The butterfly's will suck from the sponge that stays wet from the liquid that is against it
when you turn your jar up-side-down. You use the strings to hold the jar upside down. That hole you punch in the lid is for the sponge to be pushed through so the liquid doesn't stream out.. seems simple enough to me. Thanks for the idea.
Installing a fireplace in a home is a big decision. Installing a fireplace is as difficult as it is necessary to find the right location, ventilation, and safety aspects. Therefore, it will more than likely be installed by a professional. All this can add up to a large expense. There are also many things to consider when choosing which fireplace is the right model and design for the home it will go into.
Fireplaces are great for cold winter nights. They
add a dimension to the home and a sense of style. Maybe the thought of warm hot chocolate on a snowy winter day is a motivating factor in purchasing a fireplace? Adding a fireplace mantel above to store precious items to show off is also a consideration? To find the right fireplace, consider several options.
The first option to choose when looking into purchasing a fireplace is which type it will be. Gas fireplaces allow for one choice. Another choice is an electric fireplace. Each offers mostly the same features, except the obvious difference. Which of these is best for the home is a choice the homeowner will need to make. Consider the safety aspects as well as the functionality of each.
Assuming that a fireplace inside the home is out of the question, there is still another option. An outdoor fireplace is ideal in this situation. They are becoming more and more popular and can even be found in the average home improvement store. Outdoor fireplaces come in many styles and sizes. These are great options in communities where an open fire is not permitted.
Fireplaces can add a lot to a home including value. It is important though to remember safety is key and having it professionally installed is probably the best choice. The fireplace can be a great place to spend a winter night. Consider adding one to the home as an investment in the home and in the quality of life.
The clients in Virginia Highlands several years ago presented us with a weed infested backyard. They did not care to have any type of lawn, and preferred to have a beautiful space to
enjoy looking at from the main floor and their screened porch. After going through the design process with them, we began the installation. As you will see in the photos, what began as an unused weed infested space is now a beautiful backyard garden requiring very little maintenance. The before photo is included and was taken at almost the exact same angle as the after photo looking into the backyard. The After photo was taken 4 years after installation.
Also designed and built was the custom Cedar gate providing entry into the garden. We personally custom built this gate for them. As you will notice, there are no visible fasteners from the main view on the gates. All lumber was milled to match. Every joints is half-lapped and fitted tight. This allows for no required diagonal support as every joint is supporting the structure. The posts are pressure treated pine, but we wrapped them in cedar. We dadoed the groove, creating the upper detail and made the caps to finish it off. These gates required hours of works at our large saws, but the end product is unique and the clients were ecstatic.