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Area Rug Maintenance and Cleaning: Best Practices

An area rug is not only beautiful, functional and practical, but it can be a worthwhile investment if you choose one that was made by skilled hand. These classic rugs are often considered family heirlooms w...

Area Rug: How It’s Made

Area Rug: How It’s Made There are essentially two types of area rugs being made today; those made by computer-controlled looms and those made by artisans who still use the hand-knotted or hand-weav...

Bamboo Flooring: Why It’s Eco-Friendly

Bamboo Flooring: Why It’s Eco-Friendly Bamboo flooring is regularly mentioned in the same breath with such terms as “eco-friendly” and “green flooring.” But what actually makes this flooring choi...
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Deck Posts: DIY Installation

Decks are not only functional and beautiful, but add value to your home. If you're building your own deck, remember that deck posts are the structural key to a solid deck foundation. Therefore, it is imp...

Deck Finishing: How to Add a Bench

Adding a bench to a finished deck can not only make your deck look a lot nicer, but the built-in seating will be a valuable addition to your outside living space all year round. While this job can be som...

Children’s Picnic Table: How to Build One Yourself

Providing young children with a place to sit, play and eat outside helps parents avoid the all-too-common problem of video game lethargy, and a child-sized picnic table can be just the thing. This pint-sized ...

Add Blocking Between Joists: A DIY Guide

Over time, the joists on above-ground wood decks have a tendency to twist or bend.This is due to the constant exposure to the elements and changes in humidity that can cause increases and decreases in the...

Building Stairs for an Outdoor Deck: A DIY Guide

One of the most popular DIY home improvement projects is the addition of a custom deck. Not only will building your own deck add to the enjoyment of your home and maximize the use of your property, the additi...