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old-barn

New Life to the Old Barn: Reviving the Heart of the Farm

Nothing embodies a farm like a barn. If you ask anyone from school age to old age to conjure a visual of a farm, I’ll bet the vast majority of these mind’s-eye images have a red barn featured prominently. Maybe it has a silo or a cupola; it might be two stories with doors aloft to load hay ...

plumbing

New Year Projects

The New Year is here, and all gardeners are scanning the seed catalogs for just the right seeds to order. All the potting mix is ready to use in anticipation of sprouting those seeds into strong, tough plants. My seed starting begins in February with cabbage. It's been a long winter already, ...

Repairing Heirloom Cane Chairs

Learn about repairing heirloom cane chairs using these step-by-step instructions.A few years ago, my sister inherited my grandmother’s old ladderback chairs with hand-woven rush seats. The oak frames were in nearly perfect condition, but the seats were tattered and needed to be replaced. ...

Materials to Cane a Chair Seat

Learn about the needed materials to cane a chair seat.Cane a chair seat — your hands do most of the work. Here are some items you will need for the project.ToolsUtility ScissorsRuler or Tape MeasurePencilSpring ClampNeedle Nose PliersMagic Tool (a stiff piece of metal or plastic measuring ...

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