The Absolute Weirdest Products You Can Buy At Home Depot

The Home Depot is one of the most popular and well-known home improvement stores, with Statista reporting that it was the fourth in leading retail giants in 2020, earning $121 million that year alone. The hardware and home improvement conglomerate was founded in 1978 and has since expanded to over 2,300 stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, via The Home Depot.

The retailer is known for selling a variety of items for plenty of projects, both professional and DIY. Onsite and online, you can expect to find items ranging from construction materials like wood, doors, windows, and tile to plumbing equipment like showers, toilets, and pipes. Paint for any material and project, as well as gardening supplies and equipment, outdoor furniture and recreational activities, and other hobby-based supplies. This isn't where Home Depot's catalog ends, though. If you take a scroll or stroll through the store, you may find some truly unique, even flat-out, weird items.

Tree faces

If you've ever wanted to meet the Ents from "The Lord of the Rings," you will be pleased to know you can turn your own backyard into Middle Earth with this first odd product. Sold for $28, Home Depot offers this Mr. Mustache Tree Face, which is, as the name suggests, a mustached face to install onto your trees. This is not the only tree face Home Depot sells — among some of the most interesting are the Sleepy Tree Face, Mr. Tree Face, and Tree Man Face.

Each of these unique faces is made up of four resin pieces, including two eyes, a nose, and a mouth. According to the product descriptions, you can easily install them on the side of trees with a nail and either a screw or glue. Not only do these add a unique, if not slightly creepy, look to your backyard, but they also glow in the dark!

Jerky gun

Home Depot is known for selling a lot of outdoor and even indoor cooking supplies, including stoves and barbeque grills, as well as smaller appliances like blenders, toasters, coffee makers, and more. But did you know they sold a jerky maker, specifically a jerky gun? Home Depot offers both the LEM Jerky Gun for $37 and the Weston Original Jerky Gun for $59.

Despite the quirky name, these products do not shoot out jerky t-shirt cannon style; instead, they behave almost like a caulking gun. According to the LEM product description, you simply put in ¾ pounds of ground meat seasoned to your liking and squeeze the handle to dispense thin strips of meat that you then add to a dehydrator. While this is not the traditional way to make jerky, it is undoubtedly unique and fun and would make a great novelty gift for the jerky-lover in your life.

Coyote urine

One of the weirder items sold at Home Depot that may make you do a double take is coyote urine. That's right, Home Depot sells bottled animal urine with its garden supplies. Bare Ground sells a 5-pound bottle for $49, though there are multiple sellers. Shake-Away even offers coyote urine granules for $19.

Gardeners and hunters may already be familiar with this product, but that doesn't mean everyone is. Coyote urine, as well as that from multiple predator animals, is commonly used to deter common garden pests. Coyote urine is particularly effective at repelling deer, raccoons, skunks, rabbits, foxes, groundhogs, possums, woodchucks, and birds, per Pest Pointers. The product is usually applied via a spray or pump around the border of your property or garden to deter animals that tend to munch on your crops and flowers — the smell of the predators is used to scare them off. Other deterrent animal urines include mountain lions, wolves, bobcats, bears, foxes, and more.