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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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You don’t have to assume that all repair jobs are always difficult or time-consuming. You don’t have to be a bonafide handyman in order to tackle basic home repair projects at all. If you notice any issues that pop up around your living space, you may be able to tackle them all by yourself without recruiting the assistance of a... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Hewn and Hammered
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The essence of a home is felt by everybody who steps foot in it. Whether one is a hermit or not, the quality of a home comes from its many layers. Furniture finds a place in these layers. This place is of no small importance and a homeowner wants to be mindful with how they go about choosing furniture for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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A craftsman is a maker of goods that are usually formed using an artistic ability. This makes the craftsman's work very valuable. Craftsman's pieces can be made with tools or with their hands. The skills that they use to create the pieces are often of professional quality. Craftsmen often have to receive some form of education or training to perform... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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I’m sure you’ve been online and seen many articles written that detail the many uses of pallets in home decor. Nothing wrong with that, people have made some really cool stuff that way. I wanted to suggest a handful of uses for pallets that get outside the home decor arena. Some of them fall into the category of home improvement... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Have you ever dreamt of building a log home? Many of us dream about living in a beautiful, towering log cabin somewhere, surrounded by nature and cozy wooden walls. Building your very own log cabin isn’t as simple as it may seem, however. There are many things that people who dream of building a log cabin aren’t aware of. Financial... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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There are many different flooring materials to choose from to achieve the look you want for your home. Today, farmhouse styled design is at an all time high. When it comes to your flooring, homeowners can use rustic materials to bring their farmhouse design to life. There are several ways to get a rustic look with your flooring, including hardwood... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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In terms of improving your energy efficiency, there are few more effective ways to do it than by adjusting your insulation strategy. Every home has basic insulation in the wall cavities and other spots, but that leaves something to be desired for many homeowners. In case you need a boost in energy efficiency and want to accomplish it by upgrading... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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As a homeowner, you know that keeping your home in order is not easy. Your house can seem like there’s one problem after another--therefore, being prepared to fix any problem when it occurs as fast as possible requires the right tools to tackle them in short order (or at least knock out the projects until the professionals can handle them).... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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If you live in an area that has even a remote chance of experiencing a tornado, it’s probably a good idea to have a safe room. A strong enough tornado can completely devastate your house and cause serious bodily harm or even death to you and your loved ones. Many people think that building a tornado safe room is complicated... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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I’ve always liked this online shop – lots of great items from a wide variety of designers (Dard Hunter, Tiffany, Sullivan, William Morris, Laura Wilder, FLW and more) and vendors – but I think this recently-redrawn 1882 William Morris pattern is one of my favorite designs. I think it’d look especially nice on pillows on a sofa, or maybe a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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One of the best things about moving into a new space is the opportunity to redefine yourself as you decorate your home. When decorating however there are a few mistakes that people commonly do that make their homes look cheap and out of date. Here are 8 home decor errors to avoid. Pictures Pictures are such a large statement in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Bed bugs extermination requires professional approach and specialized equipment. DIY treatment may not be the best option for this task. Find out more about the benefits of professional bed bugs removal in this article. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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With so many different ways to make money, the choices can be overwhelming. Therefore, if you want to find the best fit for you in the business world, you need to identify a business idea that will not only pique your interest but also provide you with the income and profits that you expect to earn. Thankfully, there are some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Organizing your garage can be a big job but once it’s done you’ll be amazed at how much more space and function your garage has. When your garage is organized it will be easy to find anything that you need from seasonal clothes to sport equipment and you might finally have room in the garage for your car again. Here... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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image: wind cowls provide passive ventilation and heat recovery With climate change on the rise, finding ways to provide us with energy that is renewable, efficient and kind on the environment is becoming more important by the day. However, heat ventilation systems are there to help, by making sure that we get the most out of our heating systems. They... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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It doesn’t matter what people say, bigger is always better. Particularly when it comes to living room spaces, this couldn’t be truer. Unfortunately, most of us don't have unlimited pockets. Or, we don’t have any more land to extend our existing living room into. It means that we’re left with two options; either move home or try and trick others’... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
From Architectural Digest: Welcome to the Ennis House, one of the Los Angeles Hills' most legendary homes. At $23M, this Mayan revival Frank Lloyd Wright house has been featured in movies like 'Blade Runner' and is full of furniture designed by Wright himself. Join real estate agent Rayni Williams as she takes you on a tour of the entire house. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Let’s face it, buying a new heating and cooling system can be a stressful situation. Choosing just the right units is a big decision that will impact your family’s comfort for years to come. So, before you jump into purchasing the first system you see, we recommend you take a little time to determine exactly what your home comfort needs... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Have you ever been through a summer without any way to cool your home? It’s miserable. The sun beats down on the wall and ceiling, turning your home into an oven. Luckily, there are several options available to help cool your home. There are different advantages and disadvantages to all these types of cooling systems. It is important to do... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Have you been here? If not, and you're in or near the LA area, try to make it for one of the extremely rare tours / open houses. Although really, it’s worth just driving by to see it from the street. Here’s what the LA Times printed about it in 2011. https://www.latimes.com/home/la-hm-landmark-houses-ennis-house-htmlstory.html When Frank Lloyd Wright completed the Ennis house... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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As a homeowner, you take some things for granted, such as the roof will be reliable. The maintenance of the roof should be thought of as a necessary part of owning a home. Should it fail, rainwater will leak into the attic or loft and begin to cause new and future problems, both due to immediate water and subsequent moisture-related... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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Is your backyard bland and lackluster? If that sounds familiar then you’ll be pleased to know that it doesn’t take much to make your yard pop. An added fixture here or a little landscaping there can make your home the envy of the neighborhood. Here are 8 hardscape features to help make your backyard more visually appealing. Trellis/arch Adding a... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
I love this timelapse of a foundation being put down and the first steps in construction – hopefully they do the whole thing as one film once it's done. Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered
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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 Apr 22, 2019 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 Apr 20, 2019 at Hewn and Hammered