Wolmanized Wood University
A new educational program from Arch Wood Protection Inc. addresses the wood-treatment process and proper use of preserved wood products. Wolmanized Wood University features how-to videos, printed and online materials that focus on how treated wood is made and its intended uses. Additional content covers how to identify properly treated wood, how to build decks and other outdoor projects properly, how to revitalize a pressure-treated deck and to identify potential problems in aging decks.
Erin Canosa, global director of marketing for Arch, explains the rationale behind the educational series: “Since 2003, when our industry voluntarily withdrew marketing and distribution of chromated copper arsenate, known as CCA, from the consumer marketplace, a host of new preservatives have entered the market, all with varying retentions, fastener requirements and other characteristics. Unfortunately, this influx of new products and different chemistries has added confusion to the marketplace. Now more than ever before, it’s critical that preserved wood is treated and used properly.” Visit Wolmanized Wood University online at www.wolmanizedwood.com.
Milescraft has taken the complicated, expensive miter angle finder and made it affordable for everyone. Made of a high-grade polymer, the AngleFinder is tough and easy to use. To set the miter angle, simply loosen the locking lever, place the AngleFinder into or around the corner, re-lock the lever and take to your miter saw. Place one side of the angle finder against the fence, adjust the miter angle so that the blade rests against the yellow guide, and you have the perfect angle without complicated math or complex gages. It even has a couple of slide-out edge guides so you can set the angle by letting the guides hang over the edge of the work piece, if you don’t have room to put the entire AngleFinder in place. Visit milescraft.com.
Cadet Energy Plus Electric Heater
The smart choice for your family’s comfort and your wallet, the Energy Plus electric heater uses up to 30 percent less energy than regular wall heaters. Say goodbye to temperature swings because intelligent controls and auto-adjusting fan speed maintain room temperature within one degree. The built-in, backlit digital thermostat offers even greater control. Adjust your comfort with simple buttons and Night/Away settings—no complicated programming. Enjoy the ultra-quiet operation of the variable fan speed, and keep the air circulating year-round with the fan-only mode. The smart sensor helps you select the right voltage for installation, and tamperproof settings let you lock in minimum and maximum temperature points. The Cadet Energy Plus includes high-temperature safety shutoff feature, so you can rest easy. Made in the USA with a 5-year warranty. Visit cadetheat.com.
Fireplace Xtrordinair’s 616 GreenSmart 2 Gas Insert
The 616 GreenSmart 2 Gas Insert by Fireplace Xtrordinair offers the charm of a traditional, open fireplace by showcasing a sleek, extra-large fire viewing area that is second to none. A clean, traditional hearth look with ceramic glass extends almost all the way to the bottom of the unit. With a wide variety of face designs and transitional interior media options to choose from, the 616 can be completely transformed and given a whole new appearance to complement any style. Reflective crushed glass, Fyre-Stones, or detailed Driftwood media will create a modern and contemporary look, while the highly-detailed Traditional Log Set simulates the illusion of a real wood-burning fire in your home. The 616 also features the revolutionary GreenSmart 2 system, which includes Comfort Control and Accent Lights, allowing you to enjoy the beauty and ambiance of your fire 365 days a year.