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Gas Fireplace Hearth Code Requirements – Is It Necessary?

A gas fireplace’s inviting warmth and ambiance improve a living space. However, while these appliances boast efficiency and ease of use, they are not exempt from specific safety regulations. Little wonder there are gas fireplace hearth code requirements and gas fireplace surround code requirements. These codes enable homeowners to enjoy the luxury of a gas fireplace without compromising …

DIY Ideas For Floating Shelves

The problem with traditional shelves is that the displayed materials cannot be easily seen. Thankfully, there are what we call “floating shelves”. The major concern of these shelves is their carrying capacity. To increase it, invisible brackets must be installed.
To do so, you will need these things:

1-inch thick wood
Floating shelf brackets
Drill bit
Power drill
Carpenter’s Triangle or Square
Wall Anchors
Stud finder


Cut a plank of wood into a semi-circle shape with a …

DIY Ideas For Storage Bench

Shoes can easily crowd the space, and they’re bothersome to look at. As a solution, you can create a bench that will act as a container and still function as a piece of furniture.
Here are some ideas you want to try out:
Idea #1
This idea is similar to those IKEA hacks. You use 2 ALEX drawers and 2 BESTA shelves in order to create a cosy reading area which can function as a storage for many things.
Idea #2
Another idea is to convert the seat into a hinged cover for a concealed container. You can also incorporate a small drawer for keys.
Idea #3
You can utilise some bins at a local …

Woodworking Projects For Starters

Crafting a piece of lumber into either a functional or decorative piece might sound technical or artistic. In reality, woodworking is fairly manageable. Wood can be found almost everywhere and can be relatively cheap. With just a mastery of a few basics, like familiarisation of how to use certain tools and construction of standard designs, you are all set to make your own experimental creation.
These sets of projects can be done without that much critical analysis or high level of woodworking skills:

Blanket Ladder – the tools you should use include a saw, a rope, and a number of dowels. The project is a great way to …