Home and Garden Roundup: 11.12.06

Home and Garden Roundup: 11.12.06

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Janel Laban
Nov 13, 2006

Tribune Photos by Chris Walker
Chairman of the boards is all about Jeff Miller, a master wood worker and furniture builder. His studio is in Rogers Park, in what was once a post office turned bowling alley.

He has been building chairs for more than 30 years and his book on chair building, "Chairmaking & Design" (in print from 1997 - 2004) is considered the "best book on chair design ever published". It now fetches up to $200. per copy on Ebay and will come back into print this December.

Also from H&G this week:

Snoop Patrol: Filmmaker Richard Linklater answers questions about his home and lifestyle - "Nah, I hate [stuff] like that. You know, things like chandeliers or sterling silver or fine-anything -- nah, I hate all that [stuff]."

Five ways:: to get a better deal...Lisa Lee Freeman, the editor of Shop Smart, gives her tips on saving while shopping.

Dishing: Lighter Lasagna: Low carb "lasagna" made with thinly sliced veg instead of pasta and turkey lasagna.

Diamond Baratta: The designers (and authors of "Diamond Baratta Design") give their tip for painted floors: Benjamin Moore's Porch and Deck Enamel - "It holds up phenomenally". They also give their top three white paint choices and the reason why they use fabric for walls.

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