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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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Note: this is a partnered post & consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed photo by Kate Fisher; wooden box made by Caroline Jones. Quality wooden furniture is something to be cherished for generations. But it is essential to take good care of that piece of furniture to make it last long. Some basic care will make it appear as... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed photo by Frank Pickavant. You’ve probably seen documentaries about people who are so dedicated to the planet’s future that they’ve decided to stop eating all animal products (and especially those from huge factory farms with equally-large carbon footprints), trade their gasoline-powered cars for electric ones, and... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Rugs are used in interior design to add warmth to a room or to add accent to floor finishes. When embellishing a home with a rug, it’s best to educate yourself first with the type of rugs, the appropriate size needed in a room, and other important details such as price, color, and quality. Choosing the right color of a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Windows and patio doors are considered perfect additions in every home. They are regarded as great choices because of the unique style, functionality, and convenience that they provide. But over time, they wear out and the need for replacements arises. Fortunately, windows and patio door replacement will never be too much of a worry. Casey Windows and Doors offers only... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed photo by G Soda. It’s amazing isn’t it? Somehow you feel like you have nothing to wear but your wardrobe is crammed with clothes! How can this make any sense? It’s like saying that you are hungry and have nothing to eat and there’s a full... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed photo by Gerald Brazell. Trees can sometimes get out of hand, so it is handy to be able to call on the services of a quality surgeon. They will be able to deal with any problems that are being caused by the tree in an efficient... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed photo by ukgardenphotos. Irrigation is mainly a way of keeping plants watered, and it’s especially important in areas where rainfall might not be adequate. Although it’s often used in gardens, its most important application is in agriculture, where you’ll often see large irrigation systems put in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. When it comes to design, it’s arguable that your home’s exterior is even more important than your interiors. This phenomenon, known on as “curb appeal” can have a powerful impact on how well your home is perceived, which in turn can affect things such as its value... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Homeowners in London, ON, are fighting a battle all year long: do they let the sun shine in or do they pull the curtains close together and keep out either the cold drafts of winter or the hot rays of summer sun. The heat generated from light... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Think about the oldest piece of furniture you have seen at a family member's house, possibly something of your grandparents’ or something your parents inherited. It usually has a story about how your great-grandfather worked for weeks to piece it together and make it perfect for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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This great chart/poster is available from Pop Chart Lab. Which one is yours? Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. It’s that time of year again. The rapidly dropping temperatures in cities like Toronto signal the occasion for your annual heater checkup. By keeping on top of this simple appliance maintenance, you can ensure your furnace is running as efficiently as possible. This comes as an advantage... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Photo by Richard Brunton. Does your oven smell? Or has your oven cooked food started to taste, let’s say… interesting? Many homeowners are guilty of not cleaning their oven as often as they should. The time and money invested in cleaning is definitely a factor that deters... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Photo by David Baker. Gone are the days when air conditioners were looked upon as items of luxury; they have become a necessity since the temperature has been rising due to global warming. Whether you live in Australia, United States or any other country, air conditioning is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Photo by Christian Bros. Bath vanities are the most valuable assets to any bathroom, so homeowners must choose the vanities carefully. The right bathroom vanities not only make the bathroom look great but they also improve the overall functionality. You need to be even more careful if... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Photo by Peter Morgan. If you have ACs installed in your home but still don’t feel comfortable, it’s an obvious sign that your AC unit is not working properly. If the air conditioner fails to cool appropriately, it requires more refrigerant. There are many different types of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Photo by Dave Chillycub. Decorating your interiors with plants and flowers adds a breath of fresh air and make your home a more welcoming space. You can decorate simply or create intricate designs which look stunning, apart from bringing character and positive energy into your home. If... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Photo by Pixabay. Have you got a keen interest in DIY? It's a great way to get work done quickly, without spending too much money, but it can become an expensive activity if you or someone dear to you has an accident while you're working. You should... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. With the recent boom of social sites focused on DIY such as Pinterest, traditional home improvement blogs have to really dig deep when it comes to building an audience. That being said, the design and DIY niches are so broad that there's plenty of ground for you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed photo by Flickr user Janelle. No parent is sure how, but children seem to have decided that parents and adults all enjoy doing the cleaning. They believe this so much that they will do everything they can to make sure you do it all. If this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed photo by Jeremy Levine. Refinishing your kitchen cabinets can give the room a whole new look. If you don’t have the budget for a complete kitchen overhaul (although that’s a lot easier now kitchen manufacturers offer free design services!) then you can forget about completely renovating... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed photo by Betta Living. The foot of the bed is usually one of the most neglected places in the home when it comes to accessorizing. Hardly anybody really thinks about making this spot look good in general. However, if you know what to do, you can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Ovens are possibly the most essential appliance in the kitchen and they’re often one of the room’s most standout features. But because they are used so regularly, the oven can get filthy within no time at all which can have a major effect on the appearance and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed photo by Heather Hancock. If you’ve decided to remodel your bathroom, you might consider installing tiles. This can seem like a mammoth task, and as there are so many variations of tile to choose from, it’s difficult to know where to begin. If this is a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Photo of beautiful Western Australia by Adon Buckley. Investing on land and home properties is definitely a good idea. It could be well profitable especially after a couple of years. However, just like when venturing other businesses, there are still some risks so it is important that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered