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I ~ I II I I I I Sunscreen shades small deck, children's "parking lot" or storage area. Roof boards are spaced over deck to filter light, solid over storage for weather protection. Fence screen to hide small vehicles, toys or shelter chaise from showers may be board-on-board, louvers or other fencing design. Versatile unit may be built of any western lumber. Deck, Sunscreen Bring Flair to Back Yard As the warm months move along, even new homeowners know where they can best place a sunscreen in the yard to filter glare and catch any cooling breezes. Consider a garden shelter consisting of a small lounging deck, backed by an open port for children's vehicles and toys or folding chairs. Topped with a spaced and t/Red sun- screen roof, it's sure to prove a family favorite. The family work crew will need little more than ham- mer, saw, square and level for tools; nails, some bolts, cement and lumber, of course. Size of this deck-sunscreen is up to the builder. Four-foot modules are easy to work with, figuring that as the distance be- tween deck stringers. Beams for the sunshade may be slightly longer than the deck's width to allow for the slope, and also extend back to cover the storage area. Leveling Stringers Vital Decide which direction you'd prefer to run the deck boards, and your support stringers will 1~e laid the opposite way. Four- foot intervals are adequate; if 2x~inch stringers are used, they may extend eight feet between pads. Leve] stringers over concrete pads set on firm earth, and posts if needed. Nail 2xfi blocking crosswise between stringers. Space slightly the deck boards, preferably 2x4s flat or on edge. To add the sunsereen, position 4x6-ineh posts on the back side of the deck, set in two or more feet from the edges. Fill around posts with concrete to increase rigidity. Prepare 2x4 beams and braces for bolting to each post, tilting the beams to slant the screen backwards. Fasten a few lx2- inch slats across the beams near the ends. Nailing Easier on Ground Then lower roof assembly to ground for easier nailing of all the slats. Space slats across the beams over the deck to filter light and butt them solid over the storage area. Roll roofing here would complete the shower- proofing. Lift completed assembly into place and bolt to the posts. Then fence between posts and enclos- ing sections to either side. Fence style can be plain board, beard- on-hoard or louvered. For a deck close to ground, pressure-treated western lumber for stringers is advisable. The structure needs no finish to weather naturally. For Trellis Accent Three or more wing trellises, built at right angles to a back yard fence, add considerable in- terest to a shrub border. Build wing trellises with 2x4-inch top and bottom stringers run be- tween the fence and an outside 2x4 post. Then nail lxls vertic- ally over the stringers. Use them to support climbers or as an es- palier for shrubs. && WITH BUILDING SUPPLIES CABIN REMODEL ADDITION 1332 Olympk Hwy. $. NEW HOME 426-4522 CONCRETE WORK BONDED- LICENSED the time to buy a house? Before you scream, "'Interest rates are killers, "" consider a few key facts. Yes, interest rates are high, but the analysts see no great de- cline for possibly years--the de- mand for money by government and business will keep the rates high. expected to continue upward the pressures are in that direc- tion. Desirable sites in the growth areas are vanishing. Builders are erecting fewer homes, as mobile homes and apartments push one-family eon- ventionals toward No. 3 ranking. The basic trends should add to the home buyer's confidence, Eleven family of western trees, which yield 60 percent of the nation's softwood lumber output. The species are: Douglas fir, ponder- osa pine, western hemlock, Ida- ho w h i t e p i n e, sugar pine, larch, w h i t e fir, Engelmann spruce, red cedar, lodgepole pine and incense cedar. SALES BUILT-IN OVENS & RANGE TOPS We Carry A Full Line of appliances, Furniture and Floor Coverings For Your Home Building or Remodeling We offer builder discounts Free Delivery Open Daily 10 to 6 Sat. to 5 "J" and Olym "c N. 426-3: S How do you like the new water heater? ! t I S It's a real gas, Shorty. Have you ever seen %. me looking better? tomes Distributors of Naturalgasatisfaction Brighter lights and bigger basements are among the score of remodeling projects on which American homeowners annually embark to increase the value and enjoyment of their homes. To gauge the type of proj- ects in which homeowners most frequently engage, the research arm of Building Supply News-- the Bureau of Building Mar- keting Research--recently un- dertook a national survey of the most popular home im- provements. The result was a baker's doz- en of "improvement and main- tenance" projects--with new lighting fixtures ~simple, effec- tive and relatively inexpensive) ranking first. Next in importance were: new floor tile, wall paneling, additional electrical circuits, additional storm doors and windows, ceiling tile, new fenc- ing, new water heaters, outside lighting, new roofs, added in- sulation, new heating systems, and 'wall tile. Remodeling bathrooms rank- ed second to remodeling kitch- ens in the category of "addi- tions and major remodeling." Next in order were: adding a patio, a basement room, a bathroom, an "extra" room. and building a new garage Total expenditures ranged from a record $2.42 billion for extra rooms to a "minimal" $212 million for wall tile. Actual Size Stated Under new U.S. Lumber Stan- dard, mills will state both nomi- nal and actual sizes on invoices. For example, a 2x4 will be call- ed that, and described also as being 1V2 x 3Vz inches in actual cross-section. I I Borrow up to $5,000: Take up to 7 years to repay. Under certain conditions, even larger loans may be arranged. But, of course, you won't want to borrow any more than you can comfortably repay. FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT LOANS .... FOR EVERY BANKING NEED, THINK FIRST. FIRST BANK. WE'RE THE AGREEABLE ONES. aoopu! aLu!l~u01 'aap!m.p aqZ l pe In Ila ion II of [oor overlngs ops Carpeting Ceramics Formica Linoleum Quality Work Guaranteed m I i i INSTALLATION Bob Ogden - 2136 Callanan Licensed Bonded Insured Ph, What would it take to give your home a new look, new comfort or livability? Whether it's .... a family room, a sundeck, carpeting and drapes, a new roof, an extra bath, fencing, outdoor barbecue, or even a swimming pool. Seattle-First National Bank agrees, it's an improvement. NATIONAL BANff SHELTON BRANCH Page S-12 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, March 18, 1971 Thursday, March 18, 1971 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page S-5