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OT amounted to much takes on a peppy look with the addi- tion of one of the new printed carpets. The carpets come in a rainbow of colors and pat- Goals Sharper In Remodeling Does it pay to remodel? Many architects agree that it often does and that it can be a happier solution to a family's housing problems than moving. Walter Ramberg, Baltimore architect, recently said that by the time people have lived in a house for some years, they have a pretty accurate idea of their needs. They know how well the space is working for them and where it isn't. Homeowners are warned, how- ever, that it's best to work with e x p e r i e n c e d professionals in planning a remodeling or addi- tion. Peg pattern of I x2-inch spacers in entryway screen of 2x4-inch pine or fir is decorative touch, handy for guests' coats. GET A GOOD MOWER Make the many hours spent mowing the lawn pJcasurablc by having equipment that performs capably withou t brcakdov, n. Unless you little value your time, says the l.a~n Institute, purchasing a mower is no place to cut corners. The familiar Kentucky bluegrass fine rescue lawns mow neatly with rotary mowers, but lower-growing bentgrasses and southern bermudas arc better trimmed by a good reel machini~. , / And Happy St. Patrick's Day from the girls at 426-6207 129 W. Railroad Wallpaper Shades Rods Fabrics Carpeting IIIII I These carpets are com- pletely practical, too. They are made of durable, stain- resistant fibers and are backed with high density. foam rubber so that no sep- arate carpet pad is needed. Here are some "themes" an 'imaginative homemaker can apply. An enclosed sun porch makes an excellent potting shed, and the plants ,and flowers add to the visual shelves the gardening sup- plies. If potting soil is dropped on the carpet, it is easy to brush or vacuum away. A laundry room ~s another good place for a potting shed arrangement, because the humidity in the air is good for the plants. Since the car- pet and its foam rubber back- ing are mildew proof, the moisture won't affect them. might turn the laund~ area into a. small home office or even into a private gym. The carpet makes a good mat for exercising, and while the clotheg are in the-dryer she can tune up tired muscles. In a basement turned play- room, printed carpet is dou- bly attractive. It goes down right over the concrete, pro- riding warmth and comfort for the children. \ Properly constructed, concrete stairs will outlast those made of any other material. They won't rot as wood. They won't wear as brick. Form-work for stairs, however, can be complicated and re- quires strong bracing. If you plan a flight exceeding one or two steps, you will be wise to consuit the advice of a contractor. ] To hold a hillside or a planter bed, or to define a property line, concrete is ideal. Unlike any other material, it combines strength with plasticity to allow you to mold it to any shape- a straight line, a curve, a full circle, a right-angle, an artistic free-form. G OIIHIO~ATION Our top quality ready-mix for inch thickness corn only out ............... Radio Dispatched Trucks Pill VI". MTm 7TH AND PARK STREETS - 426-3344 - SHELTON I I I II When youngsters politely, or impolitely, refuse to go to bed, the problem may be more than just perversity. After all, it's the least exciting thing they've done all day. You can add a little more interest and le s reluctance to the younger net's bedtime with more exciting room decor and furniture, matching the occupant's personality. What young seaman or pirate wouldn't jolly well like to "come aboard" a nautical bunk bed via a pegged ladder. Or one with l x4-inch board steps, holes drilled in each end, supported by ropes through the holes and knotted below. Or a young cowboy could swing out of the saddle aJ~d into his bunk made of knotty west- ern pine boards, emblazoned with cattle brands. Ladders Hold Shelves Another variation is to use a regular board and rung ladder for bunk bed access, and another two or three ladders as supports for a set of shelves and a desk along the walt. Position the lad- ders an appropriate distance w~th clear-stained western woods, such as hemlock, fir, larch or pine boards. Carrying this panel over to the foot of the bunks gives a heater look. Little girls like bunk beds, too, but they should be fancied- up with decorative grillwork or moldings, a frilly canopy, and possibly a flowered bedspread which matches window curtain. !J >5/>~ , o If bedtime is a bad time for youngsters]add interest to rooms, matching activities and personalities. Sailor-inspired bunk bed- - dresser uses western pine lx8 or lxl0-inch boards for drawers, 2x4-inch Douglas fir for upright framing, 4x4-inch post and 1Va- inch dowels for ladder. Ix4 tongue-groove paneling on walls. A pa,~ed patio or wood deck takes on the dimensions oi a real outdoor living room with the a d d i t i o n of peripheral screens and an overhead trellis. Start by deciding where the screens will best add privacy to the patio. They may be made in solid sections from tongue-and- groove or edge-butted lumber, or they may have a spaced, open design. Upright 4x4-inch corner posts of western wo o d, preferably pressure treated, should be set in concrete or bedded in gravel. Cap the p o st s with 2x4-inch beams, or larger. The screens are nailed to the beams. To build the trellis, simply nail horizontal wood members across the beams at 12-inch in- tervals. Benches may be built along the screens for added seat- ing space. apart and place Ixl0 or lxl2-inch boards across rungs for shelves and desk. This system allows changing the height of the shelves and desk as youngsters grow older. A young sailor's or cowboy's mother enjoys bunks, too, be- cause they're easy to keep trim. A number of variations are pos- sible-double bunks, an upper bunk built over sets of drawers, or an upper bunk with drawers in between and a pull-out bunk below for brother or a guest. Bunk units can be buih to the floor, eliminating a dust- catching space, or hung from the wall high enou~ so a vacuum easily goes underneath Bed-Chest Easily Made The bunk bed-chest of draw- ers combination is easily con- structed of western lumber. Drawers are of Ix8 or lxl0-inch boards, uprights are of 2x4-inch Douglas fir, and a ladder may be made of a 4x4-inch post with 1 ~k-inch dowels set-in alternately for steps. Walls behind the bed will be easier to clean when paneled Now ,They Want Central Vacuum Cleaning System Recent lists of most-wanted home improvements are showing something new. Now, homemakers yearn for a cen- tral vacuum cleaning system. For such a system, the mo- Jmr and cannister holding a multi-gallon disposable dust bag are installed in a con- venient location outside the living r~m i usually base- ment, garage or attic. Pipe leads to room outlets that look like electric outlets. To vacuum, the home- maker inserts a hose that flicks a switch. Among the advantages claimed for built-in vacuum cleaning systems are: 1. Since motor and dust bag are never brought into living area, there's no recirculation of dust. 2. The motor is a heavy- duty one and therefore does a better job of removing dirt. 3. There's no tank to drag around. 4. There's an almost total absence of noise. Central vacuum systems may be installed in existing homes or those under con- structlon. For Storage Ideas What house ever has enough storage? A booklet of five in- genious plans for adding extra storage space in tight quarters is available from Western Wood Products Assn., Dept. 532-P, Yeon Bldg., Portland, Or. 97204. Enclose 15 cents in coin. Wooden gates over five feet high or three feet wide usually r e q u i r e three hinges. The middle one is best located slight- ly above center. m m m mm lm m me mm m mm m am Imm m mm m mm mm m m ~m m mm mmm m am am im mm mm mm lm m I mmm mmm I I mm l mm i mm mm I i lm mum i mm m Im lm lm Im m t COMFORT'ADD MORE @#A#N/ t Fun For rm ;::i~..i !:~::'.:::::::::::-.. Now Payments As Low As per mo. Ho Money Down 9% on approval of credit tI tl up to 60 me. to pay II:C I A I.-* CALL Geor E. Collett OR conomy Lum er t I m / i m I m I u I mm mm I mm am I 1 mm am I i I I i mm m m I cam mm am mm tmi n m u Page S-8 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, March 18, 1971 Thursday, March 18, 1971 - SheltorvMason County Journal - Page S-9