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We’re pleased to help bring colour to another Project in Place Community Playground.

Vancouver-based landscape architects Sharp & Diamond are doing it again with their Projects in Place Society. This non-profit group brings construction professionals together with the general public to design and implement projects that benefit their community. The CBR Projects / … Continue reading

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One-year Powell Street road closure brings new directions to CBR Products.

The City of Vancouver is busy again, this time building a new railway overpass right in our front yard. So until sometime in 2014, customers coming to our retail store will have to access CBR Products from Campbell Avenue on … Continue reading

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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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Wood stain power for April showers – you CAN stain in damp weather!

It may be blossom season in Vancouver, but April and May can still bring a lot of cool, damp weather throughout Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Fortunately, BRODA ® PRO-TEK-TOR natural oil wood stain works great in these kinds … Continue reading

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Whistler Olympic Park – Still looking cooler than ever with BRODA® Coatings.

It seems like just yesterday… the world was watching Vancouver 2010, and the CBR BRODA® crew was glued to the screen, hoping to catch a glimpse of… the lodge. Yes, the Day Lodge at Whistler Olympic Park is a BRODA® … Continue reading

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CBR is proud to be part of Vancouver’s Greenster Community.

Part marketplace, part community, all good living – that’s Greenster, one of the newest eco-friendly resources for folks who want to choose better. They select businesses that they think fit the criteria for a more sustainable urban lifestyle. CBR Products … Continue reading

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Using AFM SafeSeal Correctly

Safecoat Safe Seal is a multi-use, water-based, low gloss sealer for highly porous surfaces such as particle board, plywood, processed wood and porous concrete. It is used primarily to reduce toxic offgassing: in particular, it is highly effective at sealing … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dicks Lumber, winner of Outstanding Retailer Award

It’s great to see a Vancouver retailer making their mark, as this year’s “Outstanding Contractor-Specialist Retailer” by the trade magazine Hardware Merchandising. Dick’s Lumber was founded by Dick and Delma Alexander in 1964, and was acquired by RONA in 2007. … Continue reading

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Broda Sealhide Used As Primer To Solve Blistering Issues

Our good friend Todd Polich of Earth Foundation has been busy as usual and this time he needed our help. Todd’s work is very significant in Vancouver as he and his Foundation strive to promote environmentalism through art, and by … Continue reading

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