Rustic Fireplace Mantle: Live Edge Curly Maple

Photo of stone fireplace with live edge curly maple mantle

Selecting the Live Edge Mantle Having recently purchased a rustic and historic farm house, Cheryl was adding her own decorating touches to her new home.  One of the major projects on her list was to re-do the existing fireplace, changing it from a simple brick structure to a stone fireplace that would complement the natural


Raised Garden Beds: 3 Great Woods to Use

photo of raised vegetable garden by David Whiting

So you’ve done some research and decided that raised garden beds are for you. Now you need to decide what lumber to use, and get some tips on just how to construct your beds.
Here is a guide for which wood to choose, some design ideas, and a few tips that will make your beds keep their form and last longer.