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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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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 2 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
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Lighting is an essential part of any home. Obviously, no one wants to live in the dark at night or when skies are overcast. There are plenty of lighting features to consider, and some of them are better than others. When it comes to picking out the best lighting situation for a new home, though, these factors below should be... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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If you have been following the news, you may have heard that the Hazelwood plant in Latrobe Valley closed its doors just recently. It shut down after supplying energy in Victoria for more than five decades. The closure of the power station caused hundreds of workers to lose their jobs. But the contractors were not the only ones affected by... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Businesses go through tough times where you might see no need to continue operating at a loss. Perhaps selling your premises might be the best solution for you. Who knows, you might start afresh in future. The idea of selling is actually great until you have to initiate the transaction. It could be a long and devastating process. And you... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Put simply, allergens are anything that can cause an allergic reaction. For some people it can be dust, pollen, or even animal hair, depending on their particular allergies. The buildup of allergens can lead to allergic reactions, so minimizing allergens in your home can help prevent allergic reactions to them. The specific steps to make your home allergen free will... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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If you are living a very busy lifestyle that you do not have the time to maintain the drill of making your house clean, you should hire cleaners employed by companies since they offer very comprehensive cleaning services specifically to homeowners and organizations. Cleaning companies are committed to providing highly professional services that include household chores. You are assured that... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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After a big storm has blown through your town, it is not uncommon for there to be a great amount of unwanted debris scattered throughout the property. Perhaps there are leaves, sticks, tree limbs, and other trash littered on your property that need to be tended to. Some of this debris could even be uprooted trees, leaving stumps that need... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Choosing big ticket items for your home can cause a great deal of stress. Often times the need for items such as a tankless water heater spring up out of nowhere and can cost a great deal of money that you may not have laying around. This article will help identify ways in which you can prevent this stressful situation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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One of the most significant changes you can make to freshen up the feel of your home and increase value is to repaint. Repainting a house, whether you're tackling the exterior, interior or both, isn't the easiest job but the end result is well worth the time and money, if it's done right. If you think your home could use... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Despite being illegal in Australia since 2003, up to 98% of houses in certain states were built using asbestos. So if your house was built before 1990, there’s a real possibility that you’ve got asbestos in your home. That’s not a good sign at all, although naturally occurring and commonly used until the late 1980s, it’s a dangerous chemical that,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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A proper locking system is necessary for government offices, commercial offices, and homes as well as vehicles. Every institution and organization have its different needs regarding security. In the market, there are locksmiths who have established themselves as professionals and provide quality services to their clients. It is essential to work with people who are properly trained, and they have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Carpet cleaners are supposedly heaven-sent for those who want to maintain their carpets. Yet some people, in choosing low-quality and bad-performing cleaners, end up gaining more problems than solutions; to the point of resorting to DIY cleaning methods just to save their carpet. Finding the right carpet cleaner or carpet shampooer doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. With the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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After the professional packers and movers are long gone, you need to organize your new home. Here are five tips to organize your new home after a move. The tips include key strategies to help you enjoy your new home sooner, rather than later! Pack How You Would Unpack Moving success depends on the prep work. Organizing your home becomes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Trees are nature’s way of providing the planet with sufficient oxygen and after thousands of years, humanity has finally realised how important they are to the ecosystem. Trees need regular care and attention, if they are to remain safe and attractive and in either a domestic or commercial environment, one must prune often. There are many reasons why a tree... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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There are so many companies offering different rates on contractor’s bond nowadays. How do you know that you are getting the best rate for the best price? It’s not enough to just get the cheapest one out there. You may be one of those contractors who look for the companies offering cheap rates, but you also need to make sure... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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When it comes to hiring a moving company, there are a few things you should consider before making a decision on who you will go with. You want to make sure that you’re working with the right company that understands the needs you have. The moving company should be professional, reliable and flexible when it comes to the moving date... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Are you thinking about building a shed for your garden? Don’t know where to begin? Follow this quick, simple guide to help understand the basics of building a shed and adding a unique touch. STEP ONE – MATERIALS & TOOLS: Unless working with a massive budget, the chances are this shed will consist of wood more than any other building... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Gardening is an enriching pursuit. Many people spend much time tending their gardens because it feels good for the soul. Watering plants might sound so simple but it is a precious activity because you help a living thing grow and thrive. We use different tools in watering plants. Some use a water sprinkler. Some swear by the good old watering... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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A home renovation takes a lot of time, patience, and hard work to complete. There are some things you should take into consideration before taking on a task like this. Here are the top three things to consider before you make the final decision on any home renovation project. The Whys and the Hows The first thing that you need... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered