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Easy-to-build Adirondack Furniture
Building Adirondack furniture is a time-honored craft. Sturdy and rustic, this furniture can be a beautiful addition to any indoor decor, although it's most often used to set the scene outdoors. There, the furniture is subjected to a lifetime of abuse. Yearly it moves from somewhere hidden away (probably dark and musty winter storage) to front-and-center on the summer stage. Now, hour after hour it is beaten on by intense UV light, drenched in driving rains, then fried again in the summer sun.
Through it all, the furniture patiently endures--ever handsome, ever inviting, ever lasting. To survive summertime abuse and the semiannual ritual of being dragged into and out of storage, outdoor furniture must be sturdy, rugged, and well built--all qualities that epitomize Adirondack pieces.
This bulletin contains instructions for building an Adirondack chair, matching footstool, companion side table, and Westport chair (an ancestor of the modern-day slatted Adirondack chair). Each project will take the moderately skilled carpenter less than a day to fabricate; for the beginner, maybe a weekend.
Learn how to choose the right lumber and hardware, complete with instructions for table, footstool, and the Westport chair.
Environmental Systems Engineering And Economics
Environmental Systems Engineering and Economics emphasizes the application of optimization, economics, and systems engineering to problems in environmental resources management. This senior level/graduate textbook introduces optimization theory and algorithms that have been successful in resolving water quality and groundwater management problems. Both linear programming and nonlinear optimization are presented. Multiobjective optimization and the linked simulation-optimization (LSO) methodology are also introduced. The basic principles of economics and engineering economics are also discussed to provide a framework for economic decision making. This text contains numerous example problems. Case studies are presented that address water resources management issues in the north China plain, the control of saltwater intrusion in Jakarta, Indonesia, and groundwater resources management in the Yun Lin basin, Taiwan.
How To Restore Old Furniture Guide
Furniture gives the room the warmth and feeling of its kind. Ever entered a room without furniture in it?
Well, even if the room is made from the best materials around the world; it will look like something is amiss. That is the gap filled by furniture being when installed. It makes the room full of life and glamour. However, it is not all about the furniture but the look of the furniture. How well furnished is the furniture in your room? How regularly do you do clean ups and, of course, the age of the furniture.
The age of the furniture contributes a lot to the loss of value and diminished appearance. Many choose to throw away such to provide space for others which is a bad idea given that the era we are living is sustainable enough to repair or refurbish to give it a new look and improved shape. Regardless of whether you want to update or bring back the old furniture to life, think about refurbishing and repair.
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