My wife was watching last night's Trading Spaces Family which was
taped here in Tallahassee. She called me in to hear one of the folks
on the show telling another that she had planned to build a mahogany
table but found that "you can't buy mahogany in Tallahassee on
Saturday." Boy, don't I know it.
The only hardwood available in Tallahassee on Saturday is the red oak
and poplar available at the blue or orange home centers. The only
place that sells any other hardwoods is closed on Saturday.
I drove all over hell and back to find some maple on new years eve, as
it tured out I could have gotten it at the place I usually go but I
wanted to try some other places. Well, two were closed, one of the new
places sucked...but in the end I did get to build on new years and that
is all that matters. Minneapolis if you wondering.
Dick Durbin wrote:
The best place around here to get hardwoods is Acadian Hardwoods, and it is
closed on weekends. They won't go out of business any time soon because,
regardless of their hours, they are the only place to get exotics, bulk
hardwoods, and custom cuts and molding. It is pretty darn inconvenient,
Didj'a see the one where Hildi takes a nice room and covers it in cardboard?
Turns out, our neighboor is the sister of the husband in that episode. That
one was sooo painful to watch, we haven't turned on Trading Spaces since...
My wife and I felt horrible after we saw that episode. It is not
enough that they cover the room in cardboard, they then need to light
a lot of candles...
Candles! Just what you need on cardboard furniture (in a cardboard
room). What were they planning for an encore? Burning down their
Hildi: "I transformed their blah surburban home into the latest chic
"char" finish. The scorched look is IN."
Plus they ruined the walls by attaching the cardboard with liquid
I thought the home owners showed remarkable composure in dealing with
the crew. Kudos to them!
Nobody is forced to participate. And you know it's going to be something
quick, cheap and quirky. Mind you - I can remember a few _very_ unhappy
people on the British version. The NZ version had slightly less flaky
"Any PC built after 1985 has the storage capacity to house an evil spirit,"
Reverend Jim Peasboro
Yes! They held up very well. True, that no one is *forced* to participate
and true, everyone know's it's entertainment.
Interesting side note, is that did you notice the wonderful bed (IIRC) that
Tai (sp?) built for them on that episode. Rumor I heard was he knew
immediately that Hildi was about to ruin a perfectly good room and felt very
bad for the homeowners and decided to build something as nice as he could.
Also have heard, homeowners were going to auction off the bed (with his
blessing) in an attempt to recover the costs of pulling all of the crap off
the ruined walls.
Don't know if that's fact or fiction.
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