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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, March 2, 1973 - THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD - 19 HOME OF THE WEEK DESIGN R3-548 "i- - - - This quietly impressive home! Home-b-Graph Home Planning Service With vertical wood siding and. 40 JARVIS ST., TORONTO, ONTARIO M5C 2H1 diamond windows, has an , . , . t, . , . ,, . equally ilne interior layout. The ( > enclose $1.00 each (plus 25 cents for handling and centre foyer joining another | TJ,,JF) for ,wo new book> Home De$i9n for Cona- hall which is raised two steps,! a"s * routes traffic directly to each, ( > *��k \ P'esen,s *�,"� *or J10T" UP * ? sca UuiliMOii' CU pi^UC UuJ LtA?i, cui UlULil 03 IUCjJ liuUi�cXi lUiiiivUiC. i-M. d 'rtuauviiuy lOvV COak hOW- evcu', jou ccui u/g^uicr uio lunudiiuifcS u>r u i*.uu/ (ocoiv cube, ue�it, cuaii';, lor a Ciiuu s oeuroom tcnest w uraware, nignl stana, chair) or ooa pieces tor almost any room, mere are magazine racks, record cabinets, stands lor TV sets or hi-ii equipment, if you aro ambitious you can buy baoles tor dining and matching chairs. Whether the finished piece looks good or Iooks like something trom a rummage sale depends on the time and care you put into the job. You don't iiave to have the skill of a cabinetmaker. First of all, make certain you know what you are getting. Don't assume that the furniture i3 sold assembled. There are instances where it is sold unassembled. Particularly mail orders.. If you are not handy with hammer and screw driver, buy something that is already put together. If you must assemble it, check the instructions carefully. Make certain you have all the pieces. Pick the best surfaces and make sure they will end up on the outside. Most assembly calls for finishing nails and glue. Some require screws.' Work accordingly. If using nails, set the nail heads. This means driving the nail head slightly below the wood surface and it is done with a tool known as a nail set. Fill the slight hole with wood filler and sand when dry. Unfinished furniture may feel smooth and ready to finish but it isn't. It must be sanded. Use fine sandpaper, starting with No. 210 and ending with 410. Wipe away all sawdust with a tack cloth or a rag dampened with turpentine. Finishing should be started on the inside surfaces, then move to outside surfaces. Remove all knobs and handles before you start. Do those separately. ' If you paint, use enamel. It's durable and can be washed. These features make it ideal for kitchen and child's room furniture. Use an undercoat and brush wjth the grain. After drying and before applying the finish coat, sand lightly. Natural finishes are desirable because they show off the wood grain. Your choices are lacquer, shellac and varnish. A stain will darken the wood and should be applied first. Pick the shade you want, anything from light oak or maple to dark mahogany, and apply. Brush on and wipe off quickly with rags. How deep the color becomes depends on how long you allow the stain to stand before wiping. Control by applying thinly. When staining is finished, rub down with clean cloths, then with very fine steel wool. Clean away any residue from the steel wool. Shellac is the easiest to handle, varnish a little harder but more durable and lacquer the most difficult and the most dur able of all. Fast drying lacquers are hard to brush on. Spraying is best. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Quick hedge? try Kochia Want a quick, temporary hedge in your garden? Kochia, or burning bush, is a fast growing foliage plant resem-Ung an ornamental evergreen. But the remarkable advantage is that it can be easily grown from seed to form a lovely hedge three feet tall. In fall, it turns red, and is killed by frost, but while it lasts, kochia makes a beautiful background for flowering annuals. 1*2! By DONALD R BRANN With the new marine plywoods and powerful fast-setting glues on the market today, anyone who knows the difference between a hammer and saw and who can follow simple directions can make a professional job of building this sleek, 12 - foot centreboard sailing beauty. The full-size pattern method of construction simplifies building to the point where anyone interested in sailing can build this sailboat without any previous experience. The pattern contains a complete list of materials needed, where and when each is used. The easy-to-follow step-by-step directions and assembly illustrations take all the mystery out of building. There are no joints that require special tools or skill to complete and almost all materials are stock items in hardware and marine supply stores. Send $7.00 in cheque or money order for Pattern No, 194, Twelve Foot Sailboat to The Lethbridge Herald, P.O Box 4090, Postal Station "A," Toronto, Ontario. Send $1 addi< tional for catalog illustrating over 300 other Build It Yourself projects. Editor's Note - The Herald does not handle these blueprints and it is necessary to send requests for them to the above address in Toronto. Please write the address as printed. (Copyright 1972. Toronto Star Syndicate) Growing earlier tomatoes Few gardening pleasures can match the enjoyment of being the first on the block to pick j ripe tomatoes, and there's many a good gardener who feels he's a miserable failure if he doesn't pick his first sun-ripened tomato by July 4. Choosing the right varieties is important, since tomatoes are generally classified as early, midseason or late. When buying seed, read the color packet or the catalog description to see how many days are required to reach maturity. An early variety will average 60 days from setting out foot-high plants - and that means starting the seed indoors another 45 days ahead of transplanting to get the required size plants -preferably with flowers already blooming. Of course, tomatoes are very sensitive to frost, and they should not be put into the garden until danger of frost is over, but if you're tempted to risk an earlier start, make sure they have some protection from cold nights. Hybrids will also give you better chance of reaching that early-ripening date, since they have stronger vigor and greater productivity. Another booster is to use black plastic as mulch. It keeps the soil warm, maintains an even soil temperature. It also conserves water and keeps down weeds. Once you've tried black plastic you'll never raise tomatoes without it. A fertile soil is another must, and a general-purpose fertilizer should be applied at least twice during the growing season - when the plants are first set outside; and when the fruit has started to form. Disease - resistant tomatoes are also more likely to produce early results, and these are identified by .the initials, VF, meaning Verticillium and Fu-sarium Wilt resistant, the most common tomato diseases. Follow these guidelines, and there's a good chance you will be the first on your block to pick ripe fruit LAUNDRY DETERGENT 5-lb. net wt. (King size) pkg. BURNS WIENERS SWEET EATING SOFT MARGARINE 1 -lb. cov. pkg. "L" BRAND .. Mb. net wt. tubs 2 49 2025 MAYOR MAG RATH DR. "COLLEGE MALL" 420 6th STREET S. "DOWNTOWN" 324 MAYOR MAGRATH DR. WE RESERVE THS RIGHT TO UMIT QUANTITIES TO NORMAL FAMILY PURCHASES VALUES EFFECTIVE TIL CLOSING SATURDAY, MARCH 3 STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m. io 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. GOOD FOOD COSTS LESS mua/it ;