Author Archives: nrhiller

About nrhiller

cabinetmaker and author

Meet Poppy and Guy

Note: I haven’t posted here in a while. But for those who haven’t read Making Things Work and will be visiting the Lost Art Press storefront this weekend (you lucky dogs; I am dying to meet Suzanne Ellison), you can buy … Continue reading

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No words necessary

Several weeks ago I received the image above via text message from Megan Fitzpatrick. Just the picture. No accompanying words. I knew immediately that she was copy-editing the book I’d written about English Arts and Crafts furniture. “Trust Megan to … Continue reading

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Small table, large demands

Whether you’re a teacher, a doctor or a cabinetmaker, it’s sobering to subject yourself occasionally to the kind of conditions your students, patients or clients experience while in your care. The past few weeks have reminded me how disturbing a … Continue reading

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Shop Safety: This Tip Could Save Your Life

… or “I never said I wanted to go surfing.” Every so often something reminds you that serious injury is only a heartbeat away. I had one of those experiences yesterday in the shop. The culprit: a scrap of plywood … Continue reading

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Vintage Kitchen Splendor

To start the new year off with a bang, feast your eyes on this gobsmackingly gorgeous kitchen. I don’t even remember how Joe Oliver and I became acquainted, but I’m so glad we did. Joe operates Retro Stove & Gas … Continue reading

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My Kind of Problem

Boxing Day, 2017, 7:48 a.m. Good morning, Nancy. An issue has emerged concerning the counter top. As currently configured, the counter top will cover the dishwasher control panel. The dishwasher needs to move about 3 inches out from under the … Continue reading

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Simple by design

Originally posted on Making Things Work:
One of these things is not like the others. Last week I attended a holiday party held by a local publication. This biannual event is always characterized by classy live music and an atmosphere…

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