The Farmhouse Style and Me

I grew up living along the east coast - Richmond VA, Asheville, NC, Charleston, SC and Kingsland, GA. I was exposed to mainly Colonial and Georgian styles and it wasn't till I was older and moved west that I became familiar with the farmhouse stye. It is welcoming, comfortable and timeless. Farmhouse style often features charming details such as scalloped trim, farmhouse-style turnings and age-worn edges.

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How to Build a Built-in The Bookshelves - Woodworking

My wife really wanted to have built-in bookshelves and who am I to say no to my amazing wife? I do, however, think that the word "bookshelves" are a thing of the past and should be called something different because they are not really used to hold books anymore. I think they would be better called accessory shelves, display shelves, look-at-me shelves or something more relatable to the content they hold!

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How to Build a Shaker Fireplace Mantel and Surround - Woodworking

The center of any living room should be the fireplace. This is a special place in the house because it brings people together. I have wonderful memories of the fireplace that was in my house as a kid growing up in Georgia. We were lucky and had a real wood working fireplace.  I got to chop wood and clean out the ashes when the fire had burned out. It sounds like it was a chore but it was so much fun.

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