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materials

  • Small Space Must-Have: Swivel Casters

    One of the cool things about living in a small space is that it tests the bounds of your creativity. You’ll need clever storage solutions, thoughtful furniture arrangements and pieces that…

  • Carbon Fiber Faucets: A Growing Trend?

    These days, staying up-to-date with technology and new materials can be quite a challenge. Even in the kitchen, builders and homeowners have a wealth of options when selecting countertops, flooring, faucets…

  • Find Tools and Materials on DiggersList

    In a response to the amount of waste that many job sites create either through demolition of perfectly good materials or ending up with surplus, the founders of DiggersList wanted to…

  • Rental Rehab Saga Part 2: Your Material List

    In our last post, I shared a few lessons from our rental property search phase, including how to avoid neighboring pit bulls. As escrows begin to close (three this week!) I…

  • BidForMaterials.com Marketplace

    The only pure internet play we saw at the 2010 Builders’ Show was BidForMaterials.com. One of their programmers was on sight and he took us through the process of listing supplies…

  • Straw Sticks and Bricks

    photo courtesy of Straw Sticks and Bricks After a frustrating search throughout the Midwest for construction materials needed for a straw bale home, Jen Carlson and Josh Shear founded Straw Sticks…