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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 : Nail wall plates into concrete

After the wall frames are standing in position, the bottom wall plate needs to be nailed down into position. Hand concrete nails can be used if the concrete slab is fairly new (less than two weeks old). An explosive nail gun is another option. Watch this video tutorial for a d ...more

How To : Draw an animated graffiti spraycan with a goatee

This graffiti/drawing tutorial finally gives spraycans, the weapon of choice of graffiti artists everywhere, the respect they deserve. With the power to make a beautiful picture on what would otherwise be an ugly concrete wall or to create a sociopolitical statement that chang ...more

How To : Hang hooks in your closet

Hanging closet hooks is one of the simplest ways to expand your storage space. You will need hooks, drill and bits, a steady hand, a stud finder (optional), a hammer (optional), & wall anchors (optional). Identify whether your closet walls are drywall, masonry, or concrete. C ...more

How To : Build a unique terraced garden

In this episode of Southwest Yard and Garden Curtis Smith shows you how to turn a steep slope into a usable garden. By building walls along the slope using serpentine designs he shows you how to obtain a compromise of both strength and artistic design. Starting with a good con ...more

How To : Install shelves in your closet

Installing shelves in a closet turns dead space into useful storage. You Will Need: * A tape measure * Shelving * Studfinder (optional) * A pencil (optional) * Leveler (optional) * Brackets (optional) * Drill and bits (optional) * Wall anchors (optional) * Screws (optional) ...more

How To : Install a clothing rod in your closet

Don’t pay a handyman to do this simple job—learn how to become handy yourself! You Will Need: * A clothing rod * A clothing rod holder * A pencil * A drill and bits * Wall anchors * Screws * Leveler (optional) Step 1: Identify wall substance Identify what kind of wall will h ...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

How To : Install a sump pump with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a sump pump. Steps: 1 Set sump basin upside down on basement floor; mark its outline on floor. 2 Use demolition hammer to chop through concrete floor. 3 Dig hole deep enough to set basin flush with floor. 4 Wrap the ...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 miniature tile flooring at 15mm scale

Watch this instructional model making video to make miniature plaster tile flooring for war game terrain. Add a thin layer of plaster for a smooth level floor for your game piece or diorama. The layer of plaster simulates concrete as is, or you can etch in tiles while the plas ...more

How To : Remove stubborn masking tape

Do you have a piece of stubborn masking tape stuck somewhere and you just can't get it off? Does it stare at you in the face, begging you to have a nervous breakdown? Ron Hazleton is here to save your day. In this video, learn how to remove old unwanted masking or duct tape fr ...more

How To : Install basement paneling

Paneling is so common among many American basements that we often forget that it can be installed in any part of a home. However, it is frequently used to finish the concrete walls of a basement because of its affordability, durability, and ability to make the downstairs livab ...more

How To : Stain your concrete floor

In this tutorial, we learn how to stain a concrete floor. To start, you will need to prepare your floor by cleaning it vigorously. Remove all dirt from the floor, then use detergent and water to wash, when finished dry with a shop vac. You will have to use a hand brush to scru ...more

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 : Repair concrete steps

Do you have broken concrete along the front of your house? No need to resort to repouring the concrete. In this video hosted by DIY home guru, learn how to repair, patch or restore broken, chipped or damaged concrete steps. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Every ...more

How To : Expand your garage shelving

More handy shelving ideas from home improvement expert, Danny Lipford. See how to expand your garage shelving in this video tutorial. While the garage is a great place for storage, it often becomes cluttered, making it hard to find what you need. Here are some easy projects t ...more

How To : Save money by staining your own concrete floors

In this video from cdrhead we learn how to save money by staining your own concrete floors. First vacuum the floor and under the sheet rock removing as much dirt and dust as you can. Place plastic on all walls and unfinished wood trim. Now use a 4 inch scraper to remove any re ...more

How To : Stain a concrete floor

Using acid stains on concrete floors can be cheaper and easier to maintain than laying down tile on your floor. Here, Gaye Goodman shows you how to make acid stains on your concrete floor, a nice, economical way to make beautiful floors. First, you should test on samples of yo ...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

News : Chia Pets...on Acid

Remember Grandma-approved eco-friendly mud graffiti? London native Helen Nodding has taken a similar approach: non-destructive moss graffiti. Helen was inspired by the cold hard steel, glass, and concrete of the city: "I’m always cheered up when I see weeds pushing through a ...more

How To : Make and Throw an Iron Javelin

Greetings, my good public. In this article, I will show you how to recreate one of the most effective weapons of the Iron Age. I'm talking, of course, about the iron javelin. It should be obvious that the modern sport of javelin throwing derives from ancient skills of war. Lo ...more

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