Holiday Gift Ideas: Tools & Home Improvement
‘Tis the season once again for ModernEnviro’s holiday gift lists, featuring some of the most clever, best performing, sustainably designed products around.
Here we’ve collected some of our favorite ideas for green building do-it-yourself-ers . If you have the right tools for the job, you’re more likely to tackle plenty of small to medium size jobs to improve the energy efficiency of your house. And good-quality tools will last a lifetime, meaning they won’t need to be replaced and end up in a landfill.
Rockwell Jawhorse Multipurpose Portable Workstation
The Rockwell Jawhorse is more than just a workbench – it’s more like an extra set of hands. It’s hands-free, pedal-operated clamp opens to a huge 37″ wide (big enough for cabinets or doors) and applies up to 2,200 pounds of pressure. The Jawhorse can serve as a vice, work table, or saw station, and even folds up for transport to and from a project.
FastCap 3rd Hand Extension Support Poles
Support drywall, cabinets, light fixtures and other unwieldy materials in place while you work. Extends up to 12′, and the articulated ends are rubberized for a secure grip.
Bosch Digital Laser Measurer
Bosch Digital Laser Measurer, $87.49
Irwin Quick-Grip 18″ Bar Clamp & Spreader
Home improvement projects should make your home healthier – so make sure you stay safe when tackling any renovation.
Dewalt Concealer Anti-Fog Safety Goggles
Also available with a dark lens, great for outdoor use.
3M Peltor 105 Earmuff Hearing Protection
MSA Safety Works Respirator
A paper dust mask just won’t cut it for serious sanding and cutting jobs. The MSA respirator is flexible to ensure a good seal with low breathing resistance, uses low-profile cartridges that won’t block your vision, plus it’s latex-free and hypoallergenic.
MSA Safety Works Respirator, $25.26.
Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House
Once you’re fully geared up for your next big project, get a little inspiration for your renovation. This text is full of beautiful photographic illustrations, case studies, and graphical guides for environmentally-friendly building.