Mantel Maker. With a repertoire of some 50-plus styles, Mantels of Yesteryear offers reproduction mantels for virtually any architectural style. The company also makes custom pieces. Standard wood species include quarter-sawn oak, walnut, cherry, sycamore, and mahogany. Prices typically range from $600 to $7,000. Mantels of Yesteryear, 888/292-2080, www.mantelsofyesteryear.com
Dread-Free Treads. Prefinished hardwood flooring has made the lives of countless GCs easier. Now similar benefits are available for stairs, thanks to Stairtek's Prefinished Wood Stair Treads. The company's UV-cured, aluminum-oxide finish resists wear and tear and reduces sun damage. Prices for the treads — which come in more than 12 wood species...
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