Building a Better Dog Bed

Designing a new dog bed for an older small dog with special needs. My wiener dog Weenz is 15 years old with bad arthritis and has trouble getting in and out of his bed. This new bed keeps the cushion on the floor while holding his blanket in place. I made the frame out of 1/2″ bar stock welded together with English walnut for the sides and back.

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Be Proactive by Preparing Your Home for Fall – Now

Fall is full of fun times and crazy schedules for many homeowners. Now is the time to make sure that your home is prepared for what the fall weather has in store.

10 Must-Do Home Maintenance Tasks for Fall

Fall is the perfect time to get your home prepared for the winter season. The following 10 home maintenance tasks will put your house and property in great shape to withstand the cold temperatures and harsh weather that is on the way.

DIY Air Conditioning Maintenance

Keeping your unit up-to-date greatly impacts the air quality in your home. Maintaining an air conditioner can save you thousands of dollars, and it could be as monumental as getting more years out of your current unit, or as satisfying as seeing a lower monthly electrical bill. These tips are quick, easy, and worth it for homeowners with a central air conditioning unit. Routine preventive maintenance keeps your air conditioning unit running efficiently.

Home Organization Projects for Woodworkers

Whether you are inspired by pure necessity or simply have an itch to get started a new woodworking project, there are countless ways to customize your home’s organization. Consider the following projects to create storage space and streamline your home: Built in Shelving: Installing built in shelving adds character as well as tons of storage to a home. The feasibility of adding built ins depends on the layout of the room.

Instructions Of a Portable Power Saw And Power Sander

With a portable power saw, wood can be cut at least ten times faster than by hand, and the cuts will be far more accurate and look much better. Saws range from little ones, weighing 27/4″ pounds and cutting to a depth of 5/4″, to large 12″ units, weighing 34 pounds. It’s best to buy the smallest that will do the job. An inexpensive saw will cut 15/8″ deep; that is sufficient for more than 97 per cent of the cutting you will do. If you do have to cut deeper, it’s simple to reverse the wood and saw across it to meet the first cut.

Instructions Of a Sabre Saw And Router

Unique among power tools is the sabre saw, a hand-held motor which sends a slender blade in and out of its guard at high speed. It is fairly quiet in operation, not much noisier than the average electric drill.

Instructions Of Nails

The common nail is called “common” because it is the most practical means for fastening pieces of wood together easily, quickly and inexpensively. Glue is neater, screws are stronger, and either one combined with correct joinery becomes stronger still. But 99 per cent of all the homes of the nation are fastened together with nails because they are quicker and easier to handle.

Maximizing Fun Summer Days on Your Own Deck Patio

Warm summer days are not here to stay for long, so try to get the most out of them by hanging out in your yard whenever possible. You will enjoy the experience all the more on a deck patio extension, but make sure you choose your DIY patio kit wisely so that you end up with the best deal.

Making Leaf Mold Is An Alternative To Composting Fall Leaves

Leaf mold is easy to make and manage. It can be used to improve the structure and water – holding capacity of soil. Make it yourself and recycle fall leaves.

Post Cap Lights: Solar Vs Low Voltage

Post cap lights are necessary for illuminating the area around your house. They have numerous benefits. They will illuminate your pathway at night so that no one accidentally walks over your beloved flower bed in the garden.

Explained: Why Scaffolding Cost In The Market Differs

Scaffolding cost – for rental services or for sale – differs due to many reasons. The first determining factor that sets the difference between and among prices is the scope of the project. Specifically speaking, that would be the exact width and height of the area to be worked on. Other factors depend on this primary consideration. For one, there is the number of people who will be working on the project. Also, the weight that the entire equipment has to support depends on it. The total weight here includes that of all the workers involved, the tools they will use and the materials that will be transported off the ground.

Tarps: A Versatile and Economical Solution for Winter

Tarps are an economical and versatile solution for protecting your investments in winter. Here are some of the ways poly tarps can be used in colder conditions.

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