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March 18, 1971

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Stow-It Sections in Do fall clean-up chores in the yard have you bugged? Would you rather watch TV football than get a lungful of crisp autumn air while raking leaves? If so, analyze your hang-up, man. Maybe it's because you have to move the car out of the garage to reach the rake, which is buried in a far corner under the wheelbarrow and three large sacks of weed and feed. Great as that nemesis may be, there is a solution. Even an easy one. It's called a storage fence and it looks and works as its name implies. Built right on the property line to the allowable six-foot height, the storage fence is a fence on your neighbor's side and a series of storage units on your side. Fencing extends from either end to whatever distance you'd like to enclose for privacy. Because the storage fence is right in the garden, tools are easily reached for a quick swing around the shrub beds. And its roomy innards can ingest deck furniture, snow tires and fire- place wood in addition to the mower. Building one isn't much more difficult than tackling an ordi- /i,/ For Any Building Custom ~- :.7 < Homes Remodeling Commercial CONSTRUCTION ,-. 5 ] nary fence, except that you add a roof, sidewalls and doors. The Western Wood Products Assn. has designed one that any week- end handyman can build using tools no more sophisticated than a hammer, handsaw and carpen- ter's level. Appropriately, it's dubbed the Stow-It-All. Spacing Moves Air The fence part, which forms the storage unit's back wall, has a horizontal board pattern of lxSs spaced apart slightly for air circulation. Sidewalls and doors are the same, with boards making up the doors nailed to a trame of lx4s. Where wind driven rain might be a problem, tongue-and- groove boards or bevel siding could be used for walls of the storage unit itself. The storage unit's roof is made of boards topped with roll roofing It's a n g 1 e d slightly downward from back to front to allow drainage, and even an in- terior downspout can be con- structed. For the floor, simple pallets of lx4s over gravel keep tools Doors llold Shelving Inside each three-foot-square storage unit, shelving, hooks and closed cabinets can be added to care for anything from flower- pots to packaged insecticides. Even the doors have shelving to utilize the depth of the door's framing. The Stow-lt-All is sure to be a zippy addition to the yard, even when built economically of lower grade boards. Semi-trans- parent stain over the rough wood is a good finish, especially attractive when posts and other framing members are stained a contrasting dark shade. Raised Planter Lightens Care Raised planter beds can re- duce backaches and knee scuff- ing. The little extra effort need- ed to install them is more than compensated for by years of easier cultivating and weeding. Six-inch boards, or wider, may be set on edge along the border. Where it is abutted by a paved strip or walkway, six-inch high blocks of 4x4 red cedar may be set on the paving and topped with a 2x4 cap. If the blocks are to be set into the ground, longer lengths, pressure t r e a t e d, should be used. Another way is to hold the boards in place with posts or stakes pounded into the soil. The beds are then built up to a level just below the top of the boards. Lower grade western lumber, treated with preserva- tive, makes durable edging. . ar .l AH The divider, longtime indoor favorite, is making its debut in the gardens of America. It can serve both as outdoor screening and storage for gar- den supplies and barbecue tools. A well designed divider can be a pleasing eye-catcher, too. To function well, and yet not appear bulky nor impede air cir- culation, the outdoor d i v i d e r should alternate openwork sec- tions with the storage units. Framing is simple. Four-by- four posts, set three feet apart, support horizontal 2x4s. Storage units may be set inside these frames in checkerboard fashion. Openwork sections may have vertical slats set on the bias, which will let in light and air and yet provide a screen. To tie the divider into the landscape design, top it with an airy sunshade resting on beams that may be attached at the oth- er end to the house or perhaps to free standing posts. Western species of 1 u m b e r may be ~tained or left to weath- er. Post~ that come in contact with the ground should be treat- ed with a preservative. with foam rubber padding The greatest for family rooms, kitchens, stairways etc. In Royalty Red Autumn Green, Avocado Green, Sunset Orange sq. yd. Easy To Install / 4th & Cota 426-4702 Green Bay Packer Willie Davis "tackles the gre~ ~ "' with WheelHorse Law ranger. 11 * YOU'RE ALWAYS WELCOME AT OLSEN FURNITURE * m Page S-4 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, March 18, 1971 Your getaway from yardwork will be quick and clean this season on a powerful, fast-cutting Lawn Ranger! Quick: One pass over the green with floating-action 32n mower and every blade of grass is down-you never go back for a replay. You ad- just cutting heightswith Easy-Up lift from reserve seat comfort. Electric or Quick- Snap recoil starter kicks off a 7-horse engine powerful enough to pull attachments for aerating, rolling, hauling. Mowing and manicuring (snow throwing too!) get done in half the time. And clean: Blow the whistle on that lawn rake. Big 2-bushel grass catcher keeps clippings in the bag, off your ....................... , lawn while mowing! Ride the Lawn Ranger for a quick, clean getaway from yardwork this weekend! ............. pros on Hlllcrest pick of the aqa; -;nd~no aaqulnf poont~os s, uoBeu aq~ jo ;uaa.zad 09 pIaP qa~I.*t "~oa~ u.~o~o,~a ~ro .,LyrrzeJr -'.guyqsyuea are seoae q~,~o.~ arl~ uy so~rs alqv.z!sa~ "uo!~ -ao.Up ;eq; uy ore sa.ms~o.~d aq; --p.ze.~ldn anu!luoa ol palaadxa .,a~f ~a.z e .zap[s~zoa ,, ".~zaH?~ o~e soTe~ ~so.~o~uI,, "~oJos no o~oJog ~osnO~I ~ nq O; 0~$ otll The home handyman's abil- ity to stick to a job and get it done, may be due in part to the availability of new and ef- fective adhesives. The building retailers' trade journal, Building Supply News, terms the variety and con- sumption of adhesives, glues and epoxies--used for home remodeling and commercial jobs--"vast." A survey of the adhesive market drew manu- facturers' estimates of $22 mil- lion sales for wall and floor adhesives; use of 2 million gal- lons of adhesive annually for ceramic wall tile alone; and a total consumption of 3.7 billion pounds of chemical adhesives for one year -- "a fantastic quantity," says Building Sup- ply News, "equal to the use of 18.5 pounds of adhesive by ev- ery person in the country." The phenomenal increase in the use of adhesives results from the wide variety suitable for practically any type of ap- plication job---plus their ease of application and effective holding power. There are, for instance, special adhesives for: plastic laminates, wall panels, ceramic tiles, acoustical ceiling tiles, indoor and outdoor car- peting, vinyl flooring, foam in- sulation, furring strips and un- derlayment. One of the most popular types is panel adhesives. They eliminate face-nailing of wall panels (giving a neater, "fin- ished" look) and are said to improve shock resistance and provide better acoustics than a nail application. Nearly all are available in tubes or car- tridges which fit into a caulk- ing gun for easy use by do-it- yourselfers. K._ XC 0" usive e e e e on Hillcrest Les and Steve Hansen Locally Owned owners. and Operated Emergency Service - - AIR I. . OIL - ELECTRIC HEAT m mm Repa nng 14 NOUll SERVICE -- ALL WOIEK GUARAWIrEIED Thursday, March 18, 1971 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page S-13