Bunk Beds: The Minivans of Children’s Furniture, Part 2

As we discussed in Part 1, many parents know that having children too young or not coordinated enough to climb up and down a ladder to a top bunk can be hazardous, which is precisely why we carry a variety of bed-climbing options for both our bunk beds and loft beds. Many of our most popular options utilize staircases instead, which have the additional benefit of providing extra storage space via … Continue

Tropical Decking Applications: Boardwalks

In 2013, as the East Coast recovered from Hurricane Sandy, everyone was scrambling to rebuild boardwalks in time for tourist season. What were they all looking for? 2x4 and 2x6 Ipe. Many Ipe suppliers had been preparing for just such a bundle of requests, but in some ways, no lumber supplier could be fully prepared to handle that kind of volume. Limitation of Ipe Stockpiles Because Ipe grows in … Continue

Why Is Your Hand [Still] Asleep?

If you experience numbness in your hand, you’re not alone. Often, people complain of their hand feeling “asleep” after the rest of their body has woken up. What’s going on? One or more of the nerves that run along the arm is likely being either stretched or clamped while your body is in the position to sleep. The most common offender is the ulnar nerve, which runs along the elbow joint in such a … Continue

Freshman Year: Full of New Experiences

For the first time, you will be away from your parents’ rules. You will have your own place to call home. For the first time, you will be away from your high school friends and any drama or pressure they may cause to your life. For the first time, you will leave your comfort zone and experience a new world; a world with new beginnings and new experiences. For the first time, you will be … Continue

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Why Is Your Hand [Still] Asleep?

If you experience numbness in your hand, you’re not alone. Often, people complain of their hand feeling “asleep” after the rest of their body has woken up. What’s going on? One or more of the nerves that run along the arm is likely being either stretched or clamped while your body is in the position […]

Tropical Decking Applications: Boardwalks

In 2013, as the East Coast recovered from Hurricane Sandy, everyone was scrambling to rebuild boardwalks in time for tourist season. What were they all looking for? 2×4 and 2×6 Ipe. Many Ipe suppliers had been preparing for just such a bundle of requests, but in some ways, no lumber supplier could be fully prepared […]

Tropical Decking Applications: Docks

As the boating season comes to an end, you’re probably ready to do any needed repairs on your existing dock and plan for any additions for next year. Did you know that a great cost-saving change you can make is to replace your existing dock boards with Ipe or another tropical decking lumber species? After […]

Tropical Decking Applications: Rainscreen Siding

What makes tropical decking so attractive for outdoor flooring also makes it ideal for use as rainscreen siding. After all, an exterior species offers the kind of weather resistance that we want for the cladding of a home, locking out moisture and creating a winsome appearance. Differences from Traditional Siding Traditional wood siding is installed […]

Comparison Shopping for Wifi Cameras, Indoor Edition Pt 2

If you’ve been following our Comparison Shopping for Wifi Cameras series, you’ve read about the three outdoor Airsight camera models and two classic indoor Airsight models. So far, there are several things these fabulous WiFi cameras from X10 have had in common with one another, many of which are included in the newest X10 WiFi […]

Comparison Shopping for Wifi Cameras, Indoor Edition Pt 1

At the heart of X10’s wide assortment of home security solutions is an impressive collection of WiFi-enabled Airsight cameras. Each boasts an impressive collection of features, including exceptional durability, user-friendly setup, and linking to Android or Apple smartphones. All those components combine to provide you with affordable video cameras with remote access for all your […]

Comparison Shopping for WiFi Cameras, Outdoor Edition

With a rich legacy of providing excellent home automation and home security solutions at affordable prices, X10 offers a sizeable collection of WiFi-enabled video cameras suitable for a vast array of applications. We’ll start by looking at some characteristics all X10 cameras have in common and then categorize cameras according to their characteristics. Airsight Cameras […]