A few weeks ago, I was on a mad hunt for wayward license plates. My vain search nearly led me to the old, rusting doors of…

Inset fireplace bookshelf by The Dew Abides


The unused space inside our four fireplaces has driven us to a fiery rage for 12 years. Only, with no actual place to put that fire….

Steel vs. steal

For no particular reason, I wanted to make the small, 6-by-9-foot bay in our carport a little more impregnable. Again, I’m not saying that I…

Homemade toothpaste from The Dew Abides


Commercial toothpaste is a hot mess — thanks to questionable chemical contents, an unrecyclable tube, a useless cardboard box and a whole lot of…