Schutte Lumber Holiday & Winter Hours

November 28, 2011

Schutte Lumber is here to serve all of your wholesale and contractor supply needs this holiday and winter season as we have for over 130 years. We will begin operating under winter hours starting on December 1st, and we will continue to operate under these hours through the month of February. Our winter hours are as

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Winterizing Wooden Decks & Wooden Furniture

November 23, 2011

It’s time for outdoor living spaces to go into hibernation for the Kansas City winter season. To ensure your deck and outdoor furniture will maintain their quality and appearance throughout the snowy season so that they are ready and raring to go come spring, there are certain preparations that need to be made. Adapted from

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How Cherry Wood Got its Name

November 21, 2011

Sometimes called Black Cherry or American Cherry, cherry wood is a popular species in woodworking because of its stability, straight close grains and fine texture. When freshly cut, the pith is a very light reddish-brown that eventually darkens to a nice golden brown. Durable and resistant to decay, cherry wood has an adequate strength-to-weight ratio,

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Holiday Decorations that Direct Attention to Architecture

November 18, 2011

Decorating for the holidays gives homeowners a chance to highlight the architecture of their home. In the most recent issue of Kansas City Homes and Gardens, we came across a holiday tour article that we think perfectly exemplifies this. In the article, one residence showcased holiday decorations that draw the eye to the magnificent millwork

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KCWG's Ornament Scroll Saw Workshop Nov 19th

November 15, 2011

Get in the Christmas spirit and learn to create your own ornaments at the Kansas City Woodworker’s Guild Workshop on Saturday, November 19th. Fine tune your scroll saw skills or pick up a few new ones while making ornaments that can make meaningful gifts for friends and family members this holiday season. On November 19th,

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The 7th Annual Tool Belt Ball for Christmas in October is Nov. 12!

November 8, 2011

Time is running out, so hurry and reserve your spot for the 7th Annual Tool Belt Ball this Saturday, November 12! This highly-anticipated holiday event benefits the Christmas in October volunteer organization, which works to complete much-needed home renovations and repairs for low-income families here in Kansas City. In 2010, Christmas in October rehabilitated 504 houses thanks

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All About the Exotic African Mahogany Wood Species

November 4, 2011

Originating from trees in West Tropical Africa that measure around 100 to 130 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet in trunk diameter, African mahogany has a medium to course-grain texture and open pores. As an exotic wood, this species appears reddish-brown in its pith and can be characterized by its brilliant chatoyancy. Commonly found

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Festool CT Dust Extractors Now EPA RRP Certified

November 1, 2011

Attention fans of Festool power tools, Festool has recently announced big news. Every model of Festool CT Dust Extractors are now RRP Full Unit Certified HEPA Vacuums.  The EPA has recently passed new requirements for lead paint regulations, which are known as Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP). Since then, Festool has redesigned the CT Dust Extractors

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