Garage DoorsWritten by Matthew Anthony
Continued from page 1
If it is traditional look that is required for a garage door then side hung garage doors are usual solution. For those people for whom image is important, a timber side-hung door is essential. Also, for period properties, this type of garage door will be much more in keeping with appearance of property rather than a newer steel or GRP style of door. Side hung doors can be fitted directly onto brick or onto a wooden frame.
The final type of door we consider is most common variety which is up and over garage door. There are still most popular type and are extremely versatile. They are manufactured from all three of common materials used in garage door construction, which are timber, steel and GRP. The up and over garage doors can be either automatically or manually operated which gives even more choice. Importantly, they are relatively easy to install and operate.
Matthew Anthony is a regular contributor to home improvement sites such as garage doors.
Tips for Taking Care of Fine Wood FurnitureWritten by Terry Weadock
Continued from page 1
Avoid using any type of cover that has a rubber or vinyl backing on it. These materials have chemicals in them that can permanently ruin wood finish. 2. Wood Furniture Cleaning Dust your wood furniture often to keep surfaces shiny and bright. Always use a soft cloth to keep from scratching wood. When dusting, always dust with grain of wood. If your furniture gets dirty, try cleaning it with a soft cloth soaked in warm water. If this does not work, try using a mild soap and water solution on your cloth, and try it again. When done cleaning with soapy water, use a different cloth soaked in warm water (no soap) to remove extra soap residue. When done, wipe down with a dry cloth to remove any extra moisture. Scratches and dings can sometimes be removed with furniture touch-up products that can be purchased at fine furniture stores, or at hardware stores. Try to avoid over polishing wood furniture. This can result in a wax build-up which will dull shine of your wood. 3. Wood Furniture Storage Wood is susceptible to damage from humidity. Thus, damage can occur if your furniture is stored in a place with too much humidity, or too little humidty. Basements are generally fairly damp, so if you plan on storing your fine furniture in basement be sure to get a dehumidifier. You should also cover furniture with cloths to prevent a build-up of dust.
Terry Weadock is the site manager for , an online furniture retailer.