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Beyond the kitchen is a secondary room that is a pantry, prep area, utility room, and entrance hall all in one. The standard beech-top counters from Howdens Joinery Co. are doubled up to achieve a three-inch thickness, with the rounded edges cut off.

5 Ways to Use Beech Wood at Home

Similar in appearance to maple and relatively inexpensive, beech brings a rustic look to these modern homes.
October 1, 2015
The reading corner can be turned into an extra bed. Schonning designed the leather poufs himself, and made the cushions from an Ikea carpet. Under the concrete slab there is room for wood, books and newspapers. Photo by <a href="http://www.permagnuspersso

How to Organize Your Books with Storage Cubbies

Everyone dreams of owning an expansive home library filled with thumbed-through classics, but a cubby and library card is often more realistic.
September 18, 2015
DIY Cardboard Cantilever Chair

How to Make a DIY Cardboard Chair

Guerilla Furniture Design is a do-it-yourself bible by designer and carpenter Will Holman. Here, we excerpt his step-by-step guide for how to make a Cardboard Cantilever Chair at home. Catch our furniture-themed September issue for more inspiration!
September 15, 2015
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How to Do Unconventional Window Patterns

An asymmetrical fleet of windows can spice up a home's facade, while subtly protecting its residents' privacy.
September 8, 2015
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
Modern picnic table in Marin County, California

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