The thief who took two bottles of pop from the Nebraska GOP offices in Lincoln left behind a perfectly good chocolate cake.
Q: Tim, I really need your help. I just moved into my new home and have a smoking full masonry fireplace. It’s 55 inches wide and has an arched opening that’s 33.5 inches at the peak of the arch. It looks like regular brick mortar was used with the firebrick. For whatever reason, it has two flues and a damper on each one. It smokes like an old steam locomotive, sending clouds of choking smoke into the house! Cracking a window helps but doesn’t solve the problem. Should there only be one flue? Should I only open one damper? What’s wrong? —Tim Y., Broken Arrow, Okla.
Each of Omaha's 1920s houses tell a story about their previous owners. And they fetch top prices, too.
Recent projects include major exterior work at the former Union Station, now the Durham Museum. It wrapped up just in time for the building's 90th birthday.
With new technologies, building techniques and construction materials, American architectural design came into its own in the 1920s. These Omaha beauties are monuments to the Art Deco and Revival styles.
The Millard Hotel, at 13th and Harney Streets, burned in February 1933. Seven firefighters were killed in the blaze, which was the deadliest fire in Omaha history at the time.
Old Market shop owners look ahead to a better future after setbacks, including fire, protests and a pandemic.
Khloe Kardashian "feels like it's time" to have another child.
To some people a brick wall is an eye-catching feature in a room; to others it’s an eyesore. While exposed, blotchy brick may be an authentic, rugged look that adds character to a room, others see a rough surface that detracts from the surroundings. An inexpensive trick we learned from designers of commercial spaces is to paint it.
After postponing several shows because of the coronavirus pandemic, Elton John is saying hello to the yellow brick road of touring.
Make the entrance to your front door more than a serviceable path by creating a handsome walkway with brick pavers to enhance your property. Bricks are an enduring and attractive material and an investment you’ll enjoy for years to come, because brick is a natural choice for a dramatic garden path and a popular upgrade connecting walkways around outbuildings like a garage or shed.
Q: I need to repair the mortar joints on my older brick home that was built in the late 1800s. I’ve seen some horrible workmanship where the mortar doesn’t match at all, and I want to avoid this. How does one match the original mortar? What would you do to make sure the finished repair is nearly invisible? Is this even a realistic goal, or should I just resign myself to ugly mortar joints that don’t match? —Rhonda S., Boston
“Start by making a wise choice on your house colors,” says Courtney Otte. “Diversify and add interest to the house by keeping your neighbor’s home color scheme in mind."
WHITE HOUSE: “Antifa and professional anarchists are invading our communities, staging bricks and weapons to instigate violence. These are acts of domestic terror.” — tweet Wednesday, with a video showing collections of bricks and stones as if stockpiled for attacks.
The world's largest toy maker is pitching its bricks as a form of mindfulness. Adults are happy to play along - as long as there are instructions.
NEW YORK (AP) — See your "Friends" on the big screen. Deck out your place with "Friends" decor. Wear your "Friends" as jewelry. Heck, buy the …