shape, ensuring drainage around the home is adequate, the roof is in good shape, and that all pipes and hoses in the home are intact and working properly, you still need to be on the lookout for water damage. In addition to damage occurring unexpectedly -- sometimes even well-maintained pipes can leak, for example -- there are other causes of water damage that aren't so obvious. Read More …

Three Household Electrical Jobs That Are Best Left For An Electrician

15 March 2016
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

With the right assortment of tools and a bit of experience or know-how, it's often possible for you to accomplish small electrical-related tasks around your home. Keeping safety in mind, you can complete jobs such as installing a wall-mounted light or replacing a wall switch with a dimmer switch. There are other times, however, that you should accept help. Your local licensed electrician is the person to call for a wide range of jobs that fall outside of your comfort zone. Read More …