Aug
27

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How to Attach Plexiglass (Acrylic) to WoodPin ItIf your project requires you to attach acrylic (also known as plexiglass) to wood, it’s worth taking the time to learn how to do it correctly.  Although many projects use clear, lightweight acrylic instead of glass because it’s stronger and more flexible, acrylic can still crack, split or melt if handled improperly.  Here’s how to correctly screw or glue acrylic to wood so you can avoid damaging it permanently.   Attaching Acrylic to Wood with Screws Plexiglass (acrylic) can be attached to wood using screws, but you have to be careful not to heat or twist
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Aug
20

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The History of PlasticsPin ItSince World War II, plastics have become an integral part of everyday life. Nearly everything we touch and use contains some kind of plastic. The history of plastics is fascinating.  Below is a timeline that highlights some of the most important plastic developments in the last 150 years.  Note how many generic plastics have a familiar trade name, like Teflon and Styrofoam.  Also interesting is how many popular plastics were actually discovered by accident!   Early Years of Plastics 1862 – Parkesine–The first man-made plastic.  Created by Alexander Parkes in 1862 in London, it is an organic material derived from cellulose.  Once
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Aug
7

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How to Make a DIY Coffee TablePin ItHome decorating on a budget can be a challenge, but with one of these DIY coffee table ideas, you can have an original piece of furniture that fits your living room perfectly.  Designing a DIY coffee table is fun.  There are so many ways to customize it by choosing a unique base or top of recycled materials.  Here’s what you need to know to get started: What Size? Coffee tables are usually placed in front of a sofa and flanked by a couple of side chairs.  The primary purpose of a coffee table is to give guests a
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Jul
16

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How to Cook for Free with a Solar OvenPin ItUsed all around the world as an alternative to fuel-powered ovens, a solar oven uses the heat from the sun’s rays to cook food.  Solar ovens are kinder to the environment because they produce no pollutants or deplete natural resources.  And since sunshine is still FREE, a solar oven is clearly less expensive to operate than a conventional oven.   The popularity of solar ovens has been growing.  Users include people who live where cooking fuel or wood is scarce, campers who want a simpler way to prepare food on the trail, and homeowners who want to bake
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Jul
9

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Plexiglass and Steel “Cloud City” Adorns the Top of The Met MuseumPin ItTethered to the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a cloud waiting to take off!  The rooftop sculpture — a modular mass of clear plexiglass, polished steel and tension cables — was created by Argentinean sculptor Tomás Saraceno.  Measuring 54 feet long and 29 feet high, the “Cloud City” installation is part of the Met’s rooftop sculpture program, which is now in its fifteenth year.  It is also the artist’s first major commissioned, site-specific installation in the United States.  A Dizzying Experience “Cloud City” consists of 16 interconnected 12- and 14-sided polyhedrons the size of
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Apr
27

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DIY Kitchen Backsplash: How to Create a Custom Backsplash Using PlexiglassPin ItYour kitchen backsplash can be the focal point of the room, but if you aren’t in love with your current backsplash and can’t afford new tile, you can replace it with a beautiful DIY kitchen backsplash using a sheet of plexiglass over your favorite patterned paper. Because plexiglass is clear, it can be used to protect and showcase any type of paper that appeals to you – wallpaper,wrapping paper, vintage postcards, maps, photos or sheet music. Plexiglass is also durable and wipes clean easily, so it can take the daily abuse of kitchen duty. Lastly, plexiglass is
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Apr
16

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Unique Plexiglass Wedding Accessories Adapt to all StylesPin ItWhether your wedding day visions are for an intimate backyard celebration with close friends and family or a glitzy urban event with hundreds of guests, it’s often the little details — like the color scheme, flowers, wedding accessories and decorations — that make the day memorable. Most brides and grooms who are planning a wedding have to work within the constraints of a budget, so we’ve put together a unique grouping of wedding day accessories and decorations that are very affordable and can adapt to any wedding theme, be it sophisticated, romantic, vintage or traditional.  The surprise factor is
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Apr
2

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Kids’ Art Project Ideas Using Plexiglass Plastic SheetsPin ItChildren love the spontaneity of play, which is why a kids’ art project that is simple and lacks detailed instructions is often the most fun and allows for the most creativity!  Here are some inexpensive kids’ art project ideas that children of all ages will enjoy.  Each project begins with a piece of plexiglass sheet that the kids can decorate and use in different ways.  For a renewable art surface, we recommend using washable paints and markers so your plexiglass “canvas” can be cleaned easily and reused indefinitely. Faux Stained Glass This is a fun kids’ art project idea
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Mar
19

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Acrylic Sheets For Photography SetupsPin ItBaseball star Evan Legoria appears to be suspended in mid-air. Photo by Robert Seale, Sports Illustrated Baseball Preview Professional photographers and camera buffs like using versatile acrylic sheets for photography setups because of the material’s strength and reflective qualities.  Whether their shoot calls for a transparent, colored or opaque surface, it is easy to find an acrylic sheet with that finish. A lot of photographers place their subjects on top of acrylic sheets and use strategic lighting to achieve cool reflections.  Some of the more creative photographers like to lie underneath a transparent acrylic sheet so they can
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Feb
7

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How to Clean, Repair and Protect AcrylicPin ItKnowing how to clean acrylic correctly is key to preserving its attractive appearance.  Acrylic – which is also called Plexiglas, Lucite and Acrylite — is a popular alternative to glass for many applications because it is translucent, light weight and impact resistant.  Clear, colored and opaque acrylic is also available.  Because acrylic sheets and glazing are susceptible to scratches and abrasions as well as damage by some solvents, it is important to follow these guidelines for cleaning, repairing and protecting your acrylic items. Cleaning Acrylic The best way to clean acrylic is with a specialty cleaning product such as Novus No.1
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