KCH&G 2012 Home of Year Gold Award Winners

February 29, 2012

As the housing market starts the healing process and the building industry is getting back on its feet, it’s important that the residential design industry continues to evolve and advance in order to be able to meet new needs and changing tastes of homeowners. Because of its sustainability, versatility and aesthetic benefits, lumber remains a

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Dovetails: Machine-cut vs. Hand-cut

February 27, 2012

Created through a pin-and-tail interlocking system, dovetails are commonly known as the most beautiful joints in woodworking. Historically, dovetails were purely functional. But now, dovetails are used in modern woodworking projects primarily for aesthetic purposes. The ‘half-blind’ dovetail shown below is a popular decorative joint for drawers, but there are also ‘full-blind’ (or secret) dovetails and

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The True Art of Furniture Making

The art of furniture making has a long tradition in Kansas City as well as the rest of the country. A recent article we came across in a local publication of California called the North County Times beautiful represents the true art of furniture making and reminds us the value it holds with both artists

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Wood Still Proven to be One of Greenest Building Materials

February 22, 2012

Lumber still leads the way in building materials, even in today’s greener building industry. According to a U.S. Forest Service study released at the end of last year, wood is still proven to be one of the greenest building materials. It has been scientifically proven to yield fewer greenhouse gases than the other common building

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Enter to Win $250 in the Schutte Lumber Facebook Contest Giveaway!

February 16, 2012

For over 132 years, the Greater Kansas City area has allowed Schutte Lumber to remain the leading supplier of timbers, cedar, siding and pattern Profiles, engineered wood, domestic and specialty hardwoods, and custom interior and decorative trim mouldings. Now, the Schutte Lumber family wants to show their appreciation by giving something back to their loyal customers. Schutte

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Johnson County Home & Garden Show March 2-4

February 13, 2012

Kansas and Missouri locals won’t want to miss the 2012 Johnson County Home & Garden Show taking place in Overland Park, Kansas from March 2nd, 2012 through the 4th. Consumer trade shows are a wonderful way for professionals and homeowners to find inspiration and ideas for remodeling, interior design, outdoor living, garden and landscape design. The

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How to Make a Jig for Adjusting Miter Saws

February 8, 2012

Turn a scrap piece of plywood into a jig that will make setting your miter gauge quick and easy. From WoodNet.net, here is how to make your own jig miter adjuster. Take a piece of plywood that’s around 8″ by 12″ and rip both sides to make them parallel. Cut the other sides of the jig,

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Wood of the Month: Southern Yellow Pine

February 6, 2012

Southern yellow pine, the name for 10 species of conifer, is found most prevalently in the southern and south Atlantic states. Growing almost twice as fast as the average hardwood, southern yellow pine can be harvested in a short as 40 years. Most southern yellow pine species are similar in appearance with white yellowish sapwood

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