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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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The roof of your house has many functions. You may think that it’s only there to stop the elements from getting in, but it actually serves a couple of different purposes other than that. For example, the underside of your roof where it hangs over the edges of your house is actually crucial to mold and moisture prevention. In case... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Hewn and Hammered
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Nobody wants to experience a fire in their home. If serious enough, it can burn your house to the ground and potentially even cause serious harm or death to you and your loved ones. Thankfully there are a variety of ways you can make your home more fire resistant. From the actual construction of your home itself, to additions like... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Spring is in the air and everyone is beginning to have those “out with the old, in with the new” urges. One way to remedy this is to dive into your spring cleaning. Whether you live at a cute little American Avenue apartment or a spacious house it can be difficult to keep track of all you’re spring cleaning needs.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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While some home trends that have been popular for the last few years are definitely on their way out some are still going strong. Rustic home design is one of those trends that is just getting stronger this year. While rustic home accents have been on design blogs and social media for years the rustic farmhouse design with modern elements... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Plywood is the best choice for your cabinets if you want cabinets that are going to look great but also hold up to the wear and tear of daily use. For kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, or custom cabinet storage in a playroom, sewing room, office, or in the garage plywood is the best choice. That’s because plywood is stronger than... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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I’ve always liked this guy’s work. He’s currently got a very pretty ginkgo design available on a bunch of different items. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Have you ever imagined a home renovation to totally change the look and appeal of your home? While there are many reasons homeowners seek renovations, the two leading reasons for a DIY project are cost and enjoyment. Believe it or not, some of the coolest DIY home renovation projects have been undertaken by homeowners who could easily afford the services... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Or do we consider this hydro power? Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Using reclaimed wood is a fantastic way to add some unique style to your home and it’s environmentally friendly. Wood that is reclaimed from old homes, barns, and other sources goes through an extensive recycling process that gives it new purpose without diminishing the beautiful aged look and charm that it already has. In order for reclaimed wood to be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Your backyard is a place to relax and unwind. It should be your family’s own little slice of heaven after a busy week of work, school, and stress. Before it can become your perfect oasis though, you’ll probably need to put a little time into it. Here are a few things you can do that will make a large impact... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Investing in high quality workwear and PPE is important if you are an avid do-it-yourselfer or conduct manual work. Workwear such as work trousers can improve productivity whilst PPE such as knee pads can help protect from injury. Many novice DIYers neglect their own safety by not wearing the correct clothing and equipment to keep them safe. The purpose of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Every good porch or large old tree is just begging for a swinging bench rocking in its shade. If you only have a little time to dedicate to a project than this is the activity for you! Do you have any old wooden pallets laying around? For most people, they see these scraps of wood as fuel for a bonfire... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Ask any real estate agent worth their salt about curb appeal and you’ll be met with the same answer. This is the holy grail and if you are serious about selling your home, you need to master this down to a tee. Of course, you don’t necessarily have to be in the market to sell your home. Let’s not forget... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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It may seem like you have a lot of work ahead of you, but soon this fixer-upper will turn into your dream home. When deciding to buy your fixer-upper you took a huge leap of faith that with a lot of blood, sweat and probably some tears you could turn it into the place you always wanted. You were ok... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Selling your home is an extensive process. Preparing the proper documentation can take weeks or even months. While you’re waiting, you can pursue a few landscaping trends that will make your home a perfect choice for future homeowners. Let’s explore a few factors that will turn your home into an ideal purchase. Efficient Drainage Solutions Standing water can potentially damage... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Owning a home is an investment that grows in value as the years go by. Of course, keeping your house up to date is important to ensure the highest value possible when you may be prepared to sale your home. That’s why implementing the newest home improvement trends can be pivotal towards adding more value to your home. In this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Congratulations! You found the perfect fixer-upper that you can turn into a home. It’s important to find out if the home is safe and has passed all inspections before moving. You may also want to add some additions, like a stair lift, to your old home to make it more appealing. Moving can be a chore. The last thing you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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3 bedrooms with a large garage on a 1-acre lot near the river. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Seriously, Peoria, why are your houses so cheap? I guess because it's Peoria, but damn. “Great opportunity in this inviting & updated Grand Victorian home located at 1515 NE Perry. 4 bedroom, 2 full baths home offers so much natural woodwork from the baseboards to the coffered ceilings, wood floors and built-ins... it is a true gem! Fenced yard and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Lanyards have a lot of “typical” uses that we think about on a regular basis. Whether you’re thinking about college kids with their IDs or someone taking their keys with them, you are likely looking at a lot of options that lanyards can be used for. That being said, have you thought about the other options that are available? Here’s... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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For new landscapers, finding the right design can be a challenging feat. Lack of experience can lead to serious mistakes as it relates to creating an appealing design. Here's are some tips you should take into consideration when designing a landscape for the first time: Make Sure that the Lawn, Trees, and Shrubs are in Good Condition. Prior to starting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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This really interesting 4 bed, 2 bath home in Cunningham KS is going for $75k. I’d love to see the inside. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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This is gorgeous. 1930, lots of updates ... I guess I need to figure out a way to work from home and move to Peoria. Do they have good sushi there? Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Looks like about 1890 or so from the roofline. 4 bedrooms, 3 storeys, 3000+ sq ft in all. Needs some work, but not awful; lots of nice woodwork and other features inside. Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Well, I'm not certain this 1910 Craftsman on a full acre lot is a fixer-upper, but when there are no pictures of the interior it seems like a safe bed. Cute place, though; I like the river rock porch and the mullioned windows and door. Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered