As a residential designer with a background in carpentry and engineering, FHB contributing editor Mike Maines pays attention to the practical, hardworking parts of a house, from materials such as mineral wool to spaces such as laundry closets. For design inspiration, he draws on nature and traditional, vernacular architecture. When not designing, Mike likes to work in his woodshop or tend to his homestead in rural Maine. www.michaelmaines.com
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