Put My Stupid Thing Together™

Angie Gardeck of  New Perspective Design, Inc.

I use RIDGID brand cordless power tools. I like the Lifetime warranty.

Becca Roseman of Four Sided Design

Elizabeth Smolcich of  White Tulip Interiors

We use the WORX brand 4V cordless drills on many of our furniture assembly jobs. While not suitable for heavy duty construction jobs. These drills are well suited to the type of work we do.

KC TOOL    This USA based company specializes in quality tools made in Germany.

​​I own a number of Milwaukee Tool products.

  • IKEA
  • South Shore
  • West Elm
  • Lifetime
  • Sauder
  • Overstock.com
  • Bush-Cabot
  • ​Winsome Trading

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​​​Interior designers
​I work with:

Elizabeth Stamos of Elizabeth Stamos Design

​​Suppliers of Tools & Parts that I use.

Chad's tool box is a source of tools. They are a distributor of Bondhus bits (a USA manufacturer), and other tools not found at Big Box hardware stores.

I use the DeWalt line of Tstak cases, and other tool cases. Also some bits and blades.

​​Rockler is a resource for woodworkers, and carpenters.
I shop at the Schaumburg store, and online.

Berland's is a local chain of upscale tools (and expertise). I shop at the Palatine store. Their website does not allow for online shopping. You will have to call, email, or travel to the store.

MagicStudfinder   This $20 Studfinder occasionally outperforms my $200 Studfinder. Wow!

Fastcap is a source of screws, magnets and other innovative tools that I use on a regular basis.

I own a Little Giant Extreme, M26. A friends ladder that I borrowed, collapsed (failed, one leg just crumpled up) while I was on it. I was lucky I did not end up in the hospital. People often take ladders for granted. I will not make that mistake again. After that ladder-fail, I bought the toughest, strongest ladder I could find, one of the Little Giant ones.

​Woodworker's Supply is a supplier of parts and tools that I use in my business.

Stabila makes high quality Levels. I own several.

McMaster-Carr   This company supplies hard to find fasteners.

Claren Pappo of Claren Pappo Design.

Woodpeckers    Unique, high precision woodworking tools. Made in the USA.

Laura Irion and Laura Peacock
​of Laura Design Company.

Kristin Clark of Clark Custom Interiors

I have a pair of folding sawhorses from Hide-a-horse​. I've been very happy with them.

I made the investment after a plastic horse collapsed in the middle of a job.

I own the Black and Decker Accu-Mark Level, very useful.