Eureka Humboldt Standard from Eureka, California on April 12, 1962 · Page 23
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Eureka Humboldt Standard from Eureka, California · Page 23

Eureka, California
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Thursday, April 12, 1962
Page 23
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Eureka Newspapers, Inc. HOME IMPROVEMENT SECTION B--Three Moving Into A House Packing Woes Can Be Side-Stepped The number of U. S. families moving annually to new houses or apartments lias jumped 10 per cent in the past year -- to 22 per cent of the population. -And the expanding variety of ; household furnishings; and ''a'pp'liances to- day's'.lnrgerjamilies are accurnu'' l.ating has-'multiplied' moving-day woes .considerably. ·'" " -;' " But these woes can be easily side-stepped by'packing properly and taking a few precautions, advises the Construction Research Bureau, national clearing house for^ building information. First, don't succumb to .the temptation of s i m p l y tossing Sliding Doors Save Space Sliding cabinet doors -- sale, space-saving and attractive--are an improvement that any home handyman or professional craftsman can install readily and inexpensively. . . . Using modern do-it-yourself panels in woodgralned, random- grooved hardboards and metal hardware, the conversion of old- style kitchen cabinet. doors is a rewarding project for more convenience. Woodgrained, factory - finished hardboards such as made by Ma- sonite Corporation, may be used to minimize later decorating. They are available at lumber yards in quarter-inch thickness. Cabinet doors up to 30 inches high may be made of quarter-inch hardboard. For doors not over one foot high, '.«" thickness may be used. Hardboard is popular for sliding door construction because of its inherent toughness and wear-resistance. Unfinished plain and patterned hardboards gain a professional look with a primer and two finish coats of paint or enamel. Any decorative covering such as wax, stain, varnish, shellac ; paint, enamel, lacquer, wallpaper or fabric, may be applied to the smooth Masonite panels. When using tempered hardboard doors that are smooth on both sides (Duoluxi. paint each side a different color. Then the doors may be lifted out and reversed when a change of decor is desired. things into barrels or you'll spend the first week in your new homi on a never-ending treasure hunt. Packing should be done systematically, in each room. and each package or item labeled clearly as to the room in the new home in 'which it should be placed. "Breakable" and' "Fragile" labels also should be used. Consider Floors · Before moving, you should consider the floors in your new home. If they need recovering, it's best to dp it before'your furniture and appliances are brought in. To avoid scuffs and scratches that could occur in moving, it's wise to install a factory-waxed tile flooring material such as solid vinyl, which comes in a wide variety of colors and styles to fit in with your furnishings and decor. After setting the date with a moving firm, you should begin packing at least a week or two before moving day. Books First In packing, books should be first, since you won't be using them before you move. Stand them upright in small cartons. Records and record albums can be packed the same way, bul place corrugated board or thici Folds of newspaper between them and mark the outer label, "Breakable," or "Fragile." Glass and china is safest in barrels. Wrap the pieces well and use plenty of extra paper to fill in spaces so the glassware won't rattle. Wrap mirrors a n d picture frames securely in blankets or quilts and mark the label, "Breakable -- Mirror," or "Breakable -- Picture." Sheets and blankets should be placed in cartons with space left for last-minute packing of those in use. Seal Drawers Drawers need not be emptied if contents are unbreakable. But seal them shut. Problems in transporting clothing can be overcome by renting a rack on wheels or getting port- :ble wardrobe cartons from the mover. Foods and other things you'll need right away in your new home should be packed together and the box labeled. "Kitchen -- Keep on Top -- Don't Hide This." And don't forget to take a basket of food on moving day so you can eat your first meal before unpacking. THE WARM LOOK OF WOOD enhances this ultra-modern kitchen with a handsome, glowing personality. The solid beauty and practicalily of wood is ideal for wall coverings and built-ins. A distinctive "island" composed of stove and chopping block is shown centered in the room. Wood Proves Its Own Versatility In Use In Improving Kitchen Area Take a good look at your kitchen. Are pots and pans visible? Do you have to store table linens and dishes in other rooms because requiring a large kitchen. Since more storage space is usually a major objective in mosl kitchen remodeling jobs, it's usu- there's no place for them in the j ally obtained by adding cabinets. kitchen? Are you forever looking for utensils, hunting for table or counter space, and toting things long distances while preparing meals? If your kitchen suffers from any of these drawbacks, then it probably needs to be remodeled. Although every kilchen remodeling job varies with the need of Lhe individual home, all remodeling is aimed at making the room more functional, spacious, or at Those made of wood offer a tremendous variety of exterior finish, styling, interior space arrangement, a n d d i m e n s i o n s . Shelves and drawers, cabinets with sliding trays, cubbyholes, racks, rods and spinning "Lazy Susan" shelves -- all are convenience features in new cabinets. While cabinets are backed up against a wall in traditional kitchens, modern decor offers an alternative -- the "peninsula" tractive. One way to increase functional efficiency in your kitch en is to carefully rearrange your appliances, counters, and storage areas. If you have limited space, design a "U" and "L" plan for your needs. The "U" layout arranges kitchen facilities along 3 walls; while in the "L" two adjacent walls are utilized. The "peninsula- island" places major units against the walls while counter and storage space is unconnected to the other units -- forming an "island," "jcabinet. This unit juts out from I the wall, providing a space divider as well as storage. It is accessible from either front or back, so it's frequently located between | kitchen and dining areas. Wood cabinets also accommodate many makes of built-in and slack-on gas or electric ovens, 1 while island units accommodate sink and-or range while providing counter and storage space. Before launching a kitchen remodeling project, talk to a lumber dealer, building material supplier, kilchen improvement specialist, builder, or (in the case of more elaborate renovations), architect. Experts can give you precise plans, precise cost estimates, and, most of all, practical advice re- 1 garding the most efficient, mosi economical methods, of solving the kitchen problems -- by your self or by craftsmen. The do-it-yourselfer can also learn how much of the job he is equipped to do himself. With easy- to-use wood, it is easier to ac complish more, even with limited experience and tools. More information -- from ex perts -- on how to remodel youi kilchen is available in a new, col or,illustrated brochure entitled "Why Wood Is Best For Kitchen Cabinets." For a free copy, write to the Wood Information Center, the National Lumber Manufacturers As sociation, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington G, D.C. NEW FLOOK OVER OLD Resilient floor coverings such as Kentile solid vinyl can be installei directly over old tile floors if the original tiles are tight and level Improve the beauty and value of your home CALL MERCER-FRASER FOR FAST Ready-Mix Concrete Service Build a New Drive Way Now! Make your drive a permanent welcome mat of good looks and easy maintenance. Use our quality, yet economical ready-mix concrete for the best results. Lasting home improvements like a paved drive will add to the value of your home. Repair Your Sidewalk Now! Make your walk safe . . . fill in ruts and cracks. Or, if you 'don't already have a paved walk call us for economical ready-mix concrete. We Mix To Order and Deliver Save time, labor and money! We mix concrete to your specifications and deliver right to your door. If your job calls for ready-mix concrete, call us. Free estimates! Also See us for: Sand Gravel, Blacktop MERCER - FRASER CO., INC. "He/ping Northwestern California Grow Since 1870" 2nd Commercial Eureka HI 3-6371 HARBOR LIGHT BUILDING SUPPLY Trinidad OR 7-362i Where You'll Find ALL of Your HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS LUMBER 2 x 4 S4S Studs Redwood Shingles a sf ± s Grape Stakes for encin9 9' 50 9c Complete line of LUMBER and MOLDING GLASS From polished plate to single strength. 4 ' x 5 ' x 3 / 1 6 " libby ° wcn ' Ford $ 10" 4' x 6' x 3/16" libby Owtl " F °' d ' *12" ROOFING Complete Line of Roofing - ALl BUILDING SUPPLIES - You'll also find a complete line of builder's hardware, steel, nails, cement, plumbing, electrical needs, paints, garden tools. Complete Building Service . . . anything for the home. LOWEST PRICES COMPLETE STOCK PREFINISHED MAHOGANY PANELING 95 A Grade , 4 x 8 '/j" V-Groove . . . FLAME HARDENED FINISH . LARGEST SELECTION OF PANELING IN NO. CALIF. MAHOGANY PLYWOOD Sh.op t?rade . . 95 CEMENT 60 Latex 29 Reg. 3.99 ...... gal. Gloss 49 Reg. I.It ...... gll. GENERAL PURPOSE PAINT SPECIAL 2 29 Complete Pain) Department LOWEST PRICES COMPLETE ONE-STOP BUILDING CENTER · FREE PARKING Sun. 9-5 Hrs. 8-6 MAHOGANY FLUSH PANEL DOORS 1-3/8" H. C. 2-0 5 20 3-0 90 ROOF DECK White linen finish Reg. $365 M INSULATION 4995 Bug. SM.50 M M UNDERLAYMENT 3 / 8 4 x 8 295 5 / 8 4 * 8 4 3 5 Smooth -- Ftoo of voids, Itnols, and grain GUARANTEED. Additional discounts on larger orders. VINYL TILE 9 x 9 - rog. 50c Gay colon, groat* proof, eaiy to (loin Jind initnll. Now . . . per lilo NOW FROM PALCO New products to help you build better, f a s t e r for less money Redwood Products Fir Lumber Fir Plywood PALCOTE PAINT-PRIMED REDWOOD Our finest V. G. redwood, machine-coated with quality exterior primer paint, back-sealed with water repellent, Saves builders 40% in on-site painting costs, speeds construction time, avoids bad weather delays. Packaged in heavy, plasticized paper for easy handling and maximum protection in shipment and storage. Available in redwood siding, pattern, finish (V. G. only). SANTA ROSA SAW-TEXTURED SIDING The beauty and servicabilify of redwood siding is enhanced in Santa Rosa-- our n ew Santa Rosa board-on-board siding--saw-textured for added visual interest, greater durability, and longer finish life. PALCO-LOC END-GLUED CUSTOM LENGTHS Our Architectural Quality, certified kiln-dried redwood--finger-jointed and electronically glued to produce permanently strong, long pieces, for exterior or interior use. All specified, or any combination of lengths, at no extra cost. Available in beards or worked patterns, also factory paint-primed if desired. PROFIT WITH JMLCU THE PACIFIC LUMBER COMPANY Scotia,'Eureka, Elk River, Englewood

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