Daily Carpenter

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Feb 2018

A Contemporary and Fresh Approach to using Birch Bark

Looking to enhance that blank, large, windowless wall to liven up your space? Sure the possibilities are endless for this wasted space to be accessorized! Often most decorators choose to go the common route using such trimmings as mirrors, artwork, lighting, bookshelves, etc.  Though I’m sure you don’t want to have your space be like everyone else, but instead you want that one of a...

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Jan 2018

Birch Bark: Nature's Bold Material for Statement Design

The frequent conception of white birch bark for many designers is its stark and cold appearance in nature, limiting the use in interior design and decoration. Certainly this clean and crisp appearance can be achieved in your décor setting if so desired, however birch can as well be made to give a warm and distinctive inviting appearance in decorating. Most birch trees actually contain a...

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Jan 2018

The Iceman's Birch Basket

The versatility of birch bark has made it a staple building material for centuries among various North American and Eurasian cultures, and today is still popular with designers. This natural component, when removed from the tree, is cardboard like in composition, light, flexible, strong and water resistant. These features allow the bark to be easily cut, bent and shaped or flattened, and sewn into whatever...

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Jan 2018

Achieving Wabi Sabi through Adirondack Rusticity

You may have heard Hygge Décor trending around the design world for the past couple of years, but a new aesthetic style is taking over in 2018. We are talking about Wabi Sabi or the art of imperfection. A traditional Japanese approach to design, Wabi Sabi centers around the beauty of imperfect, incomplete and impermanent design often with characteristics of roughness, asymmetry, simplicity, intimacy and...

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