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Burnett built the curio cabinet of walnut to house the client’s replica weapon and memorabilia collection. It has a grid structure to mount the swords on lucite dowels and magnets giving the appearance they’re floating in the cabinet. Photo: Bruce Murray, VisionFire Studios

It’s in her nature

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A Nova Scotian cabinetmaker opens the door to custom design The natural world inspires cabinetmaker Carole Burnett. Working out of her home studio in Boutlier’s Point, N.S., she catches glimpses of the Atlantic Ocean through a wall of green trees in the summer. In winter, the view opens to capture the islands of St. Margaret’s… Read More»

Fourth-year millwright apprentices Della Ryan, Casandra Whalen and Amanda Reese are getting the support from programming offered by the Office to Advance Women Apprentices. With offices in all four Atlantic provinces, the organizations mission is to identify the barriers and track and measure the success of skilled construction tradeswomen in the region. Photo: Kassondra Barry Photography

Breaking down barriers

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Meet the women building the East Coast When it comes to careers with a hammer, voltmeter, and other tools of the construction industry, women are woefully underrepresented.  But their success and mentorship is key as Atlantic Canada and the rest of the country face a looming labour shortage, with tens of thousands of Baby Boomers… Read More»

DIY: Make a fabric mask

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A simple sewing pattern that requires only basic machine skills

Jane Brokenshire

Style your home like a pro

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These tricks of the trade will help you achieve a designer look on a DIY budget

Spring issue highlights

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Our editor picks her top stories from our spring issue, and wants your input to help shape our future magazines.

Say it with colour

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Creative ways of choosing the best colours for your space.

East Coast Living