Archives: Interior Decorating

DIY Pallet Wood Liquor Cabinet

By Todd Fratzel on Interior Decorating

How To Build A Pallet Wood Liquor Cabinet Pallet wood is an excellent choice for making unique furniture and accessories for your home. In this article I’d like to share how to make a DIY pallet wood liquor cabinet. I built two of these recently for a home bar and the results were great. This…

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Getting Your Home Ready To Sell

By Jeff Williams on Home Improvement, Interior Decorating

Getting Your Home Ready To Sell Nine years ago I bought my first home and had all of my college buddies move in. It was awesome. We slapped a little paint on the walls and set up a big TV for sports and video games. That was the end of my project list. Then I got married.…

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Custom Colonial Style Fireplace Mantel

By Todd Fratzel on Finish Carpentry, Interior Decorating

Custom Fireplace Mantel There’s something about a beautiful fireplace and mantel that really makes a home feel warm and inviting. A fireplace mantel can also be a beautiful prominent architectural feature. I’ve built a couple custom mantels over the years and the one featured in this article is my latest one in our new home.…

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How To Build Custom Wood Plantation Shutters / Blinds

By Todd Fratzel on Interior Decorating, Woodworking

Building Moveable Wood Shutters Using Rockler’s Shutter Building System Wooden shutters can add a serious touch of class to any room and they are a great option for rooms that require privacy like bathrooms. While wooden shutters look amazing they are often extremely expensive and most often  need to be custom built to fit into…

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Decorative Bulletin Board | Displaying Children’s Artwork

By Todd Fratzel on Interior Decorating

DIY Bulletin Board for Displaying Children’s Artwork Our son is in Kindergarten this year and each day his backpack is full of artwork that he’s made during the days lessons. Recently he asked me if he could “nail” a picture to the wall so everyone could see it. A light went off in my head…

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Custom Stairs

By Todd Fratzel on Finish Carpentry, Framing, Interior Decorating

Custom Brazilian Cherry Staircase In our new home we built the custom stairs with Brazilian Cherry treads, handrails and newel post. The risers and stringers are made from poplar. Brazilian Cherry is a really beautiful wood and extremely dense. I’m told it’s about 100 times harder than red oak. As you can see in the…

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Armstrong Introduces Custom Creations™

By Todd Fratzel on Basements, Interior Decorating

StyleStix Moldings Suspended Ceilings Just Took A Leap Forward Over the last couple of years we’ve written quite a few articles on finishing basements to increase the livable space in your home. The articles have ranged on every topic from basement insulation to basement ceilings. So when I recently learned of a new line of…

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Virtual-Vancouver.com and Albrighton Real Estate Host First Ever Virtual Open House for Residence in Vancouver

By Todd Fratzel on Interior Decorating

VANCOUVER, B.C. (June 10, 2010) – What if you could put your own furniture into a house and walk around in it before you’ve bought it or even had a chance to set foot inside it? It might sound impossible, but the world’s largest virtual world developer is promising to bring about a revolution in…

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