Hex on Thee
You can never find a hex-head wrench when you need one; and when you can, it's often not the right size. This Ratcheting Hex Key Wrench incorporates nine of the most commonly used sizes and includes a handle for tightening and loosening bolts. It's made from tempered steel and chrome vanadium steel hardened with a black oxide coating. Cost: $17. Professional Tool Manufacturing. 800-597-6170. www.ratchetinghexwrench.com.
Classic Lines Transparent colors is the newest addition to the Cartglass Classic Series of mosaic tiles. Reminiscent of antique bottles or miniature glass blocks, the line features clear ¾ inch by ¾ inch glass tiles with visible horizontal and vertical ridges on the back. The line is available in four colors. Cost: $11.90 per square foot. Hakatai Enterprises. 541-552-0855. www.hakatai.com.
Fast Times Kwik Seal 3.0 is a kitchen and bath adhesive caulk with a formulation that allows it to be exposed to water and moisture in three hours, as opposed to the 24 to 36 hour wait required by other products, the company says. Formulated with Microban antimicrobial protection against bacteria, mold, and mildew, the product will be easier to clean and will stay cleaner between cleanings, the company adds. Cost: $5.97 to $6.15. DAP. 888-327-8477. www.dap.com.
Muck About Wheelbarrows are always useful, but sometimes you need a little more power. Enter the muck-truck, a jobsite pedestrian truck with a 6-cubic-foot bucket that can be removed to create a flat-bed. Powered by a 5.5-horsepower engine, the truck will carry 550 pounds. Cost: $2,600 for truck and $55 to $845 for accessories and attachments. Niche Product Sales. 772-621-3951. www.mucktruckamerica.com.
Shutter It If plastic shutters aren't good enough, try these wood units instead. Made from Spanish cedar, African mahogany, or Western red cedar, the products are handcrafted using wood joinery techniques and feature copper, wrought iron, brass, and pewter hardware detailing. Twelve standard designs, as well as custom sizes and designs, are available. Cost: $249 to $674 per pair. Copper Moon Woodworks. 610-434-8740. www.coppermoonwoodworks.com.
Cellular Level The manufacturer says its Window Envelop Surround System is a better way to trim out windows. Made from 100 percent cellular-vinyl PVC, the pediment and profile accessories won't rot and are weather resistant. All profiles are ready to install with a factory-applied finish. J-channel brick molding, trim plank, pediments, sill noses, crowns, and dentils are available. Cost: $30 to $300 per window depending on products used. Royal Mouldings. 800-368-3117. www.royalmouldings.com.
For more product information, visit ebuild, Hanley Wood's interactive product catalog, at www.ebuild.com.