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Unique Steel and Wood Maps for Home Decor

Unique Steel and Wood Maps for Home Decor

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Decorative Steel Wall Map

If you are looking for something interesting and a bit out of the ordinary to add to your home's wall decor, consider using unique steel and wood maps. The wood brings somewhat of a natural and outdoor element into the home, while the steel provides a more contemporary look. Choose whichever fits in with your decorating style or take a chance on trying something new.

Custom Wood Map

Choose a wood map in any of the states within the United States to add to your wall decor. These maps are cut in the shape of the specified state from a rustic looking piece of wood. A heart can be added to a particular location within the chosen state. Choice of heart in a whole or distressed look, or you can order with no heart. (Be sure to select desired heart option when ordering.) Each map is created from local milled pine wood from Maine. The artist does a hand painted , water based stain over a dark stained wood and hand distresses the item. It is finished with a hand rubbed finishing paste for preservation. Each state map has the approximate dimensions of 10 inches by 10 inches and is around 1.5 inches deep. Includes hanging hardware. Would look great in a den or family room or perhaps above a fireplace mantel.

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Woodcut Maps

This map can be made to represent Chicago, IL or nine other locations including San Francisco, CA, New York, NY, Seattle, WA, Boston/Cambridge, MA, Paris, France, Hawaii, Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN, Washington DC, and Los Angeles, CA. Product can be customized by choosing from twelve wood colors to represent landscapes, twelve wood options to represent parks, twelve wood options to represent roads, twelve to represent parks, and twelve to represent water. Frames choices include light, medium, auburn, and dark, or no frame. Looks great on any wall decor and adds a unique focal point to any room. Makes a great addition to any room where the family gathers.

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Natural Birch Plywood Beer Cap Map of USA

This is a custom made, laser cup map of the USA made from one quarter inch birch plywood. Map measures approximately 24 inches by 15 inches. Securely holds 94 of your favorite beer caps. Comes pre-drilled and ready to hang. This would make a terrific addition to your home wall decor, especially when displayed in a bar area. Makes for a lively conversation piece while enjoying a brew with your buddies. Available in either natural or dark walnut stained finish.

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5" X 7" Stainless Steel Cut Maps

Each map is cut from a single piece of 5 inch by 7 inch stainless steel and comes ready to display is a classic black frame. There are 66 locations to choose from, including Atlanta, Amsterdam, Baltimore, Cleveland, Denver, Edmonton, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and more. These maps have a unique look that fits in well with almost any home decor. Display the location of your choice, perhaps the state you live in, the place you honeymoon, or a place you plan to someday visit while on vacation. Would look great in a home library or study, den, or family room.

55" X 7" Stainless Steel Cut Washington D.C. Map

Custom Wooden Wedding Guestbook

This is a very unique wood map that wedding guests sign with a felt pen instead of using a traditional paper guest book. Choose from any state in the United States. The state will measure approximately 24 inches and is around one half inch in depth. Depending upon your chosen state, either metal "O" rings or sawtooth hangers will come with the product for easy hanging. A wooden heart is placed over the area of your choice (most likely the place you will marry or reside)with the hear customized with the couple's initials and wedding date.This is a handmade item consisting of wood, paint, and the artistry of Grace Graffiti. Choose the custom text for the first and second initials to be included on the heart, and choose the custom date. Choose heart color from 43 color options, and select text color from among 47 choices. Select your state and pick from 43 color options for the wood, then choose the location for the heart to be placed. This will make a fabulous wedding keepsake that you will proudly display in your home and treasure for years to come. Use as wall decor in a prominent place in the home for all to see, in a living room or above a fireplace mantel. Makes a great focal point and conversation piece.

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Steel & Wood Maps for Decor

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Collectible Novelty Owl Salt and Pepper Shakers

Collectible Novelty Owl Salt and Pepper Shakers

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Collectible Novelty Owl Salt and Pepper Shakers

Many people like to collect items related to owls. Who doesn't love owls, with their majestic beauty, large eyes, and look of all knowing wisdom? If you happen to be an owl lover and collector, one of the items that is really fun to add to your collection are salt and pepper shaker sets, both new and vintage, featuring your favorite bird of prey. Here we take a look at some of the cute novelty owl salt and pepper shakers available that are worthy of adding to your personal collection.

Owl Salt and Pepper Shakers

This cute little shaker set stands 2.75 inches high and are made of white ceramic, which almost has the look of old fashioned milk glass. Although pure white, these pieces are still highly detailed, with distinct feathers, wings, feet, eyes, ears, and beak. Shakers look very similar to each other, with each standing in a slightly different pose from the other. Makes a great addition to any owl collection or table setting.

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Bundled-Up Owl Salt and Pepper Shaker Set

This cute set includes two pure white ceramic shakers along with a small white plate upon which to rest them when not in use. These owls are all ready for cold weather with their knitted stocking caps in place (not actual knitted pieces, but textured into the ceramics). Would make great table decor for a winter or even holiday themed table setting. Shakers measure 2 inches high. While item is currently out of stock, the website has a feature that allows you to be notified when product is back in stock.

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Owl Salt and Pepper Shaker

Try something a little different for your novelty owl collection with these fun, stackable owls. Made from earthenware, these shakers are hand painted with embossed details and can be hand washed. Set comes packaged in an acetate box and rubber stoppers are included. Small owl measures 2.13 inches high by 2 inches wide, by 2 inches in diameter. Large owl measures 2.5 inches high by 2.5 inches wide, by 2.5 inches in diameter.

Owl Salt and Pepper Shaker

Couple Owls Salt and Pepper Set

These adorable hand painted ceramic owls can be hand washed and measure 3 inches high by 2 inches wide. Both owls features white stomachs and yellow feet and beaks. One owl is blue and the other is red. This cute pair would make a great addition to any owl collection or table setting.

Couple Owls Salt and Pepper Set

So Flappy Together Shaker Set

This is a vintage set of novelty owl shaker collectibles that dates back to the 1970's. Shakers comes with removable rubber stoppers and measure 3 inches high. Hand washing is recommended. Cute little brown owls have details etched into them and the eyes are black with painted red area white a white circle around them. One owl is leaning into the other one as if anticipating a kiss.

So Flappy Together Shaker Set

Vintage Wise Pairing Shaker Set

Keep both your salt and pepper handy at all times with this great vintage set of two amber colored owls that are joined together. Tip the pair from side to side, with one side dispensing pepper and the other side salt. This piece dates back to the 1970's. Owls are joined at the hip and head, with a handy circle in the middle to allow users to grasp the shakers firmly. Measures around 4.25 inches high.

Vintage Wise Pairing Shaker Set

Winking Owls Salt and Pepper Shaker Set

An owl collector's dream, this lovely shaker set dates back to 1945. Made from ceramic pottery, these shakers measure just over 3 inches tall. Owls are a creamy off white color and have a peach coloring around the eyes. Brown painted beak and feet details and blue and black eyes. Each owl is winking, with one eye shut, as owls often do. Looks like something you might remember from Grandma's dinner table as a small child. Super cute collectible!

Winking Owls Salt and Pepper Shaker Set

Vintage Chubby Owl Salt and Pepper Shakers

These salt and pepper shaker set hails from the 1960's, making them a true vintage find. Made from ceramic material, these owls are quite chubby, with off white painted bellies and faces, with brown feathers everywhere else. An orange-rust color is around the eyes. Chubby little bellies will hold a lot of salt and pepper.

Vintage Chubby Owl Salt and Pepper Shakers

Handmade Owl Salt and Pepper Shakers

These adorable owls are from Ceramics by Lisa's Etsy shop. She has a whole section of ceramic owl home accessory pieces including these salt and pepper shakers. There are also figurines, planters and business card holders in owl shape.

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Novelty Owl Salt and Pepper Sets from Amazon

 Floral Salt and Pepper Harvest Owl Salt/Pepper Hootie Cutie Owl Autumn Owl Salt/Pepper Owl Salt and Pepper Owl in Tree Porcelain Owl Owl in Pumpkin Whimsical Halloween Whimsical Owl Yellow and Green Owl Cozy Owls Magnetic Christmas Owls Magnetic Stylized Owl Turquoise Blue Owl Owl Salt/Pepper Retro Owl Ceramic Lenox Fine China Salt/Pepper Shakers Wise Owl Figurine Snowy Owls Set All Owl's Eve Pewter Owl Purple Owl Set Almond Owl Set kate spade owl set BHG Owl Set Owl Ceramic Set Ganz Woodsy Owl Cute Owl Set Owls Ceramic Set Big Sky Carvers

I just love these cute Collectible Novelty Owl Salt and Pepper Shakers. These make great housewarming gifts and stocking stuffers for Christmas.

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Hammers

Hammers

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HammerWhoever conceived the idea of cracking a nut with a rock unknowingly invented a tool. When a later genius tied a stick to the rock, he invented the first hammer. There have been many improvements since that humble beginning.

A claw hammer is the best choice. A well-made hammer with curved claw opposite the striking face of cast steel is a good investment.

Keep the striking surface clean and never put it away when it is wet. If the hammer head works loose, drive a wooden wedge at the top of the hammer head. Some people soak their hammers but this only swells the wooden handle temporarily and is apt to cause rust later. A sharp blow on the head will apparently tighten it, but a few moments of use will only loosen it again.

To use a hammer, grasp the handle at the end-never near the head-and be sure to strike the nail squarely and at the same angle as the direction you wish to drive the nail. Hold your hammer level with the nail-never at an angle up or down. Otherwise, the nail will bend or may come out through the wood. Use light taps until the nail is well started. Don't hurry.

The nail set is used to sink the head of the nail below the surface of the wood.

Do not use your nail hammer to work metal, or pound cold chisels, or to drive rivets. Use it only to drive nails and brads.

The metal-working hammers divide themselves into two classifications- hard-face and soft-face. One of the best general-purpose hammers is the ball peen hammer; this is often called a machinist's hammer.

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Using Retro Signs to Update Home Decor

Using Retro Signs to Update Home Decor

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Retro Signs for Home Decor

One of the easiest ways to change the decor of any room is to change the accessories and wall art. Sometimes just changing the wall art alone can do the job.

For instance, if you want to change your bathroom from a modern look to a retro look, removing the modern artwork and replacing it with retro signs like the one pictured here, Mermaid Bath Salts, is a fast and easy way to do so.

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This type of sign has a retro image and is painted on a metal sheet just like signs used to be years ago. If you are worried about dampness rusting the sign, you can spray paint it with a clear Krylon spray paint. Clear Krylon comes in a can and is easily applied to any metal surface. It also works to protect the finish of metal jewelry.

Retro Signs for Your Home

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Vintage Metal Signs for Your Home

If you are looking for real antique artwork to hang on your wall, Etsy is a great place to find some. Here are just a few authentic vintage signs that you can buy on Etsy.

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Signs can be used to decorate almost any room. They can be hung as is, or framed just like any other artwork. Depending on the type of sign it is, a shadow box frame might be the best style for framing it.

Retro Signs for Home Decor

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Darling Easter Decor for Your Home

Darling Easter Decor for Your Home

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One of the most fun things about Easter is that so many of the decorations and home accessories are just so darn cute! After all, many of the motifs include cute baby animals that are soft and cuddly such as bunnies, lambs and chicks. And the colors are very soft and pleasant, pastels in shades of pink, yellow, blue and green.

If you love collecting Easter decor, or have some young children to entertain, you will definitely find some darling Easter decor on this page. But I have also included some quirky, fun decor for those of you who just want to entertain yourselves. One of my personal favorites is the set of egg salt and pepper shakers with chicken legs. Browse through and have a great time! Happy Easter!

Here is where you can get these items!

Easter Grass and Echeveria Terrarium • $159
Easter Chick Apron • Sur La Table • $30
Airplane Fabric Easter Bucket • $10.99
Unicorn Easter Basket Liners • $8.99–9.99
Puppy Easter Basket Liners • $13.99
Easter Egg Chalk Decorating Kit • Williams-Sonoma • $3.99
Springtime Easter Brunch Party Invitations • Minted • $50
Easter Eggs Tea Towels (Set of 3) • $29
Tassel Easter Basket Liners • $10.99–13.99
Jim Shore Easter Chick Mini-Figurine • $15.99
Jim Shore Easter Bunny Figurine • $56.99
Live Garden Easter Wreath • $99
Food NetworkTM Easter Silicone Spatula • $5.99
Celebrate americana together Celebrate Easter Together 4-pc. Bunny Ear Napkin Ring Set • $10
Mariposa Pillow • Pier 1 Imports • $17
Watermelon Bowl • Pier 1 Imports • $8.95
Faux Spring Tulip Wreath • Pier 1 Imports • $29.98
Easter Bunny Party Crackers • Pier 1 Imports • $4.98
Sur La Table Easter Banner • Sur La Table • $5.99
Sur La Table Easter Eggs Pot Holders, Set of 2 • Sur La Table • $2.49
Vintage Intaglio Antique Prints and Maps Easter Orchid, Cattleya Mossiae, 1869 • $159
Happy Easter Embroidered Velvet Pillow • Phi • $15
"Wilton 101 Piece Cookie Cutter Set" • Wilton • $14.99
Sugarfina Milk Chocolate Marshmallow Eggs • $4.90
MacKenzie-Childs Rosie Rabbit Figure • Mackenzie Childs • $38
MacKenzie-Childs Rabbit Topiary • Mackenzie Childs • $195
MacKenzie-Childs Egg Hunt Placemat • Mackenzie Childs • $38
MacKenzie-Childs Rosie Rabbit Figure • Mackenzie Childs • $38
Easter Bunny Napkin Holder • $4.97
Easter Egg Candles, Set of 6 • Sur La Table • $10
Hand Painted Blue Multi Stripe Easter Egg • $0.97
DESIGN IMPORTS Design Imports Easter Zigzag Stripe Tablecloth • $39.99–64.99

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Spring Centerpieces to Brighten Your Home

Spring Centerpieces to Brighten Your Home

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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.

 Hydrangea Candelabrum Decorative Centerpiece

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.

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Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Use Extension Ladder Review

Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Use Extension Ladder Review

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Werner Heavy Duty Telescoping Extension LadderIf you are a serious do it yourself person, then you need a serious extension ladder.  A good ladder is necessary for so many jobs, especially indoor jobs like painting near a ceiling, changing light bulbs, installing lighting, and repairing molding, and also for outdoor jobs like siding, painting, repairing brick, and anything on the second story of your house or garage.

My husband and I live in a older home, about 60 years old, and we are constantly repairing our garage roof, fixing siding, and filling in cracks in old plastering jobs.  This year we will probably take on the task of filling in grout around some of the bricks on the outside of our house.

I also use a ladder at different heights constantly in my retail store, because I have a high ceiling with track lights.  I need a 22 foot ladder for that job, and need a shorter step ladder to replace lighting in our front windows.  I also have to patch and repaint walls a lot because I am consistently moving wall art around in the shop.

I have been borrowing the big 26 foot ladder that belongs to my landlord, but I decided that it was time to buy one for myself.  I wanted a ladder that I could use for a lot of different jobs at home and at work, and one that would be flexible and sturdy, so that I didn't feel like I would fall off any minute.  Going up a ladder is NOT one of my favorite things to do, but it is necessary to get some jobs done.

After much research and comparison, I decided to buy the Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Ladder, 22-Foot which is the second longest ladder in this model. One of the reasons that I bought this ladder is that I was able to get a tremendous price on this model from Amazon.  I love shopping on Amazon for some items because they have some great deals on products, that even with shipping, I get a better price than stores in my area.  And if you have a Prime Membership, you can get free shipping on most items.

I also liked that the Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Ladder is a professional grade ladder meant for a lot of use.  That means that it is a good investment that will last me for many years of indoor and outdoor usage.  If it is good enough for professional contractors, then you better believe it will be good enough for me, even with my multiple uses and needs.

One of the coolest features of the MT Series ladder is that it can be easily transformed into a twin stepladder, extension ladder, stairway stepladder, or two scaffold bases.  This means that my new ladder will replace all of the old rickety ladders that I currently have.  It scares me half to death every time I climb up on those to change a light bulb, and I will be much more secure on the Werner MT series.

I don't have too many jobs that weigh 300 pounds, but if I needed to I can set up the Werner MT-22 300-Pound Duty Rating Telescoping Multi-Ladder as a stepladder, and it will hold a load capacity of 300 pounds per side, including myself and any materials that I might use.  That means that the ladder will hold just about any size person, including a big burly guy, and a load of cement or bricks if necessary.

One of the biggest problems I have had in the past when I borrow my landlord's tall ladder is that it takes up so much room in my office.  This problem is eliminated with the Werner MT, because the ladder's inner section allows it to be folded into three set positions: extension ladder, twin stepladder, and storage. I can store this ladder out of the way when I don't need to use it.  I can fit it in my car trunk to take it too and from home and work. It is also quite easy to adjust the height because it has spring loaded J-locks. Simply disengage the J-locks on either side, telescope the section out to the desired length (in one-foot increments), and then reengage the J-hooks.  I can go easily from changing lights in my store windows to changing the lights in my raised ceiling without having to drag out another ladder.

I get a little dizzy when I have to go on a ladder.  If my husband is around, I always ask him to climb the ladder for me.  But often, I am in my shop or at home and need to climb a ladder when he isn't around.  I am thrilled with the safety rating of the Werner MT Telescoping Multi-Ladder.  Double-riveted steps provide long-lasting durability, and an extra wide flared bottom provides firm support while smooth curved side rails provide comfort and safe climbing, and best of all, heavy duty non-marring feet provide slip resistance.  The ladder moves less, I slip less, and it doesn't put marks or scratches on my hardwood floors.  I feel a lot safer on this ladder.

When you get this ladder, it is important to read the instruction manual.  I am the kind of person who usually learns through mistakes, and doesn't like to read manuals, but for using this ladder, you should.  You will understand better how to manuever the ladder and extend it.

You can buy the Werner MT Telescoping Multi-Ladder in more than one length; it comes in 13, 17, 22, and 26 feet.  There are also some accessories that you can buy for this ladder that will help with some specialized jobs including a Werner AC96 Standoff Stabilizer for all Werner Aluminum Extension Ladders and Multi-Master Articulated Ladders, and a Werner AC-18MT 3-Way Tray Attachment for MT Ladders.  The stabilizer is great for cleaning gutters on the outside of any building, home or office.

There are lots more reviews of the Werner MT Telescoping Multi-Ladder on Amazon.  Click through any of the links on this page to read more about the features and uses of this ladder.

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