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Big pieces shrink grand entrances Vary sizes for greater impact Jeffrey Fisher Postmedia News Q: I read your column often and have never noticed anyone else with my design issue. My 4,500-square-foot home has a disproportionately large entrance. It’s about 400 sq. ft., and is two storeys high. As you enter there’s a bench, a console and a mirror, but they look dwarfed and uneven because there’s so much more space before reaching the staircase. Any ideas? A: You are correct, I have never addressed anyone’s oversized entrance in print. But you will be glad to know I have a few suggestions. First, the elephant in the room — or in this case, see the 15-foot, 12-foot and fourfoot oversized bronze vessels used as sculpture pictured

at right. I realize your entry is not this tall, but consider my suggestion. These impressively large sculptures made by Thai artisans are in the four-storey lobby of the St. Regis Hotel in Bangkok. However, the same decorating principle applies to your home in Canada — scale is everything. I’m not suggesting you commission a sculpture for your home (though good for you if you can), but rather visit a garden centre for interesting tall urns or sculptures that suit indoors. I also often see oversized pieces at HomeSense that would work well in a large space, though it’s always when I’m on the hunt for something small. If space and budget allow, use three varying heights in your entrance, as the Studioaria design firm did here. These will make an impressive statement. You mention having plenty of space in the entrance before reaching the staircase, so you may wish to place your sculptures in the centre of the area. On that subject, have you considered a centre hall table in your entrance? You

definitely have the room and I personally love the look and functionality of one. If your budget doesn’t allow for a costly show-wood table, buy an inexpensive 36-to-48inch round table and have a table covering made for it. The cover could be coarse linen or damask, depending on your style, and should touch the floor. I love stacking books on a centre-hall table or you could place one large vase or multiple vases in varying heights. Even placing a plant on a stack of books looks elegant. The key to successfully decorating your oversized entrance is making sure you bring drama to the area — whether it’s an elegant table or thought-provoking sculpture. And once you have the centre area filled in, look at the scale of your existing console, mirror and bench to make sure it looks proportionate with what’s now going on. You may find that what you own doesn’t appear so dwarfed Send your design question to askjeffreyfisher@gmail.com

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Evocative statues in a range of heights stylishly cut this large area down to size. Adapt this decor technique to achieve the same results at home.

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Regional co-ordination absolutely crucial Stu Niebergall Something common to cities and the communities that surround urban centres around the world is that they have positive and negative impacts on each other that cannot be dealt with solely within municipal boundaries. Efficient provision of government services and democratic representation are the roots of how political boundaries were created. Unfortunately, they don’t necessarily lend themselves very well to best-case practices for economic, infrastructure, or housing development, natural resources development, or any other developments impacting or involving multi-jurisdictional systems. One level of government can

never be successful to solely create economic development, manage groundwater, integrate transportation or preserve the quality of life that we as citizens expect from our leaders. This is why regional co-ordination is so crucial for complex and often large undertakings. In our context, we have a midsized provincial capital that is experiencing more development than it has seen in decades. That growth adds extra strains for the city to manage. Surrounding the city of Regina is a large rural area, the R.M. of Sherwood with a relatively small population and local government, which is hampered in its ability to address important planning and implementation issues. I would suggest that what Regina and RM of Sherwood citizens expect from their leaders is to square this circle — in other words, to take the necessary action to make things right. A new planning approach that co-ordinates services and resources, while maximizing available and

new infrastructure seems obvious. This is where regional planning has such incredible potential to create a long-term strategic focus to better integrate community and economic development, transportation, environmental, and, near to my heart, land use and housing development. In most parts of North America and much of Canada, it has been the norm for provinces or states to mandate some sort of regional planning legislation. However in practical terms, this does not exist in Saskatchewan. Regional planning only occurs when local rural and municipal governments take advantage of the tools the province provides to them. However, more often than not, their own positional negotiation gamesmanship gets in the way. Failure to act will ensure future generations will ask, “What were they thinking?” when the gigantic gap between good planning principles and actual practice occurs. A gap that is very costly and im-

possible to untangle. We need areawide leadership and a framework for governance that does not readily trade off short and long term goals but rather, seeks to achieve both. As our population continues to grow, the opportunity to mitigate migration out of the urban ‘core’, establish excellent planning approaches for suburbs, ex-urban and rural areas is even more important for the conservation of agricultural and natural resources. With growth in our city some citizens and planners have begun to be more vocal about urban sprawl and the costs of building out, compared to up. Let me be perfectly clear on this item, which has been played over and over in municipalities across North America. Nothing creates more urban sprawl, leapfrog development, and fast erosion of housing prices then when a municipality starts an urban growth containment and densification strategy and then surrounding communities take advantage

of this by providing low density and haphazard development. Lastly I want to highlight what should overarch all other issues and stakeholders. Regina is the capital of our province. How the provincial government ensures that the capital city of our province matches the vision that the provincial government has for it, will be the lens through which the rest of the world sees us. If we lack good stewardship in shaping our capital city and region, resulting in haphazard, poorly designed communities, we in a sense are telling the world you do not need to be respectful when doing business in our province, because we do not have enough respect for ourselves to ensure our capital region, even though small by comparison, is world class in nature. We need leadership on this issue, and we need it now. Niebergall is president and CEO of the Regina and Region Home Builders’ Association

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Tips to keep family workspace in order shelves for each family member’s items. A small laptop can be kept inside the cabinet and taken out for use at the kitchen table. For additional storage, she suggests buying a rolling cart with labelled drawers where each child in the family can keep things like pending work or art supplies. This can be wheeled around the kitchen or other rooms as needed. Novogratz says it helps kids stay organized and feel a sense of ownership over their work when they have a permanent space for it, even if it’s just a labelled drawer.

Melissa Rayworth THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Getting a family organized requires more than a few new year’s resolutions. Increasingly, homeowners are carving out a physical space — anything from a single kitchen cabinet to an entire spare room — that can function as a family information centre and workstation. In an effort to battle clutter and keep track of schedules, designer Brian Patrick Flynn helps clients kick the habit of spreading out items around their homes. “These days, it’s pretty much a given that families use their kitchen islands, dining tables and/or coffee tables as prime real estate for laptops, school papers, iPhones and mail,” says Flynn, founder and editor of decordemon.com. “When I’m designing entire homes, especially ones for young families, the first thing I focus on is locating a seldom-used corner, section or nook somewhere easily accessible to create a creative and organizational hub. This usually follows my tirade of, ‘No more using the dining table or breakfast nook as a clutter station!”’ Here, Flynn and two other interior designers offer tips on creating the perfect family headquarters to wrangle homework assignments, invitations, permission slips, calendars and more.

WHAT FURNITURE IS BEST?

WHAT DO YOU NEED? The key pieces are: • a calendar (paper, digital or both) that the whole family can access • accessible storage space for incoming mail, invitations and permission slips where things won’t get forgotten • a message board (dry-erase white boards and/or corkboards are popular) where family members can post and share information • a labelled bin or section of corkboard space assigned to each family member • a power strip for charging electronic devices, with shelf or desk space to keep those items while charging Ideally, the space also will include a work surface where kids can do homework and parents can handle tasks like filling out permission slips. Many families also include a laptop or desktop computer for homework or checking email. If you have a computer handy, you’re

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Designer Brian Patrick Flynn turned a disorganized catch-all room into a clean and colourful creative space decorated with random leftover pieces pulled from storage. Flynn used bold colour in the newly designed room as a backdrop, then united the disparate pieces with touches of the same colour. more likely to enter information digitally and eliminate paper clutter.

WHERE TO PUT IT? Homes built in the past few years often come with what Flynn calls a “bonus room” with no designated purpose. These small, spare rooms work well as a family organization centre, as do mud rooms. Atlanta-based designer Mallory Mathison has helped clients con-

vert a pantry or small closet into an organizational hub. She suggests removing the doors to open up the space, then adding a deep shelf that can be used as a desktop. Tack fabric to the underside of the shelf and hem it just above the floor, creating hidden storage space and a place to tuck a bench or stool. Shelves can be added to the wall above the desktop, along with a message board and calendar. If you lack a spare room or closet, designer Cortney Novogratz sug-

gests choosing one corner of your kitchen, since it’s a room the entire family uses daily. Novogratz, co-star of Home by Novogratz on HGTV in the U.S., lives in Manhattan with her husband and seven children. She often works with clients who have limited space, so she advises them to use a single kitchen cabinet as their organizational hub. Novogratz suggests lining the cabinet door with the calendar and corkboard or dry-erase board. Then add small bins on the cabinet

The costliest option is hiring a carpenter to install a built-in, custom workstation with a desktop, shelving and closed storage. Flynn suggests a cheaper alternative: Buy two kitchen cabinets from a big-box home improvement store, and two pre-fab bookcases. Assemble the cabinets, then the bookcases and stack them directly on top of the base cabinets. Mount them to the wall and add some basic moulding to the front edges, creating “the look of custom built-ins, but for only a few hundred bucks.” To save even more, he suggests plundering the rest of your home in search of old furniture. “I recently took one hot mess of a bonus room, which was used for checking email, working on art projects and keeping kids’ artwork and files stored, then turned it into a colourful, designer-calibre multipurpose space using 100-per-cent leftover pieces from other rooms,” he says. He placed two old dressers next to each other, using their surfaces as a place to collect mail and pending paperwork. He outfitted the dresser drawers with a hanging file system, then brought in an old table and chairs from a child’s playroom. “You can make just about anything work together, as long as disparate pieces are united with the proper colour story. In my case, I gathered white, brown, grey and blue pieces, then set them all against a fire-engine-red backdrop.” Another option: If space is limited, Mathison suggests searching estate sales (or your own attic) for one large piece of furniture like a wooden secretary, which has a desktop and a mix of open and closed storage. Refinish it with several coats of glossy paint and, if necessary, drill holes in the back for power cords.

Only time will tell if clock appeals Postmedia News New from Ikea is a grandfather clock — or rather, what appears to be a grandfather clock. The product, called MORTORP,

is a deco sticker with a pendulum design that is 194 centimetres tall. MORTORP is made of transparent plastic with thick black lines, and is designed to accommodate a wall clock no larger than 38 centimetres in diameter. It was designed

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RICHMOND PLACE CONDO 3660 WEDGWOOD WAY 4bd 3ba bung condo dev bsmt garage upgrades $399,900

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SUNDAY, JAN. 20, 2013 2-4 P.M. STUNNING HOME IN WHITE CITY! 2 EMERALD CREEK DR. Dream kitchen, 5 bedrooms/4-bathrooms/2 fireplaces/wet bar. A must see!

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Cheryl Ottoson 530-7607 15 Cumberland Bay (White City, SK) Sat Jan 19, 2pm-4pm MLS®:450225 $675,000 Not your average house! Curtis Bonar 533-1395 836 Campbell St Sat Jan 19, 2pm-4pm MLS®:451568 $284,900 Well cared for original owner home Shirley MacFarlane 536-9127 Helen Hill 999-0520 Sat Jan 19 & Sun Jan 20, 1pm-3pm 3712 Gordon Road MLS®:443945 $429,500 Darren Bostock 4808 McCombie Cres Sun Jan 20, 1pm-3pm MLS®:440409 $620,000

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find the right contractor first and they will recommend an architect. But this could be a double-edged sword. On the one hand you know the contractor and architect can work together — that’s good. But if the architect depends on the contractor to get referrals the risk is they might be more concerned with keeping the contractor happy than you. If you find the architect first you don’t know whether they can work with the contractor you end up hiring. So do your homework. If you really like a contractor’s work, ask them about architects they’ve worked with and how happy they were with the final results. Then talk to the homeowners and get their take on the entire process. For instance, how quick was it for them to get the right building permits based on the architect’s drawings? How many modifications had to be made to the original plans? These are all clues that tell you how easy — or difficult — it will be working with a particular architect.

MIKE HOLMES Make it Right

Anyone thinking about doing a major renovation will likely work with a professional architect at some point. Not everyone understands the relationship between homeowners, contractors and architects. But in my line of work I depend on these pros all the time. Any time a renovation requires building permits, plans need to be drawn up, submitted and approved by your local building authority. And you have a couple of options when it comes to the plans. Your first option is submitting plans that aren’t stamped, signed or sealed by any professional — not something I recommend. If something goes wrong you are 100-per-cent liable for fixing it — plus any damages. If you live in Ontario you can get someone with a BCIN (Building Code Identification Number) to create the plans for you. Then there are times when the plans must be prepared and stamped or sealed by a professional engineer, or architect, or both. For example, if you’re building an addition that’s bigger than 600 square metres or three storeys in height. And this can vary from province to province. Sometimes when I mention bringing in an architect, homeowners start to get nervous — they think the job will be too expensive. Permits mean plans, plans mean architects, and architects mean architect fees. Or they think the architect won’t listen to

The Holmes Group

Many construction or renovation projects require the help of a professional architect. them and design whatever they want. But what I always tell homeowners is hiring the right professional is worth every penny. For a construction project to be good, it needs to do three things: work for you and the environment, look good and be built to last. Architects help turn dreams into reality by guiding you through the design and construction process. Usually their services include designing, preparing construction documents and construction administration. But it varies. As a bare minimum, they should make sure

your project abides by local zoning bylaws and building codes. Architects are consultants. But they’re also co-ordinators and technical managers trained to deliver a project on schedule and, hopefully, within budget. Most architect agreements stipulate that the project must come within 15 per cent of the budget; if it doesn’t, they have to revise the plans at no extra cost. But this isn’t a standard rule so always read the agreement carefully. Finding the right architect can be tricky. Sometimes you

So how do you find the right architect? Canada has a directory of architects called the Architecture Canada Electronic Directory. It might include information on past projects an architect has worked on, commissions, awards, and so on. But your best bet is to talk to people who have worked with an architect in the past. No matter what architect you decide to work with, you need to have a clear understanding on obligations, responsibilities and expectations. What services do you expect them to deliver? What are you responsible for? When do you expect certain milestones to be completed? How much are you willing

to pay? And once you know what these terms are, put them in writing. There should be a separate contract between you and the architect — in addition to the one you have with your contractor — that clearly outlines the terms and conditions of the entire project, including a payment schedule. One helpful document is called the Canadian Standard Form of Agreement Between Client and Architect. There’s also a shorter version for when you don’t need an architect’s full services — maybe just their input for one small aspect of a construction project, like a modification to renovation plans. You can find these documents through provincial architectural associations, although they might need to be adapted for use in Quebec.

Architect fees Most clients pay a deposit once they sign a contract with an architect — usually a percentage of the architect’s total fee. There are two main types of fees: architectural services and out-of-pocket expenses, such as travel costs and the cost of reproducing documents. Some architects will charge a lump sum, hourly rate or a percentage of the total cost of the construction project. Sometimes it’s a combination. Bottom line: Don’t let it come down to cost. Choose an architect whose skills you trust and with whom you can work. In the end it’s your project. Hire someone whose best interests are in making it right and keeping you happy. Catch Mike Holmes in his new series, Holmes Makes It Right Tuesdays on HGTV. For more information on home renovations, visit makeitright.ca.

Reena Nerbas For Postmedia News Q: I noticed a number of different uses for olive oil on your website. My question is: which is the best olive oil to buy? What is the difference between virgin, extra virgin, cold pressed and so on? A: Extra virgin olive oil (the best of the best) is produced by the first pressing of the olive fruit, and is extracted without using heat (cold pressed) or chemicals. Extra virgin olive oil has less than one per cent acid. On the other hand, the olives used to make virgin olive oil are a lower quality, because the olives are riper and the acid is a little higher. Refined olive oil has a high acid level — more than three per cent — and is made by refining virgin olive oil. Pure olive oil often comes from the second pressing of the olives or pressing leftover olive remains. The colour is light, and the health properties and taste don’t compare with extra virgin olive oil. Note: Sometimes a bottle of “olive oil” will have the label light or extra light olive oil. This oil is the lowest grade of olive oil and made using chemical processes. Extra Tidbit: Store olive oil in a cool, dark place. Light and heat are olive oil’s worst enemies. I enjoy your questions and tips, keep them coming. Missed a column? Can’t remember a solution? Need a speaker for an upcoming event? Follow me on Twitter and see my website at reena.ca!

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The upside of downsizing to a smaller home Our household was split along pretty familiar gender lines for ages. I regularly issued orders that we were moving downtown to end my three-hour daily commute and painful war with the flora and fauna in our yard. My wife, meanwhile, continued to transform said yard into a garden paradise and nurture our social connections in a beautiful beach neighbourhood. It all came to a crashing halt after 18 years when my wife did the unthinkable: she called my bluff and fell in love with a 686-squarefoot apartment. Fasten your seat belts; it’s time to sell the house.

Gord Scott Postmedia News Hey, downsizer — the only thing you have to fear is fear itself. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’ve at least thought about it. Most boomers do at some point, and a lot of us follow through on it. The Conference Board of Canada has predicted more than 80 per cent of new housing demand will come from those over 65 in the next 20 years. Those number geeks also say 60 per cent of new households will be formed by those 75 and up. That’s a lot of tears and moving boxes, people. My wife and I missed the Freedom 55 moment two years ago, but after a dizzying flurry of real estate transactions, basement purging and a jump off some emotional and financial cliffs, we’re living the next best thing: the downsizer dream. The following advice is worth what you’ve paid.

First rule — do not take it personally

Carefully researching neighbourhoods, analyzing the market, selling before you buy — you’ll never do it. The very thought of dealing with all your stuff is enough to make you open another bottle of wine and watch Hoarders instead. See, those people are much worse than you. Besides, you love your house.

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Audrey and Gord Scott enjoy a morning tea on the balcony of their new home overlooking Vancouver’s Stanley Park and English Bay. The pair had lived in detached homes for almost 30 years before moving to a multi-family residence.

You have to get rid of your stuff Chances are, one spouse will do more of that work than the other. And that there could be some temptation on the other’s part to critique that work. That could lead to different interpretations of what is “good stuff ” and what is not. Tread softly, and for the love of Santa, do not ask if the family really needs four boxes of Christmas stuff (when the count has already been whittled in half.) “Good stuff,” when it came to classified ads and garage sales, turned out in our case to be the kitsch and mid-century modern. Beautiful heir-

loom furniture from mom and dad? No thanks, but I’ll take that cool Coke sign or funky night light. If it was big, and made robustly out of wood to last the ages, nobody wanted it. We dreaded dealing with the almost 40 years worth of photo albums, but my wife dealt a master stroke. Photos were ripped from the pages and compiled according to the faces in the snapshot. Each family member and old friend then received a package of nostalgia to do with what he or she saw fit. If there’s anything worse than waking up at 6 a.m. with a massive hangover, it’s waking up at that ungodly hour

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Did I mention the apartment hadn’t been updated in 40 years and was to undergo a complete renovation? Hello hotel room for 10 weeks. One offshoot of this encampment was an unhealthy attraction we acquired to the “reality” TV show Storage Wars. It could have been due to the downtime we suddenly had, or the fact that we’d actually had to rent one of those lockers (10 by 20 ... nice unit) to hold the 21 boxes and other “good stuff ” until the

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Can’t say we’ve really found a downside. We do miss friends from the old hood, but great neighbours and merchants are also in our new stomping grounds. The beloved garden has been traded for a small balcony space, the baby grand piano for an upright. The biggest plus is probably an end to reliance on the car. Walking to work, shopping, concerts, sports events and pretty much anything else keeps us healthier and happier — not to mention making everything much more affordable. As near gridlock approaches on the rush hour and with transit funding, it’s hard not to feel smug about being part of the solution after years of causing the problem. This kind of radical downsizing might not be for everyone — those who want space for visiting children and grandchildren come to mind — but we’ve found it completely liberating. A fresh start is fun — the hardest part is taking the first step out the door.

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Downside, upside on downsizing

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After almost 20 years at the same address in a community we loved and a house that we had gutted once and renovated almost constantly, we were thrust into a harsh new world of real estate bargaining — and a closing date on the apartment loomed. We soon lear ned it’s a jungle out there, and the market was on the verge of softening. The process was brutal, as personal items and artwork were appraised and became part of the purchase-offer battleground. Just to make it a little more interesting, one of our best friends became our realtor. The result? Sold in eight days, and we had to be out in three weeks. Now comes the hard part.

Don’t think it through

apartment was livable. Going multi-family after 30 years of house living comes with a whole new set of rules governing elevator use, noise levels, and parking and bike storage space. Even though excellent movers handled the job, the whole process left us exhausted … and the torn shoulder muscles have yet to heal.

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Versatile plywood can become almost anything Jennifer Forker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The home-improvement and design shows make it look easy: Take a simple sheet of inexpensive plywood and presto! In a few minutes, you’ve got a table, a cabinet or a lounge chair. It’s not that fast or dirtcheap, but it can be that easy, according to woodworking experts who speak fondly of plywood’s many merits. “Plywood is the starting point for many of the things I build,” says artist and designer Jimmy DiResta of New York City. “With some imagination and inventiveness it can become anything.” Plywood is cheaper and often stronger than solid wood, easy to find at homeimprovement or lumber stores, and — darn it — it looks good. Plywood is made from thin layers — called plies, or veneers — glued together under heat and pressure, with each ply laid perpendicular to the next. This “crossgraining” gives plywood its strength and stability, says Philip Schmidt, author of PlyDesign (Storey Publishing, 2012). Since plywood comes in more than a dozen standard thicknesses and twice as many grades, check a buying guide — Home Depot has one online — before purchasing it. Schmidt recommends using a cabinetgrade material, such as Baltic birch, for do-it-yourself projects. The plies are thin and even, and the exterior is smooth, sanded and blemish-free. “Beluga caviar notwithstanding, Baltic birch plywood may be Russia’s finest export,” Schmidt writes in his book.

High-end plywood in many cases has an exterior veneer that rivals the appearance of solid wood.

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This rubber hose chair featured in PlyDesign, by Philip Schmidt, can be made with reclaimed plywood and an old air hose. Plywood is versatile and inexpensive. PlyDesign includes 73 projects for novices and experienced builders. Do-ityourself project magazines such as Ready Made and Make, and online sites such as Instructables offer many other ways to use plywood. “Plywood is inherently moder n, if you think of modern as starting in the 1920s,” says Schmidt, of Denver. “It’s still beautiful wood, and it’s really easy to work with.” A jigsaw can cut straight lines and curves, so that’s your primary tool, says

Schmidt. After that, invest in a good-quality drill. If you want to go deeper into plywood DIY, get a circular saw and a router, which helps cut out multiple pattern pieces. “I don’t own a table saw or any stationary power tools,” says Schmidt, a project designer and author of 17 design books. “I’m more into DIY.” DiResta recommends the jigsaw and circular saw for most plywood projects, and suggests starting out by building a storage box or simple bench. He offers

video tutorials on YouTube, sponsored by Make magazine. Plywood has its drawb a c k s. S c h m i d t w a r n s against sandpapering through the thin top layer, ruining the look of your piece. To avoid this, use a fine-grit sandpaper, and be careful, he adds. DiResta war ns against splinters. A few years ago, he inadvertently brushed a palm against a cut edge, and a matchstick-size splinter went through his palm. He recommends wearing gloves

Curved cuts may require professional help. when cutting plywood, and sanding cut edges with a sanding block. Then there’s “the edge thing,” as Schmidt calls it: Do you cover the exposed plywood edge or let it be? Design will dictate, both DiResta and Schmidt say. Some modern-looking pieces look great with their plywood edges exposed, and the better quality the plywood, the better it’ll look. For other projects, you may want to cover that edge with veneer. “Exposing the edge strata of the panel is really cool,” says Schmidt. “It’s a nice

design element that you can work with.” For some, a project is too delicate or the plywood too high-end to entrust the cutting to one’s own hand. If that happens, find a local furniture-design business to cut the piece for you. They use computer-controlled routers that make precise cuts. Denver furniture maker Scott Bennett works with birch-and-alder plywood to make storage and shelving pieces for his company, Housefish. Occasionally, he’s asked to cut a one-off piece for a designer or DIY enthusiast. The cost is less than most people expect, he says, averaging about $100 per hour of work. “Considering how many hours you might spend trying to cut a complicated shape with hand tools, spending a couple hundred dollars to have a computer cut out your parts can be a good way to get into DIY projects,” Bennett says. He recommends investigating the online site Ponoko, which provides lasercutting services, but says most cities will have a few businesses that can handle an outside precision-cutting job.

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