Blocking Walls

How To : Build a block retaining wall

Do you want to level a steep slope on your property or enclose an area for a decorative garden? Building a concrete block retaining wall is easier than you may think. The concrete blocks used in this project interlock and require no mortar for constructing a pleasant, stepped ...more

How To : Build a waterfall using retaining wall block

The procedure was adopted to build a waterfall in Oregon Coast Garden Center, Wald-port. 1. A level pad was cut to arrange the first row of blocks 2. 3 rows of retaining wall block was set in the desired shape. 3. The inside of the structure is covered with landscape fabric fo ...more

How To : Unblock Wall Posts

In the past you may have blocked wall posts so you wouldn't get fuel, goods, and other random things from your applications. But you may wish to rethink this, at least for a while as the new truffle hunting feature requires wall posts. To send truffles, your neighbor's must e ...more

How To : Find North in Minecraft Without Using a Compass

It's easy to lose oneself when playing Minecraft and easier still to get plum lost. That's why it's always good to have a compass on hand. No compass? No problem. There are, in fact, no fewer than seven methods at your disposal for finding true north in a Minecraft world. Bett ...more

Protect Your Facebook Profile : 10 Ways to Increase Privacy

Don't want one of your Facebook "friends" knowing your status updates? Prefer to keep a few of those "friends" out of your photo albums? Would you like to prevent a few "friends" from accessing your address? The simple answer would be to remove all of those so-called friends— ...more

How To : Building a compost bin out of cinder blocks

blockvideos shows how to build a cinderblock compost bin for recycling needs. The builder will need 20 corner blocks, 36 AB York blocks, 12 AB Dublin blocks, 17 wall caps, 5 fifty pound bags of crushed rock, and and 2 tubes of masonry adhesive. To begin, find a location to bui ...more

How To : Building a patio enclosure with seating walls

In this how to video, you will learn how to build a patio enclosure with seating walls. You will need measuring tape, a level, a dead blow hammer, a square, masking tape, safety glasses, and work gloves. You will need the courtyard collection as well. First, draw out a plan fo ...more

How To : Build patio walls with posts

Instructions for building wall panels and posts using Alan Block materials. This is How-to Sheet #190, for the Courtyard Collection. Combine walls and posts in a three step process: build a post, build one wall off the post, then build a second wall off the first. Corner block ...more

How To : Building a landscape retaining wall in a weekend

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to build a landscape retaining wall in a weekend. This video is from www.allanblock.com. You can do it by using the Europa collection from Allanblock. Get the installation details and the location of the nearest dealer fr ...more

How To : Step down or end your patio wall

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to step down or end your patio wall. This video is from www.allanblock.com. Get the installation details and the location of the nearest dealer from the website. The instructions are on How-to sheet #160. The easiest way ...more

How To : Add strength to a landscape patio wall

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to add strength to a landscape patio wall. For reinforcement, users should insert metal pipes down through the wall. To do this, users will need a sledgehammer, 1/3" pipe and a large diameter pipe cutter. Determine the length of the pi ...more

How To : Build a BBQ grilling station

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to building a bbq grilling station. The tools needed are a measuring tape, square, hammer and chisel, safety glasses, a deadblow hammer and work gloves. Select the location and measure the dimensions of the grilling stati ...more

How To : Build an outdoor kitchen

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to build an outdoor kitchen. You can build it yourself using the AB courtyard walls collection. You should have all tools as per How-to sheet #341 before you begin. Determine the location of your outdoor kitchen and with ...more

How To : Build a fire pit out of cinder blocks

In this how-to video, you will learn how to build a fire pit. This will be useful if you want to enhance your backyard. You will need the required fire pit tools such as 55 york blocks, 25 wall caps, two tubes of masonry adhesive, ten 50 pound bags of crushed rock, 6 50 pound ...more

How To : Repair plaster molding with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair plaster molding. Steps: 1. Make cut through existing plaster molding with drywall saw. 2. Set sheet metal into cut and scribe molding profile onto the metal. 3. Use jigsaw, aviation snips and files to cut molding pro ...more

How To : Build and outdoor couch

This is a video tutorial describing how to build an outdoor couch for your porch. First measure out where you want to put your outdoor couch onto your porch. Then start building the first post. You should use concrete block to build this post. Then build out from the post the ...more

How To : Save Your Tomatoes From Rats And Rot

Every summer my husband and I plant a tomato plant. We do this to enjoy the plump red tomatoes right off of the vine. This summer we have had a problem, which is that SOMETHING IS EATING OUR TOMATOES AND IT IS NOT US! The Beginning Let me start from the beginning. Purchase ...more

How To : Build a retaining wall with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to build a retaining wall. Steps: 1 Dig into hillside 2 ft. back from face of retaining wall. 2 Stretch a level line between wood stakes to establish the wall height. 3 Dig out dirt along base of wall to accommodate 6 inches o ...more

How To : Build a gravity retaining wall

This video shows us how to build a gravity wall with Allen Blocks. In order to do this, place blocks on top of the base course. You want to make sure that the bottom notch is tight against the front lip of the blocks underneath. Sliding them into place removes any present debr ...more

News : Tactics for Using Stairs in Minecraft

The stair is considered by many people to be one of the, if not the most, versatile blocks in Minecraft. They can completely change the look and feel of a build and increase its quality. In this post, I will highlight just a few of the options you have for using them. The fir ...more

How To : Improve Architecture and Style in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Minecraft is all about big ideas, but we all too often forget the details. Small changes in block type, positioning, or layout can transform builds from mundane to beautiful. Wheth ...more

How To : Do a yoga forearm stand to open up the chest

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a yoga forearm stand. Begin by placing a block against the wall. Then create an L shape with both hands and old them against the block. Now look forward at the block and stand on the toes of your feet. Keep the elbows on the floo ...more

How To : Build a retaining wall for your home

To create a retaining wall all you need to do is follow these simple steps. To begin you will need to get many interlocking wall blocks and either sand or concrete. The first step is to plot and measure the retaining wall's size and shape. Use your measurements to figure out t ...more

How To : Remove water stains from walls and ceilings

Are you sick and tired of staring at that water damage on your ceiling? There’s no need to sleep staring at that annoying water spot on the ceiling when it's so easy to get rid of! Loose the spots with the easy steps listed in this video. You Will Need: • A bucket • Bleach ...more

News : 20 Tricks You Didn't Know You Could Do in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our full tutorials and make sure to post to the community forum if you have any questions or cool builds you want to share. All of these tricks were taught as a part of one of our old community workshops for the 1.2.3 update, but the majo ...more

How To : Craft glass in Minecraft

Do you have a house or large stone structure that needs a little something more than just a bunch of bare walls? Want to create a "window" to the outside? Well, you can craft glass blocks in Minecraft, crazy right? In this video you will learn how to create your own glass bloc ...more

How To : Build and install a retaining wall with Lowe's

In this installment of home improvement do-it-yourself videos, brought to you by Lowe's, host Mike Kraft, one of Lowe's home improvement experts, demonstrates a landscaping technique that shows you how to create a retaining wall with interlocking wall blocks, that features a r ...more

How To : Make a sanding block for wood

Make a DIY wood sanding block for smooth surfacing with help from this video tutorial hosted by the can-do man, Ron Hazleton. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Everything from installing ceiling fans, to replacing toilets, to patching holes in your walls... If it ...more

How To : Install glass blocks in your home

You can install glass block yourself with these simple tips from Ask the Builder host, Tim Carter. You can make glass block windows, showers, walls, and much more once you learn the basics of glass block installation.

How To : Install stone veneering

You can make a plain-looking wall into a great-looking rock wall by veneering it with fieldstone. The techniques are the same for block, poured concrete, or even a wood-frame wall. Install stone veneering. Click through to watch this video on taunton.com

How To : Prune tall hedges

We next discuss trimming regular hedges. Most people just want a hedge that's tidy and neat, one that performs a function of blocking a view. We discuss some newly planted Boxwoods. Glenn planted these several months ago and wants to keep these low growing, about the height of ...more

News : Oceania Palace - hidden light trick

My palace for a city that has no fewer than 7 100k block structures (will have 15-20 when the central blvds are finished - map link : http://www.minecraftworldmap.com/worlds/_IgOQ ). Today's tip - at the start of the video - how did I put in the lighting for players to navigat ...more

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