5 Things You Must Do If You Want To Make Sure Wood Is Straight

Word Count: 275 Summary: Twisted and unstraight wood is one of the most common causes for frustrations in the workshop. This hurdle can easily be overcome and it will make all the difference in the end result. It can be done in 5 easy steps. Keywords: furniture, woodworking, tools,woodfinish, wood Article Body: 1. Make two lists of Wood. Each 500mm long 45mm wide 25mm thick. The lists needs to be completely straight and even. Make sure they are witout twigs in the material. These lists of wood may become one of your most important tools in your workshop. 2. Position the lists Lay the lists opposite of the direction of the wood in your piece. One at each end. This …

How Caulks And Sealants Are Used In The Modern-Day Construction Industry

A trip to your local home improvement store can be an overwhelming experience for the average person, especially if you’re trying to figure out which caulks and sealants to use for your exterior home improvement project. Unlike the interior, the exterior faces high UV exposure, extreme temperatures and the requirement to stay 100% waterproof. When you’re dealing with silicone caulks, you have a non-paintable surface, with poor UV performance. Although water based and latex caulks have good paintability, they also have high shrinkage, poor elasticity and poor UV performance. Synthetic-rubber (polyurethane) sealants and tri-polymer sealants (silyl terminated polyether sealants) can do it all: paintable, great moisture sealing, no or low shrinkage, and very good UV resistance. Many are also pre-tinted …

Art of Glass painting

Art is something which makes you relax from all the stress. Glass painting is one of the fine types of painting. Glass painting is executed with oil and hard resin or watercolor and gum on glass sheet. Glass painting create or enhance texture. Generally considering glass painting it’s a good combination of plain and colored portion which make your glass painting look good and more attractive. To get start with your glass painting refer painting book which are easily available in the market and one who is an internet savvy can find it online. Today number of online sites provides you with all the glass painting information with the help of you can get start your glass painting. Online sites …

7 Window Cleaning Tips For That Special Sparkle

A sparkling window is the desire of everyone. Clean, bright shiny windows add a new look to every house. Like furniture, windows require their own cleaning methodology to keep them looking new and tidy. Here are 7 simple ideas to give your windows a marvellous shine. 1) Ensure that you dry your windows in one direction – leftwards or rightwards. Mixing the direction will leave unpleasant streaks on the glass and make it look untidy. 2) Before you wipe the window glass, remove all dust from the windows so that in applying a wet cloth, you do not leave mud on the window. Water and dust will form mud. 3) If you are cleaning window sills, rub the whole surface …

7 Tips For Natural Glass Care

Every home has glass in it, whether it’s wine glasses or lemonade glasses, punch bowls or flower vases. There are many different products for cleaning glass on the market, but some of them are too abrasive and will actually do damage to glassware. Here are a few tips to help you keep the glass in your house cleaner and brighter using only natural products, rather than the abrasiveness of some commercial glass cleaning products available. 1. If ammonia doesn’t get rid of a chemical build up in your glassware, smear the glass surface with Vaseline (petroleum jelly) and leave overnight, or longer. Then wipe off and wash clean. 2. Methylated spirits rubbed on the outside panes of your windows will …

5 Window Treatment Ideas To Improve Your Home

Coming up with interesting window treatment ideas that bring out the best in your windows as they bring in the sunshine, is a challenge to anyone with a yen to decorate. There are tons of non-traditional options and tips to make the most of what you have, and give your windows that million dollar look on a mostly discount budget. How about recycling old items? If you inherited lace tablecloths that are no longer fresh and white, you can still get a lot of mileage and an interesting antique window treatment, by using a sewing machine to turn the tablecloths into window curtain panels. You might even have some old lace curtains on hand, that need to be brightened, but …

3 Kinds Of Wood Used In Real Wood Furniture

Real wood furniture is the most popular furniture in existence. It’s been around for hundreds of years and probably existed when the cave people got tired of squatting on the dirt floor of their caves and looked around for a better way. The woods that are fashioned into furniture fall into three categories: 1. Hardwoods 2. Softwoods 3. Composites Even the term ‘hardwood’ or ‘softwood’ is deceptive. Hardwoods aren’t necessarily harder, denser material. For example, balsa wood is one of the lightest, least dense woods there is, and it’s considered a hardwood. Technically, lumber is classified based on how the tree reproduces. As a general rule, though, softwood trees are evergreen year round while the hardwoods create the gorgeous autumn …

Knot With My Thread – Stringing Choices For Beading & Jewelry Making.

Word Count: 452 Summary: There are many issues about the choice of stringing material for beading. Here is an interesting article on the different stringing materials and their usage. Keywords: beads, beading, gemstone, gems, quartz, precious, jewrly, jewelry making Article Body: One very important lesson I learned is that there is no one, all-purpose (Universal) stringing material. Here are the major stringing materials along with how and when to use each of them. SILK THREAD: Silk has a wondrous “hand” (a soft, flexible feel). This thread comes in many sizes and colors. It comes packaged on spools, and “carded” with an attached needle. This is a classic stringing material and forms beautiful knots between pearls and beads. But, silk tends …