Holiday decorating guidelines

Holiday Decorations SpecI’ve written about it before, but it’s that time of year and I know some of you are wondering exactly how many bails of hay should be placed out for the reindeer (8) or what type of brace to use to secure the angel to the tree (Simpson H7), so here’s the gratuitously detailed PDF for holiday decoration.

All the info is there: tolerances, clearances, capacities, material specifications and more. There are even helpful notes like “Use of alcoholic beverages may increase overall merriment but should not be consumed until tree is installed and electrical items plugged in.”

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A fireplace for your iPod

iPod FireplaceNow that we’re finally seeing some seasonably cool weather in New England here’s a nice little fireplace video for your iPod video. It looks even cooler on my black iPod than it does in the picture and even has some nice sound.

Thanks to the folks at Eastwind Budo Life Centre DVD for providing this video.

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Exact Specifications for your Holiday Decorations

This came to me late last year but regardless it qualifies as a perennial favorite in my book.

Holiday Decorations SpecCant remember the proper signage for the rooftop landing strip? Don’t know what type of brace to use when attaching the star to the tree? The folks at Winzler & Kelly have got you covered.

With this detailed PDF you can deck your halls safely and accurately. For best results extra attention should be paid to the structural notes.

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Do Your Decorations Meet Industry Standards?

Holiday Decorations SpecWhen decorating this year make sure you meet all standards and regulations! This is a key factor in reducing friction with in-laws and maximizing holiday cheer.

Thankfully, the folks at Winzler & Kelly have graciously provided this detailed PDF on how to accurately arrange and decorate for the holidays. Proper runway specifications appropriate for sleigh landings are also included.

Thanks to Tom for sending this to me.

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