Products of the Week

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Vermont Verde Antique

Vermont Verde Antique is an acid resistant, stain resistant, hardy, durable, low maintenance rich green serpentine stone perfect for kitchen and bath counters, shower enclosures, fireplace surrounds, and floors.

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Unico System

A central heating and cooling system using "aspiration" technology to warm and cool homes evenly and quietly with flexible small ducts that weave through ceilings, walls, and even floors.

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Prairie style American Foursquare living room

A Prairie Foursquare in Memphis

The 1903 house in Memphis, Tennessee, is a boldly detailed example of the Midwest Prairie School genre on the familiar foursquare type. The well-preserved house never looked better than now.

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1915 Builder's Model Spec House

In Portland, Oregon, a builder’s model spec house alluded to Prairie School design on the outside, but featured an ornate English interior. It’s been restored by a couple who added flourishes of their own.

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1920s-40s Baths

Bungalow-era baths were of the “sanitary white” persuasion. Not so the bathrooms built after the mid-1920s! Bright color and Jazz Age glamour continued through the 1930s. By the mid-40s, white tile was back.

House tours

Prairie style American Foursquare living room

A Prairie Foursquare in Memphis

The 1903 house in Memphis, Tennessee, is a boldly detailed example of the Midwest Prairie School genre on the familiar foursquare type. The well-preserved house never looked better than now.

white cornice mouldings

1915 Builder's Model Spec House

In Portland, Oregon, a builder’s model spec house alluded to Prairie School design on the outside, but featured an ornate English interior. It’s been restored by a couple who added flourishes of their own.

Repairs & How-to

Field test of 6-inch random orbit sanders

Tested: 6-Inch Random Orbit Sanders

Sanding is boring—and a lot of work. Depending on the project, you might be attached to a vibrating, dust-generating machine for hours on end. But it’s so important to success on certain projects—furniture and wood floor repair, paint prep—that once I get started, it becomes (sort of) fun.