Emily Medlock

Emily Medlock is a freelance writer and author. Her heart lies in historical fiction, as well as mental health, home improvement, and all things geeky. Emily has been writing online for over five years. She's an advocate for the truth, empathy, and being yourself.
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Posted in DIY Projects | by Emily Medlock, on May 5, 2021

Types Of Wood Joints And Their Unique Purposes

You don’t have to be a carpenter to know a little bit about how woodworking works. There’s something satisfying about the smell of wood being cut, the look of a freshly varnished piece of furniture, and the ability to turn a tree into a work of art.  Everyone wants to be a woodworker in some...

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Posted in Outdoor | by Emily Medlock, on May 4, 2021

What Is Burl Wood Made From Real Tree Burls?

Have you ever wanted to know how to find unique cuts and patterns of wood that are natural and authentic? Well, that’s where burl wood comes in handy. Burl wood is made from the wood that comes from a tree burl.  Tree burls are knots on trees. That may sound quite silly, to make gorgeous...

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Posted in Architecture | by Emily Medlock, on May 4, 2021

Average Step Height Of Interior Stairs

If you have a two-story home then there’s a good chance you have a set of interior stairs. One question we get a lot is, “what is the appropriate step height for interior stairs?” Thankfully, the answer is quite simple. One of the best ways to determine a good step height is to find the...

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Posted in Architecture | by Emily Medlock, on May 3, 2021

CMU Walls And Types Of Cinder Blocks

CMU walls are one of the most common types of walls in large buildings and skyscrapers. They are strong, long-lasting, and one of the safest types of walls in modern architecture. So it’s no wonder they are so popular.  CMU walls are built with concrete blocks called cinder blocks and they come in so many...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Emily Medlock, on April 30, 2021

How To Cut Plexiglass And Use It For Your Project

Plexiglass is often compared to regular glass but it is actually a safer, cheaper, and easier-to-install option. So if you have access to it, there’s no reason not to get it. The material lets 90% of light in to brighten up the room.  However, a lot of people don’t understand what plexiglass is, how to...

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Posted in Architecture | by Emily Medlock, on April 30, 2021

What Is The Two-Car Garage Size?

There are many different types of garages. The technical “type” is affected by the size, shape, and original use of the garage. Most garages are primarily for parking a car, just like a carport. But these days, the uses have broadened After all, a lot of people are changing their garage and transforming it into...

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Posted in Bathroom | by Emily Medlock, on April 29, 2021

What Is The Cost To Add A Bathroom?

There are many reasons to add a bathroom to your home. Even if you already have a full bathroom, you shouldn’t feel bad about adding another, whether it be a full bath, half-bath, or 3/4 bath, which is an interesting compromise.  But when adding a bathroom, it’s important to consider the costs. Perhaps it’s not...

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Posted in Furniture | by Emily Medlock, on April 28, 2021

The Best Furniture Stores Denver Has To Offer

Let me start off by saying that Denver has all of the standard furniture stores that any other city has. Their Crate and Barrel is amazing. Their West Elm is perfect. And their Room And Board has everything you need. However, today we’re going to talk about the more unique finds in Denver. Stores you...

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