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Live-Edge Business Card Holder

Given my profession, I realize I may be biased, but I think wooden decor and accessories really elevate a space. They add warmth and texture and are somehow grounding. With the rising popularity of live-edge wood being used in furniture, accessories are now becoming more and more in demand. (Live-edge refers to lumber that has… Continue reading Live-Edge Business Card Holder

Cutting board care, cutting board stand, display
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Cutting Board Stand

Who doesn’t love a beautiful wooden cutting board?  There are so many different kinds… butcher block, end grain, bamboo, walnut, olive wood… I could go on and on.  They obviously have their utilitarian purposes, but they also display beautifully.  They can be hung on walls, showcased in cabinets, or my favorite—layered against a backsplash in… Continue reading Cutting Board Stand

Live edge coffee table
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Live Edge Coffee Table

Live edge wood is wood that maintains its organic, original shape and texture and its edge has not been altered by tools.  It may or may not still have the bark attached.  I have used it throughout my house for a mantle, shelves, and even a charcuterie board.  I love live edge because it is… Continue reading Live Edge Coffee Table

Ironing board cabinet with mirror
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Ironing Board Cabinet

I hate to iron.  Seriously.   I avoid purchasing items that require ironing.   And if I do happen to  purchase something that I later discover it does require ironing, I won’t wear it because, let’s face it, once I do I will just have to wash it and iron it all over again.  It… Continue reading Ironing Board Cabinet

Vertical Garden -Cedar planters mounted vertically to the side of the house
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Vertical Garden

I absolutely love living on a wooded lot.  Every day our backyard looks like a Disney movie with deer, rabbits, groundhogs, wild turkeys, and even the occasional skunk.  The downside to all of this activity is that having a garden is virtually impossible—at least if I want to be the one eating the fruits of… Continue reading Vertical Garden

Black distressed hutch, before and after
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Creative Storage Solution

My client originally contacted me to build storage cabinets to flank her distressed black buffet and hutch.  She does not have enough storage for pantry items and needed a solution.  We discussed options back and forth and never really could come up with an option that would give her what she needed without taking away… Continue reading Creative Storage Solution

Completed trestle style dining table with pecan stain and painted white base.
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Trestle-Style Dining Table

If you follow my blog, you know that I have built many farm-style dining tables over the years.  So when I received a request for a trestle dining table, I was excited for the challenge!  I had never built a trestle base before, and I think it is such a fantastic style. The base is… Continue reading Trestle-Style Dining Table

Trivets on board over utility sink
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Problem Solver #3

I’m not sure if you can relate, but when you have pets in the household, guarding your food can be a full-time job.  Baked goods that are cooling can be swiped (or licked) before you can even turn around. I have always wanted to be able to eat dinner and relax without having to worry… Continue reading Problem Solver #3

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Problem Solver #2

Admittedly, having a business built around upcycling can lead to a little bit of a storage problem, and one of the challenges I face is what to do with leftover cuts of wood.  The words “you never know what this could be the perfect solution for” go through my head more often than it should.… Continue reading Problem Solver #2

Wooden note roll holder
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Little Problem Solvers

I’m always in problem-solving mode, but at the beginning of a brand new year, I feel especially inspired to come up with creative solutions to small inconveniences around the house.  The satisfaction is disproportionate to the actual original problem, but I’m kinda weird that way! The first “victory” was designing a hanging note pad that… Continue reading Little Problem Solvers