In early traditional medicine, a fluid extract of broom was used as a cathartic and diuretic. Large doses of the extract were used as an emetic. 2 An alkaloid derived from the plant (sparteine) was once used to induce labor and as an antiarrhythmic, but has now been abandoned for safer compounds.

This heavy-duty push broom is made with stiff This heavy-duty push broom is made with stiff poly fibers and designed to sweep medium to rough surfaces. Fibers are solvent resistant for long-lasting use. Made with a solid hardwood block and handle the broom is reinforced with a steel broom brace. Its die cast connector eliminates loose handles.  More + Product Details Close

With our outdoor storage boxes you can keep your outdoor space looking neat and tidy. We believe that good design should extend both inside and out, so our storage benches are great for smaller spaces, as they double up as seating. Complete the benches with MUSKÖ storage bag to protect the contents, our storage benches can be used to store patio cushions, barbecue accessories, garden tools, firewood, children’s toys or even pet supplies. Some designs also feature castors, making them easy to move around.

Those Zircons sound like good equipment. I wasn’t even thinking about the ceiling, if that would work. Maybe, with a stud finder. But I think for indoors, mounting it on the wall would be more out of the way than the ceiling.

To make a hearth broom, 28 heads of broomcorn are used for the inside layers of bristles and 17 heads for the outside layer. Each head is measured with a cubit (the distance between your elbow to your longest finger). Put the knuckle of the corn, the place where the head meets the stalk, at your elbow. If the bristles, or brush, are past the tip of your fingers, that stalk is a keeper. If the material is too short, it will be used for a whisk broom later.

The twigs and branches are serviceable not only for making brooms, but are also used for basket-work, especially in the island of Madeira. They are sometimes used in the north of England and Scotland for thatching cottages and cornricks, and as substitutes for reeds in making fences or screens.

The bark of the Common Broom yields an excellent fibre, finer but not so strong as that of the Spanish Broom, which has been employed from very ancient times- it is easily separated by macerating the twigs in water like flax. From the large quantity of fibrous matter contained, the shoots have been used in the manufacture of paper and cloth.

Nail the brackets so the top is slightly above the top of the wall. Nail the rafters in the brackets. Hold the opposite end flush with the top and side of the header, then face-nail it with two 16d nails or 3-in. screws.

Before the advent of hops, the tender green tops were used to impart bitterness and to increase the intoxicating effects of beer. In homeopathy, extracts of the plant are used for the management of arrhythmias, congestion of the head and throat, and occasionally for diphtheria. 3

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Fill a bucket with warm water, and then add a small amount of liquid-based floor cleaner suitable for your flooring. Dip the sponge into the water. Lift the mop straight up, over the bucket, and press down the lever or slider bar positioned on or near the handle, above the sponge area. As you press, a mechanism on the sponge presses against the sponge and folds it or rolls over it, squeezing excess water back into the bucket. Mop the floor back and forth. Dip the sponge back into the water when it seems to be drying out. Squeeze the mechanism again to wring it out into the bucket again, and then continue mopping. The water in the bucket takes on dirt as you wring the sponge out; empty the dirty water and refill the bucket if the water becomes excessively dirty before you finish mopping. Changing the mop head varies by brand. When the sponge becomes worn look for tabs, screws or clips that hold it in place. Open or loosen them to take out the old sponge and add the new.

The 75 lb. Double-Arm Padded Hanger is made The 75 lb. Double-Arm Padded Hanger is made of steel and features protective padding. It is ideal for use in the garage workshop tool shed basement and home. The hook is suitable for storing sports equipment heavy work tools furniture and more. Mounting hardware is included and easy-to-follow instructions can …  More + Product Details Close

The Plantagenet kings used common broom (known as planta genista in Latin) as an emblem and took their name from it. It was originally the emblem of Geoffrey of Anjou, father of Henry II of England. Wild broom is still common in dry habitats around Anjou, France.

Lawn and garden tools present a paradox: You can never find the right tool when you need it, then when you aren’t looking for it, it’s in your way. This simple-to-build locker solves both problems. It stores tools so they’re easy to find, and it does so in a convenient location in your yard so they’re not cluttering your garage.

While developing the broom machine, its inventors also examined the broom handle, looking for a better way to secure the sorghum tassels to it. These inventors drilled two holes in the handle and inserted split pegs into the round holes. The broom corn was lashed onto the handle and pegs, using linen twine.

A wall mounted bike hanger supports the wheel rim and places the bike in the same relative position. The wheels will always come in contact with the wall when this mount is used. The wall mount can reduce the lifting required to hang the bike, if placed relatively low on the wall.

The Lysol Cone Mop Supreme has an advanced The Lysol Cone Mop Supreme has an advanced microfiber head design that features two different types of fiber each with built-in anti-microbial protection against odor-causing bacteria mold and mildew. Its soft tightly woven microfiber strings are spun from thousands of strands with millions of filaments resulting in tremendous surface area …  More + Product Details Close