Why Wood Finishes Are Good

November 30, 2012

Putting a finish on your wood is strictly optional. But putting a finish on your wood, you protect it’s surface and allows it to maintain its beauty for longer. It also protects it from harsh environment elements which can cause the wood to warp, dry out and crack or splinter or just plain deteriorate. And

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DIY Furniture: Wood Projects For Your Home

November 29, 2012

What are you doing this weekend? Well, with a weekend’s worth of time and a handful of supplies, you can build yourself some good looking furniture. Not only is it inexpensive to build your own furniture, it’s also fun. And you can build the perfect piece for your home and family’s needs. Real wood furniture

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Building Your Home Bar

November 20, 2012

Many of us have unfinished basements. When you bought your home, you might not have been sure what to do with the space. Some turn it into an small apartment, others use it for storage but some may turn it into a fun place you’ll never want to leave: a man cave. Just imagine it.

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November 24th: Small Business Saturday

November 14, 2012

Looking for a great “excuse” to finally get all the materials and get started on that project you’ve been meaning to do for a while now? Well, how about Small Business Saturday! The credit card company, American Express, celebrates it’s 3rd annual Small Business Saturday this year. This one-day program is structured to give you

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Using Pressure Treated Wood Indoors

November 12, 2012

Many people believe that using pressure treated wood indoors is harmful. So, we decided to clear up some of the confusion. The story goes that pressure treated wood once was treated with a harsh chemicals that could potentially release toxic fumes. But the government has since banned wood from being treated that way, but it is always

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Festool Demo Day

November 6, 2012

Do you love power tools? Not just any power tools, but Festool power tools? Well, if you’re in Kansas City, what are you doing Friday, December 14th? Come join Schutte Lumber and Randy Johnson as he demos the new CMS Routing System, T1 15 Impact Driver and Domino XL Joiner. (If you’ve ever seen the show “Tool Time,”

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Wood Words: What Lumber Terms Mean

November 2, 2012

You walk into Schutte Lumber Company and take in all the sights and smells of the lumber, the sawdust, the complete 8,000 square foot showroom full of construction materials. And then you start talking to one of their experienced salesmen and hear words that maybe you aren’t quite sure of the definition. Here is short

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How to Choose the Right Sandpaper

November 1, 2012

  Sandpaper can be confusing. Sandpaper grit is the number of abrasive particles per inch on a piece of sandpaper with #24 being the coarsest and #1,000 being the finest.  And then there is commercial grade vs. industrial grade sandpaper. What does it all mean and how do I know if I’m purchasing the correct

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