Build a Hanging Shelf for Less Than $50

October 29, 2010

You can build this beautiful hanging shelf for less than $50 in just a few hours with instructions from MyHomeIdeas.com. Before getting started, pick up a 10-foot poplar 1 x 8 and have it cut into four 28-inch pieces at Schutte Lumber in Kansas City. You will also need: a quart of paint or finish

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Home Improvement Tips for Halloween

October 27, 2010

Halloween is sure to be a weekend-long celebration, but perhaps you have a home improvement project in mind amidst all the parties and trick-or-treating. Before taking on any big projects, review these home improvement tips for Halloween, inspired by real haunted happenings, to avoid any major scares: Are you sure you want to renovate? Be

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Remodeling Success with Distressed Wood Beams

October 20, 2010

Remodeling success is something to be celebrated, especially when wood elements take center stage! We recently blogged about the beauty of exposed beams as architectural elements in the home. Here is another example of wood beams at work: Distressed wood beams put the finishing touch on a recently completed remodeling project by Schloegel Design Remodel

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4 Wood Plant Stands To Build

Chances are you will be bringing your plants in from outside to prepare for the first frost. Build a plant stand to store, care for, and display plants inside during winter. Get ideas and plans for plant stands from Jim Barry’s Woodworkers Workshop, including single plant stands, tiered plant stands, and hanging plant stands. Most

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Choosing a Crown Moulding Pattern

October 16, 2010

Make your house feel like home by finishing off your walls with crown moulding, an easy and rewarding weekend project that you can do inside. First, you will need to choose a moulding pattern. Schutte Lumber has 1,500 custom mouldings available, with a great selection of white pine and red oak mouldings for that warm

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Schutte Lumber Supports Christmas in October

October 15, 2010

Schutte Lumber supported Kansas City’s annual Christmas in October event again this year, providing lumber at-cost to assist thousands of volunteers in helping those in need of basic home repairs, maintenance, and improvement. Founded in 1984, Christmas in October benefits more than 500 area homes for an estimated economic impact of $2.4 million. Christmas in

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Creating Custom Mouldings

October 8, 2010

Schutte Lumber Company takes pride in our craftsmen at our Mill who can take an ordinary pile of rough lumber and turn in into stunning custom mouldings for your home.  We can match pre-existing moulding; or if you provide a detailed drawing our moulder operators can make your vision a reality. Recently, we ran rough

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Create an Eco-Friendly Woodshop

With the unveiling of the new Kansas City green living show home this weekend, we want to offer some tips for creating an eco-friendly woodshop. We came across an interesting forum on the topic started on the Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement website that contains some great ideas: Create an Eco-Friendly Wood Shop Replace incandescent

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Tour New Kansas City Green Living Show Home

October 6, 2010

Have you heard about the new Kansas City Homes & Gardens Boulevard of Dreams Green Living Show Home? The green living show home is a community effort to raise awareness about earth-friendly building techniques and home improvements. The show home, located at 1010 Brentwood Circle in Kansas City, will be open for tours this weekend,

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Wood as Contemporary Art

October 1, 2010

Schutte Lumber Company’s customers are not only remodelers, contractors, and do-it-yourself types, they are also artists, as our post about a stunning handcrafted wooden kayak demonstrated. We found another great example of wood as contemporary art on the Contemporist blog. This amazing wood sculpture, “Purple Horizon,” was created by Canadian artist Dave Hogg from purple

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