What can I use on a wooden bird house to keep it from weathering?
It is made out of wood and painted but I want it to last awhile and dont want the rain to rot it. What can i use and how much does it cost?
Spray it with a clear acrylic spray paint. Use several light coats. Make sure it is clean and dry before painting. They also sell a UV poly in a spray can which should protect it against the elements. These tend to yellow in the sunlight so if there is any white in the color use the acrylic.
We did a huge unit on fractions in the 6th grade but I haven't done them in a year and have just been given this homework assignment. Even though it's way easy I can not remember for the life of me how to do it! Here is the problem:
Mrs. Smith is making wooden benches for her birdhouse from a strip of thin board. She cuts 1/12 of the strip for another project. Benches take 1/8 of a strip.
a.) Suppose Mrs. Smith uses the remainder of the strip for benches. How many benches can she make?
b.) Draw diagrams to confirm your answer.
I am pretty sure you find 1/8 of 9/12 so you multiply 1/8 by 9/12 but I got 9/96 when I multiplied Answers immediately please! Thank you!
a.) You have to convert the fractions so that they have a common denominator. The least common denominator that both 8 and 12 go into is 24, so:
1/12 = 2/24
1/8 = 3/24
So she took away 2/24 of the strip of wood. This means that there are 22/24 of the strip left. Divide 22/24 by 3/24, as that is the amount of wood it takes to make a bench:
(22/24) / (3/24) (now you can simplify the 22/24)
(11/12) / (3/24) (change the division sign into multiplication and multiply by one of the fraction's reciprocals)
11/12 * 24/3 (multiply the numerator by the numerator and the denominator by the denominator)
66/9 (further simplify)
So she can make 22/3 benches, or 7 and 1/3 benches.
b.) Sorry, you'll have to do the diagram yourself.
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How could I say some glue to 12 inches and 6 2x4 blocks together to make them twice as long. I'm going to rip into 1x4 to make bird houses and other small things. I wonder what would be the best and easiest method to connect to get longer. We, of true! What kind of joint cabinet I can use? I am speaking as end to end
wood glue and clamps work if the wood is already planned. Of course it would need long tweezers if you are trying to glue them together for more length. An easy way to do this without using tweezers is to get some bolts of your local rail of the ladder. These cost a few dollars each and you need a drill. Your local ladder company should be able to explain how to use them. We use them to connect sections of rail together when necessary. You have to remove the wood 1 "x 4" before the bolts together. Once tightly bound together, filling the cracks with wood putty and fill the drill holes with plugs or outlets download button mushrooms. Another way to do this which can be cheaper would be to use wooden pegs instead of rail bolts. I recommend using at least 3 per joint. Still needed a drill. You also need wood glue. I want to extract the wood first, then drill the holes evenly spaced on both ends to be joined. It is important that the holes are aligned. Add a little glue into the holes and insert the studs, then fasten the wood together until the glue dries (usually overnight is a long time). Of course, this method will cost you more if you need to buy calipers 3.2 feet long. Good luck with your project.
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