Building Tips from a Stagehand

Reducing Home Heating Costs

Keeping your home warm and comfortable throughout the winter is essential to the comfort and safety of your family. Most homeowners rely on a furnace to provide them with the heat needed to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature. Running your furnace through the winter can be costly, but there are some simple things you can do to help reduce your home-heating costs without sacrificing your comfort. 1. Take advantage of the sunshine. Read More 

New Homeowner? 4 Tips To Get Your Plumbing Ready For The Cold Weather

If this is your first winter to own a home, you may not be prepared for what happens if you do not properly get your plumbing ready for the cold temperatures of the winter season. A frozen or burst pipe is one of the last things that you want to deal with, as they can do a lot of damage and be very costly to repair. So, to help ensure that you don't to deal with that, here are a few things that you can do to ensure your home's plumbing system is ready-to-go before the temperatures dip too low: Read More 

Care For Your Cabin’s Chimney, Fireplace, And Hearth

You finally achieved your goal of purchasing a cabin in the woods to enjoy this winter on weekends and extended holidays. Before staying in your new digs, however, it is important to have the structure's chimney inspected and deemed structurally sound by a professional. Afterward, complete the following project to clean the hearth and fireplace's brick walls and decorate the mantelpiece so that you and your family member's can enjoy the ambience and the warmth while nestled in front of the fireplace. Read More 

The Important Parts That Make Up Your Well

If you recently purchased a home with a well on it, it is important to understand the make-up of your well. Your well is made out of multiple parts and layers that all work together to bring water to your home. Here is a quick overview of some of the main parts and components that keep your well pumping: #1 Well Pump The pump on your well is one of the biggest and most important parts of your well. Read More 

Why Is Using Thermally Processed Steel Important During DIY Knife Making

From crafting hunting knives using antler or bone handles to creating intricate pocket knives with various metal enclosures, if you enjoy crafting knives, there are a lot of great materials to work with for sure. However, when it comes to the blades of the knives you make as a crafter, this is one thing you cannot compromise on. While you may already know that using thermally processed steel for the blades of your crafted knives is the best way to go, if you are like a lot of knife crafters, you really don't understand why that is the case. Read More