Central Fairbank Lumber
They carry a fairly wide selection and sizes of lumber compared to most others. When buying contruction grade lumber they still end up trying to give you damaged and cracked pieces but it seems to be a little less damaged or warped than other places. [Read More]
 
Maia Plumbing
Last year some of my house mates had found a large food grade plastic barrel that we wanted to convert into a rain barrel. We just needed to add a spout thing. How hard could it be? Armed with knowledge culled from the internet and books, I set off to big box hardware stores in search of the parts. It was a disaster, I couldn't find the parts mentioned in my resources; and the staff, if they tried to help, often sent me on long journeys through various departments before discovering t... [Read More]