How To Frame a Shed | Ask This Old House

How To Frame a Shed | Ask This Old House

How to Shorten Your Wood Venetian Blinds

If you want to shorten your wood Venetian blinds, you will need a pair of scissors and a marker. You may also need a pair of tweezers and a screwdriver depending on the blinds. Once you find all of these tools you can start trimming.

DIY: Installing Electrical Outlets

You can do most minor electrical work, including installing a new outlet, yourself. Just follow these steps to learn how.

Three Advantages Of Using Building Merchants Over A DIY Store

Visited by professional tradesmen on an almost daily basis, building merchants can supply and deliver an incredible range of the building materials they require to get the job done. These supplies range from structural items, such as huge sheets of timber and multiple packs of bricks, to more aesthetically pleasing internal features, like bathroom suites and doors.

Question: Why Is an Allen Key Called an Allen Key?

Answer: It isn’t. It’s called a “hex socket key” (hex short for “hexagonal”). The hex key, or at least its means of manufacture, was devised by the Allen Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut, and patented in 1910. It was produced as the companion piece to the company’s hexagonal socket screws.

DIY Tips Before Buying From the DIY Store

When buying from the DIY store it is important to know exactly what the job you have in mind requires. Not only do you have to know what is required but you need to know how to do the job.

Choosing The Right Switches For The Right Room

When it comes to choosing the right electrical fittings in terms of switches and sockets for your house or apartment, then long gone are the days when you only had a choice of plain white plastic electrical fittings. Indeed your local Do It Yourself (DIY) store probably stocks more than just the plain looking white plastic fittings and these days you can purchase switches and sockets in plastic in varying colours from the normal white, through to bold colours such as yellow, red or even green and blue. You can even actually purchase switches that have a wood…

Installing Shutters on Large Windows

Having large windows in your house may sometimes be a problem if you want to have a certain amount of privacy. However, this problem can be fixed by installing shutters on large windows.

How To Clean Your Carpet With A Portable Carpet Cleaning Machine

Many people will attempt to clean their own carpet with a small portable carpet cleaning machine, that they either own, or rent from a department store or janitorial supply shop. The results achieved vary widely. Some people will be happy with the results,while others will be extremely disappointed and frustrated. Here are a few tips to assist you to achieve success with your carpet cleaning whenever you choose to do it yourself.

Renovation Do’s and Don’ts

A short walk through about some common renovation mistakes and guidelines for a stress free and compliant renovation to your apartment. Looking at particular room it will help you through the process.

A Little Advice on Wallpapering

Wallpapering: DIY Guide on How to Properly use a Wallpaper. Understanding wallpaper and its properties.