Author Archives: nrhiller

About nrhiller

cabinetmaker and author

Falling in love — with a house

The following is excerpted from A Home of Her Own Every so often she passed the striking limestone house and wondered what was going on there. Friends and colleagues knew that she and Tim had been interested in the place, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments

New Book from Nancy Hiller & Lost Art Press

Editor’s note: Aside from my family, my three deepest passions in life are woodworking, food and music. Almost every night I cook a meal while listening to music and surrounded by the things I’ve built. I have deep-seated philosophies about … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 28 Comments

Posers need not apply

The following is a short excerpt from Making Things Work. It was a spacious shop, well lit and outfitted with a tidy mix of old and new equipment. “I’m working on a dining table and chairs for a client in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 9 Comments

On seeing and being seen

I’ve lost track of how many times people have written “So great to see a woman in the magazine!” following the publication of a project feature. For years I’d roll my eyes and think Never mind my gender. WHAT ABOUT … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 43 Comments

Farewell, old friend

As woodworkers, we tend to think about trees most often in the context of wood. But a living tree is habitat, safe perch, shady spot, daily carbon dioxide sink, and more. Trees also bear fruit. Until I moved to Indiana, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 34 Comments

Arts and Crafts classics at The Wilson

Originally posted on Making Things Work:
Please note: The following images are snapshots I took during my visit to The Wilson. They are used here with explicit permission, which required a lot of work and a fee, as described in…

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Down the rabbit hole

or…watch Nancy Hiller morph into Basil Fawlty I take copyright and permissions protocols seriously. It’s a simple matter of the Golden Rule: I write and design stuff, and if someone’s going to use my words or designs, I’d like my … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 15 Comments