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C o n s t r u c t i o n M a r k e t p l a c e 2 1 W e d n e s d a y, J a n u a r y 2 0 , 2 0 1 6 FORMICA BRAND AND JAMES YOUNG TEAM UP James Young, a nationally recognized home improvement TV host, licensed contractor and electrician, is a big fan of Formica ® Brand surfacing products. So, partnering with the company to bring homeowners budget-friendly DIY reno- vation tips was a natural fit. Young has remodeled more than 100 kitchens, bringing them from ugly to awesome, and is sharing his remodeling expertise and valuable tips with home- owners in a series of instructional how-to videos on www.formica.com. These helpful videos teach homeowners how they can easily update their space, with- out breaking the bank. Video topics include how to install a DIY tile back- splash, how to tackle a DIY kitchen cab- inet refinishing job, how to install a Formica Laminate stock countertop and drop-in sink and how to build a table top using Formica Laminate. "I love the Formica Brand because the product offering is so broad that you can find a pattern or style to fit with any style or design," said Young. "When I speak about great products that can also help you save on budget, Formica Brand is always at the top of my list." At KBIS, visitors to the Formica Brand booth #N1548 will have an opportunity to meet Young on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and learn about his favorite ways to transform kitchens, baths, mud rooms, basements and craft areas on a budget using Formica Laminate. Additionally, visitors to booth #N1548 will be among the first to experience the 2016 Formica Laminate Residential Collection and discover how on- trend laminate can truly be used anywhere in the home. The 2016 Formica Laminate Residential Collection includes three new large-scale 180fx by Formica Group laminates, three new standard Formica Laminates, and four new Formica Laminate Jonathan Adler Collection designs. For more information, got to booth #N1548, call 1.800.FORMICA, or go to www.formica.com. CUSTOM SAUNAS FROM SAUNACORE Custom saunas — from a sketch or design drawings, to any shape, any size — Saunacore™ can build it. Saunacore products are engineered and manufac- tured in North America. It brings you the quality, durability, reliability and safety which one should expect in a product. It selects its materials carefully, its wood is supplied from one of the top mills in Canada, and its metal is chosen carefully, supplied from one of the largest U.S. companies. All Saunacore products are assembled and tested before being shipped or taken out of the manufacturing facility. Since the 1980s, Saunacore has been building premium quality saunas in North America. Saunacore prides itself on practic- ing the traditional art and craft of mak- ing fine sauna rooms. Its sauna making traditions and skills have been put into every single sauna room manufactured and is still being practiced in its work shop today. The company creates each and every single sauna in its shop one at a time so that it can pay close attention to the details that make Saunacore saunas stand out from the rest. Saunacore has always hand-select- ed the Canadian and American lumber for each piece, so the end result will be wood grain that matches visually in a natural and continuous way. Its beautiful designs can be made from cedar, hem- lock, poplar and any other wood of your choice. It can build saunas in any size and shape using the finest materials and components available. Each traditional sauna room is hand crafted to the highest standards with thick wood, solid benches and beveled edges. Complete custom capabilities are also available for prebuilt modular type sauna rooms. Complete cus- tom capabilities for the DIY sauna liner kits and pre-fab modular sauna rooms is also available. Saunacore ensures that every detail is made certain. Main key fea- tures are that benches are a s s e m b l e d from the bottom while all walls are blind nailed to assure that no metal is exposed in the sauna. You may also choose different style doors and front wall options for a unique charac- teristic to your liking. Custom is Saunacore's specialty. Visit Saunacore at booth #C6749. For more information, go to www. saunacore.com, call 800.361.9485 or email info@saunacore.com. RAINWATER HARVESTING FOR HOMES AND BUSINESSES It's time to move to the 21st century. You no longer have to have a huge cistern in your yard or dig a big hole and bury water storage. All you need is just a beau- tiful, scalable, customizable water stor- age fence that can have just about any look you wish. You can attach sustain- able redwood, a rock wall look that comes in any color or simply use it as a living, growing wall. WaterFence allows you to harvest thousands of gallons of rainwater while taking up very little space. Invented by a 14-year-old high school boy to help solve California's drought, it has rapidly become a multina- tional phenomenon, with Canada and England leading the way. The company has been contacted by over 20 other nations already. WaterFence was nomi- nated as one of the five finalists for International Product of the year at the NAHB International Builders Show in Las Vegas last year. WaterFence is the perfect way to hide rainwater storage, as you can per- sonally decide the look of it and match it to your landscaping needs and quite pos- sibly supply all of your water needs for your landscaping. You won't be able to tell that there is water storage in it! You can attach battery or solar pumps for remote areas to have a sprinkler system or simply use gravity fed drip irrigation for other areas. Water can be drawn from any area along the system. Rainwater is also much better for your plants, as it has no added chemicals like fluoride or chlorine, which are added by water districts and municipalities. With WaterFence, many plants can grow almost twice as fast and are healthier because there is no buildup of salts in the soil. WaterFence is now available, and being installed all over. The WaterFence installs just like a regular fence, with post holes, cement, etc. The two main differ- ences of install are the use of 6 x 3 inch galvanized hollow steel beams for sup- port with the depth decided by soil type, and the tanks simply slide into place. The installer connects the tanks together with ball valves and a flex- ible hose. It is really a very simple install process. WaterFence comes in almost any color you wish. By adding it to your designs, you can make a difference in cli- mate change and drought. WaterFence is an American product manufactured in California and has passed all of California's rigid building requirements, including earthquake and wind. For more information, visit www. waterfence.com, www.facebook.com /waterfence, email ken.mcdowell@ thewaterfence.com or call 415.595.3596. THE RIGHT DRAWER BOXES FOR YOUR PROJECTS Drawer boxes have been an ever-present component in cabinetry, however, the industry has seen some significant trends that have taken drawer boxes to a whole new level in kitchen design. With technol- ogy supplying stronger, easy glide and soft close slides, drawer boxes have evolved to include higher functionality and style. Traditionally, drawer boxes have been used for spices, cutlery and other lighter tools, but recently there has been a shift to much larger drawers being used for heav- ier items like dishes, pots and pans. This common trend shows drawers being used in lieu of doors in base cabinets for a lower, middle and upper, chef-inspired cabinet design. Another common trend includes the use of various kinds of pull- outs in lower cabinetry that can create additional functionality to your space. When considering drawer box options for your kitchen design, it's important to take into consideration the construction and materials used. Solid hardwood is con- sidered the best quality material and will prove the most durable for any application. Other materials like veneered plywood and melamine can be used for more economi- cal drawer boxes, but it is typically recom- mended to avoid using flimsy material like particleboard, which is usually stapled together. With larger drawers becoming more popular, it is also important to con- sider using a 3/8-inch thick bottom versus a quarter-inch thickness, which can be vital to the durability of the drawer box. There are several commonly used solid wood joinery options that include dovetail, bis- cuit, dado and screws. While the latter three joineries offer more economical options, dovetail joinery is considered the traditional hallmark of quality craftsman- ship that is both strong and beautiful. Keep in mind that the slides also play a major role in the functionality and durability of a draw- er box. Elias Woodwork manufactures quality drawer boxes available in numerous species and finishing options. For more information, visit booth #N1651, go to www.eliaswoodwork.com or call 800.665.0623.

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