Basic Woodworking Tools You Need to Have

October 31, 2012

Whether setting up a professional woodworking shop or just a small space in your garage or basement for those weekend projects it’s important to have the correct equipment. Listed below are some of the most common tools to include. Start out with the basics and get comfortable using them before investing in tools you perhaps

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Don’t Buy It, Build It: How to Build Your Own Bookshelf

October 30, 2012

Your woodworking shop is all set up and you are anxious to try out your skills. You want to start with something that will be fairly simple but practical. Why not consider a bookcase? A bookcase can do double duty, both holding books and knick knacks along with serving as a room divider or even

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Schutte Lumber Named One of Kansas City's Best

October 29, 2012

It’s finally time to finish that woodworking project that has been languishing in your workshop for a couple of months now. Or maybe your wife wants some chair railing installed in the dining room. Where do you go for the best lumber and material selection, price and service? The first and only place is Schutte

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Choosing the Correct Woods for Your Fireplace

October 25, 2012

While Schutte Lumber doesn’t offer the type of wood suitable for wood stoves or fireplaces we are concerned that with cold weather approaching you and your family stay safe. Using improper wood can be both dangerous and inefficient. It’s important to select the proper species as well as avoid wood that has possibly been treated

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Tips for Buying Lumber

Maybe it’s a simple deck project or something more intricate like a piece of custom furniture. No matter what the project you always want the best pieces of wood. Listed below are several things to look for when selecting lumber. Defects in wood aren’t always bad. Just make sure they are from Mother Nature and

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Fun Thanksgiving Decorations

October 23, 2012

  Looking for a fun and quick holiday project to dress up your mantel, dining table or front porch? Listed below are several wooden Thanksgiving decorations that you can easily do in a couple of evenings or over a weekend. Make your own wooden name tags. Use small unfinished wooden plaques, sand any rough edges,

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Build Your Own Fireplace Mantel

October 22, 2012

Since your fireplace is used only a couple months during the year, it’s easy for it to blend into the woodwork especially if there isn’t a mantel surrounding it. Building your own mantel is a simple project that can be done in a weekend. This post discusses constructing one using pre-cut materials. Just follow these

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Tips for Choosing the Best Wood for Your Project

October 19, 2012

Maybe it’s a simple deck project or something more intricate like a piece of custom furniture. No matter what the project, always begin with the best pieces of wood. Here’s what to consider:  Defects in wood aren’t always bad. Just make sure they are from nature and not caused by abuse, insects, or chemicals. Many

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