Posts Tagged ‘baltic birch’

Custom woodwork by Vladimir

Monday, July 5th, 2010

This is my friend Vladimir, a master woodworker in Vancouver who is originally from Moscow. I feel that local craftspeople like Vlad who produce one-of-a-kind objects and high-level custom work do not get enough press. This is unfair, especially considering how often their work is superior, both technically and aesthetically, to anything mass-produced or even to work by boutique woodwork companies.

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DIY: paint your linoleum floor white

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

When I moved into this typical 1930s apartment in Vancouver’s east side in 1999, the first thing I did was paint over the kitchen’s dingy gold linoleum flooring. The linoleum was the worst thing about that apartment. Everyone always says not to paint linoleum – or any surface you walk on, for that matter – but the painted floor turned out to be durable, easy to deal with and gave me no end of pleasure.

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