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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

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Q: I'm building a very small house and love the look of natural stone. I also intend to build some low garden walls that I want to look like stone too. I've seen the artificial stone at building centers and home and garden shows.

THE SUN is long gone, the weather is cooling off, and the landscape is bathed in darkness. Whether this means your night is nearly over or jus…

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The sun is long gone, the weather is cooling off, and the landscape is bathed in darkness. Whether this means your night is nearly over or just getting started, Bricks & Mortar Bar and Bistro is a great spot to sit back and take it all in.

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