Found a very beautiful piece of driftwood on a beach in North Wales. After a bit of playing about making the base and wiring this is the result.
By John Gibbons
Sophie Heawood decided to make herself a table from reclaimed materials, and for less than £50. You can read all about it, and watch a slideshow, here.
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Whether you are trying to spend a few hundred dollars or a few thousand, taking on any home improvement project can be very exciting. The advice that follows will be just what you need to get improvements done.
Cover electrical outlets with aluminum foil prior to painting your walls. The foil protects while you paint and is much easier to work with than tape. Plus, your cleanup is so much easier! Let paint dry prior to removing the foil.
You must have a drill if you are doing home improvements. With a good drill, you can pre-drill a variety of surfaces to make installing screws easier. You can also screw in screws easily and quickly. Ensure you have a drill that is cordless and battery operated with a minimum of 9 volts. You should also have drill bits of various sizes and screw attachments.
Do you need some extra storage in your kitchen? If so, then make use of empty two-liter bottles. You can see what’s inside, be it salt or beans. You can keep them on a shelf or in the freezer or refrigerator. With two-liter bottles all it takes is a simple twist of the cap to gain access to your products.
While most people enjoy the traditional feeling of a conventional, wood-burning fireplace, there are better options. Aside from the looks, the heat created by a wood fire mostly escapes through the chimney. Not only that, but you may also experienced unusual air circulation with a chimney in place.
Install motion detectors in front of the entrance of your house. By turning on the lights only when needed, these will save keep your electricity costs down. A motion sensor will keep thieves away from your property, as it will turn on signaling their presence.
If you are able to spend the money on it, you should get to it right away. No matter the size or challenge of the an upcoming project, this article has given you some ways to cut the stress and increase the ease.