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12 Reclaimed Wood Problems & How to Fix Them

Reclaimed wood is a hot trend in household décor nowadays. And with good reason. This unique building material glows with a special aged patina. Wood cut from fully mature trees, as was the practice…

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Habitat for Humanity: Building Good Green Homes

Habitat for Humanity is addressing a global housing crisis one home at a time. According to the non-profit, Habitat for Humanity: “About 1.6 billion people live in substandard housing and 100 million …

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Planters Donates Peanut-Shaped Park To New Orleans

Planters, the company famous for marketing its wares with a talking peanut, recently opened the first Planters Grove, a peanut-shaped urban park in New Orleans' historic Central City. Still struggl…

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DIY: Reclaimed Pallet Shelving

When winemakers Ted Osborne and Kim Wedlake opened a Napa tasting room for Olabisi Wines, the couple went for a simple recycled-rustic look. We especially admire their ingenious shelving made from rec…

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DIY: Stair Rope Banisters

We've recently noticed and admired the humble rope banister. It offers a simple, clean look using an easily attained (and reclaimed) material--natural and synthetic rope. With a little thought (or a h…

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