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Clearing Storm Debris and Confusion: Which Stihl Chainsaws are Made in the USA?

This winter, the Northeast has weathered a series of storms that left lots of downed trees and limbs. At the time, most of us were concerned with just getting the power (luckily we have a generator) but now the aftermath is going to have to be dealt with.

I am probably one of those few people that will enjoy getting out there to tackle the cleanup with one of my prized possessions: “Old Orange,” my Stihl chainsaw. Between my chainsaw, splitting maul and wood stove we were able to have lots of cozy evenings by the fire this year, all from downed trees in our own yard during previous storms.

While the Stihl company was founded and headquartered  in Waiblingen,  Germany, there’s a lot of speculating and misinformation online about whether any of its chainsaws are made here. Frankly, the company doesn’t help by having not a peep of info on its website. So, Kathy went straight to the source and got the model numbers of the 13 chainsaw lines that are assembled in the United States. They are:

MS-170, MS-171, MS-180, MS-181, MS-201, MS-211, MS-250, MS-241, MS-251, MS-261, MS-271, MS-291, and MS-311

Hope this helps in your choice of a chainsaw.

Regards,

Paul

Big Sale on La-Z-Boy Furniture: Made in America

Do you have a chair that can rival Martin Crane’s battered recliner on “Frazier?” If you’re ready to trade up, now is a great time.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!

La-Z-Boy has a sale going on, where you can pick-up an awesomely comfortable, American-made recliner at a reduced price. Even better, the company now offers many other furniture items also included in the sale. (The link takes you to the La-Z-Boy front page. Scroll down and click on the ad for the coupon event.)Set up your media room with multi-seat recliners.

Refresh your den furniture with some cozy new pieces. And lots more. Check it out!

Regards, Kathy

Colorful Handcrafted Planters: Made in USA

Sure, you can go to a big-box store and buy a mass-produced planter for a song. We think there’s a lot more satisfaction in buying an artisan-made, all-American item.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!This limited edition collection of colorful modern planters was created by the husband and wife team of Kat Hutter and Roger Lee. He’s a ceramic artist who creates the shapes; she’s a painter who creates the colorful designs.

The colors, in this case, were inspired by the landscape of the West Coast. Each planter is slip-cast in durable stoneware.

Regards, Paul

Cool and Quirky Furnishings by the Morgans

Matthew and Carly Jo Morgan are a design team from California that has created some incredibly interesting items. A married couple, they make each piece themselves in the Topanga Canyon area. You can see more of their work on their site, Made by the Morgans.

 

 

New Space Age Wall Art: Made in USA

Retro space images are back in style! Brighten up your walls with the once-futuristic artwork of mid-Century America.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post. Please do!The collection of retro Space Age wall art shown here is, well…out of this world! No need to frame these beauties – they are already printed on stretched canvas with fade-resistant inks. Design inspirations range from the 1930s through the 1960s.Check out the full collection here..