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ceiling fan mounted to a beam on a high ceiling
How to Install a Ceiling Fan on a Beam

The process is basically the same.

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How to Wire a Fan Speed Control Switch

A fan speed control switch makes it easy to adjust the speed at which a fan spins.

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How to Install Curtain Rod Brackets into Drywall

Properly installing curtain rod brackets is a step in assuring your curtains will hang correctly.

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How to Cut Acrylic Resin

Acrylic resin is a common component for making different things around the house like paper weights.

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Optimal Angles for a Ceiling Fan Blade

The angle and direction of a ceiling fan blade affects how the air is circulated in your home.

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Adding a Ceiling Fan to a Concrete Ceiling

So you want to install your ceiling fan on a concrete but you don't know how?

Mixing resin in a bucket
Health Effects of Acrylic Resin

Acrylic resin is in many common products.

An antique coat rack
How to Install a Mounted Coat Rack

Whether you want to install a coat rack for hanging coats, hats, or keys, check out this guide.

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How to Repair a Broken Ceiling Fan Blade

Whether due to regular use or an indoor game of football, a ceiling fan blade might be damaged.

liquid acrylic resin dripping back into the can
Pros and Cons of Acrylic Resin

Durable and versitile, acrylic resin is a workhorse. Unfortunately, it's no friend to the environment.

Dimmers in a row.
How to Install a Dimmer and Speed Control Switch for a Ceiling Fan

If you have a ceiling fan, you can install a dimmer for it.

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Removing a Flush Mount Ceiling Fan

If you want to replace a flush mount ceiling fan, you'll need to know how to remove the existing fan.

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How to Paint a Ceiling Fan Blade

Seldom considered important, a ceiling fan blade can significantly affect the appearance.

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Fixing a Squeaking Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans provide a hypnotic murmur that is calming.

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Legal Ceiling Fans for 7 Foot Ceilings

If you live in a small space that has a low ceiling, it can be difficult to install ceiling fans.

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How To Paint A Ceiling Fan

Painting a ceiling fan can make a huge difference in the room's overall appearance.

A room divider.
Make a Folding Screen Room Divider

Add privacy and elegance to any room with a folding screen divider.

rice paper panels
Having A Panel Room Divider

Panel room dividers serve a dual purpose.

Remote aimed at a TV
How to Make a Floating Corner TV Shelf

Make sure to have the proper support.

A mantel shelf.
How to Build a Corner Mantel Shelf

A corner mantel shelf can be an attractive organizer.

room divider
3 Benefits of an Accordion Room Divider

No, it's not an instrument.

High ceiling with a ceiling fan
How Long Can You Run a Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling fans are a good way to circulate air throughout a home in both cool and hot weather.

A stir stick with acrylic resin dripping from it into the can.
How to Cast Acrylic Resin

Crafting odds and ends is easy with acrylic resin casting.

Slatted room divider
Attaching Pictures to a Wood Room Divider

Make that room divider more personal.

How to Get Rid of Ceiling Fan Ticking Noises

Ceiling fans are enjoying a comeback because they save homeowners money. Ceiling fans can reduce energy

Installing an exhaust fan in a tile shower
Choosing the Best Bathroom Ceiling Fan

Provide a way for all that moist air to escape.

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Build a Folding Screen with Paper Panels

A Folding Screen made from paper panels adds function and visual interest to a room. The most commonly found one is made from rice paper, stretched and attached to a bamboo frame, creating a stylish divider that does not block out light and still allows privacy. Many are decorated with painted designs

Table with a door and room dividers in the background
3 Screen Room Divider Comparisons

You don't need a wall, you need a separation of space.

Bamboo
How to Make Your Own Bamboo Ceiling Fan Blade Covers

You can create ceiling fan blade covers out of bamboo.

A low profile, welded steel, industrial design, floor lamp.
Make This Industrial Bull's-Eye Lamp for a Tight Space

Sometimes the best solution to a problem is to just start welding.

A fiberglass lamp from Papay Designs.
Spring Home and Garden Show: Things We Saw That You Want

It's time to dig out and get building (or decorating).

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Top 4 Blade Materials for a Kitchen Ceiling Fan

If you are trying to choose a new kitchen ceiling fan, or you plan to modify your existing one, you

revamped lamp
DIY Tricks to Revamp Your Lamps

These easy moves can make old lamps look new again.

Man working on a ceiling fan
How to Wire Your Ceiling Fan

Use an existing light fixture or start from scratch.

Several dried roses lay on a fabric-covered surface.
How to Display Dried Flowers in a Shadow Box

Showcase your hobby inside a shadow box.

room with a designed room divider and wall mural
How To Decorate A Room Divider

Personalize that boring room divider for a new look.

a beaded curtain
How to Hang a Beaded Curtain

Create a quick divider that adds flair to the space.

resin dripping from a stir stick
How to Add Additional Layers of Fiberglass Resin

When laying fiberglass, multiple layers of fiberglass resin are often necessary. Allow proper dry time between coats.

A man works on a ceiling fan light.
Replacing Ceiling Fan Light Pull String

Don't let this one slip through your fingers.

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Troubleshooting a Defrost Thermostat

The defrost thermostat on your fridge is an important piece of equipment which prevents your freezer