Tools and toys

Posted: October 13, 2018 at 1:50 a.m.

Bloom Instabrace

What's to love: Create a raised garden bed without tools.

What does it do: Whether planting cool-season vegetables or preparing for next spring, Bloom Instabrace can help create a 12- to 14-inch deep garden bed using 2-inch thick boards. The steel braces are the corners of the bed and the boards simply slide into place. They are available in different designs -- including dragonfly and sun cutouts -- to add some personality to the garden. The sets are made by Bond Manufacturing, have a limited lifetime warranty and sell for $123.44.

Sabatier Slim Knife Block Set

What's to love: Keeps essential kitchen knives handy without taking up valuable counter space.

What does it do: The knife block is made of bamboo and is less than 5 inches wide and comes with four commonly used knives. The full-tang knives are made of forged Japanese stainless steel and include a 6-inch chef knife, a serrated utility knife, a Santoku general purpose knife and a paring knife. The set sells for $65.45.

Bloom Instabrace

Sabatier Slim Knife Block Set

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