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Adding A Cable Railing To Your Deck

Replacing your old wood railing with a cable railing can really open up your view. Wood balusters are visually obstructive and can make enjoying the view from your deck more like trying to see a movie when the guy seated in front of you is 6 foot 7. Cable railings are becoming popular since the cables provide a safety barrier but with the least visual mass, in many cases almost disappearing from your view.

A cable railing differs from a standard wood spindle railing in…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 18, 2017 at 10:48 — No Comments

Deck Railing Plans Are a Necessity

Getting a new deck is a very exciting prospect, especially if it's your first deck and you've waited for a long time. You're going to spend a lot of time working on the deck plans and deck railing plans. After all, you've waited so long, you want it to be just perfect for you and your family. When it's completed, it will be a place for fun and relaxation as you spend family time together cooking out, dining, lying in the sun or entertaining guests. You're going to want your deck to…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 18, 2017 at 10:16 — No Comments

Decking Out a Bachelor Pad

Women usually dominate the realm of interior design, but that doesn't mean that guys can't have their own well-designed and attractive homes. Decor for a male space, however, can be quite difficult; pastel-colored walls and fancy trinkets are seen more as emasculating than elegant. Florals and intricate patterns are out of the question, yet the space must somehow be made vibrant and interesting. As you can see, creativity is a crucial element when decorating a masculine…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 18, 2017 at 9:48 — No Comments

Camper Tips On The Caravan Porch Awning

You may be familiar with the simple window or door awning that appears like a piece of fabric spread over a frame. You can find it overhanging in residences and storefronts, sheltering the outside wall from severe weather conditions. Other awnings are oversized and freestanding, ideal for applications in a porch, breezeway or deck not unlike tents, canopies, gazebos and carports. A particular type, the caravan porch awning, is one you put up next to a camper van, RV, motor home,…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 18, 2017 at 8:21 — No Comments

All About the Turkish Gulet For Crewed Charter in Turkey

Turkey's indigenous sea-going vessel, the Gulet, is offered for crewed charter in Turkey at three different levels, which are the Traditional Gulet, Luxury Gulet, and a Gulet-Style Sailing Yacht. Each has unique characteristics, and it is those characteristics which define each level and that will determine which Turkish Gulet you might charter for a crewed Gulet charter in Turkey.

Traditional and Luxury Gulets share many features, including a blending of…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 18, 2017 at 7:19 — No Comments

Cover a Concrete Backyard Patio With Pavers

Now you must be warned, my project is my own design and procedure with no long-term results yet. I doubt a professional would use it; however, for a 40+ guy on a shoestring budget doing a paver job over the weekend, my plan sounded "sound enough". Why not let the concrete patio be a foundation for pavers.

On Saturday, I power washed the patio to remove mildew and algae Backyard Deck Guys solution. The patio connects to the…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 18, 2017 at 7:02 — No Comments

Bringing the Indoors Out

Decks make the perfect add-on for the whole family. Kids can play on them, they are great for entertaining and they offer an excellent resale return for your money.When done properly, a deck renovation should appear as an outdoor living space. If you're seated, indoors and looking out, your deck should appear as an additional room, without walls.

The old lawn furniture designs have also gone by the wayside. Now they've Deck…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 18, 2017 at 6:37 — No Comments

Things to Consider Before Building a Deck

There may be several reasons for you to build a deck, the foremost being that you'll be able to expand your living space and create a place for you and your family to enjoy during fine weather conditions. However, at the same time, you should also consider carefully all the reasons for desiring to build a deck i.e. what functions it will serve for you and most importantly its purpose. Doing this will allow you to properly plan and design a deck that is not only inviting but also…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 18, 2017 at 6:23 — No Comments

Thinking of Building Your Own Deck

First check local building codes, regulations and zoning restrictions. These may restrict your options. So will any deed restrictions and the location of a septic tank. Next, decide where you want to locate your new deck, off the kitchen, living room or family room makes a big difference, indoors and out. Decks on the north and east side of your house will get less sun and more cooling breezes. Take time to study sun and shadow patterns, see how they vary with the seasons before…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 18, 2017 at 6:01 — No Comments

Top 10 Places To Visit In Gainesville, Florida

An excellent place for nature lovers, this place is a home to a wide variety of butterflies. This place features hundreds of free-flying butterflies and birds from all around the world. Butterflies of different shades and colors are released every Saturday and Sunday, at 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm and Monday through Friday at 2 pm, weather permitting.

The rainforest also showcases birds, turtles, fish, bromeliads, orchids Bamboo…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 18, 2017 at 5:43 — No Comments

Things to Consider Before Building a Deck

There may be several reasons for you to build a deck, the foremost being that you'll be able to expand your living space and create a place for you and your family to enjoy during fine weather conditions. However, at the same time, you should also consider carefully all the reasons for desiring to build a deck i.e. what functions it will serve for you and most importantly its purpose. Doing this will allow you to properly plan and design a deck that is not only inviting but also…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 17, 2017 at 11:18 — No Comments

Building Projects With Treated Wood

Building with treated wood and the idea that this project will last forever because of the wood you used is not necessarily true. Over the years I have seen contractors and homeowners use treated wood for projects like building decks with this idea in mind.

I just met with a homeowner that was asking me about vinyl fencing. The homeowner approached me with some facts about vinyl fencing. She started to explain to me how long a vinyl fence would last verses a wood…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 17, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

Insider Tips For Buying a Skateboard Deck

One of the most important decisions you can make when building your skateboard is the deck. The deck not only supports all of your weight, but allows you to maneuver the board and do tricks. But for whatever reasons, many skateboarders don't pay much attention to buying the correct deck for their skating style.

This can not only be dangerous, but it affects your ability to skate your best. You should always be aware of what deck size is perfectly suited for your…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 17, 2017 at 10:45 — No Comments

A Heritage Of A Deck Of Cards And Its Suits

In the last half of the 14th century dealers revealed what was then normally called "Saracen cards" into medieval Europe. Those who had survived the bubonic beat relocated to urban area, where they created a new class of traders and craftsmen - the metropolitan bourgeois. Once the poverty and discrimination of the dark era reduced, work, guilds, and colleges set out to restore, and latest technological approaches were noticed along with the time for entertainment, fun, and…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 17, 2017 at 10:13 — No Comments

What It Takes to Perform Tree Service Work

The first duty being asked about is the rope and saddle. I use the Buckingham Economy Saddle. On the right side of the saddle I have a Petzl Macrograbber for flipline adjusting. It is secured to the Buckingham saddle with a 5/8ths galvanized shackle.

Also on the right side of the Buckingham saddle I have a three foot Cedar Decking Crew an autolocking steel clip hard spliced into the end to secure the…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 17, 2017 at 9:40 — No Comments

Choosing the Best Marquee Hire For Your Event

There are many different types of marquees, of which the most common nowadays, is the aluminium frame marquee. This type of marquee is the most favoured because its clever design allows the most amount of flexibility of use of the space within it. By not having a support pole positioned in the middle of the tent, framed marquees allow you to layout your event without being restricted by internal vertical poles.

Most traditional pole marquees are made of canvas, which…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 17, 2017 at 8:17 — No Comments

Build Your Deck Out of Ipe Wood

Ipe hardwood is used primarily for exterior commercial and residential structures, such as decks, docks, outdoor furniture and decking, boardwalk (Atlantic City), turnery, shingles, home siding as well as tool handles, industrial flooring, textile mill items, decorative veneers and more. The air-dried hardwood is naturally fire (same as steel and concrete), insect, moisture, and movement resistant and lasts two to three times longer than other outside lumber, such as cedar, redwood,…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 17, 2017 at 7:53 — No Comments

Things to Consider Before Building a Deck

There may be several reasons for you to build a deck, the foremost being that you'll be able to expand your living space and create a place for you and your family to enjoy during fine weather conditions. However, at the same time, you should also consider carefully all the reasons for desiring to build a deck i.e. what functions it will serve for you and most importantly its purpose. Doing this will allow you to properly plan and design a deck that is not only inviting but also…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 17, 2017 at 7:08 — No Comments

Deck Crew Department Structure On Board Merchant Vessels

Life aboard of a vessel is very different from any other shore located jobs or organization. Each and every crew member has got a specific grade and holds certain responsibilities in order to sustain the ship operations successful.

Mainly, the vessel's crew has two types of seafarers: officers and ratings. The Deck Crew members can perform either on deck or in the engine room.

The Deck department the ship…

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Added by Martien Luther on August 17, 2017 at 6:08 — No Comments

Build Your Own Dream House

So you're thinking about building your own house, are you? Well, you've come to the right place! It's a lot of fun (hard work and eventually fun!) to build your own home and it will save you thousands of dollars(we saved over a Hundred Grand by doing it ourselves - that's pretty significant cash!). If you happen to live in a Large City,

Also, if you already own a home, you'll be familiar with the territory and Subfloor Guys a…

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