Recent Carpenters Articles

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11 Practical and Pretty Uses for Shelving

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 16, 2015

Let's have a round of applause for the humble household shelf. The purpose of this handy bit of carpentry may seem deceptively simple -- a place to put stuff. However, that description...

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6 Tips for Eco-Friendly Cabinet Installation

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 08, 2015

Going green is not only about buying less and repurposing more. It is also about the materials you use and how they will affect the environment. When you are about to order cabinets...

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4 Mini Home Remodels -- Small Changes with Big Impact

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 21, 2015

How would you like a fresh new look for your house … on a budget? What would you say to extra storage space or savings on energy? You can have any (or all!) of these, without...

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Pergola, Arbor, Gazebo: Learn the Difference

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 13, 2015

Ah, sweet harmony. That's the word -- and the feeling -- that springs to mind when you think of a garden arbor, pergola, or gazebo. These appealing outdoor features keep everything...

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Get Creative -- Construct a Very Cool Playhouse

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 05, 2015

Here's how to become the coolest parent (or grandparent) on the block: use your carpentry skills to put up a playhouse. Whether it's out in the yard or inside your home, your favorite...