Creating the Perfect Finish

April 30, 2011

Schutte Lumber sells the materials that you need for top-notch woodworking. Adding the perfect finish to your woodworking project can be accomplished in a few, thoughtful steps. A flawless finish begins with proper sanding. For rough wood, begin with a 60-80 grit to even out any irregularities. If your wood is fairly smooth, 120 grit

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Recovering from the Storms

April 28, 2011

Kansas City and the surrounding areas have been hit by recent storms that left devastation in their wake. Fallen trees, debris and strong winds may have damaged your property. Get the supplies that you need to rebuild your home and rebuild you life. If you are a homeowner, repair business or contractor, Schutte Lumber distributes

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NARI Remodeled Homes Tour, April 30-May 1

April 23, 2011

Schutte Lumber provides lumber and supplies for remodeling projects. Whether you are a contractor, business, or a do-it-yourself adventurer, Schutte has the products that you need to get the job done. For inspiration and remodeling tips, visit the 14th Annual Kansas City NARI Remodeled Homes Tour featuring renovation projects by companies throughout Kansas City Kansas

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Encore for Wooden Decks and Docks

April 21, 2011

Schutte Lumber now carries Encore Composite Coating for wood! This product is an excellent alternative to replacing deck boards. Resurfacing your wood deck saves you time and saves 64-86% when compared to replacement costs. Encore composite coating fills in cracks and smooths over splinters so that you do not need to replace your wood. It

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Introducing Duralife Siesta Hardwood Blends Decking

April 20, 2011

Do you want the look of tropical hardwoods, but the low maintenance of a composite deck?  Gaf has the solution for you!   DuraLife’s New Hardwood Decking boards offer the beauty of finished tropical hardwood. They come in four natural, easy- to-maintain earth tones, Brazilian Cherry, Garapa Gray, Golden Teak, and Tropical Walnut. The Siesta

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What is the Right Screw for Your Project?

April 16, 2011

Knowing what screw to use for your specific project can cut cost, minimize the need for renovations and improve durability and longevity in your structure. Machine Screws are threaded along the entire shaft and can be used in conjunction with a nut. Machine Screws work best in pre-drilled holes since they do not create their

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LEED Certified Building Increases

April 14, 2011

Schutte Lumber provides builders with FSC certified lumber. These products are a great foundation for those aiming to meet LEED certification. The number of LEED certified homes has reach 10,000—a remarkable milestone—but more can be done to make our nation greener. American buildings are the cause of 39% of CO2 emissions. They use 40% of

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Literary Lumber: Architectural Bookshelves

April 7, 2011

Schutte Lumber supplies retailers and do-it-yourself enthusiasts with wholesale lumber at great prices. If you’re constructing an office or study, or if you just want a new home for your book collection, check out these interesting designs. The Stair Bookshelves: This multi-purpose design is great for tight spaces. Unite a lower level with a loft

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FSC Socially Responsible Forestry, Pt. 2

April 2, 2011

The FSC aims to practice sustainable, socially responsible forestry practices. In our last post we explored FSC policies for forest communities. Now, let’s take a look at the FSC’s efforts to support and protect forest workers’ rights. For FSC wood to become certified, the conditions of the workers who harvest the product must be in

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