Hide a Safe / Diversion Safe
How to Build a Hide A Safe to Protect The Family Jewels
Build a hide a safe to protect the family jewels. Home security being of major concern these days, a 'hide a safe' or diversion safe is surprisingly easy to create! Once a burglar trips an alarm system, they know they have but a short time to grab and run before Law Enforcement shows up. You can believe they practice! They know all the usual places people habitually store valuables thinking they're safe. That's right, they know about the freezer compartment, back of the dresser drawer, under the,,,(Read more)
How to Build Boxed Ceiling Beams
Boxed Beams, a simulation of heavy, solid, structural beams can add a warm rustic look to any room. They appear in many styles; smooth, stressed, or recessed with an 1/8" reveal.
You could build Boxed Beams or 'Faux Beams' out of weathered barn siding, face milled barn beams, or reclaimed lumber. You could make them out of Oak, Cherry, Mahogany, Knotty Pine, Yellow Pine, Ash, Cypress, even Cedar wood. Use Boxed Beams to,,,(Read more)
How to Frame Interior Walls
Whether you want to add a closet, a doorway, a window or frame out a whole room, a few simple rules must be followed. (Read more)
How to Install Crawl Space Insulation
The proper amount of Insulation can save you a considerable amount of money on your heating and cooling Bills! Between several different types of Insulation, and many different R-Values, the process itself is rather basic. I will discuss the use of the more common Fiberglass Batt Insulation and Blown-in Cellulose Insulation, considered 'green Insulation,' made with 80% post consumer recycled newsprint. (Read more)
How to Install Vinyl Mini Blinds
Window blinds allow passive light to enter a room while providing privacy. Mini blinds, a narrower version of the venetian blind first developed in 1794. They come in many colors, with white the most popular, and can stand alone or complement other window treatments.
How to Remove Spray Foam Insulation From Hands
Whether minimally expansive, for use around windows and doors, or maximum expansion for filling large voids and wall cavities, applying DIY spray foam insulation is a messy procedure. Most applicators would rather invest in a cheap pair of painter's coveralls, latex gloves, safety goggles and a respirator, in order to avoid getting spray foam on them. In this article, I describe how to remove it from your hands and skin. (Read more)
How to Resize an Interior Composite Hollow Core Door
Have you ever needed to resize an interior composite hollow core door? More often than you may realize, a standard replacement interior composite hollow core door, from your local home supply store, will need resizing to fit an existing door frame. Standard interior door widths typically vary from 24" - 36" wide by 80" tall. Allowing for a threshold, carpeted or tiled floor, you may only need 77" or so. Shortening these doors is a relatively simple process, providing you,,, (Read more)