The Nuts and Bolts: November 20, 2013

A Little DIY, FYI…

2014 Paint Color Forecast

Grey Headlines Interior Color “Hot List”

Grey – the color that connotes intellect – is one hue homeowners will be incorporating into their home interiors next year. So says Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert for the Paint Quality Institute, a leading source of information on interior color and design.

In her annual color forecast for 2014, Zimmer is supporting grey in a big way: “It’s the hot new neutral, a sleek and sophisticated color option that adds refinement to almost any room.

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“Walls that are painted grey are great backdrops for almost any style of décor, and grey is such a dignified color that it can elevate the appearance of even the most modest furnishings,” she says.

The Home Depot Receives U.S. EPA 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award

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The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a true industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. The Home Depot demonstrated top environmental performance by effectively hauling all freight with environmentally and energy efficient SmartWay carriers.

“We’re honored to be recognized by SmartWay for our efforts, and welcome this opportunity to reinforce our continued commitment at The Home Depot to serve as leaders in the freight industry as we all work towards more environmentally and energy efficient operations,” said Michelle Livingstone, vice president of transportation at The Home Depot.

Lowe’s to Donate $250,000 to Red Cross Disaster Relief to Help Communities Impacted by Tornadoes

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In response to the deadly outbreak of tornadoes across the Midwest, Lowe’s announced today it will expand its relief efforts by donating $250,000 to American Red Cross disaster relief. Lowe’s is working with its national nonprofit partners to provide both immediate and long-term support to local communities in eight states.

The donation to the Red Cross will help provide food, shelter and comfort to those impacted by Sunday’s unusually powerful late-season storms. Lowe’s stores across the region and Lowe’s national disaster relief partner, the First Response Team of America, have been assisting with relief efforts since the tornadoes touched down. Lowe’s has shipped truckloads of emergency supplies to the affected area, and employees have fanned out into local neighborhoods to deliver critically needed supplies and support.

Bosch Introduces Axial-Glide™ System to 10-Inch Dual Bevel Glide™ Miter Saw

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After launching the Bosch 12-inch glide saw, professionals have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of a compact 10-inch version. Bosch has answered this call with the new CM10GD 10-inch Dual Bevel Glide™ Miter Saw. The second tool to feature the exclusive Axial-Glide™ System, the CM10GD offers unmatched smoothness and cutting control at all angles, as well as consistent precision throughout the life of the tool.

The Bosch CM10GD’s compact design eliminates rails to save up to 10 inches of workspace, allowing users to more easily work against a wall in hallways or workshops. The system also boasts durable precision in the toughest conditions, eliminating the need to frequently recalibrate for precise cuts. The glide technology allows for the ultimate smoothness and cutting control at all angles.