Fortress Iron Railing now available at Schutte Lumber Company

Schutte Lumber Company is proud to announce the addition of a new product line to the Showroom: Fortress Fe26 Iron Railing Products.


“Fortress Fe26 Iron Railing is a pre-welded, easily customized and enhanced version of traditional wrought iron railing that brings unparalleled quality to any patio, deck, balcony or porch. It provides a clean, classic appearance that is versatile for a variety of applications and surfaces. Pre-galvanized steel, zinc phosphate, e-coat and premium powder coating make it the most elegant and durable iron railing system on the market.”


Fortress Fe26 Iron Railing products are coated with durable, multi-layered anti-corrosion coating technology adopted from the high-end automotive industry. The FortressShield Coating resists rust and corrosion making Fortress Fe26 Iron Railing products longer lasting and virtually maintenance free.


There are many ways to customize Fortress Fe26 Iron Railing. Customers can choose between three premium textured finishes in Gloss Black, Antique Bronze or Black Sand.


All panels can be used with several types of posts such as metal, wood, vinyl or composite.

Three styles of level panels exist (traditional, ornamental and vienna) as well as one for stairs, which is a traditional style and adjustable.


Posts come in a variety of heights and widths to accommodate your needs. The base plates are pre-drilled enabling ease of wiring for lighting installations if you so desire.


Fortress Fe26 Iron Railing Products also boasts a variety of personalization options, including accent top panels, accent top rail, knuckles, ornaments, gates, accent lighting, post caps with and without lighting, handrail, and cap rail clips. These options allow you to customize your iron railings to match your unique design aesthetic and increase functionality of the product.


Be sure to stop by our showroom or contact any of our sales staff to find out how Fortress Fe26 Iron Railing can work for your next project.

Douglas-Fir in Construction

Looking up at Doug Fir

Lumber produced from Douglas-fir is recognized throughout the world for its strength and performance. It is an affordable softwood that is often used in woodworking and construction. “[Douglas-fir] has the highest ratings of any Western softwood for fiber stress in bending, tension to parallel grain, horizontal shear, compression perpendicular and compression parallel to grain” ( Douglas-fir also has the highest modulus of elasticity value of all North American softwoods, meaning the wood is highly resistant to deformation under load. It is also dimensionally stable and holds nails well. The light rosy color, tight knotting and close graining pattern adds a bonus of beauty to the structural capabilities of Douglas-fir. It also takes staining and painting very well.

Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga) is a genus with six species. Two species grow in North America and four more are native to East Asia. The most important species of Douglas-fir is also called Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). Its importance is reflected in a common name identical to the name of the genus. “The hyphen in its name lets us know that Douglas-fir is not a “true” fir. It is not a member of the Abies genus” (

Fir timbers in Our Yard ready for delivery

Douglas-fir is native to the Pacific Northwest region, growing abundantly in the coastal climates of Oregon, Washington and northern California. Douglas-fir trees are among the tallest on the continent, averaging from 150 to 200 feet in height and 2 to 6 feet in diameter. It is also Oregon’s state tree and a popular choice of Christmas tree. More Douglas-fir is produced and shipped from the West than any other species.

For more information visit the Western Wood Products Association website at


Why Choose Simpson Strong-Tie

All of us at Schutte Lumber Company are proud to announce our partnership with Simpson Strong-Tie, the leading manufacturer of structural connecting systems for wood, steel, masonry, concrete, and composite wood building construction. Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural product solutions – solutions that not only help our customers, but help make structures safer and stronger. Whether you are looking for brackets to connect deck joists for your home or connecting structural beams for a commercial constructions job, Simpson Strong-Tie has the solution.  Be sure to stop by our showrooms or contact any of our sales staff to find out more about these great products.

Finishing Your Wood Project with the Perfect Stain

In our previous blog post How To Stain Rough-Cut Lumber we detailed the first two steps in preparing your wood to take a stain.  Step 3 is to choose the proper stain for your application.  Schutte Lumber Company carries the Sikkens ProLuxe Wood Finishes to help you achieve your dream look.

sikkenslogsiding_side_garagedoor_72prgbLog & Cedar sidings can can last for years and look beautiful with the proper care.  use Cetol® Log & Siding which comes in 7 Natual Colors.   Do you have a siding that you are looking to add some color too?  Consider the Cetol® 1 RE +  Cetol ® 23 Plus RE system comes in 7 popular wood tones.  Finish with Cetol ® Maintenance RE to keep your project looking great.




Wood care is available for all of your wood projects, doors & trim, decks and furniture as well.  Sikkens even has products for interior finishes. Schutte Lumber Company employees can help you choose the perfect project and provide the detailed information you need to help you Dream Bigger, Build Better.




Contact us at 816-753-6262 or use the contact us form on this page to get more information.

The Many Uses of Cedar

Cedar is one of the most versatile and beautiful woods in use today. It has long been one of the most popular deck woods in use, but you can do so much more with cedar. It can go from the siding of your house, to the decking and even inside.  From the smallest architectural pattern to the largest of timbers Cedar adds a warm and special look to your home or project.  If you can dream it, we can help you make it.  Below is just a few of the things we have done, if you need more inspiration visit Real Cedar’s terrific gallery.



Festool Demo Day October 7th – Come see the Newest Products

On October 7th, come to Schutte Lumber Company to get your hands on all of the newest tools as well as your old favorites.  Our highly trained staff will be on hand to answer all questions regarding how Festool can make your life easier.


HK 55 Carpentry Saw

hks-55Tired of hauling your material to a miter saw when on the jobsite?  Struggling to make accurate cuts with a circular saw? Check out the new HK 55 line of Carpentry Saws. Coupled with the FSK guide rails they are the ultimate solution for all wood processing on the jobsite.

Can’t make it to Schutte Lumber Company to see it in action?  View this online demo here. Ready to buy?  Get it at our online store here!




DWC18 Drywall Gun

drywall-gunThis drywall gun was made for serious work. Equipped with a magazine attachment for using commonly available collated screws. It has on-demand push and drive system that eliminates holding a trigger, electronic cut-off and precision depth control. Quiet, efficient, and accurate for faster installs with less fatigue.

Online demo will demonstrate why you need this in your arsenal.  Buy it here!




SysLite Du0


syslite And last, but certainly not least, if you can’t see what you are working on then Festool has solved that problem.  Introducing the SysLite Duo! Compact, light and equipped with top handle for easy transport the SysLite DUO can be used on the floor, nearly any horizontal surface, hung off a nail or screw or project light with the optional adjustable tripod.

Watch here and see how to turn the darkest work areas into day.  Buy the set with the tripod here!


12 Ways To Keep Yourself And Others Safe In A Woodworking Shop

This Post is courtesy of guest blogger Abe Knepp of

Wood Working Safety

Whether you’re in a woodshop for work, or to visit for some other reason, safety must always be a top priority. People lose body parts and even their own lives in woodshops every year. The following 12 tips will help reduce your risk to a minimum.

1. Inspect The Work Area Before Beginning

It’s not just important that you know your way around the woodworking shop. You also need to know what’s where at any given time. For example, things left out to dry or set can pose as obstacles. Take a quick jaunt around and inspect the place, even if it’s your own garage. This may seem basic, but you’d be surprised how many accidents happen because of this.

2. Always Tell Someone What You’re Doing And For How Long

Under the “just in case” type of scenario, you want to inform someone of your intentions to work in the shop. Let them know about how long you’ll be in there and what you’ll likely be working on. Accidents can involve all types of situations, such as those that would render someone unconscious or otherwise unable to help themselves. It doesn’t need to be an awkward announcement, just a quick heads up to someone close to you.


Protect & Maintain your wood deck with Penofin Products

You built that gorgeous wood deck; now how do you protect it and maintain it so it stays beautiful for years to come?  The secret is the wood preparation and staining process.  Screw down any loose boards or replace broken boards. Inspect your railings to make sure that nothing has come loose over the winter that will impact the safety of your deck. Don’t forget to also check the substructure for any damage that could threaten the integrity of the deck. Once the deck structure has been repaired it is time to prep for stain. Decks must be thoroughly cleaned to remove dirt and stains. Strip old stains from your deck if changing colors or brands. If the wood has grayed out it can be brightened to its original appearance using Pro-Tech Brightener. Once the wood is completely cleaned, brightened, and dried it is time to apply the stain. Here at Schutte Lumber Company we believe in the Penofin line of products to care for your deck. This made in America product is top of the line when it comes quality, durability and ease of maintenance.  Our friends at Penofin have put together this video on applying their stain.


How To Apply Penofin Hardwood Stain from Penofin Wood Finish on Vimeo.

Call Schutte Lumber Company 816-892-3398 for Penofin products or for more information on taking care of your deck.

Festool Roadshow is Coming to Kansas City!

For too many years the Europeans have had all the fun.  Now it the USA’s turn to have a Festool Roadshow. It will be in Kansas City at Schutte Lumber Company on May 14th. Festool is bringing a specially equipped semi with dual foldout stages and 500 sq. ft of working area.  Festool employees and Schutte Lumber employees will be on hand to demonstrate and answer all of your questions on the Festool line of power tools.  Get up close and personal with the tools you are going to want, including the new Vac Sys clamping system that we first told you about here.  Watch our Facebook event page for updates and more information.  In the meantime, enjoy this Festool video of that cool European truck and know that is coming across the pond.

Planning a Deck this Summer?

As the weather warms up are your thoughts turning towards outdoor activities?  Now is the time to consider adding or rebuilding a deck and having an outdoor entertainment area that can be enjoyed all summer.  Our friends at Houzz have created this great primer on what you need to think about before the first hole gets dug or nail driven.

Keep an eye on our blog for more great tips on decks and outdoor living or call us at 816-892-3398 to speak with our professionals to get you started.

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Fortress Iron Railing now available at Schutte Lumber Company
March 17, 2017

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Douglas-Fir in Construction
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Why Choose Simpson Strong-Tie
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