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10 Easy Pieces: Simple Wood Dressers

An essential bedroom ingredient, a well-chosen dresser is a piece that can work for a lifetime. Here are 10 wood versions we like. Most of these dressers shown are available in various colors and drawer combinations. Above: From Design Within Reach, the Raleigh Dresser is available in oak and walnut starting at $3,795. Above: The Blu Dot Peek 4 Drawer Dresser comes in White Oak and Rustic Walnut for $1,899 at Blu Dot. Above: From Artless, the Oliver Small Dresser is made of solid walnut with plywood drawers; $4,400 at Horne. Above: The Room & Board Anton Dresser comes in…

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Choosing a Cordless Drill

Whether you are just learning the basics of simple maintenance or are taking on a second addition to the house, a good drill is essential. Are Cordless Drills Worth It? If it's a cordless model, you can drill holes and drive screws with the same tool—and not have to worry about finding an outlet near the work to power the drill. The good news: There are hundreds of these drills on the market. The bad news: It's not always clear which drills you should be considering. What Drill To Buy Match the Tool to the Job With all the different…

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Industrial Revival: Atlas Repurposes a 1920s Abandoned Factory into a Creative Hub

“Deciding to restore the original windows was more-or-less a decision to compromise on energy-efficiency,” says Joseph. “We offset that by buying into a solar CSA, and currently all of the energy consumed by the building is solar generated.”As more and more city mice head for the hills, a rustic Brooklyn has emerged in the scenic Hudson River towns north of NYC. But industrial Newburgh, across the Hudson from happening Beacon, has until recently never been part of that scene. A once-booming industrial center known for its textile factories, the city was in a deep state of abandonment and decline when…

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Speeding the Spread of New, Clean-Energy Technologies

To address climate change over the coming decades, all nations will need to transition to energy resources that emit less carbon. This transformation, already underway, will require many new technologies. The United States is a world leader in scientific research and technological development. But new inventions have to be brought to market and then widely adopted to have a deep impact. And in the clean energy field, the United States doesn’t do as well at making that happen as one might be expect, given its strength in basic research. The energy transition might stall if the U.S. doesn’t overcome this…

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How to Plant a Live Christmas Tree

A faux Christmas tree that you can pack away after each holiday season is a huge convenience. But, there are a handful of benefits that come with choosing a live Christmas tree. Then, after the holiday season ends, you can plant your Christmas tree in your backyard. Kip Anderson, the gardener on the PBS’s The Victory Garden, show you how to turn a seasonal focal point into a handsome new planting step by step. Can You Plant a Christmas Tree After Using It? You can plant your Christmas tree in your backyard if the root ball is intact. To keep…

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How to Transport a Live Christmas Tree Home

Whether you get your holiday evergreen from a local lot or a nearby tree farm, read on for a few tips on how to transport a Christmas tree on a car safely and without causing harm or damage. How To Transport a Christmas Tree on a Car in 4 Steps 1. Before You Go Buy Your Tree, Measure Your Home and Car Illustration by Jason Schneider Before you leave the house, measure the height of the room where you plan to display the tree; it should be at least a foot taller than the conifer you buy. Also make sure…

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