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Shellac vs. Polyurethane vs. Varnish – The Wood Finishing FAQs

Wood Finish

When you are into woodworking, finding the right finishing product for your furniture-making might be confusing. With so many brands and products on the market, one does not have enough time to try out each and every type of finish. Products like shellac, polyurethane and varnish are quite common. Although they have some similarities, they […]

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Floating Wooden Deck Tiles – Selection, Preparation and Installation in 6 Steps

Wooden tiles on a balcony

Wooden tiles on a balcony. Whether for balconies, decks, patios or terraces: wooden deck tiles are becoming increasingly popular for outdoor decoration thanks to their appealing look and their easy installation.What Are Wooden Tiles for Outdoor Flooring?Most wooden tiles have a square form. They usually come with a click or snap system that helps connect the […]

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Cement vs. Concrete – What Is the Difference?

Pouring Concrete at a construction site

Concrete and cement are among the most common construction materials for buildings and public infrastructure, but also for DIY projects like patios, pavements or countertops. Most people do not distinguish between cement and concrete in their everyday language. You might have wondered though whether there is a difference between both terms.The answer is: ​there are […]

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How to Level Ground for a Pool

In-ground pool in garden

A pool that is nice, properly installed, and level is a great investment during hot summer days. This is why a lot of homeowners consider installing a swimming pool as a fun way to relax with family and friends, cool off, and workout. Some things to consider before you start building a swimming pool are […]

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How to Remove a Window Screen

Window screens are useful in many ways because it has benefits that make your house much more comfortable. Its advantages include improved air flow inside your home, reduced sunlight exposure, and decreased heat during warm weather. It also prevents water from getting inside during rainy weather while keeping outside elements such as insects, debris, dirt, […]

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How to Cut Laminate Countertops

Kitchen countertop with stove

Installing a countertop is fairly easy. The struggle comes with joining two materials together, especially around the corner, to create a flat and continuous finish. If you want to achieve the best joints, you must use the right techniques on how to cut laminate countertops such as maintaining straight edges that are factory-cut. Countertop materials […]

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How to Sand Concrete

How to sand concrete

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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Fiberboard vs Particle Board

Fiberboard vs Particle Board

Particle board and MDF, or medium density fiberboard, are regularly used in furniture and household construction because of the advantages when it comes to uniformity, density, and especially price. But what are the particular differences between the two, and if you were forced to choose between fiberboard vs particle board, which would you choose and […]

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