Category Archives: Do-It-Yourself

Deck The Halls With Lights!

If you haven’t strung up those Christmas lights yet, don’t worry it’s not too late. It may be crunch time, but don’t overlook some important steps before stringing up lights on the outside of your home and deck.

Here are the important things to double and triple check:
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deep frying turkey

How To Deep Fry A Turkey Safely

It’s become increasingly popular to deep fry turkeys instead of baking them. It cooks the bird quickly and retains much of the juice normally dried up by baking. But deep frying is also a very dangerous method if not done correctly.

Take a look at these videos and how dangerous frying a turkey can be:
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Make Your Deck Unique With Design

Since it’s fall and we’re positive you headed our advice and decided to build a deck now, let’s take a look at how deck design can be the number one way to personalize your deck.

Deck design is probably the last thing people think about when it comes to uniqueness. Most people just replace their current deck, or want all 15’ boards because their deck will be 15’ wide. The traditional design could be a result of a need to install a deck quickly and easily, or just because it’s what everyone else has.
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5 Easy Fall Deck Cleanup Tips You Need to Use

Fall marks a welcomed change in weather, but it also means more maintenance for your deck. The trees around your home shed leaves and rain substitutes the endless summer sun. Follow these fall deck tips and you’ll be on your way enjoying autumn on your deck.
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Summertime tips for your Deck!

Summer is right around the corner, and you know what that means!  Barbeque grills will be coming out, the cooler will be filled with cold, refreshing beverages and family and friends will be invited over to enjoy the backyard. It’s a wonderful sight to see and even better to enjoy, but before you invite everyone over, here are a few tips to ensure your outdoor living space is ready.
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Stain Oak Flooring for a Different Look

Oak is probably the most common wood used in the home. Oak can be found in furniture, kitchen cabinets, and flooring in many homes. The pervasiveness of this wood comes from its affordability and popularity during the 90s. A lot of homes built or remodeled during that era received oak flooring.
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What Else Can You Make With Wood Slabs?

Live-Edge Wood Slabs are beautiful pieces that give us a glimpse inside the complicated beauty of trees. Think of a live-edge wood slab as a CAT scan where you can see the different layers the tree is made of, from bark to heartwood. While the common inclination is to create tables out of them, there are other ways to utilize their unique beauty.
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