Save the Date for STEMS: A Garden Soiree 2011

November 30, 2010

Earlier this year Schutte Lumber donated Western red cedar to build a pergola for the annual Kansas City benefit, STEMS: A Garden Soiree held at the magical Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. That’s “STEMS”: “Sipping wine. Tasting delicious food. Enjoying art, music and other entertainment. Meeting friends at the party of the summer —

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Top Ideas from Greenbuild Expo 2010

November 26, 2010

Last week’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo held in Chicago showcased some great ideas coming out of the green building industry. Are you looking for more ways to go green? Check out some of these green building ideas discussed at Greenbuild 2010: Daylighting or harnessing the light generated by the sun as a light source

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Schutte Lumber's New Blog Design

November 23, 2010

Schutte Lumber has gotten a new blog design, and we want to explain some of the changes: Blog posts appear as excerpts on the home page so you can see up to six blog posts at one time rather than scrolling through entire posts to get to the next topic. The photo gallery at the

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Tips for Building a Wooden Outdoor Storage Shed

November 19, 2010

If you can build a deck, you can build an outdoor storage shed, says building expert and nationally syndicated newspaper columnist Tim Carter. With so many uses, almost any home can benefit from extra storage space, no? While it may be tempting to try a kit, building your own custom storage shed is the best

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5 I-Joist Builder Tips

November 17, 2010

The Engineered Wood Association recently updated 5 of its I-Joist builder tips, which discuss common applications of the prefabricated engineered wood product, and all are available for free download. Click on the links below to download the new tips, which include: “explanations and installation details for the two types of I-Joist web stiffeners: bearing stiffeners

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Creating that Rustic Look with Log Cabin Siding

November 11, 2010

If you have admired the look and rustic feel of log cabins but didn’t want the expense of building a full log cabin then log cabin siding may be for you.  It is a siding that looks like a log from the outside but has a flat back for applying just like any other siding.

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How To Make Sure Home Remodeling Pays Off

Home remodeling can be a great investment, allowing homeowners to get more out of their current living space and increasing the value of the home. With the popularity of remodeling projects such as adding a backyard deck or porch, upgrading kitchen cabinets and countertops, etc., how can you be sure your home remodeling projects pay

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Dry Brush Painting for Distressed Furniture

November 9, 2010

You can make your own distressed-looking furniture with dry brush painting, an easy project you can do at home. Dry brushing is simply applying paint with a brush that has no water or other moisture on it. Barb from Design Sponge shows how to dry brush furniture using just a paint brush, paint, sanding sponge,

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Looking for Custom Windows & Doors – we can help

Schutte Lumber Company now offers the ability to order custom doors and windows through our showroom.  We can offer brands such as Ellison & Lincoln windows, Plastpro, Masonite and Woodgrain doors.  Whether you are looking for replacement or for new construction products we can help. Call us at 816-753-6262 or visit our showroom to see

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Greenbuild Expo To Showcase Latest in Green Building

November 5, 2010

Chicago will host the annual Greenbuild Expo Nov. 17-19 this year, showcasing the latest green building trends and innovations around the theme “Generation Green: Redefining Our Future.” Regarded as one of the biggest gatherings of its kind, Greenbuild offers a myriad of resources and best practices for green businesses and promotes community collaboration in a

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