How to Setup a New Aquarium

Carefully lift the tank into position on top of the styrofoam, making sure it is square with the base. If undergravel filtration has been chosen, the bottom of the tank should be More »

How to Select and Organize a Campsite while Backpacking

Once you arrive at the place where you plan to spend the night, look around for a good area to pitch your tent. You’ll want to avoid obvious drainages (low points that More »

How to Prepare a New Tank

Once the decision to purchase a fish tank has been made, it is easy to get carried away by the excitement, and completely disregard advance planning; and we must stress once again More »

How to Plan a Backpacking Trip Food Menu

Breakfast: Hot cereals are a popular choice. Use one pot to boil water for coffee, hot cocoa or tea, followed by adding enough oatmeal, cream of wheat, etc. for a whole family. More »

How to Pack a Backpack

For years, we taught beginning backpack students to carry no more than 25% of their body weight in their backpack, but this generalization no longer holds true. For a small inexperienced backpacker, More »

Category Archives: Building

How to Build a Linen Storage Cabinet

Having a linen cabinet at home is extremely essential for every family. A proper storage to keep all your linens like clean towels and sheets on hand properly kept and organized. Building a linen storage cabinet is very easy. In this illustration, dimensions in use as sample pattern (2ft depth, 5ft width, and 8ft height)

How to Build a Pole Shed

Building a pole shed. First we may need to define what a pole barn is. It is basically a barn that is constructed to hold up poles that provides as the primary support formation for the roof and the outer walls. In some case, the beams of wood are the poles, compare to a metal,

How to Build a Portable Pitching Mound

A portable pitcher’s mound is a piece of equipment which comes in very handy during bad weather when practice needs to be moved to the nearest area with dry ground or indoor. Usually, these areas don’t have a pitcher’s mound so having a portable one could prove to be very useful. A 2-piece portable pitcher’s

How to Build Frameless Cabinets

A frameless cabinet is a cabinet style which has been a fashion in Europe for ages. It is built as a box with a back and ceiling which are as structurally sound as the sides and floor without the hardwood face frame. To mention some of its benefits, a frameless cabinet is sturdier, more accessible;

How to Build a Patio

The word patio is of Spanish origin which meaning backyard or back garden. It is a space outdoors which is used generally for recreation or dining. It is typically paved and is often adjoining a residence. Typically, patios are made of stone slabs or concrete which are being laid on a base. The base is

How to Build a Wooden Skate Ramp

It can be quite frustrating if you are into skateboarding and you live in an area where there’s no skateboarding park of its own, nowhere to skate and practice in perfecting your skating skills. You can learn how to build your very own skating ramp with the use of wood. This could solve your dilemma

How to Build a Wood Retaining Wall

A retaining wall is a stabilizing structure which is used hold and support sloping grounds in place. It is also used to prevent soil movement and erosion. To be able to redistribute and accommodate lateral pressure which is commonly caused by sloping, retaining walls should be sturdy and substantial in structure. Retaining walls are designed

How to Build a Log Cabin

A log cabin is a house built out of logs. Generally, it is built in various areas where trees are abundant. It relatively represents an efficient timber use which allows people to cut trees to create a clearing for their home and at the same time, make use of the trees to build their house.

How to Build a Loft Ladder

Loft ladders are ladders specifically designed to give access to the loft, either half story or second story located directly underneath a roof. Loft ladders have various available styles on the market, they range from generic products which are available at stores specializing in home improvement to custom versions which are handcrafted by expert woodworkers

How to Build a Porch

A porch is a great place where family and friends can gather together. With these simple guide, you can create your own porch and have your very own place to bond with friends and loved ones anytime you want. How to Build a Porch Frame In creating a sill plate, the bottom of a 2

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