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 www.itsamishmade.com

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.

Decorating with Shiplap

Have you been following the HGTV show Fixer Upper?  If so, you know they LOVE shiplap.  This traditional rough sawn paneling is a great way to add rustic charm. Shiplap is often associated with a farmhouse or cottage look, but many decorators are flipping it and finding shiplap has a place in modern décor.


This article by Remodelista has many great ideas for using shiplap in traditional settings as well as modern and even formal homes.

It is traditionally a pine paneling but it can be milled out of many species of wood to give that special feeling to your home. We are currently running a cedar shiplap custom project and  we also have a cypress project in line.   Below is a picture of some recently run shiplap.

Schutte Shiplap

So let your imagination run wild and call us for custom shiplap to make your dream home come true.

Coming March 1st, the Festool Vac Sys Clamping System

You may not have realized you needed this, but you do!

Work more efficiently and comfortably with the new VAC SYS System. With proven vacuum-based suction clamping, the VAC SYS provides a highly effective and ergonomic work platform for nearly any project. Effectively clamp material or a workpiece for effortless machining and finishing while protecting delicate surfaces from clamp damage. Each Clamping Module is equipped with a suction base that adheres to non-porous surfaces with a quick release valve, and can adapt to many surface sizes based on interchangeable Vacuum Cups (available separately).

Easily expand the VAC SYS System with an additional Clamping Module for clamping larger material and doubling the clamping power. Quickly adapt the Clamping Module to various material sizes and shapes with the use of interchangeable Vacuum Cups (available individually or as a set).

The VAC SYS System is a perfect mate to the recently released Conturo Edge Bander to make The Perfect Edge.

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