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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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When looking for additional accessories to improve your bathroom or for remodeling, one of the things that come to mind is to create a closure for your shower space or an enclosure. A shower curtain may come to mind or may be what you have presently. However, upgrading the shower glass door may be all your bathroom needs. Shower glass... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Hewn and Hammered
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When you invest in high-quality composite decking, you want to be confident that it’s going to maintain its good looks for years to come. Most composite decking is very low-maintenance and won’t need sanding, staining or sealing like conventional hardwood decking. That being said, composite decking, like all garden features, can get dirty over time. If you find that your... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Do you want to make your home look fresh and modern? Perhaps you’ve had the same décor for the last decade and you’re ready for a change. There are homeowners up and down the country that are looking for ways to give their home a clean and modern finish. Read on if you want to freshen up your home décor.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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The popularity of composite decking has grown exponentially over the past decade or so. Composite deck boards—once considered inferior to traditional hardwood decking—can now be found in gardens of all shapes and sizes, all over the country. The main difference between composite and hardwood decking is that the latter is made of solid wood, whereas composite decking combines real wood... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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There are many different structures that you can build in your garden, adjoining your home. Each one has its own name, but these words are often used interchangeably; for example, a conservatory, a sunroom and an orangery may all look exactly the same in your mind’s eye. So is there any real difference between a conservatory and, say, a garden... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Moving to a new home can be a fascinating notion. We are sure you have many ideas in mind on how to organize and decorate it. However, before you start moving and placing the furniture, you must check if you need to make some repair arrangements. Try to ensure that everything is safe and works properly. Otherwise, you may start... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Ever wondered why your attic can get so much hotter than the rest of your house? The ever changing climate has allowed for temperatures in many places to spike up to 100° F, and your home, most especially your attic, cannot be spared from this. But fret not, because with the right materials, cooling down your attic only takes a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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There are hundreds of thousands of miles of pipes laid across the country. They carry water, gas, oil, and a variety of other substances between homes and businesses. These pipes live in harsh conditions. Even if they are buried in the ground they are subject to temperature changes, exterior pressure, and chemical contaminants. Any leak or even a crack in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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The drains are an essential part of any home but they are often ignored, even when it comes to routine maintenance. Unfortunately, failing to pay them attention does increase the likelihood of them failing, resulting in wastewater and other items being unable to leave your home. It’s surprising how quickly this becomes an issue. If your water isn’t draining then... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Many homeowners regard the kitchen as the heart of the home. If you love cooking for yourself and others, the right kitchen layout can provide all the space you need to perfect your culinary skills. When it comes to designing a kitchen, some homeowners make several errors that come back to bite them later down the line. With the high... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Buying a house is an exciting experience. It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for your first home or are simply moving on and up. The experience is the same. You’ll need to spend time considering what you want from your home and planning all the details of the move to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible. However, before you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2020 at Hewn and Hammered
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Living in a clean home is one of the most crucial ways to maintain your physical and mental health. Chances are you aren’t going to be the happiest and most productive version of yourself if you are living in a messy house. The dust lingers on for weeks, clothes are all over the place, and you haven’t done the dishes.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2020 at Hewn and Hammered
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While the adage that says an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure applies to health and life in general, the same can be said to keep the plumbing system in excellent condition. Maintaining your sink drains, toilets, and pipes are always better than spending on usually costly emergency plumbing repairs. Here are ten smart ways to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2020 at Hewn and Hammered
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Electricity is something you rely on every day but probably don’t spend much time thinking about it. That is until you have an issue with it. Then you’ll need to quickly contact your local Sydney electrician and get the problem sorted. It’s important to note that electrical issues in the home are still one of the most common causes of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2020 at Hewn and Hammered
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There’s a ton of content around the internet about air filters and HVAC systems. It seems like everyone recommends replacing the filter regularly, but the reasons for doing so are often varied. Some articles talk about benefits of different filters, different particle sizes that pass through, HEPA level filters, supposed air quality improvements around your home and other upgrades. But... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2020 at Hewn and Hammered
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Hanging drywall is often a more forgiving tradesman’s job that doesn't necessarily require a high degree of precision and compliance with national and local standards. While there is no 100% way of hanging drywall, you still have to get it right, and there are countless ways to realize this. By following the right techniques and with some repeatability, you can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2020 at Hewn and Hammered
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You aren’t alone if you are running your business out of your van or trailer and carrying around all of your equipment everywhere you go. This isn’t the worst way to go, but is it the best? What do you do as your business grows and you start hiring more apprentices & subcontractors to help you out? In my electrical... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2020 at Hewn and Hammered
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There are very few trades out there that don’t put people at some kind of risk. Builders, plumbers and window cleaners all have challenges that they have to overcome if they want to work safely, but few people face the risk of electrocution as frequently as electricians do. When you’re working around exposed wires, light fixtures and electrical sockets, it’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2020 at Hewn and Hammered
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pictured: the simplest type of backwash valve; even something this simple can save you a huge headache later! Water filters are common among households since families want to ensure their water supply is clean. However, standard filtration systems aren’t enough to completely clean the water and remove unwanted contaminants. Backwash filters are better at doing this job. What are they... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2020 at Hewn and Hammered
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If you’ve ever considered cladding your home you’ll have realized that the best vinyl cladding is worth considering but is not the only choice available. The array of options in cladding has expanded dramatically in recent years, it’s worth spending a few minutes considering the different options. Don’t forget that your cladding doesn’t just make a statement, it should also... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2020 at Hewn and Hammered
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If you’ve spent any time at all looking at real estate listings, you’ll know the phrase ‘perfect for entertaining’ all too well. Everything from granite countertops to a slab of concrete in the backyard can be billed as making a home ‘perfect for entertaining.’ Let’s look at some home upgrades that really do have the potential to turn your home... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2020 at Hewn and Hammered
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In the contemporary world, a vast majority lives in compact houses, as the cost of living has gone higher in the past few years. People used separate rooms for entertaining guests, dressing, dining, sleeping, or family gatherings in the old days. In modern homes, the living room generally serves all these purposes. The living room has become the dominant point... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at Hewn and Hammered
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Plastering problems can occur at any time and season of the year and can be caused by a list of different reasons. Like every other part of your home that requires regular maintenance, so does your ceilings and walls. The ceilings and walls in your home need more attention than you might think and can damage as a result of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2020 at Hewn and Hammered
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guide created by Eye Trax Who doesn’t love receiving packages in the mail? However, you might not be the only one keeping an eye out for the delivery truck. According to one study, about 24% of adults found themselves victims of package theft. Of those victims, 64% have since attempted to take extra preparations when ordering online. Package thieves (i.e.,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2020 at Hewn and Hammered
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Removing tiles can be quite a time-taking and hectic process, especially if you’re doing it on your own. The reason for removing them can vary on your requirements. It can be due to a crack in your tiles, the fact that your kitchen or washroom tiles are too slippery, or just because you need some change in the old-school design... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2020 at Hewn and Hammered