Flagstone Patios Do It Yourself

If you are laying out plans to make something off that disused and unkempt backyard that you have actually not actually looked at for years, a backyard patio is the ideal project. A lot of people believe that a patio or a deck as several Americans call it would certainly not be right for their … Read more

Build Your Own Outdoor Fireplace – Part 1

You sit in your backyard in a comfortable chair with your feet propped up on the flagstone seating of your own outdoor fireplace. The crackle of the burning wood and the kids trying to obtain the perfect roast on their marshmallows brings you back to your childhood at the campground. The flickering flame produces a warmth not allowing your feet to feel the chill of the evening. This can be a reality if you ever thought about building your very own outdoor fireplace. If you are a handy person and feel like you are capable of building it yourself, you could be enjoying your very own outdoor fireplace soon. Whether you’ve given a fireplace much thought or not, there are lots of decisions to be made. So many things need to be thought of so the following paragraphs will guide you through a few of the things that need to be addressed.

Where in your backyard do you want to construct your fireplace? Before you answer that question with certainty, step back and take a good look at your entire yard. By doing this you may eliminate many areas quickly for fire danger reasons. Think about which way the wind blows most of the time and imagine embers leaving your chimney in that direction. What is in the direct path? The biggest concern will be shrubs, grass, and trees that may be dry in different seasons. You probably don’t want the fireplace to be within 10-15 feet of a mature tree with lots of dry leaves still on it.

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Buy The Best Warm Morning Gas Heaters

Warm morning heaters can provide warmth for your home at low cost. These types of heaters provide warmth in any area of your home without hiking up your utility bills. During winters, electric power outages occur, and the gas heating systems provide much needed warmth during these times without forcing you to leave your home. … Read more

Installing Your Own Brick Walkway

Many of the tools that you will need to install your own brick or paved walkway are common to any home maintenance project. If you have a yard, then you might already have a garden hose, rake, shovel, and trowel. It’s necessary have safety goggles and hardwearing gloves for this, and a broom, hammer or … Read more

Landscape architecture awards.

Columbarium Memorial Garden, bluestone bluestone, common name for the blue, crystalline heptahydrate of cupric sulfate called chalcanthite, a minor ore of copper. It also refers to a fine-grained, light to dark colored blue-gray sandstone.  pavement. Japanese holly, rhododendron rhododendron (rō’dədĕn`drən) [Gr.,=rose tree], any plant of the genus Rhododendron, shrubs of the family Ericaceae (heath family) found chiefly in … Read more

Building a Flagstone Patio

original Building a Flagstone Patio Building aa Flagstone Patio is actually easier than you think if you have the right set of instuctions.  It really does need to be done the correct way right from the start or it will look awful. Craig Smith has years of experience installing and laying flagstone patios and paths.   Craig … Read more

How to Rescreen a Sliding Screen Door

If you have a sliding patio door in your home, you know that the screened portion of the door will become worn and damaged over time. With years of use, metal screens will get dents and creases, fiberglass screens can easily become pulled out of their frame, and cloth screens can be ripped, torn, or … Read more

Mosaic Tabletop – DIY with Bondera – Photos

Updated Nov 15, 2011 This is a photo tutorial – if you ever wanted to mosaic an old or new table, check out this easy, quick and most of all really fun little project! Pretty and practical – a glass tile, mosaic table top. Would you believe it took me only 30 minutes to complete – including the grouting! … Read more

Folding Frame Drying Racks

These racks can be used indoors or outdoors and save money. A surprising amount of laundry can be taken care of with a traditional wooden folding frame drying rack. But that is just for starters; there are folding frame drying racks available today that would make our Grandmothers quite envious. A Quick and Easy Way … Read more