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 Grow Climbers

There is a real art to gardening especially when you need to know how to grow climbers in a specific direction to cover an unsightly brick wall or to make it scale up the side of a building. To understand how to grow climbers you first need to know a little bit about the plant, its growth characteristics, and the situation where it will thrive best. Knowing these characteristics allows you to choose the right plant for your garden. Climbers grow in two directions only, either horizontally or vertically, and require supports that mimic their direction of growth. Be sure to use a strong enough support, some climbers will place significant strain on buildings and support structures. Sticker and stem root climbers have their own adhesive qualities therefore don’t require a climbing support,...

How to Change Drum Brakes

If you have an old car, you know the best way to keep it running smoothly is by repetitive maintenance. Drum brakes are found in older model cars and are a cheaper alternative to replace them instead of upgrading to newer brake systems. Changing the brakes is fairly simple, and here’s what we do: Required Materials New brake shoes Required Tools Pry bar and hammer Jack and jack stand Pliers Wrenches Screw drivers Car lift Some brake retainer tools Brake spring pliers Anti-seize Brake clean White lithium grease Gloves and a mask Instructions Put your car on the car lift or jack up the front end of the car so you can have access to the master cylinder. The first thing we need to do is release some of the brake pressure. Open up the master cylinder of the car and drain the brake fluid...