Archive for April, 2011

How Do I Fix My Damp Cupboards?

How Do I Fix My Damp Cupboards?

| April 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia A damp cupboard may ruin your clothes and give rise to pests. To avoid this, keep a bundle of chalks inside your cupboard. Chalks would soak all the moisture inside the cupboard, making the cupboard damp-free. Note that you would have to change the bundle every couple of months to keep your […]

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How Do I Clean Pewter?

How Do I Clean Pewter?

| April 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

One of the best ways to clean pewter is to rub with cabbage leaves. Or, try a homemade mixture of wood ashes moistened with water.

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How Do I Clean Piano Keys?

How Do I Clean Piano Keys?

| April 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Apply toothpaste to a well dampened cloth. Rub the keys well, wipe dry and buff with a dry soft cloth.

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How Do I Clean My Small Vase?

How Do I Clean My Small Vase?

| April 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image by M J M via Flickr Dampen the inside of the vase and add toilet bowl cleaner. Let stand for 10 minutes and stains will disappear.

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How Do I Fix a Wobbly Table?

How Do I Fix a Wobbly Table?

| April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image by Nature form furniture via Flickr If your table wobbles because of a short leg, put a small amount of plastic wood on wax paper. Set the short leg on it and allow to dry. Trim down with a sharp knife and smooth with sand paper.

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How Do I Fix A Sticky Drawer?

How Do I Fix A Sticky Drawer?

| April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia They will slide easily again if you rub candle wax or soap on the runner of the side that seems to be sticking.

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How Do I Fix A Chair with Wobbly Legs?

How Do I Fix A Chair with Wobbly Legs?

| April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Secure a loose chair leg by wrapping the loose end with a small strip of nylon hose or thread before applying glue, then re-insert. A few drops of wood expander will achieve the same results.

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How Do You Loosen a Tight Screw?

How Do You Loosen a Tight Screw?

| April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Heat the edge of a screwdriver to its hottest point before loosening a screw. Or, Put a few drops of peroxide on the tight screw and soak for a few minutes.

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How Do I Fix A Loose Screw?

How Do I Fix A Loose Screw?

| April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Stick a wooden kitchen match in the screw hole and break it off. Then, put the screw back in. Wind a few strands of steel wool around the threads of the screw before screwing it in. Paint the screw of a wobbly drawer knob with fingernail polish before inserting it. When the […]

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How Do I Loosen a Rusted Bolt?

How Do I Loosen a Rusted Bolt?

| April 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia You can often loosen a rusted bolt by applying a cloth soaked in any carbonated beverage. A drop or 2 of ammonia will also loosen things up. Before screwing it back in, wrap thread around it and coat with vasiline

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