Monthly Archives: May 2013

Can’t get your bees to buzz or your buckwheat to buck? The Homesteader’s Emporium is your store.

Our Strathcona neighbourhood in East Vancouver is full of interesting people and businesses. But this has to be one of the most original. When Rick Havlak decided he wanted to make his own cheese, jam and roast coffee, he also … Continue reading

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Apple-box siding makes this is one of the sweetest cabin designs around,coated with wood finish stains by Broda.

One of our BRODA ® customers, Shamus Finnegan at Green Suite Painting, recently sent us some pictures of his off-the-grid cabin currently under construction in the Okanogan Valley. Design builder Goodweather­ set out to transform this 5 acre farm into … Continue reading

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When a wood finish fails, don’t give up.

It can happen to the most diligent tradesperson or homeowner. The wood finish chosen (often by someone else entirely) fails and the project starts to look bad. This can be a case of film-forming coatings that do not let the … Continue reading

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Want to see how your painting project will look? Let us paint it digitally, first.

Maybe you have an important building project for which you need to select paint tints. Perhaps you’re a contractor with a very picky client. Or maybe you’re just having a spousal colour spat about staining the porch. Why not to … Continue reading

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Another great community garden Project in Place – with low-VOC coatings by BRODA ®.

Capilano University’s Community Garden is up and running, thanks to the hard work of the Projects in Place Society and a dedicated group of generous volunteers. The garden project features 67 raised bed planters, a tool shed, concrete stools and … Continue reading

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BRODA ® Deck Refinishing Stains: How-To Seminar at Greenworks Building Supply; It’s all about prep and patience.

On a sunny Saturday in May, CBR Products  own Chris Dos Santos showed some dealers and homeowners how to refinish wood decks the BRODA ® way, at a building products seminar held at Vancouver’s Greenworks Building Supply. “The key is taking … Continue reading

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