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Opening the Kitchen? Make the Most of That Support Post
Use a post to add architectural interest, create a focal point or just give your open kitchen some structure
"structural support. Your contractor or architect can confirm if the wall is load bearing... a new support system into your plan presents some design challenges, but it can also... encounter support post all the time and the photos above reflect very creative ways to... post for support. Here is example of a kitchen remodels that open the kitchen partially... "hid" the support column by adding a second false column adding both a bit of symmetry..."
Helpful Hangers: French Cleats Support Projects Big and Small
From cabinets to birdhouses, wooden cleats hold projects securely in place. Learn about their construction and benefits here
Supporting Act: Exposed Wood Trusses in Design
Decorating for Children: How Your House Can Support Creative Play
When you encourage kids to use their imagination, you help them learn problem solving, relationship building and creativity
Bathroom Safety Features That Support Your Style
'Safety first' doesn't mean style comes in second with bathroom grab bars, shower seats and more designed for the modern home
Expert Talk: Frameless Showers Get Show of Support
Professional designers explain how frameless shower doors boosted the look or function of 12 bathrooms
How to Choose the Perfect Bed Pillow — and Sleep Better
Wake up saying 'Ahhhh' instead of 'Ow' with a pillow that provides all the support and comfort you need
"all the support and comfort you need... a neck support pillow from Ikea. It took a few weeks to get used to it, but then I... expensive neck support pillow, but it wasn't as comfortable. My husband has a huge pillow... It's supports my head and neck perfectly without being firm or lumpy. I love down... enough support for my neck and I end up with kinks. Polyester? Not an option. I... it. It supports my neck so I don't wake up with a sore neck and upper back. I am switching..."
When a Column Doesn't Look Like a Column
"Tree-like Supports in Wood or Steel... intended as a support. The Classical Orders — round, tapered columns of Doric, Ionic, or... structure to support, the ends are supported on spindly columns grouped in threes and spread... purlins that support the rafters that radiate to the exterior walls, seen in the next photo... perimeter: supporting beams that traverse doors, for example. This house echoes Frank... roof is supported by a truss-like column that becomes an interesting object in itself..."
"stringer to support the steps, but you might or might not see it... treads, are supported by one or two stringers. Traditionally stringers are hidden in a... is the support for the steps of a staircase. This outer stringer is cut in a zigzag... the only support for this floating staircase; the structural part of the staircase is..."
"carved rod supports a handrail or a furniture piece's frame... step to support the handrail. A spindle can be turned on a woodworking lathe, with... Spindles support handrails; they are both decorative and functional, keeping people... handrail is supported by a newel post. Spindles don't have to be made from wood. The ones..."
"enough to support floors, roofs, catwalks and more in a single bound... element that supports the concentrated loads of floors or roofs. Common shapes for steel... used as supports for this home gym. Similar to I-beams are hollow structural section..."
"gives support to a home's architecture... transfers and supports weight above it, namely a squared piece of timber or engineered lumber... beams support the transparent roof material of this covered walkway. Glulam, or..."
"gentle support when these architectural columns lift them off the ground... column that supports a building by lifting the building above the ground plane. A building... points of support in lieu of larger linear systems, their use as a foundation for a house..."
Renovation Detail: The Knee Brace
Playing a supporting role in architecture but earning attention in their own right, knee braces are a favorite on Craftsman home exteriors
Design Opportunity: Style in the Stairs