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Building a new deck #1: The Start

04-23-2008 04:49 AM by Karson | 4 comments »

Well I was working on building the deck and I kept saying. Take some pictures. But, it didn’t get done. These pictures are from before putting on the deck surface. The deck is placed just outside a small deck that goes between the screened porch and the Solarium. We have a spa in the Solarium room. The deck is basically 16’ X 16’. It’s 14 feet to the beginning of the curved edge. One end is tapered to match the sidewalk that goes around the house. I’...

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vertical blinds

04-09-2008 02:08 PM by MRTRIM | 19 comments »

verticals have been quite popular where i live for some time . what isnt popular is the plastic valence that you get with them to cover the hardware . i am posting some ideas ive used to try to cover the hardware and make it more attractive. feel free to post anything you may have done as well .this was the very first one and was not for the purpose of covering the hardware . the people simply wanted a shelf above the door . when finished they were quite pleased but i was not ! i was acuall...

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View Mike Blank, CGR CAPS's profile

Ready for a Home Makeover? Here’s How To Do It.

05-30-2015 08:00 AM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 41 comments »

Today people are looking for ways to improve their homes for better living and more enjoyment. Investing a little time and money will go a long way to transform your home into the pride of the neighborhood. Curb Appeal – Let’s begin outside. Mow the grass, pull the weeds, edge the lawns and give the bedding areas the attention and maintenance they deserve. Liven up the planting areas with perennials for substance, and then go for color with annuals. Select a color scheme such as reds...

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On The Workbench #1: Heated Handgrips for a Snowblower

02-24-2015 04:01 PM by ontheworkbench | 222 comments »

When I bought my snow blower, I only wanted one wide enough to fit through the side door on my garage, so I settled for a 26” wide unit. When looking across various models, I noticed that several premium (and larger) models had heated hand grips. After two winters with my snow blower, I thought it would be time to try to upgrade my basic rubber hand grips to heated one. I made a couple of videos on it, the first one shown how I did it for my MTD manufactured Troy-Bilt, and a second one...

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Reed's WoodShop

04-07-2014 01:45 PM by reedwood | 59 comments »

I received a post from Fine Woodworking on Facebook the other day about a survey they were doing about small shops. The survey asked the following questions and I thought it would be fun to post my reply here at Refurbers. Reed’s 24×28 Wood shop My 3×4 ft. oak tool box is over 20 yrs. old and has outlasted 4 work vans.It has 2 dovetailed drawers that are 3 ft. deep with dividers for hand tools, and dividers inside for nail guns, hand saws, blades, sand pa...

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hard wiring a light to an outlet #1: 1. Research for an electrical project I'd like to attempt - is it possible?

11-17-2013 01:47 AM by Becky | 22 comments »

Got a bit of flak for posting over in LJ so I thought my better bet may be here :) I wanted to document this process in case well – in case I ever need to refer back to it or maybe someone has the same dilemma’s I do about this process? My workshop is in half of my two car garage and I want to install a four bulb florescent fixture to get as much light as possible since with winter I will be working with the garage door closed :) I was able to pick up a commercial/residential...

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06-22-2013 11:19 AM by Mark | 4 comments »

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Tips for Using Recycled Rubber Tires

03-19-2013 12:32 PM by Duke Mazzello | 4 comments »

Shredded rubber tires are a valuable product with a variety of uses for landscaping and creating safe surfaces for playgrounds and equestrian arenas. Rubber chips provide high energy absorbency, very low compaction over time and excellent stability. Traditional mulching products compact and degrade, sometimes requiring annual application. By comparison, wood chips as fill for a playground must have an extra 25% of depth added to allow for compaction. Recycled rubber does not compact and...

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An Upholstery Primer #1: Strip the old stuff!

10-25-2012 01:33 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 15 comments »

Aside from a piece of furniture to strip, you’re going to need some tools. A little introduction here. Wire cutters – I didn’t actually use those pliers. I found a very old, dull and loose pair of wire cuters. You are going to pull thousands of staples, dull (not notched) wire cutters can grab staples without cutting the in half. Don’t bring out your best! Rubber mallet – That sucker is as heavy as a carpentry hammer. Unless you are used to chiseling...

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Door Frame Rot Repair - No cutting

07-25-2012 01:11 PM by Sailor | 2 comments »

My soon to be father-in-law mentioned to me that his door frame was rotting. He asked me if I thought it was fixable or if he should just go and buy a new door. I told him that it’s definitely fixable and saved him the cost of the new door! All it cost was the $18 for the epoxy putty. Here is a video of how I did it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnHya_2HPGo <iframe src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/GnHya_2HPGo” height=”480” width=”640̶...

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