How-To

DIY Clothesline Post Installation

DIY clotheslines have many advantages over a dryer machine for clothes drying. To start with, they save you money, but they also have zero greenhouse gas emissions, reduce wear and tear on fabric so your clothes last longer, eliminate static cling, and eliminate the noise, risk of fire and excess heat produced by a drying machine.

How to Cut Glass

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.

How to Cut Plexiglass

Sheet of Plexiglas Dependant on the complexity of the shape you require, instructions for how to cut plexiglass can be quite straightforward. Plexiglas is one of the trade names for a synthetic polymer - Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA), which is generically known as acrylic glass.

How to Hang Drapes

pink and blue drapesIn this article we will discuss how to hang drapes. We will cover both rod pocket drapes and hooked drapes. We will also discuss a couple different unique situations that you may have in your home and tell you how to compensate when hanging your drapes there.

Rod Pocket Drapes

First, iron your curtains. This is a must to achieve an attractive finish. Then insert the curtain rod. Don’t bunch up the curtain. Lay it flat across the bed and gently slide in the rod.

Now, put the rod on the brackets. Find the center, make sure the edges of the curtains meet at the center neatly.

How to Paint Wood Stairs

If you own your own home and are considering renovating or even decorating then there may be certain areas of your home that are more in need of a face-lift than others and they are usually the most used areas of your home. The stairs offer one specific place that often needs an overhaul but is also one of the most forgotten purely and simply because many individuals either do not think to do them or dismiss the idea as too difficult.