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3 Ways to Celebrate 'Keep America Beautiful' Month

3 Ways to Celebrate 'Keep America Beautiful' Month

April is 'Keep America Beautiful' month! One excellent way to celebrate would be to participate in the trash tag challenge...

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Our 5 Most Popular Species of Wood

Our 5 Most Popular Species of Wood

The dark brown wood is strong with a handsome grain and polishes easily. Rich, flavorful nuts taste delicious fresh and...

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5 Environmental Holidays

5 Environmental Holidays

Most people reading this will know about and love Earth Day, so you’re probably aware that it’s celebrated around the...

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The Old 280 Boogie

The Old 280 Boogie

As an Alabama business, we love promoting and discussing some of the best Alabama has to offer. In fact, the...

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5 Birmingham Associations & Organizations We Love

5 Birmingham Associations & Organizations We Love

1) If you've never listened to 90.3 WBHM, then you're really missing out. They deliver high quality news broadcasting on...

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"More Cities Stop Recycling. They Can't Afford It." - New York Times

"More Cities Stop Recycling. They Can't Afford It." - New York Times

Michael Corkery of the New York Times recently published an article on the growing number of cities around the U.S....

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Gas Tax in Alabama

Gas Tax in Alabama

According to a recent AL.com article, Alabama will be introducing a 10 cent per gallon  gas tax in order to...

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Interviewing MAKEbhm: AK Jewelry

Interviewing MAKEbhm: AK Jewelry

I interviewed AK Jewelry of MAKEbhm a few days ago at her work station at Make. My first question led her to dicuss her...

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What NOT to Compost

What NOT to Compost

Composting is a great way to generate fertilizer for your garden. That said - ensure you’re not composting materials that...

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Dering Hall Sweepstakes: Win the Miyake Bench

Dering Hall Sweepstakes: Win the Miyake Bench

Alabama Sawyer is doing a sweepstakes with Dering Hall. You could win a free Miyake Bench! Just enter your name and...

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Interviewing MAKEbhm: Amanda Loper

Interviewing MAKEbhm: Amanda Loper

I interviewed Amanda Loper of David Baker architects a few days ago in a small conference room in MAKEbhm. My...

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5 of the Best Nature & Science Oriented Podcasts

5 of the Best Nature & Science Oriented Podcasts

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years of your life, you’ve probably noticed that podcasts...

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Interviewing MAKEbhm: ECam and Co.

Interviewing MAKEbhm: ECam and Co.

I interviewed candle maker Elizabeth Cameron of ECam and Co. in her workshop where I was greeted by a strong wave...

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Alabama Sawyer's wooden credenza

Health Benefits of Wood Furniture

Did you know that spending time around wooden furniture can benefit your health? Here are some of the ways: It...

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How to be Eco Friendly in the Kitchen

How to be Eco Friendly in the Kitchen

At Alabama Sawyer, we want you to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Here are some tips on how to...

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5 Classic Birmingham Businesses

5 Classic Birmingham Businesses

Alabama Sawyer is practically a toddler compared to some of the more classic Birmingham businesses. In their honor, here are...

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4 Types of Shelving Systems

4 Types of Shelving Systems

The fixed bracket shelving system is also referred to as suspension shelving. Brackets may come in wood or metal and are attached directly...

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1stdibs to feature Alabama Sawyer

1stdibs to feature Alabama Sawyer

Did you hear? 1stdibs is going to feature some Alabama Sawyer products on their site! If you’re out of the...

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Alabama Sawyer @ Gumption

Alabama Sawyer @ Gumption

We are so excited to announce that Leigh and Cliff will be featured speakers at the 2019 Gumption conference in Tennessee this...

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How to Polish Wood Furniture

How to Polish Wood Furniture

Did you hear the news? We recently started selling our very own beeswax wood polish!    In honor of such...

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Things You Didn't Know You Could Compost

Things You Didn't Know You Could Compost

If you’re at all interested in gardening and composting, then check out our Noaway Counter Top Compost Bin, and read...

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Interior Design Considerations that Facilitate Focus

Interior Design Considerations that Facilitate Focus

First thing's first. Let's talk about the psychology of color, specifically the colors that tend to facilitate focus & concentration. Green tends...

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Movies for Nature Lovers

Movies for Nature Lovers

Consider yourself an outdoorsy nature lover? You’re in luck, because I have some movies that will make you feel right...

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Biophilic Design

Biophilic Design

“The biophilia hypothesis ... suggests that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature" That’s all well and good, but...

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