July 4 is here again—and so too is our biennial roundup of building products made in America. These U.S.-based manufacturers run the gamut of building material types, and many of them are going strong after 50 or even 100 years in operation.
BlueStar's latest kitchen hood line, the Abbaka series, features unique sculpting and intricate details, including distinctive shapes and height. Each Abbaka hood features an enhanced height—30 inches high versus the standard 18 inches—for a dramatic profile. The three new styles being introduced are the Atlas, Mesa, and Normandy hoods. All are available in stainless steel, 10 metals, or thousands of colors, including custom hues. Plus, buyers can add strapping and rivets for a truly custom look. bluestarcooking.com
The Rotolo Lux bypass rolling door by Basco Shower Doors features dual bypassing glass panels—available in 1/4- or 3/8-inch-wide heavy glass—a mitered corner towel bar, and a sleek header bar featuring snap-on installation. The door’s Quiet Capture system is designed to minimize noise during movement, and the 3/8-inch glass Rotolo Lux series offers a zero threshold option, compatible with a no-barrier entry. The hardware is available in matte black, oil rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, or chrome finishes. bascoshowerdoor.com
Ornamental Moulding & Millwork
Archdale, North Carolina
Ornamental Moulding & Millwork has created a new mantel shelf series, the Ambrosia Maple Rustic Mantel Shelves. The shelves may be used as fireplace mantels, floating shelves, or as design elements in rustic residential spaces. They are available in 3-, 4-, 5-, and 6-foot lengths, with or without black wrought-iron trim, and measure 4 3/4 inches tall and 7 inches deep. The shelves also come ready to install, with mounting cleats, wall screws, and finish nails included. ornamental.com
Le Sueur, Minnesota
Cambria launched a new, 6-millimeter quartz slab surface thickness—the equivalent of three stacked nickels—as a complement to its existing 1-centimeter, 2-centimeter, and 3-centimeter formats. The extra-thin quartz is designed to meet the need for thin countertops, and may be used as cladding options for walls, ceilings, fireplaces, backsplashes, or shower and tub surrounds. At launch, the 6-millimeter slab was available in a choice of 10 existing Cambria designs as well as two finishes. The product works with mitered or reverse mitered edge profiles only, or Z profiles for exposed edges. cambriausa.com
Dutch Quality Stone
Mt. Eaton, Ohio
Dutch Quality Stone—crafted by Amish artisans—has added a pair of reclaimed wood-inspired products to its catalog of traditionally crafted stone veneers: Weathered Plank 4 and Weather Plank 6. The Weathered Plank series is available in two color palettes, Winesburg and Industrial Gray, and both products incorporate molded grooves, knots, and nail holes within the wood grain. Weathered Plank 4 measures 4 inches high, while Weathered Plank 6 measures 6 inches high; all planks measure 36 inches in length. dutchqualitystone.com
In response to customer requests for more medicine cabinet storage, Strasser has unveiled two new medicine cabinet collections—made from solid wood or aluminum with LED lights—designed to coordinate with the manufacturer’s existing luxury bath vanities.
The solid wood cabinets are available in a choice of four sizes—20, 24, 30, and 36 inches—each with its own configuration of open glass shelving. The aluminum cabinet series is available in 24- or 36-inch sizes, and also features mirrors on both sides of the door, as well as the inside of the cabinet unit. The cabinet includes both electrical and USB outlets, and offers LED lighting on both sides of the door. strasserwood.com
The VUE fixed-wood shelving system is designed to provide an easy alternative to wire shelf-and-rod systems for builders and buyers alike.
The system installs clean, according to the manufacturer, with no visible hardware or gaps. Made with production builders in mind, the installation is quick, uses few extra parts or pieces, and may be done after paint. organizedliving.com
True Residential is introducing a new line of ADA-compliant refrigeration appliances for light commercial and residential use. As of launch, the Low-Profile Collection includes a number of 24-inch undercounter units, including a refrigerator, a beverage center, a wine cabinet, and refrigerator doors. Each one is UL-rated for indoor and outdoor use. The units measure 31 7/8 inches tall, rather than the original 34 1/4 inches, to meet the 32-inch height requirement for installation under ADA-compliant countertops. true-residential.com
Multiple U.S. and Canada locations
CertainTeed is expanding its GlasRoc portfolio of wall and ceiling materials with two new gypsum tile backer panel varieties: GlasRoc Tile Backer and Glas Rock Tile Backer Type X.
The panels include a moisture-resistant core with engineered fiberglass facers, designed for use behind tiles in interior rooms often subjected to moisture or high humidity, including tub and shower surrounds, bathrooms, kitchens, utility rooms, and bathrooms. The Tile Backer Type X is also UL and ULC certified, and may be used in UL and ULC fire-rated assemblies. certainteed.com
The Westchester Double Hung window series combines a traditional double-hung aesthetic with high-performance thermal construction for commercial and residential applications. The windows are designed to achieve the narrowest check rail sightline in the high-end window market.
It delivers a U-value of 0.28 when fitted with dual-insulated Lo-E 366 and argon glass, or a U-value of 0.17 with triple-insulated glass. All windows feature a thermally broken sash construction, integral aluminum nail fin, multi-point tilt latch, and a patent-pending, traditional-style combination sash lock, sill end caps, and drainage system. sierrapacificwindows.com