Acid stain can be applied with a brush, but you need to work fast enough to maintain a wet edge.
Acid stain can be applied with a brush, but you need to work fast enough to maintain a wet edge.

If you're looking for an easy way to install a finished floor over a concrete slab, you might consider the DRIcore Subfloor System. The 2x2-foot OSB panels have a layer of dimpled polyethylene that raises them off the slab. The resulting air space promotes drying and reduces the possibility of mold and moisture damage. The tongue-and-groove panels lock together without adhesive, and the manufacturer claims that fastening the panels to the slab is unnecessary in most cases. The manufacturer provides small "leveling squares" for shimming low spots in the existing slab. The system sells for about $1.25 per square foot. DRIcore, 866/976-6374, www.dricore.com.

Behind most clothes dryers you'll find dryer vents with distorted hose and tight bends that reduce drying efficiency and trap lint. The Dryerbox eliminates those problems by replacing a gauntlet of elbows and kinked hose with a smooth connection recessed into the wall. It not only increases efficiency and provides a more finished look, it also...

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