‘Cash for Caulkers’: Stimulus for contractors

December 22, 2009

Who could forget the government’s much-hyped Cash for Clunkers program? Its runaway success has inspired yet another industry to save—this time one that contractors, construction workers and do-it-yourself homeowners alike can benefit from. Proposed earlier this month, Cash for Caulkers might just prove a boon to all of us in the industry, if the program

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Fire prevention spells ‘Safety’ this holiday season

December 21, 2009

For better or for worse, celebrating the season brings its own laundry list of fire hazards, from scented candles and Christmas trees to electric lights and fireplaces. According to www.firesaftey.gov, fires during the holiday season injure 1,650 Americans, causing more than $990 million in damages. Below, we (literally) spell out some prevention measures to make

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Outdoor Family Room

December 18, 2009

It’s easy to catch an early case of spring fever when the hours of winter daylight dwindle and elements like snow, wind and rain threaten to keep us indoors. Here’s a few ways you can take advantage of the time you do spend outdoors—and get some mileage out of your outdoor living spaces in the

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Mill Lead Times

December 14, 2009

The lead time for special order milling is 3 days or less and the surfacing of timbers is taking one working day.


Green Certification

Schutte Lumber Company has been assessed by third party certifier SGS, and has passed the rigorous process of becoming an FSC Chain of Custody certified supplier. We can now provide the certified products our customers require for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified projects. Please contact one of our sales associates for more information and product

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Deck Refreshers

December 13, 2009

Our friends over at This Old House have a handy article that goes hand-in-hand with Schutte Lumber. After you’ve gotten everything just right, you want to be sure you protect your investment by sealing the wood. But even then, after enough time and rain, there will come a time when you have to refinished and

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Building Checklists

December 11, 2009

When considering renovations, additions, and changes you’d like to make to your house (or even if you’re dreaming of a whole new one), it is always handy to have an idea of what you should be looking for and at to protect yourself. Knowing what to expect, and how people may try to take advantage

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On Decks: Choosing Your Wood Wisely

December 9, 2009

In the Midwest, harsh winters and extreme temperatures mean our porches and decks can take quite a beating. This means taking extra care to make sure the materials used are extra tough—without sacrificing aesthetics. In our showroom, contractors and do-it-yourselfers alike can find solutions to maximize the potential of outdoor living spaces, including decking woods,

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Welcome to Our New Blog!

We are thrilled to announce our innovative new online presence that will allow you to interact with us in brand new ways and also to keep abreast of the latest trends and developments. Much more than just a new website or blog, our new online presence will provide easy and convenient new ways to stay

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Ipe Special

December 4, 2009

The 5/4 x 6 Premium Ipe hardwood decking is 15% off for the month of December!


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