How to Add Decorative Molding to your Door

Slab doors, consisting of two pieces of thin plywood laminated to a wooden frame, are builder standard for interior doorways and closets. There’s nothing wrong with them, they show hardwood grain patterns and have clean, simple lines, but they don’t just put set the layout world on fire. Every time a new color does not…

Making Cafe Curtains

Cafe curtains are briefer compared to more formal window treatments and are used most frequently to offer a bit of breezy softness to a kitchen or breakfast nook. They are usually made of a light, sheer material and contain two lower panels plus a matching or coordinating valance. Cafe curtains are so easy to create…

Wall-Building Tools

Building a wall is a comparatively straightforward endeavor. In the simplest terms, a wooden-framed wall contains vertical studs extending between flat top and bottom plates. Framing the wall takes several distinct steps: quantifying the lumber, cutting the timber and nailing the timber together to form the wall. Each measure can be accomplished with the most…

What Pesticide Is Successful on Holly Bushes?

Measures to eliminate pests on holly plants in the garden start with cultural control — maintaining the holly strong and healthy so it can withstand and recover from pest infestations. Biological controls include beneficial insects already present or introduced into the garden that prey on insects that are dangerous. Sometimes, infestation and damage to the…

Sprays for Lemon Trees

Lemon trees (Citrus limon) create edible fruit and fragrant flowers in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11. This broadleaf evergreen is susceptible to various problems such as insect infestation and fungal disease. When these pests attack the lemon tree, applying particular sprays will help control the issue and protect the fruit.…

A Watermelon Vine Turning Yellow

Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) is a frost-tender flowering vine characterized by a large, sprawling growth habit, yellow blossoms and large, sweet edible fruits. A healthy watermelon vine boasts lush green stalks and leaves. If a watermelon vine turns yellow, then it’s a sign that the plant is not healthy and has fallen prey to disease, pests…

Why did My Squash Stems Split and Spouse?

When you have eagerly awaited a plentiful harvest of squash (Cucurbita spp.) From thick, vigorously growing annual vines, it’s disappointing to discover that some of the stems have split and began dying immediately. Splitting and dying squash stems may only be the consequence of strong winds or heavy creation, or it may be proof of…

Materials Go Haute at High Point Market

Rope. Chain. Rubber. Driftwood. Those are just a few of the materials seen in exceptional furnishings, lighting and accessories in spring 2012’s High Point Market at North Carolina, which wrapped up April 26. Every seller seemed to get a smattering of ordinary goods reimagined. From a simple coil of rope at a bowl to an…

15 Intriguing Homes Perched Above the Earth

In the earliest times, humans have often chosen to reside in structures above the ground — whether ihigh above in trees, from cliff-face caves, in rock towers or on stilts above the water. Back then the decisions were made for practical reasons: convenience, economy, isolation and protection from floods, marauding armies or wild animals. As…