The Nuts and Bolts: November 13, 2013 The Nuts and Bolts: November 13, 2013

A Little DIY, FYI…

Craft & Hobby Association World’s Largest Crafting Show

The Craft & Hobby Association (CHA), the award-winning international trade association for the design, manufacture, distribution and sales of products in the nearly $30 billion craft and hobby industry, introduced the world’s largest international crafting show -- the CHA 2014 Conference and Trade Show (, held January 10-14, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. CHA 2014 will bring together the entire crafts and creative industry for four days, with retailers small and large, independent chains, and vendors from across the world. CHA 2014 features over 450 exhibitors with the leading innovations in crafting with a New Product Showcase, Hot 20 Product award, and VIP Event.


TimberTech Adds New Legacy Collection

TimberTech, a world leader in alternative decking and railing, is the first manufacturer to bring the popular hand-scraped look of indoor wood flooring to the outdoors. TimberTech’s Earthwood Evolutions’ line of capped composite decking now includes the Legacy Collection, with its earthy hardwood looks and rich undulating grains, to evoke the days of hand-hewn wood.


We’re pretty inspired by this new collection which is looking absolutely amazing!

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Lowe’s Teams up with Top Designers to Inspire Holiday Projects


To help kick off the holiday season, Lowe’s teamed up with today’s top do-it-yourselfers and designers to create holiday-inspired rooms that are guaranteed to welcome any guest in style. From simple improvement projects to eye-catching décor that instantly spreads good cheer, these budget-friendly DIY ideas from leading designers will have your home prepped for the holidays in the nick of time.

Check out a complete list of designers and projects!

Ram Jack First to Receive Approval from California Building Code Standards

Ram Jack, the nation’s leading foundation repair specialists, announced that they have received general approval for technical modifications of home and commercial foundations using proprietary helical pile and hydraulically driven steel piling foundation systems from the Department of Building and Safety for the city of Los Angeles. The Oklahoma-based company is the first to receive accreditation from the Los Angeles Research Report (LARR) to use steel pilings for foundation repairs in Los Angeles. Any company wishing to provide foundation repair services must meet and comply with the new LARR standards. All construction companies, homebuilders and consumers alike should be aware of the new accreditations.

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