Monthly Archives: July 2015

  • Laminate Projects: Start Simple

    Posted on July 24, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects, Laminate.

    Several years ago when I decided that I wanted to learn how to work with laminate, a friend of mine gave me some very good advice. Start small and simple. I decided that I would start with a new countertop for my garage workbench. I was very basic with just a few cuts and angles. After […]

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  • Impact Wrench Safety Tips

    Posted on July 16, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Power Tools, Safety.

    Pre-Use Activities:                                                                 Review and understand information provided in the owner’s manual, specifically the safety procedures. Inspect the air-impact wrench for damage, disrepair, or missing parts, including assessing the condition of the air hose and associated fittings. Assure the air hose and fittings are secured tightly. Operating Precautions: Wear safety glasses with side protectors. Never wear a tie, […]

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  • Installing a Built-In Ironing Board

    Posted on July 9, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects.

    A built-in ironing board will save space by concealing it behind a cupboard door. When needed, simply open the door and fold the ironing board out. It is a highly convenient setup that will add a bit of traditional charm to your home. Tools and Materials:  Drywall saw  Tape measure  Pencil  Hammer  Cordless drill  2×4 […]

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  • DIY Wainscoting

    Posted on July 1, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects.

    Preparation Several days before painting or installation, bring the panels inside to acclimate them to your house. Stack them horizontally, placing thin blocks of wood between the panels so air can circulate. This allows any excess moisture to escape and helps reduce expansion or contraction.  Remove any base moldings in the room where you will […]

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