FastenMaster Demos at Hartnagels

Wednesday, September 13th @ 7:30am Mikhail Mikhailov from FastenMaster will be at Hartnagel Building Supply with some light breakfast fair while demoing the following revolutionary tools by FastenMaster. Come on by get a quick bite to eat and try out their great tools! 

Hartnagel Building Supply is located at 3111 East HWY 101 in Port Angeles, WA

  • The FrameFast Structural Framing System

The newest fastener system for attaching trusses and rafters to top plates, the FrameFAST system consists of the FrameFAST structural wood screw and the FrameFAST tool. The FrameFAST screw is a code-compliant replacement screw for hurricane ties. The screw’s unique and superior design provides ultimate uplift and lateral resistance. FrameFast eliminates the need for ladders or scaffolding, pneumatic nail guns and hoses. It is up to 8 times faster than traditional framing methods.

  • PAMFast AutoFeed Screw System

The FastenMaster PAMFast AutoFeed Screw System is designed for speed, precision and increased productivity. This system offers consistent drives without any bit grinding, cam-out or jamming on subfloor jobs. Paired with our fast-thread subfloor screws, you have a system designed for speed.  Also great for pressure treated decks, composite decking, roof tile and drywall installation.

  • Flex HB220 Remodel Glue Gun

The HB220 is not your typical glue gun – it is a professional grade adhesive system designed for all day use in a variety of flooring installation, remodeling, and repair applications. This system is designed for hardwood flooring start and finish rows, carpet tack strip installation, interior wood trim and moldings, and much more! The HB220 Pro Applicator combines an adjustable high temperature range with a powerful 220 Watt heating element that keeps up with heavy all day usage.

Get a FREE box of Flex Glue with the purchase of a Flex HB220 Remodel Glue Gun!

NPBA Launches New Membership Directory

The North Peninsula Building Association just launched its new Membership Directory and its now available at Angeles Millwork and Hartnagel Building Supply.

The directory is made up of the who’s who within the local building industry. NPBA members are vested right here in Clallam County, so you are best assured that the utmost care and concern goes into every project from the ground up. Members join because they are passionate about the industry they work in; they understand the collective influence of a local building association, as well as the value of the recognition and networking we provide.

Use this new directory as your insider’s listing to the vetted and local professionals who will bring your dreams into reality right here in Clallam County!

 

Using Krylon’s New Sea Glass Paint

One of the greatest new DIY spray paints around is Krylon’s Sea Glass Spray Paint.  It’s not only easy to use but the amount of projects that can be created is endless!  Krylon Sea Glass spray paint will give any clear glass surface a refined, beach-inspired look while having excellent adhesion and durability. The finish after application will look as if your glass was tumbled smooth and matte by the seas waves.

Revamping vases bought at Goodwill and simply painting them is a great start and a perfect way to learn how to use the paint with little investment, but we aren’t happy with just painting a vase.  We have found a bunch of alternative ways online to use the paint and for you to add our own personal touches.

Check out the different projects below, find what intrigues you and drop on by one of our stores to pick up some Krylon Sea Glass Spray Paint.

Nautical Ornament

Frosted Glass Picture Frame

 

Painting Camouflage with Krylon Spray Paint

Don’t get spotted in the wild!  Just in time to prepare for the upcoming hunting seasons we have Krylon Camouflage Paint made with Fusion for Plastic® Technology that can assist you in staying out of sight and achieving your the best shot possible.

Available at both stores in 4 colors (Camo Green, Camo Khaki, Camo Brown and Camo Black) and @ $6.78 a spray can.

Camouflage is all about gaining an advantage over the target by blending into the environment, giving you the greatest advantage at being successful.  There are countless patterns of camouflage meant to blend into your terrain and vegetation but stick to mimicking the environment you’re hunting in.  It doesn’t make much sense to use camouflage on clothing and equipment but leave out  your gun.

Below is an easy way to accomplish a custom camouflaged gun for any terrain.

You can paint camouflage using the instructions on the video below from the YouTube channel InnerBark Outdoors to paint coolers, vehicles, firearms, and more! Want to know more about InnerBark Outdoors? Visit their website HERE and follow them on social media!

Camouflage Painting Tips

  • The best way to camouflage an object is to match it to the surroundings in which it will be located
  • Use colors in the same family that work well together
  • Start painting with the lightest color and move to the darkest color
  • Look to nature and use local tree leaves, ferns and branches as your stencils
  • Take your time. Let coats fully dry! Since there is a lot of overlapping, small mistakes won’t show
  • As with any spray paint, use several light coats instead of one heavy coat
  • Always read the directions before applying the spray paint

WIN a Browns Outdoor $200 Gift Card by liking us on Facebook!

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As part of our promotions for our upcoming Customer Appreciation Event at Angeles Millwork (Click HERE for more info) we are giving away a $200 Gift Card to Brown’s Outdoor to ONE of our Facebook followers. Brown’s Outdoor is a longtime, family-owned outfitter providing brand-name hiking gear, camping equipment, outerwear and great advice for exploring our local natural wonders.

Our Facebook page focuses on providing our community with relevant information on building materials, locally relevant industry news, new products and promoting our talented contractor and builders.

So “Like” our page HERE and you’re automatically entered!  If you are already a follower of ours, Thank You! You are already entered! Winner will be announced by Facebook private message on Monday August 21st!

Want to be entered for other great prizes from peninsula businesses?

Come on by the store and get a raffle ticket today or show up to the event August 18th, 2017 at Angeles Millwork from 11am – 2pm for smoked pulled pork sandwiches, slaw, homemade BBQ sauces, BBQ’d corn on the cob, sides and refreshments from Peninsula Bottling! Over 16 vendors will be handing out raffle tickets to attendees with the winners being contacted by phone on Monday, June 19th.

Thank You to Bill Francis from Blake Tile and Stone for Keeping Us a Bit Safer!

Our yard manager for Angeles Millwork,  Anthony Hernandez had a visit from Bill Francis, a driver for Blake Tile and Stone Inc.  He wanted to alert Anthony to a potential fire hazard with our Pal Finger 3-wheel forklift.  Apparently, Blake Tile and Stone has the same lift and it caught fire due to the design and location of one of the battery cables.  Every time the wheels are turned, they were rubbing on the battery cable with was also near a hydraulic fluid line.  Bill was on the unit when it burst into flames in the engine compartment.

Luckily, Bill was quick to respond and used the lift’s fire extinguisher to put the fire out and save total destruction of their lift, but it was still seriously damaged.  Bill was aware that we had the same unit and felt compelled to talk to us about the potential danger.  When Anthony started looking at our Pal Finger he found that sure enough – the battery cable was seriously worn through just as Bill had described.

We cannot thank Bill enough for his extra effort at keeping our employees safe.  Blake Tile and Stone have a wonderfully selfless employee in Bill and its amazing to have it be proven that we local businesses have each other’s backs!  Thank you Bill and Blake Tile and Stone!!!!

July Lumber Market Update – The Platinum Tape, a Blog by Kelly Fox

Friends and neighbors,

During this time of year, we typically see increases in lumber and commodity pricing based on several factors.  What we are seeing now is almost beyond belief in the pricing increases.  My hope is not to scare you about why pricing is going up but rather, to educate you on the reasons and to provide some clarity on why we are following the market.

All of us who sell commodity lumber waited all winter long for the current administration to decide what to do with the expired softwood lumber agreement, (the counter veiling duty).  We all got to experience the inflated pricing to protect the mills from the possibility of a retroactive tariff when it was finally announced at 19.88% in late April.  Moving ahead a few more months and the next big run up was caused by a separate issue between the US and Canada and the subsequent anti-dumping duty at 6.87% effective June 30, 2017.

Per Investopedia, an anti-dumping duty is a protectionist tariff that a domestic government imposes on imports that it believes are priced below fair market value. Dumping is a process where a company exports a product at a price lower than the price it normally charges on its own home market.

Nearly all the lumber we sell at our stores is domestically produced and not subject to the tariffs and duties.  Unfortunately, the panels and cedar products are imported so the combined tariff means higher prices.  The additional duties put pressure on the domestic supply and tend to dry it up quickly as the volume buyers and traders look for the best deal.  Once that supply is gone, and it is now, the domestic producers raise prices based on limited supply with a very strong demand.

Further adding to the limited supply issue and the role of import lumber in keeping prices stabilized is the threat of fire in the Provincial forests in Canada that is keeping logging at a minimum.  We also had a mill fire that took an OSB mill out of commission along with normally scheduled summer maintenance at some mills.  (Some suppliers we talk to think the fire threat is gamesmanship being played based on the CVD/ADD from the US.)

The real estate market around the country is very strong with very little inventory so builders are experiencing a boom when they have the labor to get the work done.

Our guess is that the market remains strong with higher than normal pricing through the building season with prices holding in the weeks ahead.  If the rumors are true about a new ten-year softwood lumber agreement, we could see pricing stabilize with some market correction before the end of the season.

If you have any questions about the lumber market or would like to know more, please contact me at kellyf@lumbertradersinc.com or follow our blog.

Thanks,

Kelly

How to Properly Stain a Deck

A deck is a huge investment for any home owner. Making sure it stays clean and protected will insure it has a long life. With the proper cleanup and a proper application of stain you can avoid costly repairs and regular degradation that many wood deck owners experience.  Once completed you can restore your old deck or further protect a newer deck.  Taking this time on an annual or bi-yearly basis will have you dodging the need for major repairs, leaving it protected from weather and allowing the natural look of wood to shine through.

Prep and Cleaning

This is the most important part of staining your deck.  Do it correctly and be patient with drying and you will be rewarded with an easy staining experience.

Clear your deck of all your potted plants, outdoor furniture and other obstacles on your deck. Blow off or sweep the deck clean of any debris, leaves and dirt.  Cover all perimeter plants and shrubs located around the deck with painter’s plastic or drop clothes.

Once fully cleaned, check the deck boards that may need to be replaced. Deck boards that are rotten, severely warped or have large splits should be replaced.  Look for nails that may have raised up and use larger nails to re-secure the boards. Minor splits can be sanded down using an orbital sander to smooth the surface.  Check you gaps between boards for buildup of old leaves, pine needles and dirt removing with a flat plastic putty knife or straight edge. Re-sweep the deck and hose the surface down to remove any stubborn debris.

Suit yourself up with the proper protection with gloves, old clothing and eye protection when working with any chemical cleaners and following the manufacturer’s directions, apply a wood cleaner such as 30 Second Cleaner or SuperDeck Wood Cleaner with a pressurized garden sprayer being careful not to let the solution dry.  Agitate the cleaner into the wood with a long handled stiff bristled brush for 10 -15 minutes and then rinse off with water. Allow deck to fully dry.

Once fully cleaned let’s bring back the color and vibrancy that you remember when the deck was first installed. SuperDeck Wood Brightener should do just that. Hopefully you still have all your protective gear so make sure your pressurized garden sprayer is cleaned of any previous chemicals and use it to apply the wood brightener in the same way as the cleaner. Don’t let the solution dry and agitate the cleaner into the wood with a long handled stiff bristled brush for 10 -15 minutes and then rinse off with water.

Rinse off the plastic you used to protect the surrounding plants and store away for use when staining.

Allow deck to dry fully for at least three days before moving on to staining.

Staining the Deck

If you don’t have a favorite stain and color there are many to choose from so we advise getting some advice in our stores from one of our paint specialists for your proper environment and for maximum protection.  Take advantage of our annual exterior stain sales that starts around Memorial Day and runs through June. It will undoubtedly save yourself some needed cash and allow for some new deck accessories.

These are the most popular of exterior deck stains we stock and sell. Click images for direct link to manufacturer’s website.

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Cover the plants to protect them from any splattering.

Stir the stain thoroughly and pour the stain into a paint tray. Apply a THIN coat of stain using a paint roller attached to a long handle rolling it in the direction of the boards making sure the stain does not puddle or pool.

With a paint brush get all the ends of the boards stained and allow the deck to fully dry.  Repeat this process at least two more times utilizing multiple thin coats rather than a single heavy coat.

Once you have completed the process inspect the deck fully for any areas you might have missed, paying attention to the ends of boards, stairs, railings or other attached wood structures.

Now is the fun part!  Remove the plastic protecting the plants, return your outdoor furniture to its place and start planning that summer bar-b-que to show off your hard work.

If you clean and stain your deck every 1-2 years you will have a deck that will stay protected, looking new and perfect for your outdoor enjoyment. Have questions? Come in and ask to talk with one of our paint & stain specialists or give us a call.  We’d be happy to help!

Celebrating Outside Salesman Chance Lee

After 12 years of incredible work as an Outside Contractor Sales Professional, Chance Lee of Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. will be retiring.  We have all appreciated the efforts and broad range of knowledge in the building industry that Chance has brought to our store and our customers.  We wish Chance the absolute best in his retirement!

If you would like to pop in and share in Chance’s small retirement gathering, we will be celebrating at Angeles Millwork Thursday May 18th @ 10am

Angeles Millwork is located at 1601 South C Street  Port Angeles, WA 98363

Kiln Dried 5/4 Radius Edge Cedar Decking

If you are like most of us with an outdoor space you’ve had visions fueled by images online and in magazines of that beautiful sprawling cedar deck.  We believe the greatest materials for a real wood deck starts with cedar. Whether you are the home owner willing to do the proper research and prep or the contractor that builds decks often, you don’t want to be using materials that will leave your deck unsightly or needing repairs in a short amount of time.  That is why Angeles Millwork and Hartnagel Building Supply stock Kiln Dried 5/4 Radius Edge Kiln Dried Cedar Decking.

Kiln dried cedar will leave you a happy deck builder and have your boards laying flat and straight.  Kiln drying ensures the lumber you purchase is straight, free of splits, and that it will remain so well after you have secured the last fastener. Kiln drying begins after the wood has been cut and the wood is heated in a controlled environment to approximately 125 degrees. This creates reduced moisture in the board leaving it extremely stable and dry so it won’t warp once installed and will even allow sealing and staining after completion of the build.

Kiln dried cedar should most always be used when building a deck and as long as it was installed with the proper knowledge it will have very minimal expansion gaps, warping or checking.

So don’t be fooled by competitor’s green cedar which will need to season before a sealant or stain is applied. Stop on in and talk with one of our sales professionals about using Kiln Dried 5/4 Radius Edge Cedar Decking and get yourself a deck worthy of a photo shoot full of great grain patterns, exceptional color, and beautiful knots.

All of the following sizes are available in our yards for immediate pick up or for prompt delivery to most anywhere on the Olympic Peninsula.

  • 5/4 X 4 X 8
  • 5/4 X 4 X 10
  • 5/4 X 4 X 12
  • 5/4 X 4 X 14
  • 5/4 X 4 X 16