Friday, 06 December, 2019
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
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1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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Quietude

Quietude

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Vancouver, Canada – Henry Yorke Mann – Architect

Built area:     300 sq. ft + 40 sq. ft. porch and 100 sq. ft. basement  (28 m2 + 3.7 m2 + 9.25 m2)
Year built:
     1999
Builder:     Ken Silbernagel
Photographer:     Stuart Bish

Sometimes we come across an architect who ‘really does get it’ – someone who listens and responds to the client’s needs without imposing their own ego on the outcome.  In a quote from Henry Yorke Mann’s recently published book, he states “We are building sacred places, as distinct from profane places, to add layers of experience and importance to life patterns.”

Faced with a diagnosis of terminal cancer, Quietudes owner determined to make radical lifestyle changes in order to survive. Fifteen years on, she lives contentedly in an area considerably smaller than a double garage.

300 sq. ft. of peace and tranquillity
300 sq. ft. of peace and tranquillity

From the architect:

“The brief was design and build a furnished residence for a single person within a severely limited budget of $28,000 Cdn. complete, that at the same time had the spirit to exalt the human soul. This was accomplished by analyzing the home functions and distilling these to the essentials in philosophy and fact with sustainable and healthy architecture.

The home functions sorted themselves into distinct areas, the central of these was the quiet and soul of the home, the spirit/living room. Around this center developed four well defined areas:

    • Outside Porch and Entrance
    •  Kitchen/ Dining
    •  Sleeping
    •  Bathroom/ Utility

This plan arrangement seemed obviously mandalic in form which was then utilized for it’s geometric order to simplify in a repetitive fashion, the actual construction. A small basement under only the central core acted as a stabilizing core while the four peripheral building segments were supported on built up posts. During the course of construction, my client elected to move the bed from the main floor to a small loft over the entrance. This allowed her to move the dining area to the original bed position.

Materials were selected on the basis of cost and their environmental and people friendly properties. Floors, walls and roofing/ceiling are breathable constructions thus avoiding the “Sick Home Syndrome”. The insulation value in all cases is R20 or better. The floors, ceilings and interior and exterior walls are all tongue and groove pine finished with only drying oils. 

Due to the extreme hot temperatures of the Okanagan the roof is actually a double roof with the rain shedding metal roof separated from the insulated roof by a ventilated airspace to assist cooling while heating is supplied by a single propane fireplace.

Even with such an extreme budget as this, it is possible to build an environmentally sound home that enhances the Joy, Life and Soul of humans.”

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