Ever wondered why hardwood floors are always comprised of square, rectangular strips? So did the makers of Bolefloor Hardwood Flooring ($TBA). Using highly advanced technology, this unique solid oak flooring is cut along the grain of the wood, giving it a more natural look, while visual identification technology looks at imperfections like knots and sapwood to make sure the end result is as durable as it is aesthetically pleasing. In addition, cutting the boards in this way allows for better utilization of the wood, helping to preserve our natural resources. [via]
There's no wrong time to beef up your outdoor cooking arsenal, and there are few more impressive ways to do so than with the Fontana Gusto Wood-Fired Outdoor Oven ($5,000). Sporting a convection fan for even baking, a preheat time of just five minutes, a trio of wire racks to hold plenty of food, a built-in timer, and a windowed fire chamber, the Fontana Gusto also sports a composite stone bottom for baking pizzas and breads with flavor and crispiness normally reserved for high-end pizzerias.
If you're the type of person who feeds the birds living around you, you're probably also conscious of your impact on the environment — and Atomic Birdhouses ($30-$50) cater to both those concerns. Handmade from recycled wood, these houses and feeders are finished with a Poly-Soy protective clear finish made from a rapidly renewable resource material, providing a glossy finish, resistance against weather, stains, and moisture, and protection from water, mildew, and UV rays. We could hear the birds chirping already if it weren't so damned cold outside.
Ever wonder how the garages of the race car drivers, actors, and other glitterati tend to be so nice looking? Their flooring doesn't hurt. RaceDeck ($TBA) is specialized garage flooring made from high-impact copolymers, available in six different styles and 14 colors, and installed without the use of potentially damaging epoxy thanks to the company's patented PowerLock system. Use it to show off a prized roaster, hide a stain-covered floor, or just spruce up the only place in the house you can call your own.
Have a conflagration or other job that your normal hose nozzle just can't handle? Call in reinforcements with the Nelson Fireman's Spray Nozzle. Rated for pressure up to 250 PSI, the Nelson offers an adjustable spray pattern, a die-cast zinc body, a large metal shutoff handle, and 300% more water flow than a standard nozzle, which is perfect for hosing down the driveway, knocking mud off your tires, or holding really extreme wet t-shirt contests.