Iron-A-Way. Don't clutter new laundry rooms with clumsy ironing boards. The A-46 built-in ironing center clears valuable floor space and organizes ironing necessities. Steel legs support a height-adjustable, 46-inch-long board. A timer turns on power to the built-in work light and electrical outlet. A built-in safety switch disconnects all power when the board is put away, so irons can remain plugged in. Iron rest, storage shelves, garment bar, and indicator light are all standard. The swivel board (shown) is optional. 309.266.7232. www.ironaway.com.
Jackson Industries. Rather than struggle with keeping a faucet and sink in line while securing faucet nuts, try Split-Klick's Self-Aligning washer. Three patented alignment tabs grip the outside of ceramic or granite sinks, keeping the faucet stems in alignment during installation. The washers save up to 20 minutes of installation time, the maker says, and also save the mess of plumber's putty or silicone when installing faucets. 866.304.5335. www.split-klick.com.
Danze. Wall-mount faucets aren't just for the bath anymore. The Opulence two-handle wall-mount faucet features a 12-inch spout and is available in chrome, antique copper, satin black, oil-rubbed bronze, or stainless steel. Wall mounting keeps the sink deck clutter-free and easier to clean. The Opulence collection also includes pot fillers, pull-down and pull-out faucets, and more. 877.530.3344. www.danze.com.
iLevel by Weyerhaeuser. Recognizing that structural framing can be a weak spot for heat gain and loss in a home, the maker offers Trus Joist TJ-Insulated headers. Two plies of iLevel Trus Joist TimberStrand LSL offer natural insulation enhanced by an expanded polystyrene rigid-foam core. The headers offer one-piece construction with an R-value of 15. Timberstrand LSL resists bowing, twisting, and shrinking. The 5½-inch-wide headers are designed for 2x6 walls and come in five depths. 888.453.8358. www.ilevel.com.
Mar-flex. Designed to protect walls during backfill operations, Shockwave crush-resistant drainage board acts as a powerful shock absorber when compressed. Closed-cell, cross-linked polyethylene foam construction absorbs pressure and bounces back to its original configuration after an impact, maintaining the ability to effectively drain water. Shockwave reduces the load factor on below-grade walls and is specially engineered for flexibility, so it expands and contracts during freeze-thaw cycles. Available in 3-foot-by-4-foot sheets. 800.498.1411. www.mar-flex.com.
Makita. Two pounds were shaved off the 7¼-inch 5377MG Magnesium Hypoid Saw by incorporating highly durable magnesium components. The saw features a 15-amp motor, improved ergonomics, and a 2 3/8-inch cutting capacity at 90 degrees. The hypoid gearing system allows more power to be transferred over a wider surface, providing increased power and durability compared with worm-drive gears. The hypoid gears are sealed in an oil bath so they never need maintenance, the maker says. 800.462.5482. www.makitatools.com.
Pass & Seymour/Legrand. Designed to mount devices flush in oversized drywall, tile, and panel wall applications, Shim-lock fasteners attach to the screws in the mounting slots of electrical wiring devices or lighting control straps. Once the screw is tightened to the desired depth, the Shim-lock's tabs lock it in place, flush with the wall to eliminate a floating installation. The fastener features a #6 screw opening and provides an adjustment-depth range from 1/8 inch to ¾ inch. 800.223.4185. www.passandseymour.com.
Acrilex.Acriglas Pastel Frost acrylic sheets are ideal for use in furniture, lighting, and architectural applications where tempered glass would be impractical. The Pastel Frost series adds 12 new colors to the maker's product line, which includes 11 other frosted acrylic tones. The material is easily customized to any specified color and size, and is available with varying degrees of translucency. Thicknesses range from 1/8 inch to 3/8 inch. 800.222.4680. www.acrilex.com.
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