The Complete Interior Painting Guide

painterNo doubt the rain has arrived in the Northwest moving us from projects outside to the indoors.  Get a jump start on a fresh new look just in time for the holiday gatherings and family time spent indoors.

Interior painting is the fastest way to change your living space and with some insider tips, the easiest.  Once completed it will transform your living space.  Most homeowners can paint rooms with a little guidance, a bit of patience, and practice.  We hope that the links below can provide you with a road map to a successfully painting a room within your home.

Just stop by Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co or Hartnagel Building Supply and either of our paint specialists, Denise or Coy would be happy to show you new color trends, pro tricks of the trade and whole room design options.

plWhich Paint?

Lets start first with what kind of paint you’ll need for certain areas of the home.  Pratt and Lambert offers a variety of premium interior paints that promise beautiful results for any style, any budget – and every home.

Interior paint selector for Pratt and Lambert.

swatches2Which Color?

We all have our specific color tastes. How different colors interact can be difficult to predict and have a large affect on emotion. Sometimes the best way to start is with something you and your family have a positive attachment to. Compare artwork that you like, the colors in a throw pillow or rug or some of the colors you already have in your home.  These can all be great starting points for your color search. Choosing color is often the toughest part of painting and is often a process of elimanation through obtaining paint swatches and painting small sections of wall for comparisons. Click below for the top tips on choosing interior paint colors.

How to choose interior paint colors.

brushesWhich Brush/Roller?

The outcome of most jobs are as good as the tools you choose.  Picking the right brush and roller is as important as the right paint and a small investment can be the difference between good and great.  Bunnings Warehouse has a great general post on how to select the right paint brushes and rollers and Wooster has a great “Brush & Roller Advisor” to help in choosing the right brush for the job.

How to select the right brush and roller.

Wooster Brush Advisor.
Wooster Roller Advisor.

paint-accesoriesWhat accessories will I need?

Having the right supportive cast of tools to do the job will save you time and make your paint job look like a professional came in and did it. 90% of a great paint job is prep.  Here’s a short list of items need along with you paint, brushes and rollers.  Be sure when purchasing your painting supplies that you take full advantage of our paint specialists.  They have countless years in the industry and are there to help in making your painting project come out great!

Masking Tape – creates smooth lines and protects between walls, ceiling, baseboards and flooring.

Drop cloth – plastic or canvas to protect flooring and furniture.

Bucket and grid –  it will keep you painting instead of constantly refilling a roller tray.

Gloves – keep those hands clean!

Rags – for the inevitable drip and splatter.  It’s easier to clean wet paint than dried!

How to paint your interior space.

You’re all prepared and ready.  Time to put the brush to wall!  This Old House has a great page devoted to proper paint application to an interior space.

How to paint a room.

 

 

 

Denise’s Story

Denise FoxAs we find ourselves deep into October we see the pink ribbons, football players donning pink on the field, and a rise in media stories about breast cancer.  It has been approached and promoted in a multitude of different ways to help people take notice and raise awareness for the disease that affects 1 in 8 women and 1 in 1,000 men.

At Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply many of us have been affected by breast cancer and we want to do our small part by sharing one of our stories with you.

You may have met Denise Fox, Angeles Millwork Paint Specialist and wife of our CEO, Kelly Fox. The compression sleeve she wears on her arm to help maintain swelling as a result of the removal of the lymph nodes starts off many conversations that lead to Denise revealing her past and current deniseexperience with breast cancer. Denise was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 just days after Kelly had accepted his dream job of being CEO of Lumber Traders Inc., parent company of Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply.

Denise’s main goal before the family’s health insurance changed with the new job was to get all medical checkups that could be done, which included Denise’s first mammogram.  Getting a cancer diagnosis is overwhelming to say the least, but hers was combined with the already stressful plans to move her family with daughters ages 3 and 6 to a new town.  As much as the diagnosis made Denise and Kelly question their future plans, striving for a more challenging professional life and greater future for their family was always the goal and would remain so even in the face of cancer.  The decision was made between Denise and Kelly for him to move to Port Angeles to begin the new job, while Denise remained in Federal Way near friends and family to undergo bilateral mastectomies and chemotherapy.

Denise describes the initial months as absolutely terrifying, but coming with a silver lining of support and love, “you find out how much your family and friends really love you.”  Denise goes on to describe how the petty differences that we all can relate to having with friends and family completely washed away.  Surviving cancer was all that mattered.

denise-and-familyDenise’s mom, Lois, was vital to her daily health and getting better. Lois would do household chores, errands, take the kids to and from school and keep them entertained while Denise focused on beating her cancer. Friends and family would deliver home cooked meals, call with support, send friendly and frequent texts, and even pick up Chipotle, the comfort food that Denise craved.

Frequent and simple support from family and friends was the greatest help to Denise.  She shares, “People meant well when they said, ‘let me know if I can do something for you,’ but I was never going to ask them to go to the grocery store to pick up milk.  But if they called from the store and asked what they could pick up for me, or ‘I’m bringing over lunch, what do you want?’ I felt more able to accept the help and it provided great assistance and support when they just did it, rather than asking for me to reach out.”  As uncomfortable and scary as cancer is, most patients want to spare others feeling uncomfortable or being inconvenienced.  Taking the action to just do it for another is a major help to those experiencing a serious illness.

denise-and-kellyDuring Denise’s treatment Kelly would come back to Federal Way every weekend, for doctor appointments, chemotherapy, and on the fourth day after treatment.  This was the day that the effects of chemo and other medications left Denise the most fatigued and in the most pain.  On weeknights that Kelly would stay in Port Angeles Denise found great comfort in her dachshund, Sadie.  Before the cancer, Sadie would burrow next to her chest and now instinctively knew to burrow lower down to not cause Denise any discomfort.

Some of the most challenging aspects of fighting cancer for Denise were the depression and the feeling of being alone.  Even in the face of so much obvious support the loneliness was frightening and sometimes debilitating.  Learning to be “OK” in the face of such emotional and physical discomfort took and still takes a lot of effort.

Once treatment ended and doctors had declared N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) many assume the fight for Denise and Kelly was over.  Although the major battle was won, the fight continues.  Overcoming the collateral damage of treatment, finding a new normal, and struggling with the fear of recurrence is a daily challenge.  The family impact was huge but they were blessed to find themselves a stronger couple from the experience. The relationships with friends and family took on a deeper importance and “you look at your kids with a renewed sense of gratitude,” says Denise.

dsc05076-2Denise still undergoes quarterly checkups, and will continue to take medication for another 8 years to reduce the chance of recurrence.  She will continue to wear her compression sleeve with pride for the rest of her life.  Both Denise, Kelly and their daughters Annika and Tilly reside in Port Angeles and enjoy time in the outdoors.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply will have their annual Pink Saturday Sale on October 22nd. The two stores will be donating 5% of all retail sales for the day to local Port Angeles cancer support group Operation Uplift.  We would appreciate you coming by, shopping and joining us in support of those like Denise and the countless others affected by cancer.

Join us for Pink Saturday, October 22nd!

banner-pink20151016_103725In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Saturday October 22nd from 8am – 5pm join Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply in support of local Port Angeles cancer support group, Operation Uplift.

5% of ALL retail sales for that day will be donated to Operation Uplift who encourage people to make informed decisions and to participate in their own health care. Operation Uplift’s role is to support survivors in the decisions they make with volunteers that are there to support, encourage and provide one-to-one contact which is so important to recovery. Their main goal to improve the quality of life during the challenges of cancer, diagnoses, and survival by providing multi-level support and education as well as provide social activities and opportunities for them to get together, share their experiences, support each other and have a good time.

We hope that you can join us in this one day event and share in supporting such a great non-profit devoted to helping out those in the community affected by cancer.

To learn more about Operation Uplift please visit their website HERE.

You’re Invited to Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co.’s 110th Birthday!

INVITE-IMAGEBBQ’d Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Grilled Corn, Baked Beans & Refreshments!
Product vendors from all your favorite companies!

Over $800 of raffle prizes from the greatest of Peninsula businesses!
(SEE BELOW FOR PRIZES & VENDORS)

Sandwich, Pong and Vendors

“How do I enter the raffles for all those great prizes,” you ask?

That’s easy!  Just do one or more of the following from August 18th – August 25th to enter and do it more than once for multiple chances to win!

  • ASK because No purchase is necessary! Everyone who asks will receive one raffle entry! Limit one per day.
  • SHOP with Hartnagel Building Supply or Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. Every customer will receive one raffle entry!
  • PLAY Raffle Pong! After making a purchase you will receive one ball for every $50 purchased to play our in-store Raffle Pong! (5 Ball Limit per day) With each ball played you will have the chance to win up to 10 additional entries.
  • LIKE US on Facebook. (Current followers are already entered).
  • FOLLOW US on Instagram. (Current followers are already entered).
  • FOLLOW US on Twitter. (Current followers are already entered).
  • VISIT our vendors. Vendors will be giving out special raffle tickets for our grand prize listed BELOW.

Gift cards from local community businesses listed below will be awarded during our event to winning raffle ticket holders.
Not necessary to be present. (But we’d love it if you were!)

RAFFLE-BANNER

Our small way of thanking our customers and the community.
Invite your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.  They’re all welcome!

Hover over a logo below to see the prize & click to visit their webpage!

VENDOR-BANNER

Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. Celebrates 110 years Serving Port Angeles & the Olympic Peninsula

Angeles-Millwork-Port-Angeles-Employees-1906Filion Mill & Lumber Co.As employee owners we have a sense of pride in what came before us and how it has helped mold us into the company we are today. We at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. celebrate the last one-hundred and ten years of serving Port Angeles and the greater Olympic Peninsula with great pride.

Founded by brothers Felix and Ishmael Filion, Angeles Millwork & Lumber Company first began as the Filion Mill & Lumber Co.  In 1892, Ishmael and his son Alfred were operating a mill in Huron County, Michigan, working with native hardwoods that were too small and limited for their desired applications. Felix Filion, brother to Ishmael was in Port Angeles in the summer of 1892 and wrote his brother about the great number of large logs that were available in the Clallam County area.  With that news the decision was made and the mill was shipped to Port Angeles on the steamer Island Belle in February of 1893.  Transported by horse-drawn truck the mill was assembled at what is now the corner of 11th and B street and was in running order in May of 1893.

Angeles-Millwork-&-Lumber-Co-1906-3The logging for the mill was done with oxen from the east end of Clallam County and progressed into using a donkey engine locomotive and cars that ran on a track built with wooden rails.  The mill primarily produced dimensional lumber and shingles for the peninsula.

In 1903 the mill burned to the ground in a large fire.  Many building projects within Port Angeles were delayed because the Filion Mill was the primary source of lumber and shingles in the area.

Angeles-Millwork-&-Lumber-Co-1906-pngThe mill was rebuilt at its current location at West 16th and C street and quickly became the largest employer in town, employing up to 55 men.  The mill produced on an average day 35,000 board feet of lumber and 70,000 shingles.  All the wood products were logged west of the mill toward dry creek and were moved by wagons pulled with teams of horses to their destinations.

Shortly before World War I the logging railroad was extended towards the east into Tumwater Valley and down to the waterfront.  Lumber and shingles could now be shipped into Seattle markets and Angeles-Millwork-&-Lumber-Co-1906-Port-Angelesbeyond.  After the war, railroad rails were taken up and were sold to companies in the Philippines.  Gasoline driven logging trucks began to dominate the industry and trucks hauled the finished products to their destinations.

In 1924 the sawmill was moved to the upper end of Tumwater creek to take advantage of the hydroelectric power.  The mill office and the lumberyard were maintained at the current site.

The largest employer in Port Angeles, the mill was always at the forefront of employee benefits and is rumored to be the first company in the U.S. to offer a retirement package.

Angeles-Millwork-&-Lumber-Co.-Port-Angeles-Old-AdvertismentAngeles Millwork & Lumber Company went through many changes as the local lumber yard and hardware store.  It made a transition to millwork, windows and moldings in the 40’s and chances are if you have a single-paned wood window on the peninsula, it was most likely produced at this facility.  Moving into the 60’s and 70’s, cabinets and moldings took center stage but lumber was still the tried and true quality product that was consistently driving the success of the business.

The store went through some additional changes and was rebuilt in 1978 and also in 1995 after a large snowfall caused the roof to give way.  Much of the focus has transferred from the production end to retail and contractor services.

Schoutens-100_1006In 1984 Arnold & Debbie Schouten became shareholders in Lumber Traders, Inc., the parent company of Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply and eventually acquired full ownership in the company. While Arnold held the positions of CEO/President and Debbie maintained Secretary/Treasurer positions, they were instrumental in the daily management and success of both locations.

In January 2004 Arnold and Debbie Schouten rewarded their dedicated employees and sold the two stores to the employees, creating the only 100% ESOP company headquartered in Port Angeles. Arnold and Debbie felt strongly that they wanted to provide a secure and profitable future for the company’s employees. By creating an ESOP the employee shareholders can have significant influence over the direction and success of the future of the company and themselves.  Arnold and Debbie have remained on the board of directors fulfilling an advisory roll when needed.

Angeles-Millwork-&-Lumber-Co.-1601-south-C-STThe next twelve years we saw some of the best of times and also some of the worst in the history of the company.  Through it all Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply have stayed true to providing quality building materials from knowledgeable employees.  Trusting this approach through all the ups and downs of the economy and the influx of big box stores has been the pivotal reason we have been able to serve you for 110 years.

The history of your hometown lumber and hardware store is of course important, but at the end of the day, it’s not where you’ve been that matters most, it’s where you’re going.  Kelly Fox, CEO has an idea of what that looks like HERE.

Be sure and join us in celebration of 110 years in business with a BBQ, vendor displays, games and prizes on Thursday,  August 25th at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co.!  More information HERE.

The Next Hundred Years.

Invite and Newsletter post headerReflecting back on a 110 years of history has been a great deal of fun for me.  I looked back at the changes in our community, our business and our industry.  I see the celebration of the good times and I cherish the kind words and the people that made our business what it has become.  As I have read through stacks of notes of gratitude for supporting a particular community project or thoughtful comments about the great service by one of our employees, I was filled with hope for the next hundred years.

I was asked to share with you what I think the future looks like from our perspective and quite frankly, I am really not sure.  What I can predict with confidence is our future is going to be uniquely about you!

The product demands of our customers are constantly changing with the newest trends shown on websites like Pinterest and Houzz (two things that did not exist ten years ago.)  YouTube and Vimeo have given many of us the courage to rebuild our own deck or tile our bathrooms and the digital exchange of funds has allowed for a more expedited buying experience done on the customer’s time.

In many cases, homeowners ourselves, we share your passion for living in and improving the space around us.  We will continue to stay on top of the latest trends and common practices in building and home improvement on our website. We will soon provide you with the ease of online buying and ordering of products and services so that you can spend your time on the jobsite or with your family.  While all this is great, the most important factor that has not changed in the last hundred years, and will not change in the next hundred years, is direct human interaction. The one on one exchange of ideas and solutions between the community and our stores will continue to be nurtured as we walk with you down the store aisles, providing the service and the advice you can trust where an ever expanding sea of information exists.

The local knowledge with neighbors helping neighbors will remain the cornerstone of our business for years to come.  Whatever your source of inspiration for the next hundred years, I am confident that the team of employee owners at Angeles Millwork and Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply will be right there to help.

Thank you for being a part of our rich history in Port Angeles, we look forward to the next hundred years of serving you and your successive generations.

Did you read the post about Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co’s 110 year history?  Read it HERE.

Be sure and join us in celebration of 110 years in business with a BBQ, vendor displays, games and prizes on Thursday,  August 25th at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co.!  More information HERE.

Kelly-Fox-ImageKelly Fox, CEO
Lumber Traders Inc.
Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co.
Hartnagel Building Supply

 

 

Getting Started in Photography – By Chuck Rondeau

Chuck-Rondeau-PhotographerPhotography is a wonderful way to capture the beauty of the world around us for others to enjoy and to keep the memories of our time spent in special places with those we love.  While there are many types of photography ranging from portraiture to landscape, one of the most popular styles these days is wildlife photography.  Viewing photos from all over the world allows us to see creatures and habitats that we might never see in person.  Photos taken in our backyards is a great way to share our own world with others.

Getting started with this great pastime may seem daunting but it really isn’t.  Wildlife photography can be challenging but it can also be as simple as sitting near a bird feeder with an inexpensive digital camera. I would like to share with you some helpful hints on beginning and improving your photography skills.  The emphasis will be on shooting wildlife photos but the information will be just as useful in other types of photography.

Chuck-Rondeau-QuailLet’s begin by looking at the equipment you will need. First and foremost is a camera.  Obviously, there are thousands of different cameras to choose from so where does one begin?  A little homework that entails looking at photos that you like will help out immensely.  I choose my favorite camera by seeing the results that others are getting with that particular camera.  By determining what you can afford, you will eliminate a number of choices.  By deciding what kind of photos you want to shoot, such as close up shots of insects and flowers apposed to to large flocks of migrating water fowl, you will refine your choices in the equipment you will need.

Chuck-Rondeau-QuaillMany cameras and lenses offer capabilities that allow you the flexibility to do a wide variety of photo styles.  Starting out with an inexpensive camera doesn’t mean you won’t take great photos. My best advice would be to buy the best that you can afford.  Most camera manufacturers produce a wide selection of cameras that vary in price.  That variation is usually based on the quality of materials that they used to create the camera or lens. The quality of the materials will influence your ability to get better photographs.  Many websites will display photos with the camera information so the viewer can compare the photos taken by different cameras.

Get started today by comparing the various cameras and thinking about what photos you would like to take.  The growing world of photography is always looking for more photographers!

Chuck will be writing a couple more posts in the coming weeks on getting started in photography so remember to subscribe to our website posts and follow us on Facebook.

We’d like to thank Chuck Rondeau for being a guest writer on our blog to help promote our ongoing 2017 Calendar Photography Contest found HERE. Chuck Rondeau is an accomplished wildlife photographer and painter residing in Port Angeles.  You can find his work on Facebook at Chuck Rondeau Wildlife Art.

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Tamko Decking and Railings

WEB-evergrainThank you to Stacey Baker from Weyerhaeuser for coming by and providing our customers and crew the latest product information on Tamko Decking and Railing Systems. 

Tamko’s EverGrain® Composite Decking is made with a compression molding process that creates deep grain beauty in a strong board with outstanding durability and consistency. More information on their composite decking can be found on their website HERE.

TAMKO® Railing products add stunning natural beauty to your outdoor living space. And with their outstanding strength, you can count on years of low maintenance enjoyment.More information on their railing systems can be found on their website HERE.

So come on by and talk with one of our products specialists about the advantages of composite decking and railing systems by Tamko Building Products.

Knife and Blade Sharpening at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply in May!

Banner2Need your kitchen knives, scissors, garden tools or hair dressing shears sharpened?

Not a problem! Jeff Shaffett the owner of Shaffetts Sharpening will be providing his services to our customers on a per scheduled basis. jeff2

As of now we have scheduled Jeff to be present at

Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. ,  Sunday, May 1st from 12pm – 3pm
& Hartnagel Building Supply Sunday May 15th from 12pm – 3pm

Jeff can also sharpen small garden tools, fine scissors, gardening and horticulture tools, and very delicate medical, hair dressing and styling tools.

Clean and sharp tools make your work easier, and provide the excellent results you need. Jeff works with a wide range of professionals whose job success depends on having very sharp, very precise tools and he guarantee all of his sharpening services.

Prices

Knives – $5.00 to $10.00
Grooming scissors – $15.00
Hair dressing shears – $25.00
Small garden tools – $5.00 to $20.00

Lumber Commodity Price List for March 31st, 2016

Lumber is a commodity with prices fluctuating weekly due to market conditions. With our Lumber Commodity Price Sheet we look to keep you as informed as possible about those prices.  Click on the price list for a downloadable or printable .PDF version.

All prices subject to change without notice, please contact us to verify stock availability.

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