Floor Joists: Eco-Friendly Solutions

Floor Joists: Eco-Friendly Solutions

Home construction practices and procedures had changed drastically over the years. Floor joists once constructed with 2×10’s has been replaced with engineered I-beams and LVLs (Laminated Veneer Lumber) capable of spanning distances without supporting structural members which were often required to carry the load of additional floors. Affordable and lightweight, engineered I-beam floor joists have subsequently replaced the antiquated double or triple 2×12 floor joists, with proven engineered designs that are far superior to old traditional methods. Engineered I-beams provide superior strength, uniformity and level perfection of all completed subfloors, essential for the installation of all interior flooring finishing material, especially hardwood flooring.

Constructed with the visible appearance of an “I”

I-beams consist of a top and bottom rib normally 2×4’s dimensional lumber. Sandwiched between the top and bottom ribs, specially designed OSB, (Oriented Strand Board) completes the simple but extremely load carrying capacity of the I-beam with precision and accuracy. Integrated into the design of the I-beam are pre-designed and placed “knockouts” which allow for the installation of plumbing and electrical artifacts through the I-beams at pre-determined locations, saving time in pre-drilling standard 2×12 floor joists, with a reduction in labor costs.

Capable of spanning lengths of up to 24′ or more without supporting basement floor jacks, engineered I-beam floor joists allow full basement completion without loss of floor space and the “boxing in” of supporting columns when using old 2×12 joist framing methods. Available in widths from 10″ to 16″, and a variety of top and bottom rib …

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Shelving Systems - How to Stay Organized With Them?

Shelving Systems – How to Stay Organized With Them?

Shelving Systems - How to Stay Organized With Them?

There are many types of shelves out there, each of which has its own benefits that will help you with your organization in your home. Choosing the type you want for your home can be quite difficult if you do not know all the selections there are to choose from, this is why you will have to do a little bit of research and see which ones suit you and your home style the most.

A shelf that will suit your home the best is really dependent on the style of your home and what it feels like. If your home is mostly made up of wood then you will need to start looking to buy a wooden shelf to place anywhere in the room. There are also many different types of materials that you can find them in, we already mentioned one, which is wood. There is also plastic, metal and chrome just to name a few that you can find in stores for sale. Each course will fit in certain locations better than others. If you are looking for something more elegant then you will want to look into the special designs that are usually made by woodworkers.

If you are looking for something special then usually wood is the best way to go. You can also find great designs in metal, chrome, and plastic also in online stores and more. Be sure to consider the size of the area where you want to put the shelf, and …

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Real Wood Mouldings: An Asset In Your Home

Real Wood Mouldings: An Asset In Your Home

If you are constantly looking for ways on how to improve the interior design of your home, then you may want to take a look at real wood mouldings. They are affordable pieces of decor that you can easily purchase and add to your home design to make it even more beautiful. From the hundreds of designs to choose from, you will surely find one that suits your designer’s taste.

Real Wood Mouldings: An Asset In Your Home

They can also be considered assets to your home. When a person sees these mouldings, they immediately think that the person who decorated the house has an intricate taste in interior design. Plus, if you decide to sell your house for whatever reason, buyers who will be able to spot those decors will most likely want to purchase your home.

Do you know that there are many ways on how you can install these decorative designs inside your house? Do not limit your creativity and try our suggestions to make your house design one of a kind.

You can add these mouldings to your doorway to deviate from that otherwise plain look. You can be edgy without spending too much on a moulding. By adding blocked corners or doors with intricate moulding designs, your house will surely stand out from the rest.

Bored of your old windows? Why not add a very decorative moulding that matches the doorway? Or better yet, try something unique and give it another design theme. You can choose from a lot of designs available from …

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Customizable Amish Furniture - 7 Ideas

Customizable Amish Furniture – 7 Ideas

Amish living room furniture offers a host of excellent options for some interesting and imaginative mix and match options to impart a classy and impressive look to your home and in particular to your living room. You can buy entire matched sets of furniture, make your choice from Amish custom furniture or select individual pieces such as smart complement of Amish barstools or the much loved Amish gliders that can create a special niche in any room in the house.

The great thing with Amish furniture is how versatile it can be: you can buy a set of perfectly matched Amish living room furniture or just one or two pieces to mix and match or in addition to your existing set up. Further you can customize each item according to your requirements. Amish custom furniture can have a great deal of options based on which you can have alternations made:

1. You can choose from among many different styles from among Shaker, Mission or traditional which the Amish are so famous for making. Or one can even choose from more modern, contemporary styles.

2. For the hutches, buffets, chest or TV stands you can have customized the sort of drawer glides that you like such as full extension rollers, or under mount full extension ball bearing slide or mount full extension ball bearing. You can even add self closing and/or anti slam glides as per your specifications.

3. You can choose from among different kinds of glass used …

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Techniques in Buying Kid's Furniture

Techniques in Buying Kid’s Furniture

Furniture for your kid need not only be considered as room furnishings but also as investments. Hence, when you buy furniture for your child, it should be something that he can use for a long time. When buying stuff for the room, you must remember that a child’s interest changes fast and grows fast as well. You must consider the furniture’s sturdiness, fun and adaptability. Kids don’t really need a lot of furniture. They oftentimes need only a desk with chair, dresser and bed.

When you buy room fittings for your child, durability must be your primary consideration. Know that kids do play harsh and rough therefore they would need furniture that are strong and can last longer. Although bunk beds are meant for kids who share the same room, you can still buy one though for your child. Bunk beds are great since it offers extra space for his friends if they decide to sleep over while at the same time, offering a great place for storage.

Apart from durability, adaptability must also be considered in buying furniture. Some furniture can grow old with your child like some cribs that can be converted to toddler beds, twin bed and day beds with support and braces. Your child can use such furniture for several years.

Dressers are the one of the basic requirements for a child’s bedroom. You can purchase dressers from a yard sale and you can strip it and then have it painted with solid color. …

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