Abstract: A method of finishing window cavities is described. This includes the step of flaring peripheral surfaces which define a window opening outwardly from an exterior wall toward an interior wall. Window cavities finished in accordance with the teachings of this method create a sensation of spaciousness of light.
Abstract: Strings of Christmas lights are usually suspended from nails or hooks which are often formed of metals which corrode when exposed to the atmosphere. A simple cord or wire holder for use with the strings of lights includes a flat base with holes for receiving fasteners for mounting the holder on a fascia board or window or door frame; and a cylindrical body extending outwardly from the base, the body having an inclined first slot communicating with a second slot of inverted V-shaped cross section which is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the body, whereby a wire can be inserted through the first slot into the second slot, the inverted V-shape inhibiting longitudinal shifting of such wire.
Abstract: In general, apparatuses or machines for compacting the shoulders of roads include a plurality of wheels in side by side relationship, which are merely rolled over the gravel shoulder of a road. Such machines rely on the weight of the wheels to effect compacting.