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hewn & hammered
North America
Hewn & Hammered is devoted to all aspects of the Arts & Crafts movement and its revival, including Mission, Prairie and Craftsman art, craft and architecture.
Interests: graphic design, typography, arts & crafts architecture, grammar
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During summer and winter when the outdoor temperature is either too warm or too cold for our comfort, millions of residential and commercial buildings rely on air conditioning and heating systems to keep the air temperature at a comfortable range. During these seasons, an average American is expected to spend more than eighty percent of their day breathing circulated indoor... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Hewn and Hammered
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When you live in a house with its own specific architectural identity – whether it’s an historic movement, like Arts & Crafts or Mid-Century Modern or Victorian, or just a strong shape/color theme in a more modern home – you don’t want the most functional parts of the house to clash with your design vision. Sometimes that can be hard:... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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A Structural Insulated Panel or SIP is a high-performance composite building material which since its conception has played a major role in contemporary residential and light commercial construction. Each panel is composed of a core of insulating foam or composite honeycomb (HSC) sandwiched between two layers of structural boards which can be oriented strand boards (OSB), sheet metals, plywood, cement... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Having your home burgled is a horrible experience for anyone, and can be a difficult thing to truly recover from. But it can be easily avoided with just a few small adjustments. Take a look at these handy tips to make sure your home stays safe and secure. Alarm One of the biggest positives of having an alarm isn’t necessarily... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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You depend on your plumbing each and every day, from the hot water in your shower to the water boiling on your stove. As such, it’s important to maintain your plumbing regularly to make sure there aren’t any major issues such as leaks or sewage backups. But plumbing problems can still occur with regular maintenance, so it’s good to be... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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We can all agree that one of the most topsy-turvy areas in our home is the garage. It is where the old stuff along with the garden and house tools are stored. It is where the old cans of oil and dirty car parts are placed when they are no longer needed. It also tends to be the dumping ground... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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One of the most stressful things to deal with as a homeowner is the immediate need for the replacement of an air conditioning system in the heat of the summer. This is because chances are that your home is hot and the need to replace your broken system is of the utmost importance. Using a fan to circulate air inside... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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As technology develops and our scientific understanding of the world improves, the kinds of materials used in all sorts of industries have changed. This is no more true than in the construction and plumbing industries, two inter-related professions that have consistently updated their material requirements to reflect our knowledge of materials. Toxic Levels Of Lead In Drinking Water One popular... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Unlike some other animals that can live outside of the house, most dog owners prefer that their pets live mainly inside. Although this might sound adorable having everyone in one place, it does lead to some issues – the biggest being training. “As you can presume, things can go really wrong,” says puppy training specialist Lene Kaufmann. No matter what... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Most people are not aware that being an electrician is actually a very stable and consistent job. It may sound occasional and less interesting compared to other collared jobs where you go to office buildings with suits and briefcases, but it is actually a very satisfying and fun career path. First, an electrician is a staple job to any country,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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It is normal to put a lot of emphasis on decorating your living room. In the end, this is the part of your home where you spend most of your free time. It is also area where your guests sit and as such, it represents you. Worst thing that can happen is having a dirty or distasteful living room. Sometimes,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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The beauty of your dwelling is not confined to the interior designs only. The exterior should also be shiny to impress the visitors or perhaps the potential real estate buyer wanting to purchase your home. There may be other ways, but none surpasses the wonders of the fiberglass pool in making your dwelling shiny. Fiberglass preference is gaining momentum in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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You’re proud of the business that you built from the ground up. Now that the company is no longer housed in leased facilities, there is the desire to make sure your cleaning crew has the right resources to keep the place clean. That includes investing in the right type of equipment to maintain your floors properly. Here are some of... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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The exhaust system in your vehicle is not something you think much about until a problem arises. In fact, it pays to have the system checked from time to time. Doing so helps to minimize damage and extends the life of the system. Here are some of the elements that should be part of your plan for exhaust system maintenance.... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Your painting business is thriving and you want to take care of your customers as quickly and efficiently as possible. One of the ways you can accomplish those goals is adding airless paint sprayers to the range of equipment you use. Here are some of the reasons that these sprayers will make you, your clients, and your crew happier. Minimizing... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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You could use some more living space, but the attic has already been converted into a bedroom. There is the basement to consider. With a little time and effort, that space can be transformed into a spare bedroom, a den, or just about any other type of room you have in mind. While you will need help from a professional,... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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The kitchen is a special room that requires daily cleaning, sometimes more than once a day. In this regard, there are particular requirements to the materials used for flooring your kitchen. In this article we will study the most appropriate types of flooring and identify all their strengths and weaknesses. Tile At all times, tile was considered one of the... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Wherever you live, I’m sure you’ve seen homes being renovated following certain trends. You’d think it varies per location, but some trends have spread all over the world. In Canada for example, if you find custom home builders in Vancouver you’ll learn that families are leaning towards smart technology now. Down south in the US, homes are starting to get... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Water heaters are essential elements of our home. We use them in daily activities such as taking a bath, using the dishwasher and using the washing machine. But because we use them frequently, it’s sometimes easy to take them for granted and forget that they need to be maintained. Failing to do so will result in malfunctions and problems and... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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It is not enough to just own a house if you cannot maintain it; for a healthy living within your home the drain lines of water that carries sewage needs to be cleaned regularly. There is nothing as frustrating as dealing with blocked drains no matter which room in the house it is. Many people do not think of cleaning... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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If you are thinking of moving to another place or you just want to sell your place to another buyer, the spring season is the best time to sell your home. The buyer demand, according to reports, is high during this time as the inventory rises and more and more buyers search for homes for sale. But selling is not... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Has your garage turned into a household catch-all? You are not alone. The typical residential garage is full of junk. This is where we store our hand tools, building materials, gardening supplies, and even the toys the kids have outgrown. There are garages that are too cluttered that they cannot fit a car or cannot be useful enough to turn... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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So, you’ve decided to build your own home? It won’t be easy, of course, but it is an option that more and more Americans are opting for, and it comes with a life time of potential reward once you’ve finished. Here we take a look at some of the equipment you’ll need to invest in at each stage to embark... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Your roof needs regular care and maintenance, just like all the other parts of your home. To avoid clumping insulation, rotting wood, and molds, you need to inspect your roof periodically and ensure that it is properly ventilated. Moreover, if your roof has asphalt shingles, then you need attic insulation to validate the shingles’ warranty. Venting designs that are passive... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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When it comes to taxes everything is pretty straightforward: everyone is trying to pay as little as possible. Taxes and tax returns are especially important for small entrepreneurs. When you first star your business every little bit matters and it would be unwise to miss on such an opportunity. A bit different rules apply if you’re self-employed. Unlike for companies... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered