Our Favorite DIY Events of 2010

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2010 has been a whirlwind at Charles & Hudson. We kicked off the year at the Builder’s Show and also attended the National Hardware Show and Greenbuild Expo. But our favorite events of the year were presented by retailers and manufacturers and most included a bit of do-it-yourself.
Forget the stuffy lectures in board rooms, we wanted an opportunity to get our hands dirty and we were certainly given the chance. The events we were invited to not only gave us an exclusive opportunity to see, feel, and test new product but also meet the amazing people who design, fabricate and market the products.
On to our favorite DIY events of 2010!
New Orleans | Fifty for Five | Carter Oosterhouse, Chris Grundy, Laura Dahl
Fifty for Five in New Orleans
We joined Sears and Rebuilding together to build 50 homes in 5 days on the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans
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DeWALT Tool Testing
A Day with DeWALT at Black & Decker University
We were invited to DeWALT headquarters in Baltimore for their media launch of the 12V MAX cordless line of power tools.
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Shaw Floors event
Shaw Floors Launches Tigressa Carpet
Our visit to the Carpet Capital of the World (Dalton, GA) was amazing. Shaw Floors gave us a behind the scenes tour of their carpet making facilities as well as design and R&D labs.
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Delta Faucet | Brizo
Delta Faucet Media Day
C&H received first-hand demonstrations of the full Delta Faucet and Brizo product lineup in Indianapolis and installed a faucet in 5 minutes flat (above photo).
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Winter Wonderland at the Craftsman Experience
This summer Sears/Craftsman opened the Craftsman Experience in downtown Chicago and we had an opportunity to spend three-days with them and help them build a winter wonderland that included the Ultimate Sleigh.
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Etsy Lamps
Behind the Scenes at Etsy
Charles & Hudson got a sneak peek into the handmade capital of the world.
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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.