Gardening Hack: Testing Your Soil's pH

Knowing whether your soil is neutral, acidic or alkaline makes a big difference in how your food plants produce and how your flowers flourish. Use this gardening hack to get an idea of your soil's health with simple items from your kitchen. Check Your Soil's pH To start soil testing, grab two glass bowls, a spoon, your baking soda, some distilled water, and your vinegar. Gather spoonfuls of dirt from your gardening bed and place them in the bowls.

How to Prevent Thread Galling When Using Stainless Steel Fasteners

Stainless steel fasteners are durable and can serve you for years with low maintenance. However, during installation, these fasteners may be affected by thread galling which is an incident that causes nuts and bolts to seize up because of friction and pressure. The seizing up causes the fastener to attach permanently to the bolt, forcing you to cut the lock to separate it from the nut. Fasteners that have threads are susceptible to galling.

5 Things You Can Do With an Old Crate

Have you recently received an item in a wooden crate? Are you wondering what to do with that crate? Do you need ideas? Then, check out these suggestions: Check Out Pinterest Crafts You can make anything from patio furniture to shelves to foot rests and anything in between with old crates. Pinterest is full of ideas to get you started. You can build with crates on their own, or you can do a deep dive into the world of crafting with pallets combined with crates.

A stainless steel handrail is perfect for your new home or office

Handrails are often a feature that gets taken for granted. How much time do you really spend thinking about the handrails that help you get around your home or office? Probably not much time at all! Yet, handrails are not just helpful, but they are a vital safety feature that no building designer can afford to overlook. Handrails allow safe movement around a property and in many cases are actually a legal requirement so including the right handrail design in your property is essential.

5 Ideas for Integrating Salvaged Timber Around Your Home

Do you love the idea of salvaged timber, but you aren't sure where to integrate it into your home's design? There are a surprising amount of options. Consider the following ideas. Historic Flooring Consider extending the life of some old timber flooring by turning it into flooring for your home. If you can find flooring from an old church, a school, a pub or any other type of building, you can use it as flooring in your home.