12/26/14 FUN FACT FRIDAY – CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS

December 26, 2014

The Christmas tree was adopted in upper-class homes in 18th-century Germany, where it was occasionally decorated with candles, which at the time was a comparatively expensive light source. Candles for the tree were glued with melted wax to a tree branch or attached by pins The first known electrically illuminated Christmas tree was the creation […]

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12/19/14 FUN FACT FRIDAY – USE NATURE AS YOUR COLOR PALETTE

December 19, 2014
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12/12/14 FUN FACT FRIDAY – CONSUMERS REPORT SNOW SHOVELS

December 12, 2014

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/01/best-snow-shovels-safe-snow-removal/index.htm Versatile. Throws, lifts, or pushes. Scoop sides keep snow from escaping. Fiber core handle is lighter than wood. Garden-variety. Slices heavy snow and is good for other outdoor work, but the wood handle is heavy and short. Cheap, plastic. Plastic may flex too much and wear over time. Without a steel edge, the scoop […]

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12/5/14 FUN FACT FRIDAY – How Much Light Do I Need?

December 5, 2014

http://maximlighting.com/fpage_lighting_need.aspx Use these easy steps to calculate the lighting fixture requirements needed to light a specific room. Determine Room Square Footage Multiply the Length times the Width of the Room to get the Room Square Footage. For example, if the room is 10 feet wide and 10 feet long, the Room Square Footage will be […]

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11/21/14 Laminate Countertops

November 21, 2014
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11/14/14 – FUN FACT FRIDAY – CABLE TIE, TIE WRAP, HOSE TIE, ZAP-STRAP, or ZIP TIE,

November 14, 2014

In 1958 Maurus C. Logan invented “Cable Ties” while he worked for the electrical company Thomas & Betts. Initially they were designed for airplane wire harnesses The most common cable tie consists of a sturdy nylon tape with an integrated gear rack, and on one end a ratchet within a small open case. Once the […]

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11/7/14 FUN FACT FRIDAY – Tips on how to choice a paint brush

November 7, 2014

TIP 1: The most universal brush to purchase is a 2½-inch sash brush. Its angled bristles make a sharp point for straight lines when cutting in, and it’s the right width for most trim jobs. TIP 2: Use a brush made of soft nylon or a combination of nylon and polyester with latex paint; natural-bristle […]

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10/31/14 FUN FACT FRIDAY – How to Repair Vinyl Siding

October 31, 2014

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video/0,,1630939,00.html How many of you are with me on this one ? Snow blowing, its super cold, you run the blower into the side of the garage, opps, huge crack in the vinyl siding, you say a few swear words and realize you now have another project come spring. I found this article to help […]

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