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Spotlight on Woodard

The Isla Collection from Woodard

The Isla Collection from Woodard

Since 1866, the Woodard name has been synonymous with unparalleled standards—core business principles established by the company’s founder, Lyman Woodard. Now as a wholly owned subsidiary of Craftmade International, Woodard not only continues its tradition of excellence in manufacturing, but is also poised to meet the needs of today’s outdoor-room owner. This spring, Woodard became even larger after it acquired substantially all of the assets of Whitecraft, Inc., a 100-year-old outdoor furniture company that specializes in hand-woven outdoor aluminum furniture. Long renowned in the casual-furniture industry for tastefully blending elegant style with superior craftsmanship and quality, Woodard continues to live up to its reputation with exciting new iron and cast aluminum collections.  Check out two of their collections below.

Inspired by the casual beauty of island living, the Isla collection is constructed of cast aluminum and features detailed square finials as well as matching square castings in all four posts of the upper and lower legs, melding together the beautifully patterned cast seat, curled arms and matching curled legs. The unique back pattern is an artistic take on classic tropical décor and ties together the overall island inspired look of this chair together nicely. Available in dining and deep seating, Isla brings comfort and sophistication to any outdoor setting.

The Bungalow Collection from Woodard

The Bungalow Collection from Woodard

Generously crafted with full, wide swooping arms that decoratively curl at the ends and then taper down into aluminum extruded legs, the Bungalow collection is graceful and nicely scaled for optimum comfort. Featuring an elliptical back design framed by a square aluminum extrusion, Bungalow is the perfect transitional piece that nicely combines geometric shapes and structural details for artistic measure as well as comfort and support.  Available in cushion, sling, and padded sling options with both dining and deep seating pieces as well as crescent-shaped pieces, Ridgecrest offers a full breadth of options to fit any style.

 

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Sizzlin’ Hot BBQ

The ProFire Bravo from Modern Home Products

The ProFire Bravo from Modern Home Products

Even though National Barbecue Month has almost ended, it doesn’t mean the spotlight on grilling has to end. With summer on our doorstep, we’re entering peak barbecue season with Father’s Day and the 4th of July just around the corner. Whether a consumer is looking for a replacement grill or some accessories to smooth out their grilling technique, now is the time to help them get ready for some delicious summer barbecue fun. Today we’re featuring two hot new outdoor cookers that are sure to be popular with your barbecue aficionados.

Constructed with high-quality ceramic and commercial-grade stainless steel, the Profire Bravo kamado-style Charcoal grill, from Modern Home Products, has the flexibility to grill, sear, or smoke foods. Features include a dual-action top vent, eco-friendly bamboo handle and side-shelves, stainless steel lid shock absorber, and a hinged stainless steel grid for easy addition of charcoal. Plus, it comes fully assembled. Available with a moveable stand or with the ProFire Solo cart.

The Oven from Summerset Professional Grills

The Oven from Summerset Professional Grills

Summerset Professional Grills introduces the oven. Constructed of all 304 stainless steel, the oven makes it possible to cook a variety of foods outdoors—from roasting meat to baking desserts and pizza. Get out of your indoor kitchen and start enjoying the great outdoors. The oven is the perfect party conversation piece and is a practical outdoor oven at a practical price. Currently available in built-in models or freestanding countertop models, this unit is ready for outdoor entertainment.

 

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Modern Flames

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HF-917UD Hispano from Hi Flame America

Manufacturers are now making more contemporary stoves and fireplace inserts to appeal to consumers who prefer modern, sleek lines. These stylish hearth products are bound to add a wow factor to any room, while still providing cozy warmth. Most are energy efficient, clean-burning, and will add that contemporary flair your customers want.

The newest look in contemporary wood stoves has been introduced in the United States by Hi Flame America, Inc. The beautiful pedestal designs of the HF-917UD Hispano and the HF-917UB Ranger boast the true look of European elegance. The Ranger also adds to the design a unique warming shelf, contained above the firebox. Enjoy the sleek look of black enamel or choose a traditional black painted finish.

Valor Legend G3 Insert by Miles Industries

Valor Legend G3 Insert by Miles Industries

With a maximum log length of 12 inches, these stoves can heat an area of up to 1,220 square feet. Valor now offers – new for the Legend G3 series – a smaller (2-inch) 767STB threesided square trim in black. This compact trim is perfect for customers refacing their fireplaces. You can now offer the option of a smaller trim that is more compact, highlighting the focus on the fireplace’s viewing area (and not the surrounding trim).

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A Winning Formula

The Hampton Collection

The Hampton Collection

Customers can count on two things from Windward Design Group: high-quality products and competitive prices. Windward makes buying patio furniture stress-free for consumers and retailers alike. Its stylish furniture is made from commercial grade, domestically milled, extruded aluminum and includes reinforcing ribs to provide additional strength. Not only are these pieces durable, they also provide years of comfort. In addition to its superior service, Florida-based Windward offers an ample inventory of designs, including deep seating, cushion dining, sling, padded sling, strap, and replacement cushions. If your customers are looking for fashionable, long-lasting outdoor furniture, perhaps suggest the two Windward collections below.

The Hampton collection features a marine grade polymer frame that is significantly stronger, more scratch resistant and more durable than furniture made from recycled materials. The collection is made entirely in the United States, from material to end product and has a completely recyclable frame. Hampton is available in sling, padded sling, and deep seating.

The Eclipse Deep Seating collection

The Eclipse Deep Seating collection

The Eclipse Deep Seating collection offers a traditional frame design with plush cushions that provide the ultimate experience in outdoor comfort. Lounge chairs are also available with an optional high back. Eclipse is available in over 200 fabrics, 4 different cushion styles, and is made entirely in the United States.

 

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Hot Smokers

The Rocket Kamado from Galaxy Outdoor

The Kamado Rocket from Galaxy Outdoor

Kamado cookers are quickly gaining popularity in the barbecue world. If customers haven’t experienced one yet, they will soon either at a friend’s house or a cooking demo. The kamado cooker is egg-shaped and has a thick ceramic wall. What makes kamado cookers great for smoking is their ability to maintain very low temperatures. This ensures that meats will be tender, juicy, and full of flavor. Most kamado cookers either use wood or charcoal fuel and they come in a variety of sizes.

Over the centuries, kamado cooking technology has evolved in many ways. Galaxy Outdoor has contributed to this evolution by introducing the first all-fuel (charcoal, wood, natural gas, and propane) Kamado Rocket smoker grill. This is a one-of-akind cooker that smokes, bakes, grills, and even serves as a pizza oven. The Kamado Rocket made its debut on October 27,2012 in Lynchburg, Tennessee, at the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue Event, where it was awarded first place for the Best Chicken in the World. The Kamado Rocket is now used as part of Team Kamado Rocket, a touring professional barbecue group headed by pit masters Jennifer and Tommy Duncan, the first husband-wife team to compete on the hit television show “Chopped.” The Kamado Rocket is available in four sizes, with many color choices, and is 100% made in the United States, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Big Green Egg XXL from Big Green Egg

The Big Green Egg XXL from Big Green Egg

The Big Green Egg XXL is a culinary tool unlike any other. Chefs and backyard grillers alike will be astonished to see a stainless steel cooking grid that measures 29.25 inches / 74.3 cm in diameter for a whopping 672 square inches / 4336 cm2 of cooking area. Like all EGGs in the Big Green Egg family, the XXL Egg can handle virtually any cooking need, from cooking low and slow for hours to flash searing at ultra high temperatures. As fans have come to expect, the XXL accommodates numerous EGGcessories designed exclusively for the EGG — including a XXL Plate Setter — utilizing the full versatility of the EGG and making culinary possibilities endless. Its patented components and state-of-the-art ceramic technologies provide the best cooking results and will not deteriorate over time. And, of course, as the XXL is constructed from the same ultra high-quality ceramics as the other five EGG sizes, it comes with the same best-in-class limited lifetime warranty.

 

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Flower Power

Violet Pebble Yellow Outdoor Rug by The HammockSource

Violet Pebble Yellow Outdoor Rug by The HammockSource

Rugs provide a soft, comfy place for tired feet, but they also provide a dash of color and design for outdoor spaces. From bright pinks to trendy patterns, rugs are the perfect outdoor fashion accessories. If your customers are looking for a fun pattern that will add some pizzazz to their patio or backyard, recommend one of these popular floral designs below.

With its delicate foliage pattern in muted soothing hues, this Violet Pebble Yellow Outdoor Rug from The HammockSource is an heirloom-quality rug that recalls timeless Asian floral prints designed to soothe both sight and spirit. Handhooked in the age-old Eastern manner from synthetic DuraCord yarns, Sawgrass Mills by Hatteras Outdoor rugs resist rot, mold, mildew, fading and staining, yet have the sought-after softness of cotton.

Couristan’s Tivoli

Couristan’s Tivoli

Couristan’s Tivoli outdoor/indoor rug (Ivory-Multi; 4078/7439) adds a touch of the indoors outdoors. Made of 100% fiber-enhanced Courtron™ polypropylene with durable polyester, this beautiful accessory not only adds style and warmth, it holds up well for outdoor use. This power-loomed rug features structured tapestry construction, a flat weave, and is UV stabilized, as well as mold/mildew resistant. Your customers will enjoy the look and softness of this outdoor/indoor rug for many years to come.

 

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The Comfort of Deep Seating

Winston’s Veneto Cushion Chat Collection

Winston’s Veneto Cushion Chat Collection

Just because homeowners want outdoor living rooms, doesn’t mean they can’t have the comfort that comes with indoor furniture. For customers who want the most comfortable options for outdoor seating, deep seating collections continue to outsell many other types of furniture. Here are two groupings that offer true comfort, as well as high style.

Winston’s Veneto cushion chat collection is all about comfort. The oversized, ultrahigh-back swivel/tilt bucket gives support and comfort where you need it most, to provide hours of total relaxation. Veneto is a traditional design with a multidimensional extrusion that accentuates the refined design detail of the full collection. It is available in cushion dining, deep seating, and sling models. Veneto is available in any of Winston’s 15 paint finishes, including premium multistep finishes.

Somerby Deep Seating from Peak Season

Somerby Deep Seating from Peak Season

A perfect blend of yesterday and today, the Somerby Deep Seating options from Peak Season feature turned leg detail and flared arms with a large framed panel back. The multi-step, hand-grained Perdido finish brings elegance and style to any setting. Peak Season, Inc. is a design innovator in the outdoor living industry. Their product line includes fine furniture, cushions and other accessories for outdoor spaces. From the company’s inception in 2009, they have broken the mold for traditional business practices from the way they artistically design each piece to the way billing is handled, down to warehousing and processing. Their foundation rests on the simple direction of doing the right thing, doing it differently and doing it better at every level.

 

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