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  1. How to Make a Stepping Stone

    Learn how to make attractive stepping stones following a simple do-it-yourself method shown by our mosaic stone expert. Made from mortar and river rock, they’re tough and durable, yet easy and inexpensive to assemble.

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  1. Tips for Hauling Heavy Stones and Concrete Block

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    Avoid back injury (and mashed toes!) when moving flagstones, stone steps and other heavy materials. A landscaping pro shows you five ways to move stone slabs and blocks safely and more easily by using a dolly, plastic pipe and special lifting techniques.

  2. How to Install Stone Facing

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    We'll show you how to install stone facing on your house. This do-it-yourself alternative to real brick and stone doesn't require a brick ledge. Unlike earlier versions of artificial stone that looked fake, newer faux stone looks almost identical to the real thing. This article explains how to install it.

  3. Build a Flagstone and Stone Block Patio

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    Stone is always in style, and it blends well with any backyard. We'll show you the step-by-step information on how to build a classic, squared bluestone patio enclosed by curved blue ledge stone walls. It's a great DIY project to make the most of your outdoor space.

  4. Modern Stone Installation Tips

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    Modern stone veneer is attractive, durable and nearly maintenance free. We'll have a professional show you key installation tips to apply it to your home.

  5. How to Build a Stone Path

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    Weave this flagstone garden path just about anywhere in your yard. There's no thick base to install or difficult cutting and fitting—you just lay the stone over a simple sand bed.

  6. How to Build a Wood and Stone Deck

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    Construct an eye-catching cedar deck surrounded by a veneered stone wall that provides both privacy and seating. The article includes full plans and material list, along with complete how-to instructions.

  7. How to Remove Grout Haze From Stone Tile

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    Apply a haze remover to clean off the film left from grouting porous stone tile. Prevent the haze problem with grout release, applied before grouting. Leftover grout haze can be difficult to remove.

  8. Build a Stone Patio or Brick Patio

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    Add a welcoming feature to your backyard with this attractive, long-lasting brick and stone patio. Our design easily adapts to fit your yard. Choose from a wide variety of stone types and brick styles. The result will be permanent and maintenance-free.

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  1. Stone Rune Set with Decorated Display/Storage Box

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - featured

    INTRODUCTION The object of this “Instructables” project is to make a set of stone runes, ( stones carved or engraved with rune glyphs), and a wooden display/storage box decorated with ancient Norse and Celtic designs to store and display the runes.  While this project employs techniques to create a s... By: rmeslinger Continue Reading »

  2. Victorian Kitchen & Bath Remodel : Facing the Retaining Walls with Cultured Stone - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Retaining walls, foundation work, and curving stairways are faced with Cultured Stone from Owens Corning. These cast cement, pumice, and iron oxide products are made in molds taken from real field stones to look like regional stones , in both shape and color.

  3. Bob Vila Radio: Stone Walls

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    FromBobVila.com

    Nothing beats the natural look of a dry-laid stone wall, but building one requires a strong back, deep pockets, and a...

  4. Engineered Stone Countertops: A Buyer's Guide

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    FromBobVila.com

    Beautiful, hygienic, and low-maintenance, engineered stone makes an ideal eco-friendly countertop surface.

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Paving Stones Placement

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    Mark Fuss of Nicolock Paving Stones explains the process of paving stones placement.

  2. Planning Your Paving Stone Installation

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    This video explains how to plan for the installation of paving stones for a patio, deck or driveway.

  3. How to Paint Stone

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    Is your old stone fireplace or stone statue riddled with chips? Apply a fresh coat of paint for an updated effect.

  4. How to Paint a Stone Fireplace

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    Learn how to paint your old stone cobble fire place.

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Blog Posts

  1. Build a Fire Ring Pit With Stone and Sweat

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    FromCharles and Hudson

    If you are looking for inspiration in home design, Houzz is a great place to start. They have more than 500,000 photos from designers that you can clip and save in your "ideabook" for easy reference. Houzz also has some great editorial pieces that cover remodeling and do-it-yourself projects. One ...

  2. Concrete Stains Can Make Plain Floors Look Like Colored Stone or Marble

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    FromRon Hazelton's Blog

    Transform oncrete floors from ordinary to stunning with stains Continue reading

  3. My Best Backyard Idea Ever: Eliminate Grass Trimming

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    Well, I can't really call it my idea. But it is the best little project I've ever done in my backyard because it saves me hours of grass trimming every summer. Here's the idea. Set a row of flat stones or pavers into the soil along fences...( read more )

  4. Coverings 2012: The Ultimate Tile Experience

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    FromCharles and Hudson

    In April I had the overwhelming pleasure of being included on the VIP Press Tour of the Coverings Tile show, an international trade show for all facets of the tile and stone industry, held in Orlando, Florida. For three days I was immersed in the world of tile, and I brought back just a tiny ...

  5. Preserve and Enhance Exterior Wood With Thompson’s Waterproofing Stain

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    Fromwww.remodelingguy.net

    I’m a fan of wood decks. First of all, I love outdoor spaces and when we’re at our home in Punta Gorda, FL we spend as much time outside as we can, even in August!  Secondly, compared to other outdoor surface options such as brick, stone , or concrete, I much prefer to work with wood. [...] The post Preserve and Enhance Exterior Wood With Thompson’s Waterproofing Stain appeared first on www.remodelingguy.net .

  6. Blank Slate Bathroom

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    FromAna-White.com

    Well, it might have taken us a few months longer than we'd have liked (decks, flooring, and trim got in the way), but we are finally taking you up on your suggestion to focus first on finishing out this room, Behind this door. Are you ready? Behind door number one in the hallway, right behind the kitchen, is the upstairs bathroom. Now Mom had a choice between a luxurious master bath or an upstairs guest room with a smaller bath. Guess what she choose? It was a no-brainer for Mom - grandkids sleeping over and summer guests feeling welcome trump spa tub and walk in shower any day. So it's a small bath, with just everything Mom needs, and nothing more. To the right as you walk in, there's wall space for a vanity and toilet. To the left, there's room for a stacking laundry or linen closet (if laundry was installed on the basement floor) and a wide shower. It's not big, but it's not tiny, and it's just for one person. And it's less for Mom to clean, especially thinking 20 or 30 years from now. To the right, as you walk in, is the vanity. We left room for a single 48" wide vanity. Over the vanity is space for a mirror, and we placed the electrical box for the vanity light dead center over the vanity. Dead center. We also made sure to install electical outlets to each side of the sink so Mom never has to worry about cords while brushing her teeth. Right next to the vanity is the toilet. There's not a ton of storage inside the bathroom, so we'll probably add a wall cabinet over the toilet. And on the far wall, the plan is to store towels on hooks. Does anyone use towel bars anymore??? We choose one of those premade fiberglass all-in-one showers because we are thinking 20-30 years down the road. We'd have loved to tile Mom a shower, but not if it means Mom is scrubbing grout lines at 80, or we are up there patching tile and moldy drywall after three decades of use. So a pretty shower curtain to make up for the basic shower is a must. Plus, I love the idea of simply changing out bath linens to update the space, instead of having to do a full bathroom gut/remodel job. We may decide to add a shower door later on just to protect the floor a little better - but I'm on Team Pretty Shower Curtain right now. Next to the shower is a recessed area designed wide enough to fit a stacking laundry system. It's all plumbed in and electrical run for laundry, but the area could also be converted easily to a linen closet by adding shelving if laundry was installed downstairs. But Mom really wanted laundry on the main floor, so that's the plan. I'll probably build shelving on top for some linen storage, and there's enough room in front for a small hamper. It's really awesome how this bathroom turned out with the door. Once the stacking laundry is installed, the door will hide it when opened. Wish I could say that was all planning, and not just a happy accident. It's not a big space, but I am pretty excited to start turning this blank slate into a pretty and useable bathroom for Mom. And by blank slate, I mean blank, blank slate.  It's hard to see in the small bathroom, but the walls are the same color as this bedroom.  No color at all. I love painted walls, especially in bathrooms, but because the space is so small, and there is no window in the bathroom, I opted to keep the walls and ceiling the same color white. It feels fresh an airy in there, even though it's a small windowless space. That, and I'm loving white bathrooms with wood floors lately. via Country Living I especially love the black hardware mixed with the stainless fixtures in this bathroom. via Country Living And I love that with such a neutrel palatte, it's easy to updated the bathroom for the seasons by just bringing in a pop of color. via Country Living I also love how a stark white bathroom makes beautiful wood grains pop.  Are you with me? Here's the mood board I came up to for this bathroom: Mood board images from Pottery Barn , Home Depot and Lowes . 1. I love the neutrel white backdrop to make the space appear larger and light and airy. 2.  For hardware, we'll be mixing stainless steel with wrought iron to add contrast and keep us from getting in the "only stainless steel" rut. 3. We'll bring in texture with a natural stone vanity top, plush towels, a luxurious throw rug, while complimenting the wood grain in the floor.   4. I'd like to add baskets made of wicker and additional wood in shelving or frames for added texture and natural elements. 5. Things will get little fancy with a turned leg vanity to add functionality and storage to the bathroom. 6. A pretty shower curtain will add color and be an easy way for Mom to update her bathroom over seasons and as design trends change.  7.  Accessories that are easy to change out will complete the look. Time to get to work - because you already know - most everything has to be DIY.   Well, I'm probably not going to make the towels. But everything else? It's all fair game!

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