We appreciate designers and manufacturers who create furniture and home accessories made from reclaimed materials. One of the best of this breed is Carlos Motta, a brazilian furniture designer who has been handcrafting furniture of reclaimed wood for the past 30 years. Based in Sao Paulo, Motta’s designs are well-known […]
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About.com lists their top picks for kitchen countertop materials. Granite seems de rigeur for every new kitchen we see but that’s for good reason. Why not try an alternative material like stainless steel or concrete? But if you’ve got granite or any other pourous stone top you know they are […]
If you love the old library look of dark and rich wood, you can install it in your own home. There are many types of wood panels that are no longer detrimental to the environment but harvested in a sustainable way.
When using lumber remember to be aware that the “nominal size” that is typically referred to is different from the “actual size”. For example a 2×4 is actually 1 1/2 x 3 1/2. You can also refer to different grades and types of lumber here.