- Want a garage floor that looks like new?
Check out this epoxy floor coating. This product is far superior to
paint, and can be installed by a homeowner. Kits are available at
Lowe’s Centers. The corporate website is under construction, but
when its up click Epoxy-Shield
- You’ve seen the black rubber tie down straps
with hooks at each end…did you know the better mouse trap was
invented? Versa-Strap is the first adjustable rubber bungee
cord. It eliminates the need to have a variety of cord sizes, as one
size will adjust to fit your needs. These are available at Lowe's Home
- How about something to add that professional
finishing touch to your hand made furniture? Did you know that
Lowe’s carries hardwood molding accents that work for furniture as
well as spicing up the trim around your house? Learn more at House
- Attic flooring…ever try fitting those
large sheets through those small openings? Did you know a
product is made specifically for attic flooring? The tongue and groove
particle board product comes in 2x4 ft. size to easily fit in the
smallest attic opening. (Lowe’s item #80772)
- The selection of outdoor lattice available has
mushroomed lately due to the choices available in plastic.
Lowe’s carries their own label called Victorian Lattice that is
worth looking into. The attached drawing represents the pattern, which
uses 2 small 1/2" lattice strips in place of the 1 1/2"
strip normally used.
- How about a custom made stone or brick walkway?
It's now a weekend project using Quikrete’s concrete forms in the
shape of stone and brick. For the complete story click.
- Adding skylights is easier than most people think
if you use the right product. I have never found a better brand than
Velux. Bet you didn’t know they came with a lift out panel to create
a "roof balcony"? See this innovative product below. Check
it out at Velux.
- A trip to the past? Did you know you can
still buy knotty pine paneling, popularized in the 50’s. An
interesting application is to install the paneling at an angle on your
walls, or how about this one…on your ceiling. Click on Georgia
Pacific. It’s called plank paneling.
- We found decorator heating vent registers made of
wood that are very classy. They are called "Home Details By
Ameriflow" and are available at Lowe's. There is also a
flexible magnetic heating vent cover to close off registers you
- Wouldn’t an aromatic cedar closet be a nice
touch in your home? There are cedar boards available to line
your closet, but check out our cedar closet project button under Minor
Home Improvements, before you start!!! We present a unique
and cost effective way to install the cedar lining in your closet.
- Did you know there are pine project panels
available in sizes up to 24" wide by 8 ft long. These are a big
help for building pine furniture at home. No gluing edges of
boards together for that "butcher block" look!
These project panels make bookcases a snap to make, and work well for
small table tops as well.
- How about tools…Did you know Lowe’s
Tool World has a flush cut pull saw for cutting perfectly flush
cuts when one piece of wood sticks above another. It has a flexible
blade and uses the Japanese concept of cutting only when pulled. We
Americans are used to hand sawing by pushing! (Lowe’s item#06599)
- While at Tool World check out the handle for
reciprocating saw blades. It holds any reciprocating saw blade
(metal or wood) and gets you into tight places. (Lowe’s item#47401)
- Have you seen the composition wood deck boards
made out of wood fibers and recycled plastic shopping bags? It
does not splinter, warp or rot, and can be sanded and shaped just like
wood. It’s called TREX, and after investigating it closely I
became a believer in using it in place of treated lumber for the
decking surface. Visit Trex for the
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