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No, you're not having a flashback: This is indeed an avocado green stove. Part of the manufacturer's North-star line, this 1950s retro-style range has modern features such as a self-cleaning oven, sealed gas burners, delayed-start bake/clean, warming drawer, and electronic clock controls. Additional colors are available. Cost: $3,695. Elmira Stove Works. 800-295-8498. www.elmirastoveworks.com.
Because indoor-outdoor connections are in vogue, this manufacturer has introduced a door system in which panels fold back against each other to create a clear opening. The system is available with energy-efficient glass options, numerous panel configurations, and a broad palette of aluminum-clad exteriors and wood or aluminum interiors. Cost: $16,000. Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. 800-955-8177. www.kolbe-kolbe.com.
QuietRock 510 looks like regular wallboard, but its maker says the panels provide an easy way to protect your homes from outdoor noise. No need to use conventional and costly soundproofing methods, such as resilient channels, the company says. The panels can be scored, snapped, hung, and finished like regular drywall. Sheets measure 4 feet wide and 8, 9, 10, or 12 feet long. Cost: $49.95 for a 4-foot-by-8-foot panel. Quiet Solution. 408-541-8000. www.quietsolution.com.
Leather is good not only for furniture and other home accessories. The manufacturer says its Pampa Collection of leather floor and wall tiles makes an architectural statement, too. Made from natural leather (black and white cowhide shown), the 18-inch-square tiles are magnetized, so a sheet of galvanized metal between the substrate and the tiles means the pieces can be easily changed. Cost: $75 per square foot. Artistic Tile. 877-528-5401. www.artistictile.com.
Know Your Place
Every tool needs a place. The DTPro Universal Drill Holster provides one for your drill. Made from 1680 denier nylon and leather, the holster fits on the right or left side of any 2-inch toolbelt or suspenders and hangs at a 45 degree angle so the drill can be easily removed. It also has six leather compartments for drill bits, a front pocket for bit case or chuck key, and a leather security strap. Cost: $14.50. Duluth Trading Co. 800-505-8888. www.duluthtrading.com.
Mobility around the jobsite or workshop is always appreciated. The Storagemaster HD rolling workbench is one way to achieve it. Made from seven-gauge steel, the bench has a capacity of 2,700 pounds and a drawer capacity of 100 pounds. For added strength, the shelving is welded 12-gauge steel. It comes in six models. Cost: $2,393 for the 53 model. Knaack Manufacturing. 800-456-7865. www.knaack.com.