FSC Socially Responsible Forestry, Pt. 1

March 31, 2011

The FSC takes many factors into consideration before certifying any type of lumber with its seal. One such factor includes policies that are respectful toward the indigenous communities who inhabit the land where the lumber is being harvested. The FSC provides policy guidance that interprets the national and sub-national standards in simplified terms. These help

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Battle of the Stains Contestant: Penofin

March 25, 2011

Decks, handrails, conservatories and lanais all have one thing in common: wood that needs protection from the elements. Builders everywhere want to know what is the best stain to finish off their projects. Penofin champions their stains over all the others—but you be the judge. Penofin boasts of 5,245,440 satisfied customers. Here is what they

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Home Design Trend: Light, Bright and Airy Woods

March 22, 2011

Beautiful cherry and mahogany woods once stood center stage in many home designs. Now, lighter woods take the spot light to create tranquil oases and chic interior spaces. This modern living room on the left uses light woods to complement the white furniture. Although there are dark accent colors, the overall feel of the room

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Creative Long Term Projects with Scrap Wood

March 18, 2011

Schutte Lumber continues to promote the re-purposing of wood. In our last blog, we discussed a few short term projects that you could do with wood scraps. Here are a few project suggestions for the avid carpenters: Cat Tree: These play spaces can be as creative and unusual as your mind allows. The important thing

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Creative Short Term Projects with Scrap Wood

March 16, 2011

Schutte Lumber supports sustainable practices. We encourage you to find creative uses for scrap wood found around your home. Here are a few suggestions for projects that are short on time and high on impact. Cutting Boards: Cutting boards are the perfect project for maple, oak, and cherry remnants (exclude woods that are soft and

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How To Select and Protect Wood Lumber

March 13, 2011

When properly selected and cared for, wood lumber is just as durable and easy to maintain as the latest engineered product. While there’s nothing wrong with choosing composites, you can enjoy the look of real wood by following some simple strategies to keep it looking its best: Keep moisture away from wood materials prior to

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Builders To Petition Congress March 16 To Restore Flow of Credit To Housing Sector

March 11, 2011

Members of the National Association of Home Builders plan to march on Washington Wednesday, March 16, to petition the new Congress to restore the flow of credit to the housing sector in hopes of spurring economic growth in the industry. It’s the largest grassroots event of the year for the organization, and the NAHB is

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New at Schutte Lumber

March 6, 2011

There is so much going on at Schutte Lumber in Kansas City lately, and we hope you’ve been following our Facebook updates for all the latest news. Here is just some of our recent news: Our summers hours started on March 1: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon

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2011 Kansas City Home of the Year Chosen

March 4, 2011

This year’s Kansas City Homes & Gardens Home of the Year Grand Winner is a beautiful Arts and Crafts style home with Asian influences and, yes, plenty of eye-catching woodwork. Situated on 20 acres, the homeowners had a vision to turn an old barn into a permanent residence. After overcoming some structural challenges due to

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