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Create a Dragonfly Kitchen

Create a Dragonfly Kitchen

How to create a dragonfly themed kitchen

If you are inspired by dragonflies, think about creating your kitchen decor around that theme. This page brings you suggestions on how to create a dragonfly kitchen using decor and appliances.

Subtle touches work very well. Think about matching some colors and using several well placed dragonfly accents to achieve the best results. Once you have the basics fixed there is no shortage of kitchen and dining accessories available to buy online. I've picked out some of my favorites from dinnerware to curtains to kitchen tiles.

Cast Iron Dragonfly Tea Set

Kitchen decoration

pick your color scheme

Planning a dragonfly inspired kitchen should start with a color scheme. Use these tiles to decide on the overall look. As you can see there are plenty of options to choose from. Notice how well dragonfly colors stand out from a plain background. Take one of the paler, more pastel shades to paint the walls and use a few of these tiles scattered randomly among plain-colored, cream or white tiles on a splash-back for your sink. These stand out better as accents when used sparingly.

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Dragonfly Tiffany Style Hanging Lamps

You can really brighten up your kitchen eating area with a stained glass Tiffany-style hanging lamp. There are lots of choices which will complement almost any decor.

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Matching kitchen accessories

match your colors to dragonfly colors

Pick out one of the prominent colors of your tiles to match your kitchen accessories, kettle, toaster, coffee maker and so on. More than one color will defeat it's purpose and instead of looking stylish will look mismatched. I've picked out a few to let you see what I mean and all of these are available in different colors. Click any link to see details.

Smeg 2-Slice Toaster-Pastel GreenSmeg 1.7-Liter Kettle-Pastel Blue12-Speed Blender Plastic Jar, PurplePink 5 Quart Tilt Head Stand Mixer

Introduce Dragonfly Accents with Wall Kitchen Clocks

These are just a few of the clocks available in dragonfly motifs. As you scroll down the page, you will find other matching items that you can buy together.

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Dragonfly-Themed Wall Art

Pick out one or two pieces of wall art to bring your theme together - if you are using wall decals, make sure they will withstand any steam that may be generated in your kitchen.

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Dragonfly Tableware

There are a wide range of dinnerware that you can buy in the same design as shown here. Below you can also find several beautiful table runners to advance the theme. Almost all of the items on Zazzle come with matching dishes, napkins, table runners and more.

Blue Dragonfly 9 Inch Paper PlateBlue Dragonfly Porcelain PlatesBlue Dragonfly Cloth NapkinBlue Dragonfly Cocktail NapkinButterflies and Dragonflies Short Table RunnerWhimsical Dragonflies Medium Table Runnermodern vintage butterflies and dragonflies short table runnerCoral Damask Dragonfly Wedding Long Table RunnerStunning Purple Tulips Short Table RunnerDragonflies Short Table Runner

Dragonfly Kitchen Towels

I love having a variety of kitchen towels for different times of year. These are just a few of the cool dragonfly designs for kitchen towels.

Dragonfly Garden Kitchen TowelsWhimsical Dragonflies TowelFrench botanical birds and flowers kitchen towelsButterflies and dragonflies hand towelsWatercolor Dragonfly Pattern TowelsPossibilities dragonfly kitchen towels

Japanese Dragonfly Dinnerware

In Japan dragonflies are symbols of good fortune and prosperity so it is no accident that the motif appears on so much Japanese dinnerware. Whether you use each of these or use them for decoration, this style looks great in a kitchen setting..

Japanese Dragonfly Tea Pot and Tea Cups Set in BlueJapanese Cast Iron Tea Cups - DragonflyT8140 Cast Iron Dragonfly Tea Set with Trivet, 27 Ounce, RedIwachu Japanese Iron Tetsubin Teapot, Dragonfly, Silver and BlackRyu Mei Dragonfly Black Chopstick 22.5cm 090719 [w/Box]Dragonfly Porcelain Sushi Plate Sauce Dish Set #BH79-NDragonfly Porcelain Rice Bowl Set #BH82/NJapanese 6 Pc Rice Bowls & Spoons Set w/ChopsticksDragonfly Plate, Sauce Dish, and Chopstick Set- 6pcsT8120 Cast Iron Mocha Tea Set with Trivet, 27 Ounce, Green

Dragonfly coasters - gift ideas for dragonfly fans

For a small gift any time of year, coasters in a favorite theme are cheap and thoughtful. Here are just a few of them to get a feel for what is available.

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Article publié pour la première fois le 29/01/2016

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What is an Ammeter?

What is an Ammeter?

AmmeterAn ammeter is an instrument that measures the current in an electric circuit. The principle that governs the operation of the ammeter was discovered in 1820 by the Danish physicist Hans Christian Oersted, who found that a compass needle is deflected when it is placed near a current-carrying conductor. In 1882, Jacques Arsene d'Arsonval of France devised a moving-coil, permanent-magnet galvanometer similar to the ammeter now most commonly in use.

The moving-coil ammeter consists of a horseshoe-shaped permanent magnet, a moving coil, hairsprings, a pointer, and a scale. The movable coil of fine wire is suspended in a cylindrical air gap between the permanent-magnet poles.

This lightweight coil is pivoted on bearings so that only a small force is required to rotate it. The hairsprings, which are attached to the coil structure, establish the static, no-current position of the coil. The pointer, which is attached to the coil, moves over a calibrated scale to display the meter reading in units of amperes.

Direct current (d-c) passing through the coil produces a magnetic field that interacts with the permanent-magnet field. This interaction produces a torque that drives the coil against the hairsprings. The pointer stabilizes when the magnetic force is balanced by the spring force.

In most ammeters the pointer deflection is directly proportional to the coil current. For measuring alternating current (a-c), moving-coil ammeters have a rectifier that converts a-c to d-c. Many commercial ammeters are designed for both a-c and d-c measurements.

An ammeter can measure a wide range of currents because it has a device that allows only a portion of the current to pass through the coil. In d-c ammeters a shunt is used for this function; a-c ammeters use a current transformer.

Besides the moving-coil ammeter, there are moving-vane, electrodynamometer, and hot-wire types of ammeters. These types are used mainly for a-c measurements. Where a-c measurements must be made and it is not practical to open the circuit, clamp-on ammeters are used.

Technicians use ammeters to measure the current drain of household appliances to determine that the capacity of house lines is adequate and to troubleshoot household appliances.

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Article publié pour la première fois le 15/07/2013

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Reclaimed Wood Gifts for Mother’s Day

Reclaimed Wood Gifts for Mother’s Day

Reclaimed Wood Gifts for Mothers Day

Reclaimed wood comes in many forms from deconstructed building wood to driftwood, but engineers, architects, builders and craftsman are finding numerous ways to incorporate reclaimed wood into their work. The list of items on this page are all made at least partially from reclaimed wood, and are unique gifts in a range of prices that are suitable gifts to give for Mother's Day. They are loosely listed in the categories of accessories, gardening, furniture and art. Understand that for each one of these beautiful pieces listed on this page, there are more created by these same artists on their Etsy sites as well as other similar products made by different artists. This page is just a small representation of what is available. Even if you only want to spend $10 to @$20 on a gift, you can find special reclaimed wood gifts for Mother's Day.

Accessories

Accessories is a loose term to define anything that is not in a major category such as furniture or art. This group of items includes everything from building accessories to wood coasters to protect your surfaces.

Live Laugh Love Set

Mom will love this set of small signs to grace her kitchen wall or another room in the house. You can also lean them on a bookshelf for display purposes.

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Rustic Wooden Heart

Show your love to Mom with the rustic wooden heart shown here for her living room or bedroom shelf. You can also hang it up on the wall with an added hook in the back.

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Reclaimed Wood Shadow Box

I love shadow boxes, because they are and ideal way to show off small framed pictures or collectibles from your trip to the beach or from a family reunion. This one has six open spaces to place your collection. The deep wood color also gives a nice contrast to the lighter colored items in the showcase.

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E - Corbel (set of 2)

This artist makes a wide collection of these corbels, the E-Corbel is only one of them. you can find all sorts of cool shapes to hang a shelf on or use as sconces for your wall. Click through to see the entire alphabet of corbels.

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Rustic Reclaimed Wood Memento Box

For anyone who loves to collect boxes and put their belongings in them, this box is perfect. Stained reclaimed wood has a rustic appearance, and will hold your memories nicely.

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Reclaimed Wood Coatrack with Vintage Style Hooks

Great for your entryway, this coatrack keeps guests' jackets and coats off the floor and allows them to air out and dry before they have to leave. Made from reclaimed wood, it has an arrow patterned background.

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Rustic Tree Bark Coasters

For a small gift, these coasters are beautiful. Their rustic appearance is perfect for a cabin or industrial style home. Click through to see more styles of reclaimed wood coasters.

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Maryland Pride Crab Mallet

If you love crab or lobster, this crab mallet is just what you need in your kitchen utensil collection. Great for anyone who eats freshly cooked crab regularly.

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Reclaimed Wood Serving Tray

Serving trays are always handy when guests come over, or when you just want to sit in front of the television and veg. Mom can appreciate one of these trays for bringing food to the picnic table.

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Beverage Pallet Drink Coaster

These little pallet coasters are very cute and you can buy as few as just one. Such a great idea for the Mom who entertains.

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Chandelier Wood - 17 Unique Pendant Lights

These chandelier lights hang from a piece of reclaimed wood and are perfect for a rustic style home. Each light is a different shape and hang from varying heights. They would look great above a reclaimed wood dining table.

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Wood Serving Tray

This serving tray can also be used as a work desk to work on a couch or in bed. it is a bit more refined that the one listed above with lower sides, yet is still fine for serving. Great for bringing mom breakfast in bed on Mother's Day.

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Rustic and Antique Round Wall Clock

This is only one of so many incredible reclaimed wood clocks on Etsy. I chose this one because of its eclectic style and mix of colors. It was a very hard choice though; I had a lot of others that I liked.

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Gardening

Reclaimed wood is perfect for a garden because it blends right in to your outdoor setting. You can use these items indoors too, depending on where you like to place your plants. For indoor use, you may want to coat the wood with polyurethane.

12" Rustic Planters Box

This planter box looks like a railroad tie from the outside and can be placed directly in your garden, on your patio or porch. If you do use it indoors, coating it with clear polyurethane will keep it from leaking moisture in your home. You can also line it with plastic before placing plants in it.

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1212" Rustic Planters Box

Succulent Planter Pot

This is a beautiful planter designed for succulents which can be placed indoors or outdoors depending on your climate. Perfect for home or office, this planter makes a lovely gift for mom.

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License Plate Birdhouse

These rustic license plate birdhouses are so cute for a patio or to hang from an awning. Mom will love the recycled nature of these birdhouses.

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Art

Artists can truly make art out of the most interesting materials and that includes reclaimed wood. These pieces range in style and price, but mom will surely appreciate the work that went into making them.

Reclaimed Wood Art

Usually when reclaimed wood is made into art pieces, they are rustic in nature. This contemporary piece is completely different, attractive in a colorful way. Gorgeous for home or office, this is one of several pieces made by this artist.

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Farmhouse Kitchen Decor

Love farmhouse decor? Then, this sign is perfect for the kitchen. The background is made of reclaimed wood, with a foreground of lower-case letters spelling out "eat."

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Rustic Fairy Sign

This sign is perfect for a garden or indoors as a wall piece on on a shelf. If fairies live in your home or garden, you may need to warn people. Great gift for a mom who has a fairy garden.

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World Map on Reclaimed Wood

For a bedroom or office, this world map can take center stage giving a vintage appeal to the room. The map is on top of the frame with a vintage look to the surface and edges.

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Reclaimed Wood Art - "Gradient"

A stunning piece, this reclaimed wood wall art shows one color blending into another in a rainbow effect although using alternative colors. Very striking for home or office.

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Reclaimed Wood Wall Art

A more rustic piece, this wall art depicts mountains in wood through use of wood color. Simple, yet evocative, this piece would look great in a bedroom or den. Great idea for Mother's Day.

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Personalized Family Name Sign

Mom will love this great piece personalized just for the family name. Put personal details on this sign for displaying in the window or on the wall. Great for an office too.

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Reclaimed Wood Picture Frame

These picture frames are ideal for a Mother's Day gift. They look especially good on a light-colored wall because the wood will contrast the wall color. Great for images of children or grandchildren, these frames will definitely be appreciated.

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Reclaimed Wood Missouri Sign

Get your own state sign for your home made in reclaimed wood. This one is Missouri, but you can click through to see examples of other states. Use this as a base for something else or just as is.

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Furniture

Reclaimed wood furniture comes in many forms. We took a look at some coffee tables in another post. Below are a few pieces that I have selected for Mother's Day gifts, although there are many more to choose from on Etsy. Just like other wood, reclaimed wood can be made into all kinds of furniture or combine with other materials.

Reclaimed Wood Nightstand

This nightstand is the perfect bedside table for a bedroom, but it can also be used as a lamp table in a living room or reading table on a patio. So many uses that Mom will love it as a gift.

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Set of Three Rustic Bar Stools

These bar stools are great for a rustic-style kitchen or bar. Seats are made from reclaimed wood on a metal chair frame. Great gift for a Mom that has a farmhouse, industrial or rustic home.

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Industrial Coffee Table

This is a lovely table for in front of your couch or chairs in a living room or television room. The surface is reclaimed wood with metal legs with a mid-century appeal. Sturdy and beautiful.

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10" Deep Reclaimed Wood Shelves

There are a lot of lovely shelves on Etsy made from reclaimed wood including some with hidden drawers. This image really appealed to me because it showed the contrast of the shelf with the brackets and decorative accessories. Click through for more shelf ideas for your home.

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Reclaimed Barn Wood Desk

A very cool desk that Mom will love for a work space no matter what type of work she does. It is hardy and sturdy while also showing off the unique wood. You can order this desk in several dimensions and it comes with a 3-inch shelf to put your laptop or tablet. This artist makes several pieces in this style and you have several options when ordering.

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Reclaimed Wood Gifts for Mothers Day

Article publié pour la première fois le 17/03/2016

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Spring Centerpieces to Brighten Your Home

Spring Centerpieces to Brighten Your Home

Spring Centerpieces to Brighten Your Home

Spring is a time of renewal, of leaving the gray days of winter behind and looking forward to brighter, sunny days with colorful trees and flowers in bloom all around. Spring brings to mind thoughts of butterflies, flowers, birds, and bright colors. To bring a little bit of spring into your home, try using a colorful centerpiece to liven up your table. Here are some cute ideas for spring centerpieces offered from Amazon, as well as a few really great do it yourself centerpiece ideas and tutorials for creating your own table decor to brighten your home.

Butterfly Sparkle Mini Foil Cascade Centerpiece

As far as spring centerpieces go, you can never go wrong with butterflies. This cute butterfly centerpiece would look good at a party table or on the dining room or coffee table. Colorful hues of purple, pink, orange, and yellow remind us that winter is over and spring has arrived. This is an easy to assemble piece with tiers of foil ribbons, die-cut flowers, and a cube base. When assembled, piece measures 10 inches by 10 inches tall, with base measuring 3.75 inches.

 Creative Converting Butterfly Sparkle Mini Foil Cascade Centerpiece

Orange and Yellow Daisy Mini Flower Candle Rings

Sure to brighten up your table, this daisy candle holder captures the bright colors of spring and also adds ambience. Garden style candle wreath comes in shades of orange, yellow and green daisies tucked in throughout. The candle wreath is 15"D and fits a 6" candle (not included). The candle wreath is the size of a small wall wreath and can be used as such. These wreaths have all wired stems and will require some very basic shaping upon arrival.

 Orange and Yellow Daisy Mini Flower Candle Rings

Partridge Branch Motif Tealight Candle Holder

What better way to remind yourself that spring is here that to decorate your table with this lovely bird nest centerpiece? Made from iron, polyresin, acrylic, and glass, this piece is shaped like a branch with leaves and flower blossoms. A bird sits on a small branch and the nest holds a round glass candle holder which holds a tealight candle. The entire piece is done in warn earth tones to blend well into any decor. Centerpiece measures 8.8 inches by 4.8 inches by 4.8 inches.

 Gifts & Decor Partridge Nest Branch Tealight Candle Holder

7 Inch Royal Purple Glass Orchids Centerpiece

This beautiful vase is made from 100% recyclable glass in a beautiful purple jewel tone color that just shouts "spring". Features graceful curves that look stunning when filled with flowers or used as a candle holder. Place a bouquet of spring flowers in the vase for use as an attractive floral centerpiece on the dining table, fireplace mantel, or anywhere else in the home that needs some brightening. Vase measures 7 inches high and 4 inches in diameter.

 7 Inch Royal Purple Glass Orchids Centerpiece

Hydrangea Candelabrum Decorative Centerpiece

This is both an elegant and functional piece that features a lovely blue hydrangea arrangement along with green foliage and flower buds. Glass candle holder is in the middle of the centerpiece. Flowers and foliage look very realistic, so it feels as if you're bringing a touch of spring right into the home. Piece measures 18 inches by 16 inches by 9 inches.

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DIY Glowing Spring Centerpiece for under $25

Interested in creating your own spring centerpieces? This tutorial video shows you how to create a lovely spring table centerpiece using a large cylinder vase, a smaller cylinder vase to go inside of the larger one, a pillar candle, and fresh flowers. Super easy to make, and the look can be changed whenever you feel like it by adding new fresh flowers.

Making A Spring Centerpiece (DIY)

Create this beautiful centerpiece with an iron candle holder, artificial pastel eggs, fuzzy chicks, polished river pebbles, brown excelsior, piece of burlap, and craft moss. Items are used to create the look of greenery with bird nests, birds, and eggs. Clear glass pillar candle holders are used to hold river pebbles and water. Add cut fresh tulips to candle holders to create lovely decoration that brings in all the elements of spring and nature. This would be a perfect table accent for Easter, or really just for any spring day.

Shabby Chic Candle and Earthenware Table Centerpiece

This is a three piece set that features one ceramic water pitcher, one ceramic pedestal, and one ceramic pot. Set also includes four 18 inch lavender sprays, one 4 inch lavender flower candle ring, one LED mosaic glass/wax candle and two C batteries. LED candle can be set with an eight hour timer and gives off pretty purple, silver, and green flickers. Pitcher measures six inches, pot measure seven inches, and pedestal measures four by five inches. Makes a great accent piece for a large dining room table or fireplace mantle. Fits in perfect with any vintage or shabby chic style decor.

 Lavender Garden - Shabby Chic Candle & Earthenware Table Centerpiece

Peony Centerpiece Silk Flower Arrangement

This colorful centerpiece features beautiful plush, pastel petals, foliage, and delicate buds. Peonies come in a variety of springtime colors such as orange, white, peach, pink, and purple. Flowers sit on top of an arrangement of intertwined twigs. Piece measures 34 inches long. Brings a touch of spring into the room and compliments any decor.

 Peony Centerpiece Silk Flower Arrangement

DIY Ideas for Table Centerpieces : Home Staging

This video tutorial gives suggestions for creating spring centerpieces based upon the size of the table you're working with. The decorator also offers suggestions about how to place the centerpiece and arrange it so everyone around the table has a nice view. Several ideas are shown for mixing and matching various pieces to create a perfect tablescape that includes elements of nature and other objects. Using height variations in your centerpiece is also discussed, along with grouping several items together to create a centerpiece. Keep in mind that a few of these items used are fall themes, which could easily be substituted with spring items such as bird houses, bird nests, etc.

Article publié pour la première fois le 21/05/2015

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Makita 5007MG Ergonomic Industrial Motor Magnesium 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw Review

Makita 5007MG Ergonomic Industrial Motor Magnesium 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw Review

Makita Circular SawA Tool for Every Need
There are carpenter tools and then there are professional carpenter tools and the latter is radically different from the other when it comes to proficiency and efficiency.  One of the best professional level tools is the Makita 5007MG Magnesium 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw. The 5007MG is the essential carpenter's tool when it comes to cutting wood and it is designed to give out optimal cutting power without requiring a lot of effort from your end. This is the tool that helps you make the most of your time cutting wood and is designed for easy accuracy so that you won't make any errors or spend too much time making adjustments to your measurements.

Good Design Points
There are a lot of good points to talk about when it comes to the Makita 5007MG and most of it draws from the ergonomic design and the powerful motor that drives this machine. Unlike other tools that hard to hold, hard to see with, and hard to make an accurate cut without exerting too much effort, the 5007MGis a tool designed for easy gripping, easy measuring and requires very minimal effort on your end. Here is a brief but detailed look at the top reasons why this particular circular saw rests on top of the crowd.

First of all you will notice that the Makita 5007MG is run by a powerful 15 AMP, 5,800 RPM motor. This guarantees that you get the most precise cuts without the need to push down hard or to exert a lot of effort just to get a minimal cut on the wood. This kind of power means you can expect to use the circular saw on just about any kind of wood material and still feel like you're cutting butter with a hot knife.

For a tool this strong it is incredibly light and easy to hold. Older models from Makita used to be built of steel and other heavy materials but now they have turned to a decent mix of light but durable metal materials such as magnesium. This places the entire tool weighing a total of only 10.1 lbs. This goes well with the ergonomic design that makes the back and front grips easy to hold even for people with large hands or those who tend to wear thick gloves while working. The design of the grips also allows you to get a clearer view of the cutting area. Other circular saws block your vision and you usually have to rely on pure instinct to get an accurate cut. To further remedy this problem you are provided with two LED lights that function as guide lights when working. This is a tremendous help especially if you are making millimeter-precision cuts.

The warranty for the Makita 5007MG Magnesium 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw is another good thing to look into. For the first thirty days you can give back the 5007MG for a replacement or for a complete refund if you find yourself unsatisfied with its performance. After that you still get a full one year warranty in case any of the parts break due to a poor design or any failure on behalf of Makita. This is the perfect warranty for this kind of product because you never can be sure of the quality during the first thirty days and it may take some time to notice whether a part of the saw is not on par with the superior quality that the products are known for.

The Cons
If there is any complaint to make about this product it is concerned with the included saw blade. True, they do advertise that the blade is coated with materials that will guarantee it can bite through anything without getting damaged but the truth is that after some time you can expect to start losing blade teeth. This is not a major concern however as you can easily replace these with other top of the line saw blades that easily fit into the Makita 5007MG.

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The Verdict
So how does the 5007MG live up to the standards of Makita? For a device that greatly empowers the user with its easy and effective ergonomic design and its motor that ensures you can use this tool for any kind of wood material and any wood cutting job.

Article publié pour la première fois le 19/06/2013

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Standout Wall Decor for Your Home

Standout Wall Decor for Your Home

Standout Wall DecorWhen decorating or redecorating your home, choosing the right wall decor can make all the difference in a room. Sometimes you might want something more than just a framed art print, you want something that adds interest, dimension, or texture. This is when it's time to find some truly standout wall decor to brighten and enhance your space. Here are some great finds offered by Design Toscano that are definitely a step above your average wall decor selections. With wood, metal, resin, ceramics, and more to choose from, there is something for everyone's taste and style of decor. Compare pricing at Design Toscano direct and from Amazon.

Tuscan Villa Shuttered Arch Mirror

This is an arched mirror made from wood that has a shabby chic, antique white finish. Blends in well with most decorating styles. Mirror measures 24 inches wide by 48 inches high at tallest point of arch. Features shutters which can be left closed to give the illusion of a hidden space, or pulled open to reveal the mirror inside. Mirror brightens up your room and reflects, giving the illusion of having more space. Rounded arch features ornate scroll decoration in center. Truly a piece that will inspire conversation when guests are visiting. Great for checking your appearance before heading out the door too!

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Gothic Cathedral Triptych Metal Wall Sculpture

If you like a medieval or gothic look and want something in metal for your wall decor, this piece is perfect. This is a hand cut metal triptych that reaches almost six feet tall and has a sophisticated design with a matte ebony finish. Features easy hang keyhole slots to make hanging a breeze. Measures 42.5 inches wide, by one inch deep, by 69 inches tall and weighs 19 pounds. This piece can be used as a focal point on a wall, or can even be mounted above a bed and used in place of a headboard.

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"Gentle Giants of the Namibia" Wall Sculpture

This is a piece that was exclusively made for Basil Street Gallery. Designer resin wall sculpture is fully hand-painted and features four elephants walking side by side, happily raising their trunks. This piece is a silver-gray in color and is three dimensional, as the elephants protrude from the flat hanging surface, really making this piece pop. This is a great choice if you are seeking a piece of wall decor that has a lot of detail and texture.

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Mid-Century Modern School of Fish Wall Sculpture

This piece is a Basil Street exclusive sculpture designed to pay tribute to the Italian artist Pino Tovaglia. Once considered to be an avant-garde style, now this piece is considered to be modern and contemporary. Design features seven fish made from a twist of metal frames, accented by colorful multi-colored fabric. Features colors such as red, yellow, blue, and green tones throughout various fabric pieces. Makes a great wall accent for the home, office, or gallery.

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Spirit Tree of Life Metal Wall Sculpture

This is a metal framed, three dimensional sculpture of the ancient spirit tree, believed by Native Americans to bring serenity and peace to those who encountered it. Each metal leaf is hand painted and stands out from the beautiful aqua colored background. This piece is featured in the latest issue of Basil Street Gallery. Piece weighs nine pounds and measures 41.5 inches wide, by one inch deep, by 16.5 inches high. Sure to add color and interest to any wall and serve as a standout piece.

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"Bird Bungalows" Wall Sculpture

Perfect for displaying indoors or for hanging outdoors on a privacy fence or shed. This piece features a decorative rustic design with hand painted details. Crafted in full metal, wall decor includes design with seven colorful birdhouses and three colorful birds. Done in rust, tan, and bright blue colors for an interesting color scheme. Piece measures 33 inches wide, by 2 inches deep, by 16 inches high and weighs four pounds.

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Barcelona Sculpture Metal Wall Pocket

This is a hand-crafted metal piece influenced by Spanish design. Can be used either indoors or outdoors. Four feet of metal comes down to form an interesting wall pocket which can be used as a chandelier, planter, or just an interesting piece of art. Measures 9 inches wide, by 8 inches deep, by 46 inches high. Piece weighs three pounds.

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Nova Textured Ceramic Wall Tiles Set of Four

This four piece set is from the VitaV Home Design Collection by Design Toscano. Four tiles can be placed to create a collective grouping. Choose various ways to display these lovely multi-toned blue hued ceramic tiles that make a great impression wherever they are placed. Hand crafted and carved by skilled artisans, making each tile unique and its own work of art. Features hanging wire on back of each tile. Each tile measures approximately 11.5 inches wide, by one half inch deep, by 11.5 inches high. Play around with various ways of placing each tile to create a truly unique look.

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Eiffel Tower Framed Textile Print

Bring a touch of Paris into your home or office with this great framed textile print. This sepia-toned textile print is encased in a sturdy wooden frame and is a Basil Street Gallery exclusive piece of art. Print features the towering steel supports and trusses of one of the world's most famous architectural wonders. Piece is over four feet tall, making a dramatic accent in any room. Product dimensions are: 15 inches wide, by 1.5 inches deep, by 50 inches high and weighs 8 pounds.

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The Virgin of Guadalupe Religious Wall Sculpture

A wall statue cast in quality designer resin and hand painted in vibrant hues. This art piece of the Blessed Virgin Mother makes a beautiful religious wall sculpture and a perfect gift of spirituality and devotion. This lovely version of the Madonna was inspired by the well known appearance of the Blessed Mother in 1531 to an indigenous peasant girl in the Tepeyac Desert. A great way to display a symbol of your faith as well as piece of beautiful wall decor. Sculpture measures 6.5 inches wide, one inch deep, and 13.5 inches high. Weighs a total of one pound.

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April 13 Paula Atwell  (me)
April 15 Corrinna Johnson Handmade Decor Ideas For Decorating A Beach House
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Beach House Decor Accents

Beach House Decor Accents

Beach House Decor Accents

When decorating a beach house, many people choose items that are related to the beach, ocean, or nautical type themes. Etsy offers a variety of handmade beach house decor items that you can't find anywhere else. Choosing handmade decor makes your beach house even more special than it already is by adding a touch of unique charm you won't find in a retail store. Here we look at some unique beach house decor items offered by Etsy shop owners. Choose from everything from wall decor to wreaths and throw pillow covers to give your beach house a great look and feel.

Life Is Short, Buy The Beach House Sign

This is a hand made, made to order item constructed from wood, acrylic paint, and jute. Sign bears the saying "Life is short, buy the beach house", and can be ordered in two sizes of 8 inches by 18 inches, or 12 inches by 24 inches. Background color choices include basic black, royal blue, nautical navy, ocean aqua, beach bum blue, and shoreline green. Sign features a distressed and weathered appearance and hangs with a jute cord. Perfect beach house decor that lets everyone know you're glad you made the investment.

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Beach Wall Clock

This is a made to order, hand made clock that features a lovely beach scene with sand, blue sky, and small ocean waves. Clock measures 10 inches in diameter and is 1.75 inches in depth. Face is made from high-impact Plexiglas and is easy to hang using the backside hook. Uses one AA battery, not included. Clock face contains no actual numerals, you just tell the time by the positioning of the hands.

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Beach Block Set

This is a set of five wooden blocks of various sizes that are decorated using acrylic paints and scrapbook papers. Block set contains the letters B, E, A, C, and H to spell out the word Beach. Blocks look great when displayed on a shelf or mantle and make perfect beach house decor.

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Gone To The Beach Throw Pillow

Attractive pillow cover comes in your choice of over thirty color options. Available in sizes 16 by 16 inches or 18 by 18 inches. This is a hand made item made from organic cotton sateen and eco-friendly water based inks. Pillow cover has an invisible zipper and sports the phrase "Gone to the Beach". Slip cover over any throw pillow for a great decorative beach house accent.

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Beach Wreath, Summer Shell Wreath, Sand dollar - Starfish Wreath

A great wreath to use either indoors or outdoors as a beautiful decorative accent for any beach house. Wreath can be used on front door, hung from a fence, or displayed on a mantel, wall, or shelf. Handmade from a grapevine wreath, shells, sheer aqua ribbon, raffia, shells, and a starfish. A small sign hangs from the inside of the wreath that says "Beach". Circular wreath is decorated with natural materials and shells, and the ribbon color gives it a great beach feel. Available in a 12 inch, 14 inch, or 18 inch diameter.

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Large Mosaic Mirror in Aqua, Blue, Copper

Beautiful hand made mirror is constructed from glass, mirror, mosaic tiles, and grout. Can be made to order in sizes 17 by 19 inches, 18 by 24 inches, 20 by 28 inches, 24 by 30 inches, and 30 by 36 inches. Decorative mirror shimmers in the light and features a beautiful mosaic in the perfect beach house color scheme of white iridescent, white glass, aqua ice, metallic white pearl, light aqua FL glass, metallic nude, metallic birch, fawn, and cornsilk. Makes a stunning focal point for any room.

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The Sand May Brush Off Picture Frame

This hand made frame measures 12 by 12 inches with a 4 by 6 inch area for displaying a photo. Frame comes with glass and backing. Made from a wood panel, stain, and a professional print. Front of frame displays the words " The sand may brush off, the salt may wash clean, the tans may fade, but the memories will last forever". Makes a perfect accent to display in any beach house and allows you to display your special memories you've shared there together.

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Beach House Decor Accents

Article publié pour la première fois le 15/04/2016

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