It is not difficult to understand why cedar lap and gap siding is so popular on homes across Canada and North America. Although not a native tree to the North American continent it has been successfully cultivated here, especially in the northwest, for centuries.
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Cutting glass is a job well within the capabilities of the DIY/home enthusiast so long as you follow these basic tips as to how to cut glass properly. The first thing to realize is that there are limits as to what size of glass pane you can realistically cut. Cutting clear glass that is 3mm in depth will be fine, but beyond 5mm your chances of creating a good clean and straight cut start to diminish.
Similarly, you’ll need at least 150mm of glass on the side away from the piece you want to make it a successful cut. Finally, you’re advised to limit the size of glass sheet that you want to cut to about 500mm, beyond that length it becomes difficult to prevent a corner of the piece of glass you want from shearing off.
Whether you’re re-decorating or completely renovating a property it will be an ideal opportunity to re-think the residential stair lighting effects that you have. The most common arrangement is to have a light suspended from the ceiling at the top of the stairs and one similarly suspended from the ceiling at the bottom of the stairs, that can be turned on or off by two-way switches at the top and bottom. However, there is no rule or law that makes you have to adopt that system for residential stair lighting.
Safety and Stair Lighting
Bending a circular stair handrail, or indeed producing any curve with lengths of wood, can be a difficult job to do – if you don’t know how to properly carry out dry or wet bending techniques. These techniques allow you to produce elaborate curvilinear shapes that have structural integrity, making them suitable for use as stair handrails.
Dry and wet timber bending techniques produce curves with the timber grain running with the curve, rather than across it, to give the bent wood its strength.
It is a perfectly reasonable question to ask as to why anyone would want to bother to go steam cleaning slate floors. However, the simple fact of the matter is that cleaning a slate floor with steam is better for both the slate floor and the environment, compared to using some of the more traditional chemical preparations for cleaning slate. Furthermore, using steam to clean a slate floor, especially in a kitchen or bathroom, will ensure also that any harmful bacteria or microbes are completely eliminated.