A hand crafted design of gorgeous western red cedar features two well-spaced shelves.

A hand crafted design of gorgeous western red cedar features two well-spaced shelves.

Gibson, Pa-based Creekvine Designs has dealers’ attention with its latest Entertaining Buffet Table, a hand crafted design of western red cedar that features two well-spaced shelves for storing just about anything.

The functional curve in the legs also makes a stylish statement.

A collection of high back patio furniture is both an economical and stylish choice, and dealers save when they buy in groups.

This collection (see photo below) features:
• 6-foot Cedar Bench
• Cedar Patio Chair
• Cedar Patio Table
• Cedar Coffee Table

Western Red Cedar is, above all, a wood of exceptional beauty. In its natural, unfinished state, it has a richly textured, tactile grain combined with a palette of warm, mellow tones ranging from light amber to deep honey brown. No man-made material can duplicate the depth of cedar’s natural luster. It also remains subtly aromatic, and the characteristic fragrance of cedar adds another dimension to its universal appeal.

Cedar Twin Ponds Furniture Collection

No man-made material can duplicate the depth of cedar’s natural luster.

Western Red Cedar contains natural oils that act as preservatives to help the wood resist insect attack, termites and decay. Cedar is also a dimensionally stable wood that lies flat and stays straight.

Properly finished and maintained, Western Red Cedar ages gracefully and endures for many years. If left unstained/unsealed, Western Red Cedar will weather to a silver/gray patina look and will maintain a smooth texture.


Gensun Casual Living’s Online “Room Planner” shows how all the pieces can fit together.

Gensun Casual Living’s Online “Room Planner” shows how all the pieces can fit together.

ONTARIO, CA – Potential customers who are having a hard time envisioning how to furnish an outdoor room have a new option. Gensun Casual Living’s Online “Room Planner” shows how all the pieces can fit together. All you need is a tape measure, imagination, and a computer.

A dealer, armed with proper measurements from the customer, could use the application right there in the shop. “It’s a really cool tool,” says Lynn Hanson, marketing and sales manager, Gensun Casual Living, Ontario, Calif. “Everything is set to scale, and it’s a very intuitive application. You can go through a list of products, click on them, and place them and arrange them. You can change from stone to wood.”

Customers don’t have to be interior designers or architects to make the most out of their little corner of heaven. To start, measure the dimensions of the outdoor room, then access the Room Planner application and create an account.

Dining, kitchen and fire pit/table collections are integrated from pull-down menus.

Dining, kitchen and fire pit/table collections are integrated from pull-down menus.

“Once you’ve logged in, select from templates based on some of Gensun Casual Living’s most popular outdoor furniture and outdoor kitchen configurations,” says Hanson. “Or, customize a template to more closely match your existing space. Then, populate it with patio and pool furniture piece by piece. All of Gensun Casual Living’s furnishings are scaled to fit dimensions for a realistic projection of how the outdoor room will look.

For DIYers looking to build a dream patio from the ground up, Gensun Casual Living’s Room Planner lets them choose from flagstone, poured concrete and decomposed granite, to grass, redwood decking and tile. Define the space with a couple of outdoor rugs and potted plants, then add boulders and bushes, trees, ground covers and flowers. Add a hot tub, water features and a concealable entertainment area for a truly deluxe outdoor room – then color it all in.

Each of Gensun Casual’s seating, dining, kitchen and fire pit/table collections is integrated into the Room Planner from pull-down menus within the application and scaled to fit with one another, so users know exactly how much (or how little) they will need to make the outdoor room functional and fashionable. The possibilities are endless.


An idea born in Canada in the mid 1970s has blossomed into many innovations for Miles Industries, with the latest coming via the L2 linear luxury fireplace.


The L2 linear luxury fireplace from Miles Industries has a 50-inch viewing area.

It’s a bold statement in any living space, with an impressive 50-inch linear viewing area highlighting magnificent flames.

Beautiful radiance on both high flame and low glowing embers, the L2 combines Valor efficiency and heat performance with the latest in contemporary styling.

The Valor Legend G3.5 Insert also shows off its design pedigree, and four generations of Legend DNA, with its radiance, high efficiency, and comfort control. Clean trims and a large viewing area highlight warm, glowing flames within. A contemporary update for existing spaces, the Legend G3.5 is Valor’s latest addition to the highly successful Legend Insert family.


The Valor Legend G3.5 Insert shows off its design pedigree with high efficiency and comfort control.

When the company began, the gas fireplace industry was virtually non-existent in North America. Rising energy costs, sparked by the oil crisis, had ignited renewed interest in alternative sources of heat.

Research suggested that homeowners were receptive to the concept of an efficient gas fireplace/heater that was easy to use, technically advanced and capable of zone heating. It also had to be relatively attractive and cheap to operate. Valor, based in Britain, was the apparent leader in gas fireplaces; test marketing of the product in British Columbia for several years confirmed it was the way to go.

Garry Miles ultimately set about the task of bringing these gas burning and efficient fireplaces to Canada. His efforts were fruitful: in 1984 Miles Industries obtained the exclusive Canadian distributorship for Valor products and the first Canadian Gas Association (CGA) Certified products arrived for sale on a national basis.


TwinEagles_Photo1CERRITOS, CA – A month after the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Expo (HPBExpo) in Salt Lake City, the hot streak continues for Twin Eagles Inc. Part of the reason for the Cerritos, Calif-based company’s success stems from its solid showing at HPBExpo.

“The show was an overwhelming success for us,” says Brian Eskew, marketing director, Twin Eagles Inc. “We had a 20-foot-by-40-foot booth, the largest we have had since we’ve been going to the show. Our booth (pictured above) was absolutely jammed throughout the show. There was a lot of interest, activity, and fun.”

TwinEagles_Photo2The sizable booth was a matter of practicality since there are now three main brands under the Twin Eagles umbrella. “Delta Heat is the value-priced product for someone looking for an American made grill with a breadth of offerings,” explains Eskew. “The Twin Eagles line is more in that ultra premium category. Just this year we introduced a third line, Del Sol Outdoors, which is an accessory offering—doors, drawers, and a drop-in cooler. It’s a step below the Delta Heat, and it gives us an opportunity to present dealers with a good, better, and best offering— which tends to be a winning retail strategy.”

Twin Eagles has already made plans for next year’s HPBExpo in Nashville, and that will serve as the company’s only national show. “We do have distributors and dealers who will attend regional shows,” says Eskew. “Our distributor in the northeast attended the Mid-Atlantic Pool and Spa Show for example.”

Improvements and additions to all three of the Twin Eagles’ lines are on the agenda for 2015, while 2014 is dedicated, at least for now, to keeping up with demand. “We had such a spike in demand with the redesigned Delta Heat product, and the continued growth and success of the Twin Eagles, that we made the decision this year to hold the course with our existing offerings,” adds Eskew. “For 2015, we’ll be taking a slightly more aggressive approach to new products and innovation.”


Chesapeake teak sun loungers

The Chesapeake sun lounger and lounger side table finish off the Chesapeake Teak Range.

MOORESTOWN, NJ – Barlow Tyrie, the world’s oldest manufacturer of teakwood outdoor furnishings, continues to create beautiful designs perfect for today’s outdoor living and entertaining. Designs encompass teakwood and shade products, as well as fresh designs in stainless steel and tubular aluminum.

Barlow Tyrie outdoor products are made with one of the most cherished luxurious of today’s lifestyle in mind, to truly relax and unwind. Poolside, on the patio or deck, in the garden or overlooking the dunes, Barlow Tyrie’s dedication to design and function creates a product that will enhance those times, offering good-looking, well-made, and most importantly, comfortable outdoor furnishings.

New products include:
• Chesapeake Teak Range: Designed with the traditional teak buyer in mind. Chesapeake encompasses dining arm and side chairs, a circular dining table for four, a boat-shaped 79-inch rectangular table seating six to eight, and a larger 110-inch rectangular table for a very comfortable ten. Chesapeake deep seating encompasses a thick-cushioned chair and swivel rocker as well as a sofa and new coffee tables. The Chesapeake sun lounger and lounger side table finish off the range.

Equinox Ceramic top table in ASH. Equinox chairs in Charcoal• Equinox Stainless Steel Tables with Italian Ceramic Tops: The award-winning Equinox range has been expanded to include table tops made from Italian ceramic. Available in Ash and Ivory colors, the range offers various sizes in circular, square, and rectangular tables and finishes off with the just released extending table (94 inches closed to 142 inches open) which seats 10 to 14. The Laminum ceramic tops are fully weatherproof, being made from a product originally intended to clad buildings. All frames are made from durable 316 marine grade stainless steel.


IRVINE, CA – Swiss Grill is a global organization with a sterling international reputation. After three years in the United States, that reputation has translated well to the American market where the UK-based company continues to gain ground.

Founded by the Hartwig family, Swiss Grill was inspired by the family’s Swiss Heritage and their deep-seeded love for the outdoors and grilling. The brand reflects that love and is designed to offer high quality at affordable pricing—with good margins for dealers and distributors.

The brand is extremely successful in other parts of the world, and is doing well in its third year of trading in the United States. Swiss Grill features cart grills, built-in grills, refrigeration and doors, drawers, and various other components.


The Zurich Z650D is one of many Swiss Grill models gaining ground in the United States market.

Swiss Grill was born out of a genuine passion and enthusiasm to create the ultimate grill, and still be affordable. Pricing starts at $249 (MSRP), and finishes at $2,399 (MSRP).

Swiss Grill barbecues deliver style and sophistication, as well as the functionality to cook like a professional. All the company’s barbecues are made from stainless steel components, and the strong burners guarantee the longevity that customers have come to expect of Swiss design.

Standard features on items such as the Zurich Z650D (pictured) include:
• commercial grade rotisserie;
• 1.2 mm tubular burners and sear plates;
• 8 mm stainless steel grids;
• party-ready bottle opener;
• an adjustable infrared side-burner perfect for searing meats or boiling pots and pans; and
• a Swiss style thermometer



The 864™ TRV Clean Face GSR2 Gas Fireplace can put out major heat or cooler ambiance.

MUKILTEO, WA – Fireplace Xtrordinair is offering the 864™ TRV Clean Face GSR2 Gas Fireplace, the perfect solution for customers looking to have a big, beautiful fire that provides supplemental heat. Ideal for small to mid-sized homes or zone heating in large living spaces such as great rooms and living rooms, the 864™ TRV CF allows users to comfortably display a gorgeous, glowing fire all year-round while being able to control the heat output.

The large, clean fire view showcases the highly detailed Dancing-Fyre™ log set and glowing embers from any angle in the room. This all-glass appearance shows no visible face, grills or louvers—it simply highlights the fire. The 864™ TRV CF allows the option to sheetrock around the edges of the fireplace or to use a Tile Guide. The Tile Guide gives the ability to frame the fireplace with any non-combustible tile or stone, right up to the edge of the guide, for a more clean appearance.

All of the components on this fireplace can be operated with the GreenSmart™ 2 wall mounted remote control. The remote can operate in MANUAL ON/OFF, THERMOSTAT, or the efficient, money-saving GREENSMART™ MODE, where the flame modulates as the thermostat calls for more or less heat.

The 864™ TRV CF is able to achieve such a controlled heat output because of its huge turn-down ratio. This fireplace can go from 31,000 BTUs/HR down to 6,700 BTUs/HR on natural gas or 5,200 BTUs/HR on propane.  With this exceptional turn-down ratio, users are able to enjoy a wide variety of heat outputs and use the 864™ TRV CF 365 days a year.

Another control factor is the standard Accent Light. The Accent Light is adjustable and highlights the fire in six different settings, adding a warm glow to the interior of the firebox whether the fire is on or off. The Accent Light is lit from the top of the firebox and shines down onto the fire presentation, showcasing the highly detailed, hand carved 10-piece log set with burning embers. The Accent Light is ideal for warm summer nights to achieve the look of roaring flames and a stunning fire view without overheating the home.

The 864™ TRV CF can still boast a large heat output when desired. With 31,000 BTUs/HR and two 90 CFM standard blowers, it can really heat a big living space in no time. It is also available with an 8-inch top or rear venting option, allowing for maximum installation possibilities. With a massive glass fire viewing area, this fireplace is a show-stopper that not only serves as an excellent heater, but as a beautiful focal point in any home.

The 864™ TRV CF GSR2 Gas Fireplace by Fireplace Xtrordinair is not only a stunning fireplace, but a wonderful heat source that can be installed in any room and enjoyed in any climate. It is capable of boasting an impressive fire that can heat large areas or to set the perfect ambiance without all of the heat.



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