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National Book Lovers Day, The Backyard Blacksmith

Posted by Shelby Barnhart on

Lorelei's book covers all the necessary basics, from tools and techniques to beginners projects and more advanced ones to help you hone your skills as a backyard blacksmith.

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Small But Mighty, Our Environmental Impact

Posted by Shelby Barnhart on

Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, is an inspiration for limiting a companies impact on the earth.

 

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Classic Design, Modern Materials

Posted by Shelby Barnhart on

The meddling of classic designs with modern materials. Wrought-iron in today's modern terms is used more to describe an aesthetic rather than the structure of the material used to make the product. When recalling early verbiage for ornate architectural metal, most refer to the terms “Cast Iron” and “Wrought Iron”. The distinction between the two is straightforward. Cast-iron is iron that has been melted and then poured into a mold and allowed to cool. By today's standard Cast Steel and Cast Iron have different carbon contents and are used for different application. Wrought iron  is when iron that has been heated...

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Why Railings?

Posted by Shelby Barnhart on

Even with the overwhelming success of my products I remain focused on small batch, HIGH quality railings. Not quantity. 

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A stylish backyard alternative to grass –– peastone gravel

Posted by Arc and Hammer on

What do you instantly think about when I ask you to reference your yard. It's probably grass, trees and woods, maybe if you're lucky like me, it also includes a sprawling field.  But for many people around the world grass isn't their first choice. Today I'm going to be talking about Peastone Gravel –– and how to use it in your yard to design your perfect European inspired dream space. Ideally Peastone Gravel should be used in smaller spaces in areas where you wouldn't want to have to mow or weed wack. (For example, up against the house, or around elaborate...

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