Recent Alternatives To Wood Articles


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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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...

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The Best Way to Store Your Books

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 12, 2014

Despite the current popularity of Kindles and other e-readers, there is still nothing quite like the solid feel of a good book in your hands, whether it's your companion in a hammock...

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13 Awesome Advantages of Aluminum Decks

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 25, 2014

Strong, weather resistant, lightweight, and surprisingly eco-friendly, aluminum has been widely utilized in both commercial and residential construction projects for many years. A relatively...

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DIY: Repair, Don’t Replace, Rotten Wood

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 07, 2014

Wood anywhere in your home is vulnerable to decay in the form of either wet or dry rot (both of which are actually fungal infestation). A rotten wooden door, floorboard, section of...

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Get the Facts on Wicker Furniture

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 26, 2014

Wow! Wicker furniture has long been known as a versatile, relatively inexpensive design option. But today’s wicker is taking a giant step further with gorgeous, contemporary and...

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Faux Wood for Real Homes

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 27, 2014

The handsome look of wood is enduringly popular as a building material or a décor accent. Features such as rustic ceiling beams are now coming back into style after a long hiatus....

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Who's the Greenest Floor of All?

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Feb 05, 2014

Ah, those things we put our feet (or wheels) on. Floors do a whole lot for us without asking for much in return, and if you're thinking about replacing or upgrading yours, have you...