Let Eagle Rock gentrify all it wants, as long as it doesn’t lose this old-fashioned, family-run hardware store, a neighborhood center for generations. Get your keys made, find that metal screw, pick up a hose or a cast-iron skillet, and get advice on every home project you’ve ever dreamed of doing. Hardware | 1620 Colorado […]
A hometown hardware store since 1923, Berg has the most helpful, knowledgeable staff anywhere, bar none. They’ll match the screw or bolt you bring in, they’ll help you choose the right kind of glue for that craft project, and, if you’re a JPL scientist seeking a widget for an unusual project, they’ll help you with […]
We’ve been tied up getting elevations and site plans drawn, taking measurements and reading books. I’ll actually do a post soon about the books that Sheryl and I have found the most useful and inspirational in this first step of our little home-building journey. But wanted to keep posting, so here’s one about trucks, wheelbarrows, roll-offs and a dude who will take your scrap metal away for free. If you’re pressed for time, you can probably skip this one, but don’t go crying if someone at a party asks you where to get the cheapest wheelbarrow in Pasadena or if you know anyone who will pick up rusty pipes so they don’t end up in a landfill. Seriously, this knowledge can make you popular. But like I said, feel free to skip this one.
June 9, 2010 | Posted in Home & Garden
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The holidays are over, and we’re all trembling in fear at the impending arrival of our December VISA bills — but sometimes even in January we need to buy stuff. This is the month of everyday-essential purchases: Some nails and paint to fix that fence, a box of thank-you cards so your kids can acknowledge […]
January 9, 2010 | Posted in The Best
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