How to Make a Laurel Wreath

A laurel wreath is a wreath that is made using the leaves and branches of the bay laurel evergreen tree. Laurel wreaths were popular in Ancient Greece as a sign of status or victory and were often given as an award to winners of the Olympics or to victorious war commanders in the same way that a person would now receive a medal for his / her success. The laurel wreath is still used in some schools today and is often given to a person for completing his / her master’s or honorary degree. A laurel wreath is also the perfect accessory for completing a Greek costume, whether for a party or for a play and it can be used  to accentuate their costumes. If you want a laurel wreath that is 100% authentic then you can make it the way that the Greeks did it by interlocking laurel branches together....

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...

How to Build a Kitchen Cabinet

One of the best ways to increase the value of your home, impress your guests, and create more space in your kitchen is to replace the cabinets. This can be quite costly if gone through traditional means. I can show you a cheaper and more functional way to add some great decor to your kitchen at a fraction of the cost having them professionally installed. You can choose a nice complement to your kitchen interior.   Required Materials/Tools Cabinet plans Wood Paint Measurement tools Saw Screws and screw driver Hammer and nails Instructions First we got to find the dimensions of the kitchen. Take careful measurements of where you want these cabinets and how high they are. Don’t forget to add information into the plans you are looking at for space and shelves too. Go to your lumber...