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Vacation Homes

Vacation Homes

According to the New York Times, the sales of vacation and weekend homes continues to boom. Walter Molony, a spokesman for the National Association of Realtors, said that second-home purchases less than 100 miles from a primary home have risen significantly in just three years, to 47 percent of all […]

Japanese Saws

Japanese Saws

The Japanese have been creating exquisite and extremely precise saws for centuries. Every woodworker should have at least 2 or 3 of these saws in their quiver. Japanese saws are distinct from western style saws in many ways. They typically have a bamboo wrapped handle, much sharper teeth and cut […]

Cave Dwellings – The Ultimate Eco-Friendly Solution

Cave Dwellings – The Ultimate Eco-Friendly Solution

Western designers are starting to look East and more specifically at how cave-dwellers in the Shaanxi province of China live without impacting their environment. Sustainable Design [Seed Magazine]

Remodel or Move?

Remodel or Move?

The remodel or move question is probably the number one quandry facing DIY renovators. Beyond any nostalgic or historical feelings one may have regarding their home, you can follow a calculated path to deciding how much you want to invest in a renovation as opposed to how long you’ll be […]