Milwaukee Electric Tool has introduced a series of large sanders and grinders with 4.0-horsepower motors. The 7- and 9-inch tools are light and have angled rear handles and side handles for increased user comfort. Two-finger trigger switches, three-position side handles, and spindle locks also contribute to comfortable use. For information and prices call (877) 729-3878.
Valspar Corp. of Wheeling, Ill., has introduced Multi-Use, a multipurpose paint formulated for a variety of exterior uses, including decks, siding, trim, floors and fences. In addition, the 100 percent acrylic latex paint is self-priming and dries to a satin finish. Information and prices: (800) 345-4530.
Make it yourself
Diane Garrison and Linda Ragsdale's brainchild didn't result from thinking outside the box. It came from thinking about the box.
The sisters have turned cardboard into a make-it-yourself line of furniture and home accents. The fully functional furniture pieces are made of recycled corrugated cardboard, laminated into panels that are five-eighths-inch thick. The adult furniture is strong enough to hold 1,000 pounds.
A child's table and two chairs sells for $35; the 56-inch-wide sofa, for $75. For more information, www.crazycardboard.com/.