City Hardware's inventory of about 20,000 brand name and independent home-improvement gizmos equips neighborhood handymen for a massive range of tasks. Experienced staff presides over LED flashlights ($5.99+), gallons of paint ($19.99+), and tool kits ($16.99+). Bags of garden soil ($3.49+) fuel agricultural endeavors or attempts to make mole dinner guests feel more at home. City Hardware also offers on-site services, including paint-color matching and key cutting.
Family patriarch Nordy Rockler opened the doors of his first store in 1954 to supply his fellow craftsmen with knowledge, friendly advice, and a large selection of tools for at-home woodworking projects. Now, the chain of retail outlets brims with more than 20,000 tools and specialized woodworking equipment. Next to a steely rainbow of hinges, casters, and screws, a supply of lumber and exotic hardwoods provides planks for building tree houses or just leaving around as a warning to uncooperative trees. The tenor buzz of power tools operated by newly knowledgeable guests drifts from educational sessions on operating equipment and woodworking.
Customers can select from an impressive selection of dining sets, sofas, and beds, all designed by aesthetic experts and built to outlive their owners. In the dining section, picture your best friends sitting around the Angel transitional table from Steve Silver Co. as you reveal which of them is the murderer. Otherwise, support your supine recreation in the living room with a black leather-look storage ottoman ($218), microfiber recliner ($299), or twin sofa sleeper ($598). Likewise, replacing the pile of hay in the corner with a comfortable queen pillow-top mattress set ($298) and stylish panel bed with storage footboard will give you a luxurious location for sleeping, canoodling, and eating corn on the cob. Harkness professionals will deliver furniture anywhere in Pierce, King, Kitsap, and Thurston counties for a nominal fee.