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Checkerboard Kitchen Floor Design Ideas

Checkerboard Kitchen Floor Design Ideas   The checkerboard pattern is a classical. It’s one of the most popular patterns, just like the stripes. It has been adapted in many different ways but there is one place where you’re always expecting to see it: the kitchen floor. It’s a trend that has never disappeared, not even…
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6 ways to colour concrete

6 ways to colour concrete By Prosoco   Grey concrete floors can be gorgeous, but aren't the only colour choice. A pearly grey polished concrete floor can be a thing of beauty. But the days of grey-only for concrete floors are long gone. Now, the colour choices for concrete are unlimited as dreams and imagination.…
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Material Choices: High Marks for Reinforced Concrete

Material Choices: High Marks for Reinforced Concrete John Hill   The second in my series of ideabooks on industrial materials looks at reinforced concrete, defined as concrete strengthened with steel reinforcing, be it bars or mesh. Concrete is a material that excels in compression, so the addition of steel, which is good in tension, results…
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Make Porch Column Bases from Pressure Treated Lumber

Make Porch Column Bases from Pressure Treated Lumber…Save Money & Learn Carpentry!!   Porch Column Base Construction After swallowing my fear I decided to give it a shot and build our own porch column bases out of pressure treated lumber. It’s amazing how cheap you can construct stuff with a little know-how and some tools.…
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Tips for laying bricks

Tips for laying bricks   As with most trades, when a trades person lays a brick, it looks so easy, and when you (or I ) try it, it doesn't work so easily. So I went to the trades training section of George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario to pick up some of those little…
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How to Salvage a Space with Slanted Ceilings

How to Salvage a Space with Slanted Ceilings Make Those Low Walls Work in Your Favour Lily Gahagan   Okay, so your attic ceilings drop dangerously low, leaving the smallest square of livable space where you can actually stand without getting a crick in your neck. All is not lost. With a little finesse, you…
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