Builders' Show draws to a close


At the Dow booth, a sculptor finds yet another use of Great Stuff gaps and crack sealant and insulation. Eventually, the art work took the shape of a house resting in good hands.


In the parking lot of the Orange County Convention Center, the 2012 Show Village displayed a variety of architectural styles and sizes.


This swatch from Pittsburgh Paints, with such colors as "Green Pastures" and "Golden Cricket," has the distinction of being the world's largest paint swatch, certified by Guinness World Records.


A carnival atmosphere energized the Lowe's booth, which included a digital slot machine product giveaway along with power tool demos.


Is it wood? Kleer Lumber showcased the authentic look of real wood with its cellular PVC trim and decking products. Numerous alternative wood products were on display at IBS.

The annual event brought about 50,000 builders and industry representatives to Orlando, Fla., for four days of meetings, seminars and new product demonstrations.