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Look Up, Look Way Up

Mitchell Brown What is it about treehouses that attracts us to them? The promise of reconnecting with nature? The fulfillment of our dreams...

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Roll Out the Barrel

Joel KrancThe barrel as we know it today was most likely developed by the Celts. Around 350 BC, they were already using watertight,...

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Downhill From Here

Tobogganing is a classic, fun-time activity for all ages during our long winters. Of course, plastic toboggans are a dime a dozen at your...

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A Portable, Eco-Friendly Hot Tub

For almost 20 years, AlumiTubs has produced aluminum-lined, wood-fired (a.k.a. “off-grid”) cedar hot tubs that are handmade and fully...

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The Future of Cars

Until the 1920s, cars were framed using wood. Today, as automakers strive to curb emissions by improving engines, streamlining design and...

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Parametric Design in Action

The frontiers of design are often explored in educational facilities, where students and faculty have the freedom to experiment purely for...

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A Natural Woodworker

When Mateo Bucher was five, he started helping his dad – a cabinet maker – in his workshop, and he’s been there almost every day...

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Basking in Basswood

Doctors often prescribe sauna therapy to help patients recover from deep-tissue injuries, arthritis and other body pain; the problem is,...

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A Family Tradition

Alto Collective was founded by the Alto brothers, Owen and Kevin, in 2011… but to hear Kevin tell the story, the company actually started...

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Projects to Watch

Heightened interest in mass timber construction has resulted in an impressive, ever-growing list of upcoming projects around the world....

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