Portland Tour of Remodeled Homes

Portland Tour of Remodeled Homes

The Tour of Remodeled Homes will take place next weekend (March 14 – 15). This year’s event features ten homes in the Portland metro area (see map below). Tickets are $22.50 each (good for both days). If you are interested in going, fill out the form here and we’ll send you two tickets (until we run out). In order to mail the tickets out in time, the deadline to request tickets is this Monday, March 9th.

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Portland Spring Home and Garden Show

Portland Spring Home and Garden Show 2015

The Portland Home and Garden Show starts this Thursday and runs through Sunday. Stop by our booth to see our outdoor living space. We’re also offering several show specials that you will love. Admission is $10 (free for children under 12). Use this coupon to get $2 off admission (Thursday and Friday only). Parking is extra. However, parking is free after 4pm on Thursday and Friday.

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DIY - build a lounge chair out of logs

DIY Project Idea: Log Lounge Chair

If you have a log or two lying around, here’s a project idea for you: build a lounge chair out of logs. For this project you will need a saw for cutting the log and a drill for attaching the logs together. In addition, you will need 1/4″ x 6″ lag screws, 1/4″ x 9″ lag screws, and some metal brackets to strengthen the floppy parts of the chair. Note: the hardware should be galvanized so they don’t rust in the rain.

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DIY sofabed for a van

Project Idea: DIY Sofa Bed

If you ever wanted to sleep in your van, here’s an interesting DIY project idea: build a sofa bed that also serves as storage. We found these photos on Pinterest. There are no step-by-step instructions, but the photos give you a rough idea what you need to do. After you’re done building and securing the sofa bed to the van, all you need is a futon mattress for a comfortable night’s sleep.

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