Recent Carpenters Articles


Decluttering Redefined

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 01, 2016

Spring is traditionally the time for decluttering, when many of us feel very virtuous as we dutifully divest ourselves of old, unused possessions. However, in the midst of all our sorting...


Genius Ways to Create a Pantry in a Pantry-less Kitchen

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 22, 2016

Whatever happened to pantries? These convenient mini (or sometimes not so mini) storerooms were a standard feature in houses built a century or so ago, but how about now? Many post-1950s...


Popsicle Stick Projects Are Not Just for Kids

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 25, 2016

Somehow it's like asking which is your favorite part of an Oreo -- the chocolate cookie layers or the white stuff in the middle. Popsicles have long been a childhood favorite, but whether...

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How to Banish the Boring Hallway Blahs

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 05, 2016

Quick! What's the most neglected area of the typical American home? If you answered "the hallway," you are spot on. This is a space which, all too often, can best be described as dreary....

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Pallet Project Tips to Convert Former Pallet Haters

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 16, 2015

Seems like there are two opposing sides when it comes to crafting with discarded shipping pallets ... the fans and, well, the haters. DIYers who love pallets are very vocal about their...