Countless do-it-yourself projects would never have seen the light of day were it not for Aurora Rents—gardens would remain untended, furniture unsanded, bedrooms unpainted. Luckily, the locally owned and operated business has rented tools and equipment—all properly cared for—to northwestern craftspeople for 50 years. Equally as vital, each employee carries industry expertise around in his or her tool belt, and delights in providing insights, safety tips, and techniques for refinishing floors or shellacking homemade Trojan horses.
Since 1959 Aqua Quip has been providing the Best Things In Life, Right In Your Own Backyard. From Swimming pools and hot tubs to a huge selection of BBQ's, spices, rubs and accessories. Plus a complete line of Fireplace and stoves to keep you warm.
With 65 years of image-enhancing experience, Aaron Brothers brings singular design, craftsmanship, and style to each custom framing assignment. Offering individualized design consultations, Aaron Brothers carries a collection of more than 700 unique frame moldings in fine woods and metal, as well as 400 different conservation-grade mats. While prices for each job vary, Aaron Brothers charges $101 for an 11.5''x13.5" custom frame with a mat, UV- clear glass, mount, and fitting. Customers can also get a 7"x9" custom frame with tempest mat, UV-clear glass, mounting, and basic fitting for about $78. Each Aaron Brothers location features a team of designers and master artisans, as well as an assortment of hanging supplies. Bring in treasured works of art and Aaron Brothers’ certified preservation experts will help hinder time's attack on photographs, newspaper clippings, and Mesolithic magazine covers.
Working across 16 locations around Puget Sound, the friendly folks at Savvy Mattress Outlet showcase popular, name-brand mattresses from Simmons, Serta, and Sealy, aiming to help sleepers of all stripes find their ideal match. They also offer next- and same-day delivery service, during which hired staffers will remove your old mattress, take it for one last spin down the stairs, and break the hard news to the kids—who were originally told that it was going to a country farm filled with other mattresses.
The friendly, helpful staff at Urban Scrapbooker boasts an ever-changing array of memory-preserving materials, including colorful paper, embellishments, and accessories for card making and paper crafting. Use a Tombow Mono adhesive ($3.50) to stick photos of the family, the family dog, or the family microwave onto vibrantly patterned paper, featuring images of food, nature, or downtown Seattle ($0.69+). Bland, boring trips down memory lane detour onto the more scenic remembrance expressways with accessories such as ribbon ($0.15+/ft.) and 3-D stickers in more than 400 styles ($2.50+). Store photos of every cherished lost tooth in an 8"x8" album ($12.99–$17.50), or commemorate Mother's Day, Memorial Day, or Heckle A Pigeon Day with a handcrafted greeting card, designed using a BoBunny card kit ($17.99).
At 102 years old, Carl Kroll still handcrafts holiday wreaths of noble fir, juniper, and cedar from the farm he founded with his wife, Erna, in 1947. Once home to acres of raspberries, Henry's Tree Farm began planting Christmas trees in the 1970s at the behest of partner—and the farm's current namesake—Henry Meybohm. Today, the Kroll family encourages biodiversity and soil conservation among their acres of firs and spruces, replacing each cut tree with a new seedling. The farm also bundles up bunches of stray greens, such as sprigs of pine, grand fir, and nordman fir, so their customers can create their own wreaths or start a decent fire in the office stove.