Supports for Fixed Shelves Cleat: Shelf sits on top of a wood strip screwed in place. Quick and easy to install. Dado: Shelf slides into a groove. Strong support. Decorative cut: Nice for display shelves that won't bear heavy loads. Dovetail: Use a hammer or woodblock to lock in shelf. Handcrafted look.
Here's our overview diagram of how to build a garden gate. Size your gate to the width of your path, allowing room for the postholes on either side. Our gate is unusually wide, at four feet, but you can easily adapt the cut list to a narrower size by adjusting the width of the horizontal pieces.
In this garden plan, sandstone paths loop through the 30-by-40-foot area, defining beds of cottage-style plantings and widening into a patio. The fence, arbors, and pergola offer ample privacy, while the roses that cover them add color and fragrance.
Anatomy of a tin tile ceiling: A metal ceiling is actually a system of closely matched components. | Field Panels: Cover the center of the ceiling. | Filler: Creates a low-profile border around field panels. | Cornice: Marks the transition from ceiling to wall.
Permanent roots anchor a tree to the ground, while temporary feeder roots carry water and nutrients to limbs, branches, and leaves. At maturity, a well-shaped tree has a balanced canopy and a single strong leader. | Illustration: Rodica Prato
As with any stone, soapstone needs a lot of support underneath it—the more surface area it rests on, the better. Gaps and voids underneath one section could put undue stress on the stone. So the first task in any soapstone countertop installation is lining up the cabinets so all the tops are even and the stone can lay flat without rocking.
In tufted carpeting, yarn is machine-punched through a backing (usually polypropylene) to create rows of loops, which are snipped or kept intact, depending on the style. A second backing (usually polypropylene) is glued on for stability. | Illustration: Joe McKendry