Extreme How-To At IBS 2012, Show Wrap-Up


Builder’s Show Wrap-Up

The number of exhibitors may be down from years past, but the quality remains high.  Maybe the biggest disappointment regarding no shows was the absence of Home Depot. Ever vigilant, Lowe’s had a large contingency there and had many manufacturer’s representatives such as Bosch and Skil within its area to showcase their wares.  Next year the IBS returns to Las Vegas and we expect a larger contigency of products to be showcased there.

Our next show will be the Hardware Show and hopefully its number of exhibitors will build upon last years numbers.

Friday AM International Builder’s Show report

Builders wanting a secure railing and baluster system and also wanting to retain an open view now have a product that will allow the use of stainless cable in  a push lock system that speeds up installation. Check out this report and see what changes have been made to make these fasteners more reliable.  For the full article go here.

Thursday PM IBS Report

Here is a product whose time is long overdue. have you ever replaced tile surrounding a bathtub while standing in the tub, only to find that you accidentally scratched the tub’s coating when you stepped on a chunk of thinset or even the sharp edge of a porcelain tile. Matt Found this cool product today that protects fragile surfaces from such unexpected surprises and removes easilt when the job is finished, Protective Products, Protective Finish

Thursday AM IBS Report

Our Intrepid Editor-in-Chief, Matt Weber, found this neat product at IBS.  Have you ever fabricated moldings to curves, it’s not fun and not many of us have access to steamers  for bending wood.  Flexible moldings are an item that can save builders time, and time savings equals money savings, check this wavy product, http://blog.extremehowto.com/2012/02/09/wavy-casing-for-your-wavy-door-curved-molding-for-arches-not-a-problem/.

Wednesday PM Report

Have you ever needed to break up a rock or even blocks of concrete, but using a jack hammer is not in your portfolio.  Check out this cool product Matt Weber found today at the IBS Show, I call it a “Jackhammer in  a Can.”

Those of us who frequent ladders know the pucker factor feeling when the ladder slides backward away from the house and folks that is not a warm fuzzy feeling.  The Lock’n’Climb ladder accesory adds an addtional triangle of support between the base of the ladder and the structure to help prevent ladders from sliding away from the building. Extreme How-To’s. Editor-in-Chief, Matt Weber takes a look at “LockNClimb” safety product that could save your life.

Wednesday February 8,2012 AM report

The International Builders Show opened to crowds of builders and they were greeted by the newest building products available as well as the old favorites. Drop by and see Extreme How-To’s booth if you are at the show. We are in booth 1716, a booth number that makes Chad, Jeremy and the Auburn faithful reminisce the greatest upset in Tiger football history.


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