Month: November 2016

Epoxy Garage Floor Cost

Epoxy Garage Floor Cost

Square footageSquare footage will be a major factor in the cost of solid or water-based epoxy. Solid epoxy costs about twice the price of water-based epoxy, which means homeowners with very vast concrete garage, for example, will have to pay premium prices to coat the […]

Arctic Office Supply

Arctic Office Supply

NERC Arctic Office > Infrastructure & Science Support > UK Arctic Research Station UK Arctic Research Station UK Arctic Research Station, ‘Harland Huset’ The UK’s only long term presence in the Arctic is the UK Arctic Research Station (78°55′30″N 11°55′20″E), operated and managed by the British […]

Eucalyptus Outdoor Furniture

Eucalyptus Outdoor Furniture

Not all woods are created equal when it comes to year-round outdoor performance. Only a few varieties, out of the hundreds available, are durable enough to withstand drenching rains or the harsh rays of the sun. For a piece of Wood Outdoor Furniture to stand up to the ravages of nature long term – even in a relatively mild, balmy climate – it must be made of a wood with some natural resistance to rot and insect infestation. How Woods Work to Resist Rot Woods work in two very different ways to resist rot. Chemical compounds offer the first rot-resisting solution. Some woods, such as redwood, cypress, and the cedars, contain these chemical compounds that bugs, bacteria, and other agents of decomposition find offensive, so they look for their meals elsewhere. Physical barriers account for the second form of rot resistance. Woods such as white oak and black locust feature structures called tyloses that fill the pores of the wood, preventing moisture, and the decay-causing creatures that thrive in moisture, from getting into the wood in the first place. Whether chemically or physically, the result is the same – these woods stand up to the elements, season after season. Wood Types Northern White and Western Red Cedars Both of these woods are native to North America and are traditionally used for boat building, house siding and furniture. They’re valued for their combination of lightweight, interesting grain pattern and extreme durability in outdoor conditions. Although cedar will show knots and cracks in the grain, it maintains its durability for 20 years or more without warping, splitting or rotting. Its light-colored surface will weather to a silver-gray patina.SHOP CEDAR TeakThe king of durable woods, teak will hold up long enough to pass down to the next generation. It needs no maintenance (aside from the occasional light sanding or cleaning to remove surface dirt), is dense and straight-grained, and will not warp or crack over time. Because of its high mineral content, teak resists rotting even in the wettest conditions. Over time, the surface of the wood will weather to a beautiful silver-gray patina. SHOP TEAK EucalpytusA renewable resource – eucalyptus is a plantation-grown hardwood that is sustainably harvested and in plentiful supply. This high-quality, kiln-dried timber is incredibly solid with great durability and strength and has beautiful grain and a smooth finish that requires minimal maintenance. Eucalyptus is extremely dense, rot- and decay-resistant with a high oil content that repels water and moisture. It also weathers to a soft gray if left untreated, however, it can be stained to maintain its rich tones. SHOP EUCALPYTUS Native White Oak Its unique cell structure repels moisture, insects and rot. The famous American sailing ship, Old Iron Side, was built with white oak and could repel British cannon balls. Dense and straight-grained, white oak furniture has an oil finish and can be left to weather to a gray patina or cleaned and re-oiled annually. SHOP NATIVE WHITE OAK Acacia (Locust)Many varieties of acacia (or locust) grow around the world and are renowned for their long-term, outdoor durability. Locust fence posts are often the last thing standing long after the fence itself is gone. Acacia is a moderately heavy, dense wood with interesting variable grain patterns. An oil finish can bring out the character of the grain or it can be left to weather to a dark gray.SHOP ACACIA Taking Good Care For unfinished woods, which generally turn a beautiful silver or gray as the years go by, a light sanding with 150- or 180-grit sandpaper once a year will knock down any fuzzy grain (caused by rain and/or snow), eliminate any larger fibers that could cause splinters, and generally give the wood a clean, smooth look. Don’t be overzealous in sanding, however: You don’t want to sand through the silver and expose the original color of the wood once the furniture is on its way to developing a natural patina. Furniture with an oil finish should be sanded in the same manner – once a year – then given a light coat of whatever oil the manufacturer or retailer recommends. Protecting Your Investment Furniture Covers help extend the life of your outdoor furniture and keep the surface clean, smooth and ready-to-use when warm weather arrives. For painted wood or metal furniture, covers minimize annual maintenance and offer quick clean up. Simply take the cover off your patio furniture in the spring to reveal clean, beautiful, ready- to-use furniture. Back to Top
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Not all woods are created equal when it comes to year-round outdoor performance. Only a few varieties, out of the hundreds available, are durable enough to withstand drenching rains or the harsh rays of the sun. For a piece of Wood Outdoor Furniture to stand up to the ravages of nature long term – even in a relatively mild, balmy climate – it must be made of a wood with some natural resistance to rot and insect infestation. How Woods Work to Resist Rot Woods work in two very different ways to resist rot. Chemical compounds offer the first rot-resisting solution. Some woods, such as redwood, cypress, and the cedars, contain these chemical compounds that bugs, bacteria, and other agents of decomposition find offensive, so they look for their meals elsewhere. Physical barriers account for the second form of rot resistance. Woods such as white oak and black locust feature structures called tyloses that fill the pores of the wood, preventing moisture, and the decay-causing creatures that thrive in moisture, from getting into the wood in the first place. Whether chemically or physically, the result is the same – these woods stand up to the elements, season after season. Wood Types Northern White and Western Red Cedars Both of these woods are native to North America and are traditionally used for boat building, house siding and furniture. They’re valued for their combination of lightweight, interesting grain pattern and extreme durability in outdoor conditions. Although cedar will show knots and cracks in the grain, it maintains its durability for 20 years or more without warping, splitting or rotting. Its light-colored surface will weather to a silver-gray patina.SHOP CEDAR TeakThe king of durable woods, teak will hold up long enough to pass down to the next generation. It needs no maintenance (aside from the occasional light sanding or cleaning to remove surface dirt), is dense and straight-grained, and will not warp or crack over time. Because of its high mineral content, teak resists rotting even in the wettest conditions. Over time, the surface of the wood will weather to a beautiful silver-gray patina. SHOP TEAK EucalpytusA renewable resource – eucalyptus is a plantation-grown hardwood that is sustainably harvested and in plentiful supply. This high-quality, kiln-dried timber is incredibly solid with great durability and strength and has beautiful grain and a smooth finish that requires minimal maintenance. Eucalyptus is extremely dense, rot- and decay-resistant with a high oil content that repels water and moisture. It also weathers to a soft gray if left untreated, however, it can be stained to maintain its rich tones. SHOP EUCALPYTUS Native White Oak Its unique cell structure repels moisture, insects and rot. The famous American sailing ship, Old Iron Side, was built with white oak and could repel British cannon balls. Dense and straight-grained, white oak furniture has an oil finish and can be left to weather to a gray patina or cleaned and re-oiled annually. SHOP NATIVE WHITE OAK Acacia (Locust)Many varieties of acacia (or locust) grow around the world and are renowned for their long-term, outdoor durability. Locust fence posts are often the last thing standing long after the fence itself is gone. Acacia is a moderately heavy, dense wood with interesting variable grain patterns. An oil finish can bring out the character of the grain or it can be left to weather to a dark gray.SHOP ACACIA Taking Good Care For unfinished woods, which generally turn a beautiful silver or gray as the years go by, a light sanding with 150- or 180-grit sandpaper once a year will knock down any fuzzy grain (caused by rain and/or snow), eliminate any larger fibers that could cause splinters, and generally give the wood a clean, smooth look. Don’t be overzealous in sanding, however: You don’t want to sand through the silver and expose the original color of the wood once the furniture is on its way to developing a natural patina. Furniture with an oil finish should be sanded in the same manner – once a year – then given a light coat of whatever oil the manufacturer or retailer recommends. Protecting Your Investment Furniture Covers help extend the life of your outdoor furniture and keep the surface clean, smooth and ready-to-use when warm weather arrives. For painted wood or metal furniture, covers minimize annual maintenance and offer quick clean up. Simply take the cover off your patio furniture in the spring to reveal clean, beautiful, ready- to-use furniture.
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Eucalyptus is an environmentally-friendly wood that is as strong, long lasting and attractive as teak, yet it’s less expensive and easier to maintain. Eucalyptus furniture is an ideal choice for outdoor areas because the straight grain, smooth finish and high oil content make it an exceptionally durable and weather resistant wood. Eucalyptus wood is also naturally resistant to insects, rot and mildew. Our fine collection of Eucalyptus furniture (most certified by the Forest Stewardship Council) includes chairs, benches, loungers, rockers, love seats and coffee tables, in beautiful designed styles that will complement any outdoor décor.

Small Tool Shed

Small Tool Shed

Build It Yourself Learn more about buying a shed. Financing Made Easy Related Categories Arbors & Trellises Shade Cloths Pop-Up Tents Outdoor Decor LET US INSTALL IT FOR YOU Our experts specialize inshed delivery and installation Build Your Quote Wood Sheds Resin Sheds Metal Sheds […]

How To Measure A Window For Blinds

How To Measure A Window For Blinds

Featured Product Bali Wood Blinds Nice choice of stains and finishes Slats offer light control SHOP NOW French doors The wider and taller you specify your product, the better your privacy, insulation, and light control. You also need room (2″ to 3-1/2″) for the mounting […]

Northwest Garage Doors

Northwest Garage Doors

Largest Garage Door Showroom in Western U.S. Garage door service and repair 24 hour emergency service Preventative maintenance Wood, Steel and Aluminum garage doors Widest selection of designs in the industry Garage door panels Garage door replacements Garage door openers & accessories Spring replacements Prompt installation and service Convenient location Senior Citizen Discount Active Duty & Retired Military Discount Locally owned and operated Before & After 500 Series Therma Classic Modern Tech 900 Series Heritage Classic Infinity Classic See All Testimonials It has really been a pleasure working with the staff at Northwest Door. They have always provided the Washington State Military Department with professional quality work, especially with their fast responses to our needs on repairs with all of our security type issues we have with our facilities even outside of normal business hours. I have been working with Northwest Door for the last five years and they have worked for the Department for many years prior to myself with great satisfaction. I would recommend their services to anyone and I have used them in my personal life also for a garage door.Robert WIn the number of years that I have been at Red Dot as the Facilities Engineer, Ernie is probably one of the best technicians in the door business I have had to work with. Ernie has got us out of trouble numerous times when we have had issues with our doors. If the door could not be repaired immediately, he made it so it would be able to close and secure the building for the evening until parts could be attained the following day. Ernie has identified problems, which required repair, thus this has not cost us down time with doors not being able to open or close properly. He has made recommendations concerning safety issues that should be corrected which we have been able to go along with these and take corrective actions before someone may have been injured or equipment damaged. Please pass along my thanks and Red Dot Corporation thank you to both these individuals for their dedicated efforts. Happy Holidays to you and all the personnel at NW Door.Terry Hart, Facilities Engineer Red Dot CorporationI purchased a “Modern Classic” 8′ x 8′ Aluminum frame garage door with Tempered Satin Etch glass lites. A sales representative came out to the house to inspect the opening and ceiling height in order to make sure that the door & hardware would fit properly. A couple of small modifications to the framing were needed in order to install the new unit. The door was installed by Northwest door service techs, along with a Liftmaster 1/2HP belt-drive opener and keyless entry pad. They came out and had everything up in running in about 3 hours time. Job well done!Dan HWe are a local residential property management company in the Pierce County Area. NW Door is the first company we dispatch when our tenants have garage door issues. Whether it be garage door replacements, snapped springs, or a new automatic operator, they do it all. They are fast, professional and fairly priced. We recommend NW Door!I was very impressed with the professionalism from Northwest door. From the initial salesman and his knowledge of their product to the customer service person, who was very helpful, to the installation crew that hung my beautiful new Modern Classic garage door. I am so pleased with my entire experience! Thank you Northwest Door! I will be recommending you to all of my friends & family!Nettie HI am so super impressed with the product and the service at Northwest Door. We were given homes to go look at which helped us to see how much an elegant new garage door can change the whole character of one’s home!! They were fast, efficient, friendly and every detail was seen to during installation!! I cannot recommend them highly enough.Carolyn CBryan removed the old door and installed the new door quickly and the finished product was flawless. He set it up so well that the only noise I hear is the motor running. He corrected for some minor sagging in my framing so that the door is square and sealed all around. When he was done he swept my garage and left it cleaner than when he arrived. I could not be happier.Northwest Door has an incredible staff of people who have passion for the industry and know every detail of technology that goes into their door. When I made my visit in person I was first impressed with the beauty of their displays. The variety of door styles with the different glass options and colors available you can touch and feel. Each door was clearly priced and the best part was there was no pressure. The sales person approaches with kindness and excitement to explain the features and benefits and answer any questions. The showroom is the best place to visit when you are in the market for buying a new garage door. Northwest Door is the only company I trust to install my garage doors. The garage door is one of the most noticeable aspects of your home or business and when well-maintained, adds beauty, functionality, and security for years. Over time, garage door systems can develop problems when not properly maintained. Worn out or damaged garage door tracks, rollers, springs or garage doors openers can create an unsafe environment for your family, visitors, customers or employees. Repairing or replacing a worn out system will keep your garage door system up to date, increase your home’s value, save on energy costs and keep your door operating safely. Contact us today! Choose from our vast selection of garage door models. We can show you how to add value to your home when making your selection. Garage doors are our business and our only business. We are the garage door specialists. Please come see our impressive display of garage doors that we have showcased in our new showroom located at 9001 Pacific Ave in Tacoma, WA. Or if you prefer, give us a call at 253-537-2266 and we would be happy to come to your home without obligation to show you our garage door selections with our Virtual Showroom Tablet app. “Whether you need a door repair or your garage door replaced, give us a call. We’ll promptly take care of your needs and the job will be done right the first time. Our team averages more than 15 years’ experience in the garage door industry and personally I have over 20 years, so you can rely on our expertise and training. Customer satisfaction and an excellent reputation are our first priorities.” Sincerely, Bryan Hunt, Manager Northwest Door
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Testimonials It has really been a pleasure working with the staff at Northwest Door. They have always provided the Washington State Military Department with professional quality work, especially with their fast responses to our needs on repairs with all of our security type issues we have with our facilities even outside of normal business hours. I have been working with Northwest Door for the last five years and they have worked for the Department for many years prior to myself with great satisfaction. I would recommend their services to anyone and I have used them in my personal life also for a garage door.Robert WIn the number of years that I have been at Red Dot as the Facilities Engineer, Ernie is probably one of the best technicians in the door business I have had to work with. Ernie has got us out of trouble numerous times when we have had issues with our doors. If the door could not be repaired immediately, he made it so it would be able to close and secure the building for the evening until parts could be attained the following day. Ernie has identified problems, which required repair, thus this has not cost us down time with doors not being able to open or close properly. He has made recommendations concerning safety issues that should be corrected which we have been able to go along with these and take corrective actions before someone may have been injured or equipment damaged. Please pass along my thanks and Red Dot Corporation thank you to both these individuals for their dedicated efforts. Happy Holidays to you and all the personnel at NW Door.Terry Hart, Facilities Engineer Red Dot CorporationI purchased a “Modern Classic” 8′ x 8′ Aluminum frame garage door with Tempered Satin Etch glass lites. A sales representative came out to the house to inspect the opening and ceiling height in order to make sure that the door & hardware would fit properly. A couple of small modifications to the framing were needed in order to install the new unit. The door was installed by Northwest door service techs, along with a Liftmaster 1/2HP belt-drive opener and keyless entry pad. They came out and had everything up in running in about 3 hours time. Job well done!Dan HWe are a local residential property management company in the Pierce County Area. NW Door is the first company we dispatch when our tenants have garage door issues. Whether it be garage door replacements, snapped springs, or a new automatic operator, they do it all. They are fast, professional and fairly priced. We recommend NW Door!I was very impressed with the professionalism from Northwest door. From the initial salesman and his knowledge of their product to the customer service person, who was very helpful, to the installation crew that hung my beautiful new Modern Classic garage door. I am so pleased with my entire experience! Thank you Northwest Door! I will be recommending you to all of my friends & family!Nettie HI am so super impressed with the product and the service at Northwest Door. We were given homes to go look at which helped us to see how much an elegant new garage door can change the whole character of one’s home!! They were fast, efficient, friendly and every detail was seen to during installation!! I cannot recommend them highly enough.Carolyn CBryan removed the old door and installed the new door quickly and the finished product was flawless. He set it up so well that the only noise I hear is the motor running. He corrected for some minor sagging in my framing so that the door is square and sealed all around. When he was done he swept my garage and left it cleaner than when he arrived. I could not be happier.Northwest Door has an incredible staff of people who have passion for the industry and know every detail of technology that goes into their door. When I made my visit in person I was first impressed with the beauty of their displays. The variety of door styles with the different glass options and colors available you can touch and feel. Each door was clearly priced and the best part was there was no pressure. The sales person approaches with kindness and excitement to explain the features and benefits and answer any questions. The showroom is the best place to visit when you are in the market for buying a new garage door. Northwest Door is the only company I trust to install my garage doors.

Outdoor Furniture Atlanta

Outdoor Furniture Atlanta

Outdoor Patio Furniture Store Atlanta, Georgia Fill Out The Form Below Address 10070 Medlock Bridge Road Johns Creek, GA 30097 770-622-9395 Location Hours Monday-Saturday 9-6pm Finding the Perfect Patio Furniture in Atlanta Area It’s time to transform your outdoor living area with our large selection […]

Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

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Botanical Gardens Largo

Botanical Gardens Largo

Are you a nature enthusiast? If so, you won’t want to miss The Florida Botanical Gardens. Here, over 150 sun-kissed acres filled with more than 25 gardens and display areas showcase a dazzling array of tropical plants–from fruits and herbs to hibiscus and bromeliads. There’s a new botanical treasure awaiting discovery at every turn.
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With its perfect balance of cloudless days and plenty of rainfall, the tropical Sunshine State is home to a vast array of big, bold, colorful blooms. Because of this, there are many botanical gardens that capture the hearts of their visitors. Here is our list of the very best gardens in Florida, so you can start planning your next visit.
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Bring yourself, your friends, family and even your dog to the lush landscape of the Florida Botanical Gardens. All are welcome to explore the 90 total acres of natural landscape upon which these gardens sit. There are picnic areas, volunteer opportunities and even an aquatic habitat here, and you’ll feel as if you are walking through all different parts of the world because of the wide array of flowers present.
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If you like your botanical gardens with a bit of history and a side of skyline views, then Sunken Gardens is the place to be. You can still escape from the city life here though, as they have more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers aligning meandering paths in which you can lose yourself. They also have gardening workshops, volunteer opportunities and you can even host your wedding there.
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Internationally recognized for its historical significance and environmental preservation, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens is a natural jewel of South Florida. Featuring 35 total acres of formal gardens with 2,000 specimens of orchid, growth forests and a stunning mansion to boot, these gardens combine natural beauty with historical significance in stunning fashion.
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Often described as paradise, Naples Botanical Garden is a wonderland of bright flowers and fun events. With six separate gardens and 90 acres of restored native preserve, it is easy to lose oneself on these grounds. People love to just wander to their heart’s content, and the educational programs and conservation efforts here ensure that no urban development will ever happen on this land.
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McKee Botanical Gardens has quite the history attached to it. What once was a sprawling 80-acre landscape was unfortunately forced to close in 1976 because of land development. But it reopened in 1994, and now makes the most of their 18-acre plot, as they showcase 10,000 native and tropical plants. The picturesque water lilies are also a beautiful sight.
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Resting on 62 acres of gorgeous landscape, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens seeks to have their collection be among the most diverse in the state. Their walkways are wheelchair accessible and there are plenty of benches upon which to relax and enjoy the environment. They also love to host special events for their patrons, including a Moonlight Walk that features 1,500 luminaries and live music.
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Are you afraid to re-pot your orchids, or you don’t have time to do it; then let the Florida West Coast Orchid Society do it for you. And while you are there, purchase some fabulous bromeliads that came from the Florida Botanical Gardens….…. Read more

Whether you come here in July or January, there are always beautiful flowers upon which to feast your eyes at the Harry P. Leu Gardens. The Central Florida location is what allows them to have gardens that feature a wide variety of temperate and tropical plants. This makes for a diverse day of flower-gazing, and allows visitors to experience something different every time they come.
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If you like having the option for a plethora of activities while visiting a botanic garden, then Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park has everything you’d want. From hiking and biking, to picnicking and swimming, these gardens have plenty of activities for everyone. Featuring hundreds of camellias and azaleas, and even a secret garden, the horticulture enthusiast has a lot by which to be entertained as well.

With 126 different species of birds, 50 acres of gardens to explore and fascinating architecture to boot, the Bok Tower Gardens are an outdoors enthusiast’s dream. Their education programs are also very engaging for learners of all ages, and they even have a summer camp, which teaches children aged 6-12 about the importance of environmental knowledge and conservation.
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If it’s peace you like, the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens offers a serene landscape and beautiful flowers in which to lose yourself. Inspired by the famous gardens of Japan, their aim is to provide that authentic Japanese experience in a land on the opposite side of the world. Their educational efforts in this regard are what keep educators and students alike coming back for more.
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Plants and flowers from six continents (all of the hospitable ones) grace the grounds of Mounts Botanical Garden. It has an affiliation with the University of Florida, which means that visitors have access to plenty of learning opportunities, such as Master Gardeners and the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program. From temperate to tropical, rare to unique, there is something here for horticulture enthusiasts of all tastes.
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“One of the most beautiful places in Central Florida!  Whether you get a membership and bring your out of town guests, or go for free during their annual plant sale, any nature/flower/tree lover will enjoy Leu Gardens.” –Chelsea S. on Yelp.

The Gardens aren’t just for plants though – more than 150 types of birds, mammals and reptiles have been documented on the site. And several endangered species, including bald eagles, gopher tortoises and sherman fox squirrels reside here along with a number of plants that re in jeopardy of dying out.
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One of the newest additions to the park is Aquatic Reflections, a beautiful 170-foot mosaic installation comprising 84 2-by-4-foot pieces meticulously assembed by volunteers. Featuring a glass pond filled with lily pads, goldfish, frogs and a playful turtle, this public artwork boosts the naturalistic character of the formal gardens.

Shades For French Doors

Shades For French Doors

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