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
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates how to drive a cut nail through a 2x4 piece of wood, and into a concrete wall. This will help save you time and money in your house repair projects.
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
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates a really simple way to nail wood to a concrete floor in your home with a simple rotor hammer drill.
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
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to put a deck over a concrete step. Steps: 1. Cut PVC trim boards to wrap around stoop using circular saw. 2. Counterbore holes in PVC trim with ½-inch-diameter spade bit. 3. Apply foam adhesive to back of trim. 4. Run bead of ...more
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
In 2009, nearly 2.5 million citizens in the United States were incarcerated in federal and state jails and prisons. And in most of those correctional palaces, everyday things that were taken for granted on the outside are banned, from lighters to cooking grills. But that doesn ...more
This video shows you how to install a hardwood floor over concrete. You will need a plywood base. This video demonstrates the nail down method. You will need 15 nails per 8 feet by 4 feet sheet; plan according. The entire process is very easy and gives you easy steps to follow ...more
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
As I said in this earlier post, there's no easy way to explain or define the Steampunk aesthetic. There are a large number of Steampunk tropes or "cues", as I call them, that bring to mind the feeling of Steampunk. These cues combine to push past the "not-Steampunk" threshold ...more