When Joe and Jessica Ashcroft renovated their downstairs bathroom, they wanted something stunningly modern to serve as the visual centerpiece.

“We were looking for a different material to stand out against the tile and the darker colors we used,” Joe says.

That’s when they came to Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods and found a beautiful hickory countertop material to finish off the space.

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Your Complete DIY Potting Bench Plans

Have you been eyeing up that potting bench at your local garden center but wish you could make one on your own? Look no further. We’ve got everything you need–including free DIY potting bench plans and the products used throughout the build–to complete this great weekend project!

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Red Oak’s Big League Comeback

Red Oak is more modern than you think! So, toss aside your faded memories of 1990s (and those infamous honey-brown kitchen cabinets) and take a step into the 21st century, because there are a variety of Red Oak finish options to keep pace with contemporary renovation and design.

Red Oak is a go-to for woodworkers and homeowners, alike. It’s strong. It’s versatile. And, it’s moderately priced (basically the trifecta of hardwood options). Let’s take a quick look at the trends and techniques that are leading the charge in Red Oak’s worldwide comeback.

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The 2018 Jamestown Net-Zero Project: Baird Brothers & This Old House

Anniversaries are important… especially 40th anniversaries!

So for 2018, This Old House’s 40th season, the well-known home design and renovation brand brought its A-game by taking on its first ever net-zero house.

If you’re a fan, you know that TOH has managed many challenging projects over the past 40 years. But, up to this point, the organization had never been tasked with transforming an old home into a property capable of generating all the energy it needed to run.

But, as expected, with a little collaboration and a lot of ingenuity, the Jamestown Net-Zero Project House was nothing short of stunning!

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