Tips for Making Old Furniture Look like New
When I got married, my mother passed a family heirloom onto me that was a piece of old, wooden furniture that had been in the family for generations. Since it was showing its age, I decided to see if I could learn how to restore it. Before I worked on it, I decided to practice on a few furniture pieces I grabbed at a second-hand store. I soon learned that restoring old furniture was more difficult than I expected, but I also learned how much I love to do it! I soon fell in love with my new hobby and am always working on a new piece. I know there are people out there who want to learn how to restore furniture, so I decided to create a blog to share my tips and tricks for learning a new hobby. I hope I can help you learn your new craft!
There is a reason that hospitals tell people "NO S …
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Sometimes people sell items from their homes that …
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When a foundation is damaged, there are lots of di …
There is a reason that hospitals tell people "NO Smoking!" It is not just about the health of patients and medical professionals, either. It has everything to do with the fact that hospitals use lots of different med gases (medical gases) like oxygen and ether to help patients breathe or put them to sleep for surgery. A single spark from a cigarette or pipe can cause a massive fire that leads to explosions.
After a flood or a burst pipe results in water accumulation in your basement, you need to put thorough effort into making sure all traces of water are cleaned up. This extends to any wooden posts or structures. If wooden elements in your basement are not properly dried out—and fast—there are a couple of problems you might soon find yourself dealing with.
Carpenter ants are large ants that are known to build their nests inside wood.
Sometimes people sell items from their homes that have been present during a fire, but escaped the flames. You can do that, but the furniture, clothing, toys, etc., will all have that smoky smell. If you spot some items at a yard sale that you are considering purchasing, but you think that they may have smoke damage, here is how to a) know for sure/spot it, and b) fix it.
Even a small fire can cause extensive damage to a home in a very short period of time. Following a fire, homeowners will need to invest in having restoration work done as quickly as possible. Otherwise, it may be impossible to restore their home to its pre-fire condition.
What Types Of Repairs Will Be Needed After The Fire?
Following a fire, there are a number of different types of repairs that will be needed.
When a foundation is damaged, there are lots of different ways a damaged foundation can be dealt with. How the foundation is fixed really depends upon the specific foundation issues with your home.
#1 Spot Piers
A spot pier is a pier that is dug out by hand, not using any fancy equipment. The holes for the pier are then filled in with concrete. Spot piers are used for shallow foundations.