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How to Add Drawers to a Mobile Workbench

Project details Skill 1 out of 5 Easy Estimated Time 4 hours In the first two parts of this series, I built the functional base and an organizer to give a few of my tools a permanent home. In this video, I’ll demonstrate a simple method to build drawers, another way we’re adding storage to the Ultimate Mobile Workbench. For the cut list, tools, and materials needed for this project, scroll down to the bottom of this page. Steps for Adding Drawers to a Workbench Jenn Largesse First, determine the number of drawers you want to add. I thought about…

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Cult Vinegar, a Labor of Love in the UK

It’s impossible not to be charmed by the exuberance of Jonathan Brown, who once ran a food blog called “Around Britain with a Paunch” and says he has loved food and wine since a young age. By day he works in advertising, but in his spare time he operates his specialty line Cult Vinegar with his wife, Sarah. “I’ve become fascinated (or my wife would say obsessed) by fermenting and culturing food. From sourdough bread, to kimchi, to pickled artichokes, to making vinegar from the dregs of wine and leftover cider—it seems almost anything can be made more tasty and…

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No. 1 Bruton: A Hotel in a 500-Year-Old Property in Somerset

Ever since Julie stumbled on the lodgings at No. 1 Bruton in the tiny, design-forward town of Bruton in Somerset, I’ve been studying their guest rooms for an education in soft but cheerful palettes. The hotel is set in a series of preserved old buildings: a row of cottages, a Georgian townhouse, and a medieval forge. All told, the property has been in use for over 500 years, the No. 1 Bruton site notes. Now in its latest iteration, historic exposed beams and stone floors mix with doses of color, ticking stripes, and Morris textiles in the 12 guest quarters.…

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How to Create a Dutch Door

Project details Skill 3 out of 5 Moderate Estimated Time 3 hours Steps for creating a Dutch door With the door still hung in the jamb, mark where the cut for Dutch door will be. Use that as a guide to mark for two additional hinges above and below the cut mark. Mortise the door where the new hinges will go with a chisel. Scoring around the mark with a utility knife can help prevent the door from chipping or cracking. Once the hinges can fit flush against the door, attach the hinges to the door using a drill and…

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Expert Advice: Tips for Upgrading the Guest Bed and Bath with Rejuvenation

RM: What are your favorite serene but durable materials for the guest bath? RJ: Our solid brass shower sets (including hand shower options) will elevate any guest bathroom and give it a more spa-like feel. We have both thermostatic and pressure balanced varieties. [N.B.: Pressure balance showers regulate the ratio of hot water to cold water and thermostatic showers promise a consistent temperature; both prevent dreaded scalding or freezing mid-shower.] Above: A rug adds softness to the bath; this is the Adair Hand-Knotted Rug in blue ($314 for the 3 x 5′ option). RM: Cohesive hardware and plumbing fixtures or…

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10 Favorites: The Allure of the Modern Interior Archway

We’re rounded up some of our favorite interior archways from our archives; here’s a look: Above: The living room in a A Serene, Well-Balanced House for a Violinist and a Physician, Inspired by Vivaldi. Design by Byrd Design and photo by Laure Joliet. Above: A sequence of archways in the Allied Maker lighting showroom in Tribeca. Above: In this new home in Washington, Connecticut, interior designer Ellen Hamilton and architect Reese Owens took inspiration from the Flemish countryside. Photograph courtesy of Ellen Hamilton. Above: Bay Area photographer Aya Brackett’s remodeled kitchen in Oakland has an original arched doorway; see the…

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