Natural Gas vs Charcoal Grills – Which one is right for you?

Written by Nicole Martins

Barbequing outdoors is a pleasure that anyone can partake in and with so many types of grills available you can practically cook anywhere. One exception torepparttar list is a natural gas grill which needs a permanent hook up. Listed below are some ofrepparttar 149168 main advantages / disadvantages and suggestions for both natural gas and charcoal grills to help decide which one is best for you.

Charcoal Grilling and Benefits

The backyard chef's favorite challenge is to createrepparttar 149169 perfect fire for grilling to produce that mouthwatering smoky taste! Most popular and with about 80% of all American households owning one, isrepparttar 149170 barbeque grill. Approximately 47% of these bbq owners are cooking with good old charcoal. With brands such as Weber, clearlyrepparttar 149171 most popular charcoal grill sold, as well as a household name, one might dismiss other quality charcoal grillers. But brands such as Brinkman and Hibachi are sought-after as are lesser known charcoal grillers Arctic, Meco, Aussie, Texas Pit Masters, Uniflame, Capital and Thermos, Fire Magic and others.

If you are looking to findrepparttar 149172 right barbeque charcoal grill, you are in luck. Why? Charcoal grills can add an extra smoky flavor to your grilling that gas grills can’t! And, these grills are affordable to suit any budget. That said, if you buy a fancy one with deluxe features,repparttar 149173 price tag will be higher. However, compared to an outdoor gas grill featuring mechanical parts and a more complicated design, charcoal grillers are just more economical.

Which charcoal barbeque to buy? Begin with a few simple questions. How many people will you be grilling for? Doesrepparttar 149174 bbq need to be a specific grill type such as: portable, stainless steel or cast iron? Are you looking for a particular brand: Weber charcoal grills, Brinkman charcoal grills, Hibachi, Arctic, Patio Life, Meco, Aussie or something else?

With a charcoal grill, if you are going to be cooking for a lot of people or just a few people, size matters. A small charcoal grill is 300 to 500 sq. in. cooking surface; a medium charcoal grill is 500 to 700 sq. in. cooking surface; and a large grill is 700 sq. in. and up. So make sure you are gettingrepparttar 149175 size you that fits your needs. If you need something portable, take a look atrepparttar 149176 brands Weber and Arctic. You will find these to be lightweight and easy to carry. A lock-lid is a convenient portable barbeques feature for camping and outdoor picnicking. (see: )

"Wow, You Have Amazing Woodwork!"

Written by C. Hegler

Amazing Woodwork

"Wow, you have amazing woodwork!" I hear it every time I take someone to visit my grandparent's centennial home. Built shortly afterrepparttar Civil War by a skilled trim and finish carpenter, my great-great grandpa,repparttar 149109 home boasts its original wood paneling; trim boards and solid wood doors. There is something more to this home than just space, shelter, and light... These friends don't have any sentimental attachment when they enter and utterrepparttar 149110 now expected, "Wow! Amazing woodwork." Trim carpenters will tell you that great woodwork is not a thing ofrepparttar 149111 past. Restaurants know woodwork will setrepparttar 149112 atmosphere in their dining rooms. Hotels use woodwork to enhancerepparttar 149113 substantial feeling their interiors invoke. Homeowners can enjoy these same advantages. You don't have to live in a mansion to enjoyrepparttar 149114 enduring beauty and atmosphere created by quality woodwork. Nor does great woodwork need to overburden your budget. You can enjoy beautiful woodwork right where you live. Trim is Everywhere

Woodwork or trim is part of every home. Trimming doors, windows and around floors is not optional. Your option isrepparttar 149115 trim you choose. Realizing that mouldings exist has forever changedrepparttar 149116 way I look at rooms. I was shocked to seerepparttar 149117 generic primed 2 1/4" colonial casing in a showcase home set in a beautiful and exclusive neighborhood. The home is beautiful. Almost no expense was spared. But I was left wondering how much nicer it could have looked, with little added effort, by choosing to upgraderepparttar 149118 mouldings. When I eat at a steak house I don't expect to be served a fast-food style sandwich, yet so many gorgeous homes of distinction are outfitted with 'fast-food' woodwork. The landlord needs to trim a door he just repaired; he buysrepparttar 149119 cheapest trim to dorepparttar 149120 job. The Do-it-yourself-er has only this afternoon available; he buys what is offered in stock. The contractor has a bottom line; he selects an economy grade becauserepparttar 149121 homeowners did not sayrepparttar 149122 selection mattered to them. The natural result is thatrepparttar 149123 rental,repparttar 149124 back closet andrepparttar 149125 show house all haverepparttar 149126 same trim. Strange, but very often true. Inside Information

Nearly everyone would enjoy distinctive woodwork, but candidly, what does it cost to have it? These tips allow me to help clients upgrade without sticker shock. Fancy does not necessarily cost more. Millwork shops price mouldings based onrepparttar 149127 type of wood selected and on size. The profile (design) does not generally factor intorepparttar 149128 price at all. Some woods are more economical than others. Red oak (FAS or S&B grade) isrepparttar 149129 hardwood standard for top quality moldings. But,repparttar 149130 most economical hardwood is poplar. Have you considered poplar? It's not just for painting; is humble and economical place inrepparttar 149131 hardwood family has caused many to overlook poplar's appealing qualities. The common misconception that pine isrepparttar 149132 “cheap” wood continues because stock pine trim often comes from offshore sources. Clear moulding-grade North American pine can cost more than oak. Hickory, beech, birch, maple and walnut are roughly double red oak rates. Cherry and mahogany are another step up. Specialty hardwoods can usually be quoted upon request. Selecting a high-end wood or a wider profile may not be as expensive as you fear. Matched patterns often come two widths. Use wide mouldings only where you want to draw attention, other area will coordinate well withrepparttar 149133 narrower profile. For a tall base buy 1x board stock forrepparttar 149134 height then use a decorative base cap. When you collect pricing information, ask for a comparison quotes for these possibilities. Lastly, order extra. It can save money by preventing “short-run” setup charges if you need more. Tuckrepparttar 149135 extra pieces into a closet for future repairs.

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