National Hardware Show® and Operation Tiny Home Empower Las Vegas-Area Veterans through furniture design and construction workshop

Apr 19, 2018

(NORWALK, Connecticut, April 19, 2018)—The National Hardware Show® is proud to partner with Operation Tiny Home to highlight emerging trends in tiny and container home living and raise awareness about housing instability across the country while helping Las Vegas veterans learn valuable furniture design and construction skills. It all happens at the 2018 National Hardware Show, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Tuesday, May 8, to Thursday, May 10!

The National Hardware Show presents the latest products and innovations within the hardware and home improvement industry at its annual event. This year, as tiny and container homes continue to grow in popularity, the National Hardware Show and national nonprofit organization Operation Tiny Home will give Show attendees the chance to explore the tiny home and review key tools and materials.

“The National Hardware Show is thrilled to team up with Operation Tiny Home, whose mission of raising awareness about housing issues and providing innovative solutions through tiny home construction is inspiring,” says Rich Russo, vice president of the National Hardware Show. “This year, Show attendees will have the fantastic opportunity to tour the tiny home structure and see leading tiny home building trends and products unique to these tiny spaces firsthand. This is an exciting addition to the 2018 National Hardware Show!”

Attend Tiny House Furniture Workshop led by ‘Tiny House Nation’ Host Zack Giffin
On Tuesday, May 8, Operation Tiny Home and Zack Giffin, tiny home specialist and the co-host of FYI’s TV Show “Tiny House Nation,” will lead a workshop focused on tiny home furniture design and construction techniques in partnership with Milwaukee Tool. Giffin will give exclusive insight into the tips and tricks of designing and constructing furniture specifically for tiny homes. In homes where every inch counts, Giffin will offer his perspective on how to save space and maximize functionality.

Participants, local veterans and active duty military, will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with the common tools of furniture making while building custom furniture for a container home that will provide housing support to local homeless veterans during this educational workshop.  Pre-registration is required. To learn more and reserve your spot, please visit

Build a Lasting Legacy With 2x4’s for Hope
National Hardware Show attendees can make their mark by supporting 2x4’s for Hope at Operation Tiny Home in Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ, outside in the Silver Lot. Since its founding, 2x4’s for Hope has helped build safe, secure shelters for homeless veterans, people affected by natural disasters and others who are dealing with housing instability. Show attendees are invited to visit 2x4’s for Hope (located behind Operation Tiny Home), make a small donation and write their name and message of hope on a piece of lumber to be used to build transitional homes to support the Veterans Village Las Vegas.

Supporting Las Vegas’s Veterans Village
During NHS, Operation Tiny Home will be making a $25,000 donation to Veterans Village, Las Vegas—a local organization whose mission is to create and provide safe housing units for U.S. veterans. Veterans Village also provides an array of services to help veterans, including medical and mental health services, employment training, nutrition programs and more.

Thanking Milwaukee Tool and Home Shopping Network (HSN)
The National Hardware Show would like to thank Milwaukee Tool and HSN for supporting Operation Tiny Home at the 2018 National Hardware Show. HSN is donating a full suite of furnishings for this tiny home including home décor, small appliances and much more. Milwaukee Tool generously provides the tools necessary for Operation Tiny Homes Building A Better Future for Veterans workshops. Thanks to both organizations for helping National Hardware Show attendees learn more about emerging tiny home trends while supporting U.S. veterans in need.

Calling All Las Vegas-Area Veterans
Are you an active duty or retired veteran living in the Las Vegas area? Interested in learning valuable construction skills from tiny home expert and co-host of FYI’s “Tiny Home Nation” Zack Giffin? The National Hardware Show and Operation Tiny Home have the perfect opportunity for you! On Tuesday, May 8, Zack Griffin will host a tiny home construction workshop exclusively for active duty and retired U.S. military veterans. Learn valuable construction tips that can help boost your career or help you finish your long overdue home improvement projects. Participants of all skill levels are invited to the event. For more information and to register to attend this free workshop, please visit:

Register to Attend the 2018 National Hardware Show
Registration is still open for anyone who would like to attend the 2018 National Hardware Show in Las Vegas and see all the Operation Tiny Home action in person. Visit for more information and to register today!

About the National Hardware Show
The National Hardware Show® celebrates a rich history spanning 73 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War II housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s, to today’s current location in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show continually evolves through the industry’s involvement, commitment and passion to improving Americans’ quality of life through their homes. Today, the National Hardware Show is the place for global manufacturers, associations, organizations and the media to unveil their new products, ideas and insight to a broad spectrum of home improvement resellers. For more information on the National Hardware Show, visit

About Operation Tiny Home
Operation Tiny Home is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit that assists people to maintain a life of dignity through high-quality tiny housing solutions and empowerment training programs. The Building A Better Future for Veterans Workshops provide practical hands-on construction and carpentry skills training free for veterans while participants build a quality tiny home that is donated to a fellow veteran in need of housing support. For more information visit:

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