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How to Measure the Size of a Chain

Measuring a chain depends on whether it is a structural chain, a chainsaw chain or a bike chain. A structural chain has to have its individual links measured (for strength) as well as the overall length. A chainsaw length must have its inner rollers measured to see what gearing it fits. A motorcycle...More...

How to Paint a Kid's Room With Dinosaurs

Many kids go through a dinosaur phase. You can make your little dino-lover happy by painting the walls of his or her room with roaming brontosauruses, mastodons, T. Rexes or stegosauruses. Even if you can't draw or paint to save your life, it's easy to take a picture from a book, make it bigger, and...More...

Ideas for a Coat Rack

Look around your home, room by room and see what you can display from a coat rack. Use your imagination and visualize what would look good hanging from a coat rack--besides the usual coats. Coat racks can be found in a variety of styles, including coat trees.Pots and PansCreate a......More...

How to Build a Firewall

A firewall is used in construction when two buildings are connected by knocking down their exterior walls and combining both buildings into one. Firewalls are also used to protect sensitive documents and equipment. A firewall creates a barrier that gives firefighters more time to extinguish a blaze....More...

DIY Classroom Bookcase

The needs of a classroom bookshelf can vary depending on the age of your students, or on the shape and available space in your classroom, and sometimes the only solution is to build your own bookshelf to meet these needs. First, you must decide on the bookshelf design. Younger students may need a b...More...

Do It Yourself Crackle Paint

A crackle finish is used on many surfaces to create the look of old, weathered wood. The use of a crackle faux finish makes even modern furniture, doors, and artwork look like well-aged antiques. It is important to follow the instructions and steps properly to achieve an even crackle and successful ...More...

Traditional Curtain Ideas

Traditional curtains are comprised of at least two pieces of fabric that meet in the center to cover windows, doors and other openings. The standard practice has been to hang curtains so that they cover an entire opening (sometimes reaching down to the floor), but you may want to consider......More...