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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 and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed image by Francine Mastini. Landscaping a garden area adds character to the house, and with a variety of techniques, amazing things can be achieved. Creating that country look doesn’t have to break the bank, and with some careful planning, and a lot of time and energy,... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. When you first moved in, you spent an entire weekend coating your home in a fresh layer of paint. Not a year later, you found the color yellowed and grimy, so you painted again. Now, another year has passed, and you once again notice your walls looking... 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 Caroline Jones. When wood becomes old, it can start to look tatty and it is important to be able to give wood a new lease of life in order to get more out of it for longer. Whether the wood is being used as... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Fall is a magical time of year: the leaves turn fiery yellows and reds, the air smells like cinnamon and baked apples, and everyone is looking forward to the upcoming holiday season. Yet, if your home isn’t properly prepared, fall can also be a new kind of nightmare: Coughs and colds, muddy footprints, piles of cold-weather clothing, and more can... Continue reading
Posted 5 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 image by Canon Explorer. There are all kinds of things that can be done to create a beautiful garden and using gravel and stones on anything from a pathway to a driveway can make a huge difference to how attractive an outdoor space looks. Using small... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Purchasing new furniture for your home is a great way to breathe fresh life into your space. When you start adding new pieces to your house you will find that you are revitalizing both your home and your own spirits. Still, if you are not able to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Coloring and drawing is a very effective way of helping children to improve their motor skills. Finer motor skills are what help a child to be able to write, dress themselves as well as buttoning their clothes and also to be able to grasp things well. When... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Despite your aptitude, pretty much anybody can begin with acrylic painting to flawlessly disentangle his inventiveness. Requiring a negligible venture, painting is one of the world`s most rewarding leisure activities, one that sustains the creative energy of the individual and liberates the psyche; painting is also one... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. As a homeowner, you may think shingles, a wooden deck and some tar paper make up your whole roof system. Your roof, however, is built of more than woods and nails. Let’s take a look at the whole roof system and explore the importance of two key... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. The right time to replace your roof isn’t always obvious. Having a 20-year warranty doesn’t mean your roof will fall apart in Year 21, or that your lifetime roofing warranty guarantees a perfect roof for life. Subtle Signs of Roof Damage A failing roof doesn’t necessarily collapse... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 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 Mauricio Lima. If you’re on the lookout for Montreal condos for sale, you’re not the only one. More and more people now opt to live in a condo for many reasons. It could be due to its proximity to the workplace, as well as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Royalty-free photograph. With the first day of fall fast approaching, temperatures are starting to drop and many nights it feels a lot like winter. You might already be taking steps to make the house warmer like gathering firewood and putting your fireplace or wood stove to good... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. The modern family moves around a lot, with the average American moving approximately twelve times within their lifetime. Jumping from place to place can certainly be jarring; meanwhile, it’s difficult to make a “house” feel like a home when we don’t plan on sticking around for too... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed image by Baron Chandler. Like most areas of a house, electrical elements can start to wear out over time. This is especially true at old homes where wiring setups weren’t built to handle the demand of the electronic devices used in today’s modern world. And much... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed image by Mary. Modern technology has enabled smart solutions to be incorporated into the living space, making the home a safer place than ever before. Security systems watch over the property day and night, while gadgets and devices help the homeowner in many ways, and for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed image by Mikhail Golub. Kitchens are the most popular rooms in every home. Not only people eat here and spend their time together, they also renovate them most. First of all, they want their favorite rooms to look perfect. Secondly, according to professional realtors new kitchen... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed image by Haldane Martin. In the past decade co-working has actually become something of a phenomenon. The whole trend started back in 2005, when a today famous person Brad Neuberg opened his first co-working shared office space in the downtown of San Francisco. The initial idea... Continue reading
Posted Aug 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 image by David Rush. There are a lot of very important benefits that modern professional fire systems can offer to buildings, various businesses like restaurants or stores and to all those users who may have the risk of fire in their buildings. Modern fire systems have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 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 image by Steve Anderson. Today the market of windows offers thousands of unique designs, styles, colors, sizes, and any other dimensions to match unique needs of your home renovation project. Even if you cannot find the right windows for your home, manufacturers offer customized choices to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 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 image by Rakka. Below we prepared seven simple tips to help you pack your home efficiently before the relocation. Use the right boxes One of the worst mistakes you can make is use too small or too big boxes. According to professional High-River movers you need... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. As green building certifications like LEED and SEED go from bonus options to industry standards, it’s more important than ever before to begin sourcing products that meet these criteria. Architects and designers already use bamboo lumber for flooring, but bamboo can fit into building projects in several... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Posted Aug 23, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. Image: the inside of a hydraulically-operated two-stage tankless heater, heated by 3-phase electric power. CC-licensed image by Mattes. The householder has two choices when it comes to hot water, and they are gas or electricity, with a minority of people using heating oil or other energy sources.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 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 image by Cameron Degelia. If a person is fortunate enough to be able to design their own home, it is a unique opportunity to create the ideal personalised living space, therefore one should consider many things at the design stage. For such a project, one would... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered
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Note: this is a partnered post and consideration was received for its publication. CC-licensed image. The home is a place for comfort and convenience, and each dwelling is unique in its layout, which the occupants are responsible for. The décor of each room, the furniture and fittings, are all unique to that environment. Most people take pride in the appearance... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Hewn and Hammered