New Timber Surfacer at Schutte Lumber

August 27, 2010

Schutte Lumber Company recently installed a new timber surfacer at our mill that is used to smooth rough timbers and create decorative patterns. The timber surfacer is just one of the powerful machines that we use to finish lumber for our contractors, wholesalers, and on-site showroom and lumber yard. View our mill tour video online

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Tell Us About Your Woodworking Projects

August 25, 2010

With the rise in computer-assisted design, we have a renewed appreciation for traditional crafts such as woodworking. The tradition is kept alive at places such as Maine’s Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, which was profiled in Architectural Digest. Here woodworkers’ creations, such as the fluted butternut bowl above, are celebrated, and woodworking education and resources are

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Building Terms – I-Joists and LVLs

August 24, 2010

I-Joists and LVLs are becoming more and more popular as framing options, but do you know what they are? I-Joists are classified as an Engineered Wood Product.  They replace the use of solid dimension lumber in places like floors and roofs.  Prefabricated wood I-joists utilize the geometry of the “I” cross-section and high-strength components to

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Enter "The Ugliest Room" Contest

August 20, 2010

Does your home need an extreme makeover? Enter Sears’ “Ugliest Room Contest” for a chance to get professional help with a big problem area (worth up to $3,500!). We’re thinking living rooms, garages, and bedrooms could be good candidates! All you have to do is fill out an entry form, upload a photo of your

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Dark Walnut On Trend for Fall

August 18, 2010

A shift toward using dark wood in the home has sparked increased demand and consumption of walnut, reports Woodshop News, and retailers such as IKEA are promoting new walnut products for the fall. No wonder everyone is falling in love with walnut–the dark brown North American hardwood is a dynamic material used for fine furniture,

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Exposed Beams Add Rustic Elegance

August 13, 2010

Don’t you love the beauty of exposed beams in a home? Exposed beams have strong historical ties to France and were originally used as support structures. Wood proved a strong, sturdy, and readily available resource for building purposes. Oak and chestnut were the materials of choice. Another French tradition was to let the wood used

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Find Out About Specials on Facebook and Twitter

August 11, 2010

Have you been keeping up with our Facebook fan page and Twitter updates? We frequently post special discounts on these sites such as this week’s: 25% off on 1×4 Red Oak Beaded Ceiling in 6′, 8′ and 10′ lengths “Like” Schutte Lumber Company on Facebook and follow SchutteLumberCo on Twitter to stay informed about these

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Loft Bed Project for Back-To-School

August 6, 2010

Loft beds: Parents love them. College students swear by them. A loft bed is a great space-saving solution and a fine weekend project you can do yourself. To build a loft bed, you will need the following materials: (1) 4 foot x 8 foot or 5 foot x 10 foot piece of 3/4 inch plywood.

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Building a Deck – Think Redwood

August 5, 2010

Redwood decks have long been prized for their beauty, but did you know they are an environmentally sound choice for decking material? According to the California Redwood Association “Roughly 90 percent of product-producing redwood forests are certified sustainable under FSC or SFI, and all redwood products come from California. When you choose redwood, you’re choosing

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Carpentry Skills Handy for Eco-Friendly Design

August 4, 2010

With the popularity of home improvement TV shows such as Extreme Home Makeover and Trading Spaces, consumers have become more and more interested in do-it-yourself projects such as painting, replacing fixtures, and building custom furniture. These days, interior decorators, builders, and DIYers are turning their attention toward building with eco-friendly lumber such as sustainable bamboo

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