Carolina Stair.Ole Iron Slides (at left) are fully adjustable iron balusters that take much of the labor out of baluster installation. Simply install the metal shoe and insert the bottom of the baluster. Slide the adjustable baluster upward, and angle the swivel top to match the handrail angle. No special tools are needed. Ole Iron Slides come in six designs and a variety of finishes. 800.364.3269. www.carolinastair.com.
Crown Column & Millwork. Create elegant entryway designs with interior columns capped with decorative capitals (above right). Molded from a composite of marble and polyester resin, the capitals can be mounted on either plain or fluted columns. Eight architectural styles are available. The columns and capitals can be used in interior or exterior designs. 888.862.0880. www.crowncolumn.com.
Focal Point Products. Miter-free, snap-on Moulding Mates (at left) are designed to contour perfectly with the maker’s Quick Clips crown moldings. The convenient accent pieces eliminate the labor involved in mitering corners and locating studs for molding installation. The products require no nails or adhesive. Inside corner, outside corner, and connector pieces are available to match 10 Quick Clips molding profiles. 800.662.5550. www.focalpointproducts.com.
Fypon. Eliminate the need to build complicated profiles or calculate miter joints for crown molding. The maker’s Miterless Crown Molding Systems (at right) come with pre-mitered interior and exterior corners and a decorative divider block to ease installation. The divider blocks can also be used to enhance the design while eliminating the need to seam molding lengths together. Several styles are available. 800.446.3040. www.fypon.com.