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What Exactly Is Stainless Steel?

The What Stainless steel is a steel alloy with high percentages of iron, chromium, and nickel. The higher the chromium content, the more corrosion resistance there is. While it sounds complicated, the most widely known grade of stainless steel is type 304, which you’ll see anywhere. Meanwhile, type 316 has the addition of molybdenum, which […]

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An Introduction to Floating Shelves

The first time I saw a floating shelf, I was mesmerized. How in the world is that floating? Turns out, it is deceptively simple. Installers attach a U-shaped metal or metal/wood bracket to the wall, and they set the shelf around the bracket. The shelf itself is hollow on the back to allow the bracket […]

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Replace That Old Dingy Breadboard

The last place I lived, we had a very used breadboard in the kitchen…like, very, very used. I think it was original to the house, which was built somewhere during the 50s’. Lucky for me, I work at a hardware store and know just how easy it is to replace for a newer, cleaner, and […]