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Cool Garden Paths That Are Off The Beaten Path

Cool Garden Paths That Are Off The Beaten Path
While you might think that all garden paths are created equal, you’d be wrong. In fact, we’ve found a collection of 10 cool, unique and creative garden paths that are simply cooler than the rest and featured them in the gallery below. Enjoy! Wood Slabs Kicking off the list as one of our personal favorites, this backyard garden has taken wood slabs of all diameters and tiled them in a way that creates full, sturdy ground coverage. Daisy Mosaic If you have more elaborate tastes than the simple wood slabs above, this mosaic themed path offers a grand alternative for the more detail-oriented individuals. Wave Mosaic Continuing with the trend of intricate garden paths, here is another mosaic pathway that absolutely pops amongst the surrounding ground cover. Glow in the Dark Pebbles We’re willing to bet that you’ve never seen anything like this next garden path. Glass Bottles Colorful Wood Siding Staggered & Curved Brick Staggered Moss & Stone Japanese Garden Path Large and Small Stone Related:  The House

How to Build Kitchen Sink Storage Trays - Step by Step Getting the right stuff 1 of 1 Figure A: Sink cabinet tray detail Sink cabinet tray detail See the Materials & Cutting Lists in the Additional Information section below for measurements Have you finally had it with that dark and dingy, I'm-not-sure-what's-there storage space under the kitchen sink? This project isn't difficult. In this article, we'll show you how to measure your sink base and custom-size and assemble the wood trays. Before you get the materials, scan this article and see if you can build all the trays or only a few of them. In the hardware department, look for ball-bearing side-mount drawer glides. Then follow the photos for the step-by-step measuring and assembly instructions. If the opening between the open doors is narrower than the opening between the sides of the frame, use the shorter dimension to make the base. Measure the cabinet opening to construct the base for the lower pull-out trays Photo 1: Measure your cabinet opening Photo 2: Use a framing square for accuracy

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37 Home Library Design Ideas by Micle Mihai-Cristian | Bob Vila Nation interior design By Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine on Jul 25, 2012 Probably the most “sacred” room of the entire crib, the home library combines relaxation with personal growth and completes the genuine atmosphere of a modern residence or apartment. As a tribute to these contemporary indoor oases, we put together a post with 37 beautiful home libraries, bearing within knowledge and acting as a refuge from the hectic lifestyle characterizing big cities. There are many ideas from the photos below we find inspiring, starting with the circular bookshelves in the shape of an indoor dome, the attic room library or the suspended above-the-stairs shelving system. The fireplace bookshelf is also an intriguing and daring idea, provided it is never left unsupervised. We also love reading nooks and window seats surrounded by books, which make for great relaxations spots.

Totally Wacky and Unique Garden Shrubs, Bushes, and Hedges We’ve all seen our fair share of standard-cut garden hedges lining our lawns but what happens when you apply a little imagination? Well, below is a gallery of uniquely crafted garden hedges that have taken a seemingly mundane landscaping staple and transformed them into wacky pieces of eye candy. Stained glass shrubs Leading this gallery in grand fashion is this most amazing spread of garden hedges. Aside from the fact that these hedges are so intricately shaped, the colorful flowers planted within the garden mosaic nearly creates the illusion of a stained glass window. Pie crust hedges While these particular garden hedges are an obvious landscaping work of art, they look more like a culinary triumph than anything else. Arborist arches Resembling something similar to overgrown insect legs or the natural wonders at Arches National Park near Moab, UT, these large shrubs span all the way overhead to create a 180º garden hedge tunnel like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Garden hedge amoebas

LIFX: The Light Bulb Reinvented by Phil Bosua LIFX is the smartest light bulb you've ever experienced. It's a wifi-enabled, energy efficient, multi-colored bulb that you control with your iPhone or Android. LIFX gives you unprecedented control of your lights, reduces your energy costs, lasts up to 25 years and delivers an amazing range of experiences we think you’ll love. LIFX is incredibly easy to set-up. Simply replace your existing bulbs with LIFX smartbulbs, download and install our free app from the App Store or Google Play and you're good to go. We [Phil Bosua, Andrew Birt, Andy Gelme, John Bosua, Ben Hamey, Dave Evans and Guy King] have designed, redesigned and reimagined LIFX many times during the past six months, pouring countless hours into thinking about the user experience, the technical aspects of the project and how to deliver the world's smartest lightbulb to you at an affordable price point. LED lighting is the future of home and commercial lighting around the world. In addition they're unbelievably long-lasting.

Sprout a Couch Cool Copper Projects Warm metallic hues are easy to love but often pricey. When you create the look... Easy Doily Bowl Craft a decorative bowl from a doily picked up from a flea market, antique... Camper Birdhouse Encourage birds to stay awhile with an adorable vintage birdhouse. Make your own lumber with a chainsaw mill by Jacqueline Tresl Issue #39 Milling a board with a chainsaw lumber-maker. Figure1: The pieces. Beams, joists and walls were made with a chainsaw mill. Figure 2: The frame. Figure 3: The surface to which the chainsaw bar is bolted. Figure 4: The assembled mill frame is bolted to the chainsaw bar. Figure 5: Muffler clamps hold settings to determine thickness of boards. Figure 6: The metal-edged starter board makes the first cut flat and straight. Starterboard, chain and mill. Guiding the lumber-maker through a cut. These are trying times for those of us who need to buy lumber. There are many methods for making boards from trees. The affordable and practical solution for the carpenter who needs lumber is to make his own boards at home with his chainsaw. The construction of a chainsaw lumber-maker requires a bit of steel and pipe and a few bolts (Figure 1). Once the frame is welded, two recesses need to be ground into the centers of the channel stock pieces which make up the two short sides of the rectangle (Figure 2).

Build a PVC Greenhouse - StumbleUpon How to build a PVC greenhouse to extend growing seasons. Free plans and projects out of PVC pipe. DIY green house to raise or grow plants at home. PVC Greenhouse Built by Michael Arnold. Return to pictures of PVC projects Innovative Windows by Fakro can Add Small Terraces to Attic Rooms We ran across these innovative window systems designed by Fakro, which can easily add a balcony or a small terrace to a room. The clever mechanism, found on Inhabitat, is described by the producers as follows: “The upper top hung sash (of the window) opens upwards, whereas the lower sash can be tilted forwards, allowing easy access to the balcony recess. When rotated through 0° to 45°, the sash is supported by an innovative auxiliary system which allows leaving the open sash in any position within this range.

VERTICAL HERB GARDENS - gardening, planting, nature, garden, sustainable lifestyle, do-it-yourself, creative environmental options, craft, organics, gardening, planting, flower pots, reusing, old and vintage, nature, environmenta - Stu comments on 04/22 at 01:35 AM Oh wow, I like this too. I'll have to research this...like how do they get the plants to stay in the box?! on 04/22 at 12:56 PM Hey! I want to build one too! on 04/22 at 01:00 PM My question would be how to water it. on 04/22 at 01:02 PM Inside the house environment. on 04/29 at 12:33 PM Wow, that's pretty awesome (not really a word I use that often!). on 05/26 at 03:40 AM Idon't know if you can do vertical planting, but I am doing an art project in which I give out seeds of trees that survived the atomic bombing to the people of US and the world. on 05/28 at 01:14 PM Saw this article and it made me think of your post...

One can dream Once upon a time there were some very well-off folks in Vancouver who wanted big new homes. They called upon a builder by the name of Keystone Projects Ltd. and asked them to build the homes of their dreams. They asked for fancy kitchens and bathrooms and rooms for their pool tables and views to die for and a car lover's garage. And POOF!

Down at the end of the garden&... ... is a very special place. Where fantasy and folly meet greenery and stone. Old sits with new made old and cool breezes ruffle scented foliage. In the heat of the day blue water beckons and secret garden rooms are filled with forgotten treasures.

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