Space saving furniture

Ron Barth, President of Resource Furniture ­, demonstrates and explains their amazing line of Italian-designed space-savers.

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Coffee table made from tree stump

I saw a lot of homes where people used  tree stumps as part their decor. They always looks so interesting. You can create your own coffee table made from a tree stump very easily in a few simple steps.

1. Locate the stumps. You may be able to find some on the side of the road or purchase a few. Be sure they are dry.

2. Once the tree stumps are dried out  you need to remove the bark . Use a chisel or flat head screw driver and hammer or mallet to wedge between the bark and the stump and then peel the bark away. A hand sander or belt sander  will make the stump look smooth.

3. Now apply wood filler to any large cracks or holes.

4. You can paint it or  stain the wood. In this project the stamp is tained with white and after that is added a coat of glossy polyurethane.

5. At the end you should add  wheels to the bottom.

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Aesop shop in Hong Kong designed with naturally aged timber from chinese boats

Constructed from naturally aged timber from chinese boats, the Aesop shop is located in lane Crawford, Hong Kong and was designed by chinese/german architecture firm Cheungvogl.  The design is a representation of time and the history of the boat planks is visible through the warn quality of the wood.

“No two wood pieces are the same. The planks, left in their original state, are made into two floating cabinets. Naturally occurring holes in the wood become the drawer handles. “

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Home Interiors surprised by photographer Dan Duchars

Beautiful home interior pics taken by Dan Duchars. Which one do you like?

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Coffee with cats

Café des Chats is a unique place in France, opened in 2013 where cats and humans are closer. The place is a tea room and a restaurant where a dozen cats roam free. All the cats have been adopted from animal welfare groups and found here a second chance.

A portion of the profits from the Café des Cats is donated to feline protection and a monthly pension contribution is provisioned for each cat .

If you are a cat lover,  next time you visit Paris you know where to go for a tea.

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