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Cutting Aluminum with a Miter Saw (incl. Step-by-Step Instruction)

Aluminum is one of the most versatile metals that you can use and one of the most durable ones too. Though it may not be the strongest of all, it may get quite challenging to cut aluminum because handling aluminum can get very difficult. Cutting aluminum can get a very tedious job because too much …

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10 Practical Tips for Choosing the Right Type of Wood Finish

Whether you own wooden furniture or installations or whether you are a hobby woodworker – whenever it comes to wood around the house, you will have to finish or refinish it at some point. Floors, doors, window frames and exterior wood are exposed to the weather. Thus, they require a regular, often a yearly treatment. …

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Front doors are typical entry points for burglars

11 Practical Tips for Improving Front Door Security (with Photos)

Something that concerns us the most is the safety of our home when we are leaving. Especially when you are on a long-term vacation. To improve security, there are some applicable tips for you to strengthen your front door. This way, you will ensure that there are no surprises when you return to your home. …

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How Long Does It Take Stain to Dry?

Stain is a popular finish for all types of woodworking, furniture, floors, doors, windows and other exterior and interior wood. If you consider using a stain, you are probably aware that there are different types of stains – e.g. oil- and water-based stains, stain gels, exterior and interior stains. These products come with different characteristics …

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How to Use an Angle Grinder (for Metal, Tiles and Knives)

For those who do a lot of wood, metal or construction work, an angle grinder is an essential tool. You’ll see them in most workshops or building sites where they are used to polish metal or remove excess pieces of material. If you’re new to these types of power tools, you might be wondering how …

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How to Finish and Refinish Wood in 6 Steps (+ Guide to Wood Finishes)

Wood is a beautiful and durable material which is one of the reasons why it is popular for different uses. This includes but is not limited to furniture, floors, doors and windows and various types of installations around the house.  However, being somewhat resistant and durable by nature, even the strongest types of wood require …

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How to Sand Concrete with a Sander/Grinder or by Hand

There are many ways to finish a concrete countertop, a concrete floor, or other objects. All these methods can make the concrete finish look classy and professional. Whether you’ve bought a precast concrete countertop or you’re adventurous enough to try and pour your own, you’re probably seeing tiny imperfections and wondering how to sand concrete. …

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How to Install a Floating Floor (Laminate, Vinyl, Engineered Hardwood)

Floating floors made of laminate, vinyl or engineered hardwood have become popular over the past 2-3 decades. This is because they are a convenient and easy-to-install but yet appealing alternative to fixed floors. Installing such floating floors can be handled by most DIYers. This article provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to install a …

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How long does it take paint to dry

How Long Does It Take Paint To Dry (Walls, Wood & Concrete)?

When you paint a wall, a ceiling, a door, furniture, a floor or a countertop, you will inevitably ask yourself: How long does the paint take to dry? The answer depends on the circumstances of your project, though. The two main factors are: the type of paint you are using, and the material (and its …

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