Replacing an outdoor lighting fixture with a motion activated spotlight can conserve energy and increase home security.
Sharpening a dull lawn mower blade will save you the trouble and money of buying a new one and cut your grass more effectively.
The popularity of video and audio podcasts has drawn attention to the value of good acoustics and the importance of soundproofing the space you record in. Large, ‘echo-y’ rooms make the audio hard to understand and difficult to listen to. In addition to the sound that moves to the camera directly, other sound waves travel from the point of origin out to reflective surfaces and back again. These reflections mix with the direct sound and distort the sound’s clarity. The solution is to use sound-absorbing materials to capture reflections and prevent them from being recorded during the podcast. When properly installed, these specially designed sound-absorbent materials trap reflected sound waves, resulting in a clearer audio for your podcast. To achieve these results, we installed Owens Corning QuietZone® Noise Control Batts and SOLSERENE® Fabric Ceiling System to the ceiling above the workspace, to the wall behind the workspace and to three movable sound absorbing panels, which can be rolled into place, as needed. Here’s how to do it.
More and more people are incorporating energy-efficient, or “green,” technologies into their homes. These technologies deliver substantial energy savings and reduce monthly utility costs without sacrificing lifestyle. An example of this type of green technology is the Rinnai Tankless Water Heater.
Proper maintenance of a snowblower will keep it running for years. Manufacturers recommend taking maintenance steps prior to storing the machine during the summer months.
Proper maintenance of your riding lawn mower will keep it performing reliably for years.
A well-maintained lawn mower is easier to operate and will last longer.
This western red cedar deck storage box is a one-day project spanning two videos. Western red cedar was chosen for this project because of its beauty and natural abilities to stand up to insects and harsh weather for many years. In Part Two of the project, the box itself will be built. Part One focuses on the storage box top. Download PDF Plans
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Building a western red cedar deck storage box is a one-day project that will provide convenient storage and an extra place to sit. Western red cedar was chosen for this project because of its beauty and natural abilities to stand up to harsh weather and insects for many years. In Part Two of the project, the box itself will be built. Download PDF Plans
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This western red cedar lattice fencing was a one-day project designed to screen the home recycling center. Western red cedar is naturally weather-resistant and repels insects, making it a perfect choice for this outdoor project. Download PDF Plans Click here for more woodworking projects featuring Tommy MacDonald.