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Rafters and Roof Work

07th August 2009
The Rafters Rafters are designated as main or principal rafters, hip rafters, jack and valley rafters and plain rafters. The long rafters in a pyramidal roof are called hip rafters; the shorter ones cutting against the hips are called the jack rafters.... Read >

Hip Roofs and Tin Roofs

07th August 2009
In order to obtain the area of a hip roof, take the entire outside measurement of the building, including the projections of the cornice. This is multiplied by the length of the principal rafter, and one-half of the result is the area of the roof. In maki... Read >

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Pigment Oil Stains

13th May 2009
There are both advantages and disadvantages to using pigment oil stains. While you may enjoy the advantages of this stain over the other two types, you should be aware of the disadvantages before you decide to use this stain for your wood finishing projec... Read >

How to Glaze a Metal Sash

13th May 2009
Most metal sashes are constructed so that the glass may be replaced with little difficulty. As there are many kinds of such sash, the steps to be taken may vary to some extent. The manufacturer usually provides a set of instructions for his particular bra... Read >

The Legend of Claddagh Rings

08th May 2009
The Claddagh ring is known worldwide as a traditional symbol of love and friendship. Claddagh rings are given as gifts of friendship, love, or worn as wedding rings. These rings are also passed from parent to child as family heirlooms. The Claddagh ri... Read >

Causes of Cracks in the Plaster along Exterior Walls of the Home

08th May 2009
There are numerous reasons why the plaster along the exterior walls of your home will crack making the interior walls look very unsightly. It is important to determine the cause of any cracks you find so that you can repair them effectively. Some of the m... Read >

About Bleaching Agents

08th May 2009
Wood bleaching is often very successfully accomplished by use of an application of a solution of potassium permanganate followed before the first coating dries by a solution of sodium bisulphite. The following formulae indicates the best strength of chemi... Read >

The Many Uses of Bows in Wedding Decorations

04th April 2009
Bows have been used in decorations for hundreds and hundreds of years. We use them in our every day lives, to make knots that will look pretty as well as come undone easily, to decorate our dresses, to wrap our gifts, to hang about our necks. Bows are als... Read >

Shower Curtains vs. Shower Doors

04th April 2009
The benefits and disadvantages of shower curtains or doors go beyond their outward appearance. While they contribute greatly to the overall look of your bathroom, they will also have an effect on the function. Some of the factors to take into consideratio... Read >

Southwest Style Interior Decorating

04th March 2009
If you enjoy vibrant colors and a warm, welcoming environment, the Southwest style of decorating may be for you. The colors tend to be brilliant reds, oranges, greens, and blues, along with versatile earth tones that make guests and inhabitants feel at ea... Read >

Why Buy Absorbent Coasters?

02nd March 2009
When you are looking for coasters to use when serving drinks, you want something that will not only look good under the drink glasses but which will also give your furniture the protection it needs. Coasters that you can buy in a package of 6 for only $1 ... Read >

How to Construct Your Own Hot Tub Enclosure

26th January 2009
When you want to install a hot tub inside your home, in order to have it looking its best you should build a hot tub enclosure around it. Now you can purchase hot tub enclosures, but you will enjoy relaxing in the water when you know that you completed th... Read >

Build Your Own Steam Shower Enclosure

26th January 2009
You may have scoured the Internet to find a steam shower enclosure that will fit in the space you have available in your bathroom so that you don't have to take on any extensive or expensive remodeling in your home. The good news is that with a little wor... Read >

Same Wine Different Name Syrah/Shiraz

17th January 2009
Syrah is mainly a dry table wine that originated in the wineries of southeastern France. When the grapes were cultivated in Australia, the wine produced from them was called Shiraqz, which accounts for the two names for the same wine. Shiraz is also the n... Read >

Departmentalization of Insurance Companies

16th January 2009
The company treasurer or controller may be a functional officer rather than an executive officer. The same thing may be true of the legal counsel. Often, functional officers are eventually elevated to the position of executive officers by promotion to a v... Read >