Workshop #4: Budget friendly finds

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Blog entry by clieb91 posted 03-22-2008 05:32 AM 1450 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok, just a quick blurb here about a budget friendly find on some hardware. I stopped at Target to see if they had any coat hooks for the next rack I am working on for a friend and found a few that were on clearance in their Home Improvement section. I then started looking around that section more.
I was able to find a multi-pack of brush nickel drawer handles and also drawer pulls for around $4 on clearance as well as misc other hardware for as low as $0.24.

I have no immediate use for this hardware but I am still planning to make those cabinet doors as well as other things for my shop and around the house and could not beat the price. Just have to figure out where I am going to store these things now but I’ll figure something out or maybe build it.

Not your avarage place to look for woodworking supplies but they occasionally have some suprising things on clearance. I won’t mention the copper fire bowl I got a couple years ago $15. :)

If anyone else knows a good store to look for clearance items such as this please let me know.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 03-22-2008 10:18 AM

You are so lucky to get a place where clearance sale was in progress. It is good to take such opportunity to
buy certain items which are not meant for immediate use but in the corner of your mind you know that they are going to be useful. It has happened many times in my case and I have been blamed for storing excess of things. But when later on they were put to use all praise came to me. You can always find some place to store. Hope you will use them in the near future and let us know how u have used them. Best luck.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 03-22-2008 03:34 PM

Ebay. I got all the brushed nickel knobs for the last two houses I built from a store on ebay. About 150 knobs total. 0.99 each! Similiar knobs sold at Home Depot for between 3 and 6 bucks.

-- Tony, Ohio

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#3 posted 03-22-2008 04:47 PM

Sweet find Chris.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#4 posted 03-22-2008 04:56 PM

When I go shopping, before I leave the store I always walk around looking for those unadvertised hiden tresures.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#5 posted 03-22-2008 09:04 PM

I am always looking for deals.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 03-25-2008 03:05 AM

I Love Target! My wife worked at one several years ago and I learned about their sale items being placed on the “end caps.” Now every time I walk into any store: Target, one of the Marts or any of the home improvement stores, the first place I look is the end caps. This is where all teh clearance items are hiding!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 03-25-2008 03:07 AM

nice find. i usually go to the bargain outlet for cheap hardware.

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