Boral Bricks. Created the “old-fashioned way,” formed in a sand-dusted wooden box, no two bricks in the 17th Century Bricks collection are exactly alike. The solid bricks feature slight irregularities and a softer shape that mimics the 17th century look. Color variations and a velvety texture offer aesthetic and tactile appeal. Renewable sawdust waste materials are used in the firing process, and half of the maker’s brick production is accomplished with alternative fuels. 800.526.7255. www.boralbricks.com.