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by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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Mini Pendant Chandelier DIY

by creede from Grassroots Modern  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:04 AM
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I love DIY projects, especially when you are able to get a high end look for an affordable price. Somehow it seems that a lot of those involve Ikea somehow. This one is no different. John and Kristie wanted a nice looking pendant chandelier for their dining room table, but they didn’t [...]

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Want music?

by modernemama from Beach House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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Today's playlist is at the bottom of the page. Scroll down and click to enjoy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/blogspot/ZXHN/~4/267025356" height="1" width="1" [...]

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Sarah Beeny wants to see your Grand Designs shed

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:23 AM
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Peter Beard is the assistant producer for a new show which will be of interest to anybody with an intriguing shedlike atmosphere. Here's what he says: "Do you own a Grand Designs shed? If so Channel 4's Grand Designs Live wants to see it. Please send us photos of your amazing sheds and we will give them the credit they deserve by showing them on Channel 4 and talking to our celebrity shed lovers about them. Photos of the shed and the stories behind them can be sent to peter.beard@talkbackthames.t v."

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Treeshedworking Week - Cedar Creek Treehouse

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:23 AM
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We continue Treeshedworking Week with an example of a spot where you could get away from it all to do some intense shedworking or merely have a smashing view, the Cedar Creek Treehouse . It's 50ft up in the air and built into a 200-year-old cedar tree.

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Milton Studio and Gillespie Studio - Timber Design

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:19 AM
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The lovely - and eco-friendly - Milton Studio in Devon was designed by Cameron Scott of Timber Design which specialises in timber architecture. It measures 5m x 3.5m for a client who wanted a contemporary piece of timber architecture which fitted comfortably into its natural surroundings and indeed the building opens out into its environment via a glass and a sliding wall. Most of the timber is locally sourced from the West Country while the walls are insulated with sheeps’ wool from Buckfastleigh, and the joinery was made five miles away by Kelvin White. Here's what Cameron says about the build: "No concrete was used in the foundations, the building being supported on 10 galvanised steel mini-piles which were installed by hand. The roof is also galvanised steel from South Wales. On the face of it a steel roof might not seem the obvious sustainable choice, but with a high recycled content and being light, efficient and completely recyclable, steel scores well. Interior finishes are plasterboard and birch ply. "Although it has not been calculated, we are confident that this building stores more carbon in its fabric than it has used in its construction. This is achieved primarily through the extensive use of timber and local materials along with the avoidance of concrete and petrochemical products." The build will be one of 15 projects in an exhibition at the marvellous Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World which will go on tour to The Architecture Centre and beyond. Timber Design also designed a new studio for painter Sarah Gillespie using Western Red Cedar, wool, slate, oak and glass. Thanks to Annie Leymarie for the alert and Cameron for the photos.

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Children Need Sheds Too - Rainmac

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:18 AM
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Rainmac is run by wife and husband team Raie Macdonnell and Colin who build child-friendly shepherds' hut-like playhouses for children (although they also recognise the potential for small office use). Each measures 10’ by 5’ by 8’ high, is built of marine plywood and pine, has a roof light and two opening windows (with curtains and pelments) plus a seat/small pullout bed. They are particularly proud of Colin's handmade cartwheels . As they say: "It has taken us three years to iron out the wrinkles and solve problems we didn't know we had at the beginning of our venture. Not least of these was our cartwheels for which we sourced an American book to enable us to set up jigs allowing all the individual parts of the cartwheel to be perfectly cut for precise construction. Once banded with steel rims and hub ferrules the wheels are painted a bright livery of colours." Although the playhouses don't have a turning axle, the cartwheels are fully functional for mobility. Look out soon for a beachhouse model coming out soon.

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working hard.....

by chill from house on the hill  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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rain let up just long enough to get the finish grade cut and the void boxes and steel delivered. hopefully on monday the conrete guys will make it out to get this baby rolling. now that eiji has his visa.....i guess he figures he can start working like an [...]

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in the shop....

by chill from house on the hill  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:36 AM
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with all the rain.....not much we can do so we took it to the shop. eiji has been building a fullscale mock-up window frame. just need to add the stops, grind away, and possibly send to powder coat. we'll putty glaze the glass in place......much later. [...]

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BAM!

by chill from house on the hill  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:35 AM
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steel is in. [MUD]crewslide show posted later of the action. life is good.studio[MUD] [...]

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not just another brick in the wall*

by mamachill from house on the hill  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:34 AM
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The formwork for the retaining wall came off today. *I gots some Pink Floyd on my [...]

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