Laying a Brick Wall

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 : Add a door In an exterior brick wall

If you've got a brick house and are looking to install a door in the brick, this how to will get you there. Be prepared, it's a big job and you'll need to be comfortable wielding several power tools. Are you ready to take the challenge? Here are the tools you'll need: a 4ft l ...more

How To : Install patio doors in a brick wall

If you've got a brick wall and you're thinking of installing a door, you may have thought you were out of luck. Not so! This helpful how-to walks you through the steps so you can see how it's done. First off, know that this is not a simple task, so be prepared to wield a brick ...more

How To : Simulate brick wall effects for dioramas

Here are some examples of brickwork for dioramas or war game terrain. Create a fine grit coating for foam carvings using a mixture of white glue, paint and fine sand. Press in brick patterns into foam, or if working in smaller scale, you can coat cardboard with a thin coat of ...more

How To : Mount a curtain rail to a brick wall

Video shows how to mount a curtain rail to a brick wall. Using a drill, plastic rack mounts, wall brackets and patience, mounting your curtains will be easier with the help of this video. Mount a curtain rail to a brick wall. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Hang a coat rack on a brick wall

Andrew explains all the details of hanging a coat rack. He teaches you how to hang a coat rack on a brick wall. This video shows you an easy 5 step process and can be useful if you're hanging other things on brick Hang a coat rack on a brick wall. Click through to watch this v ...more

How To : Put up shelves in a brick wall

Thinking of putting up some shelves? In this how to video, Darren Baensch erects a set of shelves on a solid brick wall. He demonstrates how to put up shelves and provides a short-cut secret. Put up shelves in a brick wall. Click through to watch this video on com.au

How To : Graffiti a brick wall digitally in Photoshop CS3

Tagging real walls can get you in a lot of trouble. So why not let out your creative urges in Photoshop? This Photoshop CS3 tutorial shows you how to make digital graffiti on a digitally made brick wall. Watch and learn how to use layer effects and lighting to create graffiti ...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 : Unbrick your frozen iPhone or iPod Touch

iPhones, iPads, iPods and iPod Nanos are great, but every now and then they get stuck or frozen and you can't do a single thing to get past that "brick" wall. When your iPhone or iPod Touch goes kaput, check out this tutorial to learn how to unbrick your frozen i-gadget. Thes ...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 : Lay a brick patio or walkway

The durability and aesthetic characteristics of brick patios and walkways make for the foundation of great spaces around your home. While installing brick walks and patios is not a difficult task, it may be rather time consuming depending on the size of the patio or walkway. W ...more

How To : Grow ivy plants

Every one knows what ivy is, but most think of it as the poisonous ivy that gives a horrible itchy rash, but poison ivy isn't the only kind out there. There's beautiful ivy that can make your home more elegant than ever. Growing the prolific ivy plant will convince you that yo ...more

How To : Split a brick

Sometimes, you do not have the right brick size to fit that space on the brick wall you are building. Watch this video tutorial for a demonstration on how to split a brick to fill in that gap on your wall.

Instagram Challenge : Cow with the Evil Eye

Cow lurking behind a brick wall in Iraq. There, it's common for cattle, chickens and sheep to be enclosed by brick walls in the cities. It's also pretty common to have them on top roofs, kinda like a rooftop garden, only it's a rooftop farm. Pretty much nowhere for them to go! ...more

How To : Fill gaps in brick mortar

It is important that your mortar is not cracked so that animals and insects cannot get in. Also, it can prevent water damage and mold. Greg Lim, a professional handyman and residential property manager, shows you a do-it-yourself method for fixing your brick wall by applying m ...more

How To : Build an Outdoor Brick Fireplace

This is a how-to video on how to build an outdoor brick fireplace. It has 5 parts and is a total of about 45 minutes long. It covers laying brick, acid washing, installing firebrick, installing flue tubes, and installing a stainless steel grill. It also covers brick string gui ...more

How To : Lay pavement

Team Member Trevor at Bunnings.com shows the average Joe how to render an effective paving job. On this particular day, Trevor guides viewers through simple instructions for laying a nice brick walk. He recommends starting with a foundation of coarse-grade sand, as the coarser ...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 : Build balloon walls

This video shows you how to make a brick patterned wall out of balloons using chains of 5 balloons and joining them together with 260 balloons.

How To : Use a strap to assist in yoga stretching

In this video, Dina Prioste shows us how to use a strap while stretching with yoga. Start off laying down with your feet against a wall and toes pointed to the ceiling. Now, take your strap and extend your right leg up. Keep your left foot pressed against the wall. Next, pull ...more

How To : Build a snow fort

Watchout! Snowballs! You’re outside. You’re getting pummeled with snowballs. Time to build a snow fort and set-up teams... The snow war is on! Step 1: Get dressed Get fully dressed in your winter attire, including durable waterproof gloves. Step 2: Find a spot Head outside a ...more

How To : Keep your grout lines straight when laying tile

If you knock down a wall, planning to extend an existing tile floor, you'll face a real problem trying to keep the tiles straight. In this tutorial, Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates how you keep your lines straight when laying tile. It's not complicated or expensiv ...more

How To : Do a 16 inch layout on stud wall

Bob Schmidt from Home Remodel Workshop demonstrates how to frame a wall 16 inches on center. His tutorial is especially helpful, so pay attention to his tips, tricks, and specific techniques. When laying out a top and bottom plate for a typical wall a framing square is usuall ...more

How To : Choose the right frame for a picture

Stumped on what frame to use for your favorite piece of artwork or photo? The perfect frame will make your painting, photograph, or piece of artwork stand out on your wall. Here's how to find an ideal match. You Will Need: • A picture or other form of artwork • Measuring ta ...more

News : Pentagon Funds Real Life Spider-Man Technology

Chemical engineers at Cornell have created a small device that may one day turn troops into real life spider-men. The device would cradle in the palm of the hand, allowing troops to scale walls. It uses an adhesive inspired by the Floridian leaf beetle, an insect that "can adh ...more

How To : Demolition a wall with a chipping hammer

There are a couple of ways of bring down existing masonry, stone or brick. This construction how to video shows you the proper operation and use of the chipping hammer for breaking up stone. Get all the tips and tricks for using a chipping hammer to help remodel your home.

News : Creating Social Structures in Minecraft

Minecraft is the most basic and barren open sandbox building game. There are a limited number of materials and recipes to craft. But with these few building blocks, people have been able to creatively build some amazing structures and cities. There is a physical limitation, bu ...more

News : The aresnal of street art and grafitti (pt.1)

The very basic building block of street art is the tag. Although most people find them ugly, i just think that every artist needs to start somewhere, for street artists, its the tag. Firstly the tag is basicly writing your name, or whatever name you use for your art on a wall ...more

How To : Frame a wall for your house

Walls don’t last forever, be prepared. Building a house from scratch, a room add on or if it’s just time to turn one room into two you will need to make a sturdy wall frame to ensure the proper construction of your new wall. Reinvent your living space by installing a new wall ...more

Street Art 101 : How to Make Moss Graffiti

Feeling the need to creatively express yourself in a public space? Make an artistic statement with some DIY moss graffiti using moss, buttermilk, beer, a paintbrush, and some imagination. Simply gather your ingredients, blend until desired consistency is reached, and paint yo ...more

How To : Make Holiday Decorating Easier with a Glue Gun

You've probably tried just about every method of hanging your holiday decorations: nails, thumbtacks, sticky hooks, and, in desperation, even tape. Each method can leave a host of complications when removed, though, from chipping paint to visible holes. Your holiday adornment ...more

How To : Unlock Your iPhone's Secret Camera Level in iOS 11

Apple's stock Camera app has a lot of great new features in iOS 11, but one of the more interesting ones is a level that helps you take photos of documents and nicely plated food from a top-down perspective. Unfortunately, you'd never know it was there since it's not enabled b ...more

How To : Lay a brick walkway with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to lay a brick walkway. This project is difficult as it requires a lot of digging and heavy lifting. Lay a brick walkway with This Old House. Click through to watch this video on thisoldhouse.com

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 : Lay straight tile with a crooked wall

Tiling always looks so easy when you see it done on a straight wall! But how do you do it with a crooked wall? Use a Measureright Pro to get the angle right. So if you've tiled from a straight right angle and you're just reaching the 'odd' shaped spaces between your last row o ...more

How To : Lay Wall Tiles

G'day Knuckleheads. In this Owner Builder Series Episode we're up to doing the wall tiling in the bathrooms. Justin gives out some very handy tips on how to lay wall tiles in the bathroom. Check it out and let me know what you think. Video: .

How To : Build a retaining wall garden bed island

Chris from Backyard Gardening shows us how to build a raised island garden bed with retaining wall bricks. After drawing out the markings on the soil with spray paint, he loosened the sod with a special sod-cutting tool, which makes it easier to remove. Using a flat shovel ( ...more

How To : 7 Ways to Make Your Own Cold Packs at Home

Having a store-bought cold pack on the ready is the perfect solution for minor bumps, bruises, sprains, and strains, but why spend money on bright blue ice packs when you can make your own right at home? These homemade cold compresses will give your the same level of pain rel ...more

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