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The house that Craigslist built

Bargain hunter used cunning, patience online to assemble his dream house

David Henderson found many of the materials used in the remodel of his family’s home on Craigslist. He and his wife, Karen Anderson, worked on the home together and had help from other contractors.
David Henderson found many of the materials used in the remodel of his family’s home on Craigslist. He and his wife, Karen Anderson, worked on the home together and had help from other contractors.
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‘We call it Craig’s house, in fact,” says David Henderson, stay-at-home dad, first-time general contractor and, more to the point, ace hunter-gatherer. And it is. From the fir-ply kitchen cabinets to the old-growth, clear-fir ceiling; from the stainless-and-copper bathroom sink to the live-edge madrona bar. There’s also the Wolf kitchen exhaust fan, the fir stairs (once two massive South Lake Union warehouse beams), the cedar bathroom ceiling (from a swimming-pool room in Enumclaw) and fir ...


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