Blog entries tagged with 'tutorial'

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An Upholstery Primer #4: Make a throw pillow

11-02-2012 04:28 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 27 comments »

Hey Refurbers, Sorry for skipping ahead but I have long since upholstered the couch I was stripping in the other post. I didn’t have a camera crew available (my 11 year old daughter) and I needed both hands for the work. You knew There was some sewing invloved in upholstery. I figured we could start with a throw pillow. In my case, they are back cushions to that couch I upholstered. My daughter and I tried to film this series as best as we could on the I-Phone. You may have to ...

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An Upholstery Primer #2: Prep the furniture

10-29-2012 03:39 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 31 comments »

I’m sorry for having so little information in this post from the onset. As I need to do certain things that I consider pred – I’ll add them to this blog. Some with video – some with photos. In the meantime – I’ll start with 2 preps.

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Apples to Apples? How to compare multiple Remodeling Proposals

08-22-2012 08:34 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 11 comments »

Most Importantly… Do You Trust This Person? When it comes down to it, the most important thing to check is your own instincts. How do you feel about this contractor working on what is probably your single largest investment – your home? Do you trust this person inside your home and around your children? Can you communicate well with this person about the project? Are they ‘in tune’ to your needs? Are they an expert and experienced in the type of project you are envisioning? Don’t throw awa...

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Making curved moldings on the Woodmaster 718

07-21-2012 02:00 AM by GaryL | 14 comments »

I’ve have been working on a clients home that has entailed several different projects/phases. One of the things being done is upgrading most if not all of the trim through out this 7300 sq. ft. home. Next is doing the front entry and hall. There are two archways, one arched bi-fold (both sides), and an arched front door. Seven arches total with three different radius’s. First I made some paper templates from the openings and then transfered this to the material, in this case pa...

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Re-Plumbing #2: Holes in the walls, but the water flows

05-17-2012 07:20 PM by Dan Lyke | 3 comments »

So we got the plumbing in. Most of it done in a weekend, and it would have gone faster if I’d just sucked it up and bought a Sawzall and started pulling out the old plumbing with that, first. I settled on the Upinor ProPEX system because all of my contractor and handyman friends said “go to Pace Plumbing Supply”, so I did. I asked the guy behind the counter for some parts and he said “the tool is $400”. I’d looked at the various crimp-on systems, and...

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Bending flashing without a brake

03-13-2012 10:57 PM by Craftsman on the Lake | 7 comments »

This is a simple video that will show how I bend flashing for a small job. A brake is nice but if you don’t bend stuff much then having one is a luxury that isn’t needed much.

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How to Figure a Rafter

06-13-2011 11:51 PM by ClayO | 9 comments »

I did this video to show how to figure and layout a roof rafter. Check it out and let me know what you think. http://youtu.be/7QuJYtq8MsU

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Emsberry Corner #2: our journey continues

07-12-2010 05:18 PM by Brian & Carey | 2 comments »

We built a landing (attic) not sure what to call it in the garage and that’s where the children slept. Then we divided the garage into a bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom with panels. We put all the wardrobes into a square in one corner to create a dressing room. Our water supply was pumped up to us from the farmer down the road a kilometre away into tanks perched precariously on some old scaffolding. The cut off valve was about 65 metres down the field. The farmer would ...

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Emsberry Corner #1: Our journey

07-10-2010 04:17 PM by Brian & Carey | 1 comment »

Our home today and the story of how we got there. We bought a piece of land in September 1998 and it was just covered in port jackson (alien trees) and we had to start clearing before we could even get onto the property. Next we had to create a driveway for our car to get to where we wanted to build. All of this was done by myself, my hubby Brian and our three daughters and every now and then a few friends and family.We then built a 3 car garage and moved into that as a makeshift ho...

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5 Tips for a Successful Home Remodel

05-12-2010 09:24 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 0 comments »

Thanks to NAHB.org for the info! As summer approaches, many home owners grow eager to start remodeling projects to update and refresh their surroundings. Before getting started, it’s a good idea to hire a professional remodeler for a workable plan and better results. Here are five tips for planning a successful home remodel that you can enjoy for many years to come. 1. Compile a list of home remodeling ideas and draft a budget for the work. You likely have some projects in mind, ...

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