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.
Keystone Windows & Doors' entry artisans outfit homes with high-quality, name brand, and customized windows and doors. Keystone offers free estimates and consultations for all design projects and promises a lifetime warranty on all labor. Apply $600 toward any window order of 10 or more windows (total of 200 square feet or more) or a fiberglass-door system outfitted with french ($4,500) or french-rail patio doors ($4,500). A six-panel double-entry door system with new hardware, including a deadbolt ($3,500), can fortify homes, and new vinyl, fiberglass, or wood bay windows give couches a clear view of the neighbors next door ($7,500).
Dish it up! stocks shelves with a smorgasbord of kitchen utensils while filling its culinary classrooms with the aromas of creative and classic meals prepared by students and featured chefs from across the country. A class calendar brimming with weekly courses sends students on step-by-step tours through the creation of gourmet burgers, chocolate truffles, and far-flung fare such as Middle Eastern street food ranging from chicken fatta to baba ghannouj. Classes last up to three hours as featured chefs explain a particular culinary tradition or meal through demonstration, hands-on preparation, or a combination of both. During the Sustainable Sushi class on November 18, chef Hajime Sato of Mashiko Restaurant splits his time at the podium expounding on sustainable fishing and demonstrating techniques for using sushi-making tools to construct, roll, and cut the freshest sushi possible.
Phinney Ridge Kitchen Cabinet Company upgrades abodes with custom kitchens. With today's deal, its experienced designers will draw up designs after a site visit to the client's home. Then they'll select from four cabinet lines, choosing custom options to clothe cookeries in hundreds of different door styles, materials, stains, and fruit flavors.
In 2013, Bon Appetit named The Walrus and the Carpenter one of 2013's 20 most important restaurants in America. Here are some reasons the seafood eatery has garnered so many accolades:
The name pays homage to Through the Looking-Glass. In the book's famous poem, "The Walrus and the Carpenter," the titular characters befriend a group of oysters, only to devour them rabidly.
The menu changes daily. Found soaking in icy baskets throughout the dining room, new oysters grace the menu every day in raw and cooked forms. The remaining menu encompasses everything from locally harvested mussels to duck and pork rillettes.
After retiring as a fourth-generation Seattle firefighter, it was only natural that Bill Davis decided his next career path would involve his ever-present tool belt. A master carpenter with more than 25 years of experience, Bill leads a bonded and insured crew of assistants as they expedite small and large domestic projects. He provides estimates and answers to all types of carpentry, remodeling, and installation projects, putting in new cabinets with the same deft skill he uses to build a brick pathway or clean gutters of squirrels’ safety deposit boxes. Above all, his company puts good work and integrity first, in hopes of becoming a household name for each of his clients.