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Built-in folding desk in a backyard addition at a Massachusetts home

How to Build a Compact, Fold-Down Desk for Small Spaces

In our September issue, we covered a tiny outbuilding for a family in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Residents Tim and Meg Ferguson Sauder and their three kids built the 168-square-foot space themselves using reclaimed materials. On their blog, Crafted Fairly, they post information about the products and custom furniture that outfit the space. Here, we share a snippet from the site about how they built the custom desk featured in our pages.
August 31, 2015
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How to Do a Color-Coded Home Library

The Dewey Decimal System may keep your books organized, but it won't earn you any points for style.
August 26, 2015
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How to Mix and Match Chairs and Benches

If you like plopping down after a long day's work, but also want to practice good posture from time to time, consider mixing up your seating options with chairs and benches.
August 26, 2015
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How to Do Irregular Window Patterns

These simple structures add offbeat charm with irregularly placed windows.
July 30, 2015
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How to Define a Living Space With Art

Take a cue from these aesthetes with ideas on how to integrate art into your home.
July 23, 2015
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How To Accent Interiors With Color

These adventurous homes contain bold, punchy interiors that embrace the color spectrum.
July 9, 2015
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How to Oil Your Floorboards

We're sharing a few useful projects from DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It Yourself Projects, a book by Sarah Beeny, that will help you update your home while saving money. For more ideas, check out how to tile a wall and how to renovate your kitchen cabinets.
July 8, 2015
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How to Design with Charles and Ray Eames' Molded Plywood Chair

Though the distinction of most-commonly spotted chair in Dwell goes to
July 2, 2015
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How to Renovate Your Kitchen Cabinets

We're sharing a few useful projects from DIY Home Repairs: 100 Fix-It Yourself Projects, a book by Sarah Beeny, that will help you update your home while saving money. For more ideas, check out how to tile a wall.
July 2, 2015
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