Concrete Blocks

How To : Split or cut concrete landscape blocks

This video describes the process of split and cutting concrete blocks. For splitting concrete blocks, a hammer as well as a chisel are required. For cutting concrete blocks, you can either use a skill saw with a masonry blade or a masonry saw. Next, proper safety guidelines an ...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 : 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

News : Dead Body Cab

Ok this is what you would do: get a big black bag, one big enough to fit a body in, and fill it with rotting meat and fake blood. Hail a cab and bring the bag into the back of the cab with you, you of course would have blood on your clothes to make it look more realistic. Tell ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Build a simple beam bridge

Stuck on one side of a river or ditch? If you are stranded with no other way to get to your destination you will need to build a bridge! Without many supplies, your best bet is a beam bridge which can be made with just a single piece of wood. This video will show you how to ge ...more

How To : Lay Masonry Blocks and Bricks

Build a concrete "footer". Start your masonry project by building a concrete "footer" using standard construction techniques. Use 1" x 4" or 2" x 4" lumber as form boards. Nail or screw the wood boards to 1" x 2" stakes hammered into the ground using enough stakes to keep the ...more

How To : Lay bricks with joint spacers

Using joints spacers to lay bricks makes things a lot easier and perfect. You'll get that perfect 3/8" mortar joint every time. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to lay bricks with joint spacers. This simple device makes laying concrete, cinder blocks, cements blocks, or ...more

How To : Install a rainwater collector with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a rainwater collection system. Steps: 1. Install three solid-concrete barrel blocks in garden beside a downspout; check blocks for level. 2. Set rain barrel on top of blocks with its spigot facing the garden. 3. Dis ...more

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 : Make a concrete obstacle

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to make a concrete obstacle. Materials required are cement, 1 big receptacle, 1 small plastic receptacle, a cup for measuring, a spatula, 1 mold, WD40, paper towels and protection mask. Wear the mask, spray WD40 on the sm ...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 : Choose a pavement right for your purpose

The experts at Bunning's have come up with a few tips for the consumer to consider when they are next in the market for paving equipment. Find out if the job needs a solid block paver or a thinner grade paver. Preserving the tools once they leave the store is in your hands. La ...more

How To : Choose between a fireplace or fire pit

How to choose between a fireplace or a fire pit To choose between a fireplace or a fire pit you have to make a decision about what you want. If you want people to be able to sit around it you will want a fire pit. If you want to anchor a space then you will want a fireplace. T ...more

DIY Blacksmithing : Forge Your Own Steel at Home!

Metal is a great material to work with. It's rigid, tough, malleable and conductive, but sometimes the part we need doesn't exist in any store. In order to create custom pieces, you need to either melt the metal and cast it in a mold, or heat it until it's soft enough to shape ...more

News : The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Their were many pedestrians in the scene as,they seen firefighters struggling with the horrifying disaster and they couldn't do much only continue to stare as bodies continued to drop.. Firefighters arrived at the Triangle Shirt Waist Company Fire minutes after the alarm was ...more

How To : Build a concrete retaining wall

Darren Baensch from the HOW TO Channel shows you step-by-step how to build a concrete block retaining wall, a popular feature of modern homes. Learn the the three stages of concrete block retaining wall construction while being apprised of common pitfalls in this short tutoria ...more

How To : Break Open a Can of Food Without a Can Opener

Canned foods aren't only for Doomsday Preppers—they're great for camping trips and super quick meals on the go. When the hunger starts knocking, that can of goodies could be a savior during the Zombie Apocalypse or that day before grocery shopping. If you have even been on a ...more

Review : Zenge Is a Puzzle Game with a Creative Twist

Zenge came to my attention as a free game on the Google Play store — it will remain free until midnight, so anyone catching this review on the 25th, download it ASAP — but I imagine it would be worth the typical $0.99. While it can be mentally-frustrating to purchase a game — ...more

News : 2009's Wackiest Inventions

As 2009 comes to a close, the Telegraph presents a compilation of this past year's wackiest inventions. As always, here at WonderHowTo, we are inspired and impressed by ingenuity. The contraptions below range from utter silliness (engagement ring bra) to downright amazing (see ...more

How To : Make Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme Bars

Cookies 'n' Creme is one of Hershey's most popular candy bars, right behind their classic milk chocolate bar, Kit Kat, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. We've got a whole lotta love for this creamy, crunchy creation. So much love, in fact, that we decided to replicate this supe ...more

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