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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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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 When decorating however there are a few mistakes that people commonly do that make their homes look cheap and out of date.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
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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
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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