How to Build a Circular Deck

Building a deck can be a beautiful addition to the home. It will increase the value of your home and give you a nice place to hold parties and events. Decks come in many shapes and sizes. A circular deck is one of the most difficult ones to make, but with some extra time and planning, you can build a circular deck that will accent your home beautify. Required Materials/Tools Wood stock (for the beams of the deck) Wood screws Some cements 1×8″ boards (used for the stairs of the deck) Rebar Fastening plates (we need Flat, Angle and T plates) String Stakes Pencil Measuring tape Shovel Hammer Wheelbarrow Table saw Drill (various drill bits and a Phillips head bit for screws) Dado blade Instructions We need to plan the deck. Measure the area you wish to build, and draw the deck out....

How to Read a Tape Measure

One night, you hear a crash. Out you run into your spare room and see that your bookshelf has just collapsed. You decide then that instead of spending money on a cheap replacement only to have it break again, you’re going to build your own bookshelf out of some sturdy oak. Before getting into a big project like that, you need to know a very basic but key skill to have a project like this work: reading a tape measure. This life skill is the bread and butter of do-it-your-selfers and it’s quick and simple! A little practice and you’ll be converting fractions and building things in no time! Required Materials A tape measure Some paper Some form of writing utensil Background Information First off, the tape measure is a versatile device. It can be found in many forms. It measures...

How to Paint a Car

Painting your car is a great project for people who like to do everything on their own. Although this may be a time consuming project and require about 6-7 hours, when done carefully and systematically, it can prove to be a fun project. Also, you can customize your car according to your taste and have the satisfaction of doing it all on your own. Imagine, you find this great car for a great price. It runs good, the mileage is excellent and the interior is to die for. However,  when you get out of the car, the color of the car is pretty awful, a combination of split peas and baby vomit. Also, there have been some nicks in the paint job from a long time ago. The paint around them has started to peel due to weathering. Have no fear! You can get that great car and instead of spending thousands...