Home Improvement

An Easy Guide to Create Invisible Shelves

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Are you tired of staring at the old fashioned shelves in your home? If you are then why not create invisible shelves to replace your boring shelves? Do not let the word “create” daunt you because you do not have to be an expert carpenter or handyman to create invisible shelves for your home. You just need to gather a few materials and some tools and you are all set to create invisible shelves.

Before you create invisible shelves, you must have an idea on what they look like. Invisible shelves are shelves that seem to be suspended in air. They make your books and collections look like they are floating on your walls.

The first step you must do when you create invisible shelves is to plan where you will put your shelves. If you plan to make several invisible shelves then it is best that you place them at different spots on the wall. To give your wall a more modern look, place the shelves at different heights. When you create invisible shelves avoid lining them up in one spot to make your wall look more exciting.

The next step is to select the books that you will use to create invisible shelves. You need one big hardbound book and since you will only use it as you create invisible shelves, just get an old book that you no longer use. You will also need five more books, smaller than the hardbound one you first selected. Read more

Home Improvement

A Guide on How To Install Fireplace Doors

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The first we’ll go over is installing Aluminum doors for a fireplace. These are a lot cheaper than steel doors and are lighter in weight. You’ll find the doors will arrive fully assembled.

1. The glass doors from the frame can be removed. It will make things easier.
2. Installation brackets can be attached. Each side of the door should have two that will go on the back of the frame.
3. Now put the frame against the face of the fireplace. You want it square, so use your level for this. Don’t make the mistake of thinking it looks square.
4. Now take the four brackets and line each up, (one at a time) to the mortar joint. Then take your felt tip marker and mark where to drill the holes.
5. Take the frame off and lay it down.
6. Now pre-drill four holes where you marked on the mortar joint.
7. Line up the bracket with the holes you just drilled.
8. Screw the bracket into place and tighten.
9. Put the curtain/door screen mesh and the glass doors  to frame.
10. Make sure adjustments are made to align glass doors properly.

Usually aluminum doors take extra work because of the flexibility of the frames. Just make sure every thing aligns right.

Our next step is installing steel fireplace doors. With these, there is no flexibility whatsoever. You can either install them with an overlapped opening, mounted on the face of the fireplace, or inside the fireplace box. Following is how to install steel fireplace doors. Read more