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Aging-in-Place Remodeling Ideas Using Natural Wood

January 19, 2021 7:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Multigenerational living has started to make a return to popularity in Utah, largely due to necessity. Surging costs of college education combined with stagnant low wages makes it difficult (if not impossible) for many young adults to find a place of their own to live, while elderly people are also finding it more worth their while to move in with their children than to fork out the exorbitant costs associated with senior living facilities. So, if you’re preparing to remodel your home to make it more suitable for multigenerational living, you might wonder what features or ideas you should implement... View Article

Rustic Furniture Ideas Using Lodgepoles

January 5, 2021 7:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Lodgepoles don’t have to be used only for structural purposes! There are a lot of projects where you can take advantage of the rustic appeal of lodgepoles, particularly in the world of furniture. Here’s a quick look at some rustic furniture ideas you might try implementing yourself if you’re a Utah woodworker. Otherwise, you are certain to find these types of furniture items anywhere you can find rustic furniture collections! Benches: There are a variety of types of rustic benches you can make using lodgepoles. Create simple, Leopold-style benches for your yard, benches that are ideal for decks or porches... View Article

How to Spot Termites in Wood to Be Used for Furniture

December 14, 2020 11:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Termites could be in your home right now without your even realizing it. By the time you discover a termite infestation, those little critters have long been feasting on your antique wooden armchair. Every homeowner in Utah should learn how to spot termites in furniture because they pose the greatest risk to interior designs constructed with wooden materials. Keep an eye open for these signs of termites in wood furniture, and call an exterminator as soon as possible. Wet spots near a colony Termites love dark environments with plenty of moisture. You’ll know these insects have moved into your home... View Article

Furniture Ideas Made from Recycled Natural Wood

November 30, 2020 11:40 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes to upcycling, your imagination’s the limit for what furniture can be made from natural wood. Aspiring woodworkers in Utah can build natural wood furniture with scraps that have long been abandoned by other people. Here are some ideas for transforming junkyard or thrift shop finds into a masterpiece you’ll cherish forever. Wooden pallet coffee tables One easy way to give wooden pallets renewed life is by transforming them into coffee tables. Pallets are frequently used for carrying goods in storage rooms and warehouses. When they’re taken out of commission, see if you can get your hands on... View Article

The Best Wood for Making Tipis

November 23, 2020 7:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Homeowners looking to spruce up their property by adding a unique feature should consider constructing a tipi. A tipi looks great, is fun for the kids and doesn’t cost a fortune to build. Before you run to your Utah lumber yard to pick up supplies for the job, be sure you know the best wood to use for a tipi. This post will cover a few things to look for in your tipi wood: Flexibility: The first thing to look for in your wood is flexibility. Flexible poles will be easier to work with and are able to withstand strong... View Article