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Bruce Johnson

Author, Columnist and Director of the
National Arts & Crafts Conference
at The Grove Park Inn since 1988

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Article Archives

Avoiding the Dreaded Blotchiness
Dec 3rd, 2012
Tools You Need to Duplicate
Nov 26th, 2012
Arts & Crafts For Your Home
Nov 19th, 2012
The Thankless Water Heater
Nov 13th, 2012
The Smoother the Wood, The Smoother the Finish
Oct 29th, 2012
The Simple Wall Shelf
Oct 15th, 2012
A Stitch in Time Saves Big Bucks
Oct 8th, 2012
Pluggin' Away at Your Lawn
Sep 24th, 2012
Three Things Every Arts & Crafts Home Must Have
Sep 5th, 2012
'Tis the Season for Mold and Mildew
Aug 28th, 2012
A Brush for Every Occasion
Aug 20th, 2012
Is it Time For a Dowel -- Or a Plug?
Aug 13th, 2012
Chasing Those Elusive Wisteria Blossoms
Jul 28th, 2012
Curb Appeal - Does Your House Pass the Test?
Jul 24th, 2012
Attracting Songbirds - All Year Long
Jul 16th, 2012
Knob and Tube Wiring: Is it a Fire Hazzard in Your Home
Jun 26th, 2012
Sunlight: The Silent, Deadly Killer
Jun 12th, 2012
Lessons Learned From an Historic House Restoration
May 29th, 2012
Besieged By Carpenter Bees?
May 4th, 2012
Deck Update: Did I Make the Right Decision?
Apr 12th, 2012
Water vs. Oil: Which One Do I Choose?
Mar 19th, 2012
Dealing With an Arts & Crafts Crawl Space
Feb 27th, 2012
Knowing How - and When - To Fume
Feb 6th, 2012
Using Workshops To Improve Your Skills - And Your Home
Dec 25th, 2011
How To Care For and Clean Your Arts & Crafts Rugs
Dec 19th, 2011
Adding Character To A Room: Part II
Dec 4th, 2011
Adding Character To A Room: Part I
Nov 29th, 2011
Preparing Your House (and antiques) For the Holidays
Nov 15th, 2011
Crash Course In Roof Flashing
Oct 9th, 2011
We Have Been Warned: Winter Will Return!
Oct 3rd, 2011
Arts & Crafts Hardware For Your Home
Sep 19th, 2011
White Ring, Black Ring
Sep 5th, 2011
Battling Those Pesky Weeds
Aug 15th, 2011
Tuckpointing Tips for You and Your Foundation
Aug 8th, 2011
Day 6: The Sweet Smell Of Success
Jul 2nd, 2011
Day 5: Tackling The Final Phase
Jul 1st, 2011
Day 4: More Than Halfway Done
Jun 30th, 2011
Day 3: Roaring Into Phase Two
Jun 29th, 2011
Day 2: Phase One Picks Up Steam
Jun 27th, 2011
The Pergola Project - Day One: Getting Started
Jun 26th, 2011
Its Re-Coating Time: Quick and Easy
Jun 19th, 2011
"A Little Water Clears Us Of This Deed...."
Jun 13th, 2011
"Picture, picture, on the wall..."
Jun 6th, 2011
Clamps: The Key To A Successful Gluing
May 30th, 2011
Choosing the Right Glue
May 23rd, 2011
Which Deck Looks The Best?
May 16th, 2011
Kitchen Countertops: Which One Is Best in an A&C Home?
May 1st, 2011
Tips For Water-Based Stains and Finishes
Apr 18th, 2011
Tips For Buying Lumber
Mar 27th, 2011
Curb Appeal: When Does a Rock Become A Boulder?
Mar 21st, 2011
Your Best Tool Against Water Damage: An Umbrella
Mar 9th, 2011
Architectural Salvage: Bringing Home History
Feb 23rd, 2011
Taking The Right Steps To Save Your Stairs
Feb 12th, 2011
Preserving the History of Our Home
Feb 1st, 2011
Blocking Those Dangerous UV Rays: An Architect Responds
Jan 24th, 2011
The Second Best Thing For Your Furniture
Jan 4th, 2011
So Many Floors, So Many Choices
Dec 17th, 2010
Getting Ready For the Holidays
Nov 16th, 2010
Dealing With Dried-Out Wood
Oct 11th, 2010
English Ivy: The Silent Intruder
Sep 20th, 2010
An Ounce of Prevention - Can Save Your Ceiling
Sep 13th, 2010
Easy Solutions For Squeaky Hardwood Floors
Aug 30th, 2010
Looking Out For Those Who Looked After Us
Jul 28th, 2010
Repairing a Hardwood Floor
Jul 14th, 2010
Removing Mold - Without Removing an Original Finish
May 4th, 2010
When An "Authentic" Finish Is Not An Advisable Finish
Apr 26th, 2010
Windowsills, Sunlight and Rain
Apr 5th, 2010
Filling Holes: Wood, Dough, Putty or Plugs?
Mar 16th, 2010
Got The Damp Basement Blues?
Feb 4th, 2010
Saving and Protecting Original Finishes
Jan 13th, 2010
Keeping A Finish On Your Front Door
Jan 13th, 2010
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