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.
Sunlight has many essential benefits, from helping plants to grow big and strong to helping ants cook their meals at the magnifying-glass factory. But for all of the good the sun has to offer, it also has a darker side. In cars, sunlight causes upholstery to fade and dashboards to crack. In homes, its resultant radiant heat builds up and drives up energy costs. In response to such issues, Window Tints Glendale offers professional-grade solar films that protect interiors without shutting out the light altogether. The films, which come in a variety of shading levels, block out 99% of ultraviolet light. They also reflect radiant heat, which means that interior surfaces can maintain color while home electricity costs drop as quickly and dramatically as a tear-shaped stone from the eye of a statue.
With more than 25 years of experience, Box Brothers offers a panoply of packing supplies and accouterments along with brand-name and custom shipping services. Box Brothers stocks more than 100 different sizes of boxes, including standard 1.5-cubic-foot book- or record-carton boxes ($1.49 each, $1.29 each in a bundle of 25) and sweater-sheltering wardrobe boxes ($12.99, $11.99 each in a bundle of five). Box Brothers’ cardboard cowboys will help find the right receptacle for hand-woven wares, and they can also make or cut custom-size boxes for oddly shaped items such as spare harpoons and handcrafted kitchen sinks.