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Reviving Wood: how to use teak oil

Before replacing worn-looking teak furniture, give refinishing it a try! Refinishing teak is easy and satisfying. Teak was a popular wood in the late 20th century and was used for everything from furniture to cabinetry to decking. Sadly its popularity caused the species to become endangered, and the only times you will see new teak wood items to day is …

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Our No. 1 Tip to Repel Wasps

Wasps are usually an outdoor problem, of course, but it’s summer! A time when interiors and exteriors are far more open to one another. Perhaps surprisingly, wasps are actually a beneficial insect. They eat virtually all pest insects and larva in your garden and lawn, and like bees, they are pollinators. But unlike bees, they are far more aggressive, and …

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How’s YOUR summer going?

I’ll be honest with you (Carmen here)… my summer has been a bit hectic! We found out that the improperly installed patio door had spent years leaking water onto the joists that held it up and those joists were no more… for about 6-8 inches back. Yikes! When we peeled back the insul-brick and found the rot, things went into …

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3 Reasons Why Designers Want Final Say

Many design contracts have a clause that says the designer must have approval of all samples, or that the client is not to shop on their own for the project. If you have a designer who assures you that they want to listen to you and embrace your style, this can feel like a serious contradiction. Maybe even a red …