Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
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White River Hardwoods took old-world style and found a way to get it at a fraction of the cost. The result is the Elegant Additions line of compact molding. The collection uses a fine-grain overlay contoured to PacTrim (primed MDF) to produce high-relief moldings. The line can be stained, painted or glazed. Booth N1069
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Sometimes when you read about finishes and glazes you can get a little hungry. Armstrong's new Vanilla Cream finish is available on the company's maple and birch cabinets. The dense, opaque finish provides an excellent complement to the tight grain of maple or birch's moderate grain. Booth C4009
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Use USG's SRB sound reduction board and SRM-25 sound mat (shown) before you drop in the flooring underlayment. The two products help dampen sound and can help builders achieve green points. Both products contain a significant amount of pre- and post-consumer recycled material and are non-hazardous and non-toxic. Booth N1073
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Contact Industries has a bevy of fire-rated door frames to choose from for builders concerned with multifamily, high-rise and commercial construction. The frames are veneer-wrapped in any wood species with fire ratings ranging from 20 to 90 minutes. The frames are made in sizes up to 4-feet by 8-feet in single- and double-door openings. Booth N1172
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It's the simplest things that can trip us up — leaving the oven on or keeping the garage door open all night are two things several of us are guilty of. B & C Electronic Engineering's GarageAlert is a simple two-light system that burns green when the door is closed and yellow when it's open. The company ships kits based on the number of garage doors and the number of lights you need. Booth S11104
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Half the weight, same coverage. Made with a non-sag formula, ProSpec/Bonsal American's PermaFlex Lite 525 is great for most interior or exterior ceramic or stone-based masonry or tile work—even heavy ceramic tile. The lightweight formula, which provides the same coverage as a 50-pound bag, is available in both white and gray. Booth C4622
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