Any piece of antique furniture is an echo of the nation’s history. Looking at ancient furniture you almost can see the everyday life of people who have lived many years ago with battles, travels and other events.
Antique furniture from China became popular as Oriental furniture because of Europeans traveling to that particular region. Other Eastern countries such as Korea and Japan did not achieve significant recognition as Chinese antiques reached. Since the origins of ancient Chinese furniture dating from the second century BC, straw mats turned into wooden chairs during the Tang Dynasty. T Full Post…
We all know, or ought to by now, that we need to use water wisely. Many parts of the UK regularly have hose pipe bans even though it may have been raining for days! Putting hose pipe bans in place is one way that water suppliers try and conserve depleted water reserves, and we too can make a conscious effort to reduce the amount of water we use on a daily basis.
Maybe we’ve just become blasé and leave taps running while brushing our teeth, always do a ‘full flush’ every time we go to the loo and think little of soaking for hours in a hot bath, topping up the water in a nonchalant manner.
One of the most effective ways to reduce our water usage is to shower rather than bath. Showers use considerably less water than a bath, especially if you constantly top your bath up with hot water. You may already have a shower, but it’s seen better days and a pathetic dribble of water may save this precious resource, but it’s going to leave you feeling very frustrated and not very clean! Full Post…
A wall painted with anti climb coating is extremely difficult to be climbed onto and it leaves its marks on the climber, their clothes and shoes. The paint consists of a thick oily coating. It is usually applied with a trowel, stiff brush, or by hand wearing a protective glove. This paint looks similar to smooth gloss paint once applied to a surface but it stays slippery indefinitely and therefore prevents any intruder from climbing on the surface.
It is used to prevent intruders from climbing on objects such as fences, lampposts and walls. Full Post…
Gardening just got easier with the Gardener-Botanica by Picnic Time! This little gem is a folding seat and detachable polyester storage tote all-in-one. The storage tote has two zippered openings, one on the backside and one on the top for easy access from any angle. It conveniently holds its 5 metal garden tools on the exterior of the tote so they are readily accessible when you need them. Tools included; 1 each-large trowel, small trowel, garden fork, rake, and weeder- all with wooden handles
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Five Tools That Will Save You Time in the GardenA guest post by Lou Manfredini, Ace Hardware’s Home Expert
While a garden is often considered a labor of love, who wants to spend hours doing what could be accomplished in minutes? These days there are so many gardening tool options that can allow you to save time on everyday gardening tasks such as weeding and pruning. Here are my five top tool recommendations:
#1) Yard Butler Stand-Up Weeder. This tool allows you to stay standing while you pull weeds from your lawn or garden – it puts much less stress on your body and the task gets done faster.
#2) Fiskars Ergonomic Pruning Shears. Made by the folks that produce the famous orange-handled scissors, these shears are just as comfortable in your hand. They make quick work of pruning small branches on bushes, roses and ornamental flowers.
#3) Toro Electronic Cordless Mower. This lawn mower requires no gas and runs for up to 45 minutes on each electric charge. It’s good for the environment and saves you time since you won’t have to run out to the gas station every time you need to mow.
#4) Collapsible Vinyl Garden Bags. These bags help speed up the process of keeping your yard free of debris and clutter. They spring open and hold themselves up for easy loading and dumping; when you are done, just collapse and store. They’ll also save money by eliminating the need to buy plastic or paper lawn bags.
#5) A Quality Wheelbarrow. This is an investment that will last for generations. In fact, mine belonged to my wife’s great uncle and must be 80 years old. Whether you need to mix concrete, haul dirt around your yard, or give your kids a ride, a wheelbarrow can do it all!
We’re keeping it clean and cool in today’s Scavenger, with a series of minty finds from across the United States. Pretty and refreshing, no?
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Michael Jantzens Great River Turbine is yet another hydroelectric power station that focuses on public outreach, allowing visitors to visit and witness first-hand the creation of clean energy. Situated on a moored barge, the turbine would automatically rise and fall with the water level and could be placed in most any river setting for pollution-free electricity.