Melane Hamilton of Wooden Leg Studio has been working on some cofffee table designs lately. We wanted to know more, so we asked her about this latest project.
There are several key players involved in a kitchen renovation, from factory workers in the kitchen cabinetry plant, to all the sub-trades, right down to the cleaners at the end of the job who all make this process happen.
"I'd like to do something unique and different that no one else has done," says furniture maker and woodworker Mike Manuel, when asked where he'd like to see his furniture making going in the next few years...
Jessica Waterman was witness to a community of people who all chipped in to help each other out on their various building projects. Whether watching her dad in the workshop or making her own clothes, Jessica's parents knew...
From August 27- October 1, the Craft Council Gallery will be celebrating the home for the exhibition and living space it is. THE CRAFTED HOME, will feature a series of furnished vignettes, reflecting the value of thoughtful, well-designed objects...
Aside from the upholstered couch and a couple of easy chairs, nearly everything in the home has been handbuilt, much of it in the home's garage-turned-workshop, by woodworker David Goodyear.
This project, done by Neil Matthews and his crew at Trendsetter Renovations, was a major overhaul that involved removing walls, stripping the room back to the studs, adding ductwork in the floor joists; rebuilding the floor before installing the new kitchen
Solid mahogany from old church pews, the boards from an old shed wall, the studs from a house about to be tore down. Each piece of furniture that Esther Vardy makes for somebody has a card with the piece's origin story on it.
In this video, contractor Neil Matthews of Trendsetter Renovations shows you how to paint like a pro. You'll learn how to paint walls without using painter's tape or other devices. Using just a brush, it's possible to get a clean, straight paint line.
Walter George is sitting at his kitchen table, cupping a hand-made mug filled with coffee. He nods toward a Shaker-style bench sitting under a window. "It's one of my favourite pieces I've made so far," he says.
Installing a tile back splash is a fairly simple and low cost way to put the "wow factor" into your new kitchen, or bring a dated kitchen back to life. Contractor Neil Matthews shows you how to do it properly.
Don and Margaret Ryall are creative types - she's an artist, he's a woodworker - who have increasingly delved into their respective passions after retiring from their 9-5 jobs. Don has made several funriture pieces at their home and at their cabin, like this d
Are you creative? Want to do something that may end up in the pages of Home & Cabin? Take part in our wall clock design challenge! Here's what to do: Get a clock mechanism (the bit with the motor that turns the hands) and make yourself a wall clock.
The Re:make Challenge asked Home & Cabin readers to submit a project made from reclaimed, reused, or upcycled materials. We had a great response, with 69 projects submitted to the Challenge.
Sometimes the hardest part of a project is finding the inspiration to create something fresh. We've searched far and wide for project ideas and inspiration to get you started on your very own Re:make Challenge project.
If, like Wayne, your passion is building Windsor chairs using traditional methods, it makes perfect sense that what looks like a regular suburban shed is really a chair making workshop.
Home & Cabin is challenging you to make something using found, recycled, reclaimed, or repurposed materials. To give you a bit of extra motivation, we're giving away $500 to the top project in each category, plus a grand prize to the overall winner.
Woodworker Jerome Canning spends his summers making boats, each winter returning to his shop to work on the various furniture ideas floating through his head. But boats are never too far from his thoughts. It's in his blood, really.
Single pane, wood framed windows are usually one of the first things to go when a home is renovated. Instead of sending them to the landfill, consider giving these old windows new life. These windows can be repurposed in a variety of ways with a bit of creativ
Jim Bennett of Avalon Design and Installation shows you the basics of how to use a wood lathe in this video. Using his vintage Dunlop lathe and a few tools, he walks you through the process of creating a candle holder.
The oldest form of printmaking dates to the eighth century, and uses a carved block of wood to transfer ink to paper. At his work desk, Graham Blair creates his woodcuts and prints using techniques that have been used for centuries.
"If I had my druthers," says contractor Keith Pierce, owner of Newfoundland Structures, "I'd get down to Circular Road. There are two or three houses down there and I'd love to have their owners say, 'We don't care how much it costs, just do the work on this h
Ten years ago, Brian Marler was an actor in Toronto, looking for work to fill in the gaps between acting jobs. Now, his St. John's-based contracting and design company, MarlerWorks Inc., has a Southcott Award under its belt for its work on 3 Willicott's Lane.
Pamela Dalton shows you how to upcycle an old painting by transforming it into a framed chalkboard.
Mallard Cottage, in Quidi Vidi Gut, is one of the oldest houses in Newfoundland and Labrador, so it was an honour and a surprise for Glenn Vokey, one of the younger and newer restoration contractors at work in the area, to be asked to restore it.
when somebody decides to put a jet engine on a wheelbarrow and use it to clear snow, the chances are that practicality isn't a top priority. Whatever the motivation, the result is entertaining.
Bring new life to old chairs, refresh a tired old chair, or simply change things up by recovering your chair seats. This is an easy project that requires only a few tools, and it's a great way to change up your decor without spending a large amount of money.
Pamela Dalton upcycles old furniture, giving it new life and a new look. She uses a variety of techniques, often mixing her own paints to create the colour she's after. Each piece chosen for upcycling needs to meet one main criteria: it must have good bones.
Barry Murphy of Murph's Custom Furniture has been restoring and building furniture for 16 years. Based in Grand Falls-Windsor, he has worked with pieces from across the province, and he's always looking for a new project to learn from.
First off, you'll need some sea glass. You'll also need either a paper towel tube and a light source or a string of small white LED Christmas lights.
Antique and vintage doorknobs have an undeniable appeal, and look great on interior doors. But doors aren't the only place to put them; vintage doorknobs make for great coat hangers.
Instead of replacing those throw cushions, give them a facelift by painting them using a stencil. Here's how to do it.
Eric Coleridge's knowledge of heritage renovations keeps him busy doing renovation projects that mostly involve undoing the renovations of heritage houses by well-meaning people. He make these buildings look as they did when first built.
"The main things we wanted in the garden was a level space so we could use furniture, some privacy and all the grass removed as the area was small."
Installing a laminate countertop can be an intimidating task, even for a professional, but with proper instructions, some patience and careful work, you can give your own kitchen or bathroom a facelift.
"To give people exactly what people are looking for is extremely satisfying," he says. "I make sure I don't have to duck people in this town," Hynes adds with a smirk.
He'd spent time as a young man working big factories in Ontario, assembling cabinetry. He later spent a few years working on antiques then moved for a few years into finishing and re-finishing aircraft interiors.
Peter Scaplen stands tall next to an old oak desk he restored not too long ago. His whole life has been surrounded by woodworking.
A quick primer on the various types of roofing materials available for new homes or renovations in Newfoundland and Labrador.
A water-to-land link that is becoming increasingly popular in this wind-swept province, the floating wharf is proving to outlast and out perform stationary wharves in lakes and ponds. Here's how to build one.
A quick and easy way to reduce spiders in your home.
A pencil is securely tucked behind Mike Paterson's right ear, waiting to be called upon to mark a cut or alter a chair design so that it sits just a little higher. His clothes have a fine layer of sawdust forever embedded in the fabric.
Sitting around a blazing fire has to be one of the most relaxing activities of summer, and a fire pit can add drama and warmth to your garden on cool evenings. Here is some advice for building a relatively cheap and attractive fire pit.
Roger Gordon knows a good thing when he sees it, so when a parcel of land became available in Brigus Junction, he jumped on it and built his first road, named Ryan's Lane after his son, into the lots that would soon become lifetime cabins.
Dieter Staubitizer built his first home in 1991. It looked like a Victorian home and he needed a name for his business, so New Victorian Homes was born. Now, his company builds an average of 80 homes annually with a total build of more than 1,000 in the area
Paul Loveless has been practicing carpentry for 20 years and building custom homes for 10. It's an art form he takes seriously. He loves the learning process. "Different plans, different customers, different challenges, no two jobs are ever the same."
This all-purpose cleaner can be mixed with water (one part water to one part vinegar) in a spray bottle and used as a disinfectant, deodouriser and heavy-duty cleaner. Use on furniture, floors, walls and even in the laundry as a fabric softener for sensitive skin.