Good Woods to Use Outside

June 17, 2014

Are you thinking about using wood for your home’s outdoor area, whether it’s to build a deck, fence, furniture, or any other outdoor feature? If so, you’ll want to find wood in Kansas City that is durable, can withstand the elements, and is also easy on the eyes. The following are a few woods that

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Eco-Friendly Wood Varnishes

June 26, 2012

Varnish has always been a good option to seal wood because it is a transparent, hard, protective finish or film. But you may have heard in the past few years that some varnishes are not great for indoor air quality. Not to worry. Here are some eco-friendly wood varnishes: Int’l Eco Wood Treatment is a non-toxic wood treatment

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Survey Shows Demand for Green Building Materials Increasing

March 22, 2012

Homeowners and trade professionals are asking for environmentally “green” materials, according to Woodworking Network. 69% of customers and 68% of building professionals told Krantz’s Green Survey that using green building products is important. This number is higher than five years ago and it looks like it will be even higher in the future. Over the

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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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Time to Plan Gardens, Landscapes & Outdoor Living Spaces in Time for Spring

January 18, 2012

Cabin fever got you down? Change your mood by envisioning your spring garden or landscape. There are plenty of ways you can begin to prepare for the warm weather with improvements to your garden and outdoor living spaces. We came across two recent articles in Kansas City Homes & Gardens that shed light on the ways

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Species of Wood with Wonderful Fragrances

December 14, 2011

The holidays are always filled with sweet scents of cinnamon, cloves, chestnuts and – of course – evergreen. But the Christmas tree isn’t the only wood that has a pleasant smell. From Wood Database, here are five wood species that are known for having an appealing scent. Aromatic cedar: Often used in closets and chests

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Environmental Regulations Workshop September 12-13

August 26, 2011

Building and contracting teams and companies in Kansas, City can sign up to attend the upcoming Complete Environmental Regulations Workshop on September 12 and 13. The leading compliance professionals in the nation, Lion Technology Inc. has been training groups and individuals for over 30 years on EPA mandates. The training is geared towards reducing the

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Schutte Thermoforms PVC to Save You Time & Money

July 28, 2011

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our highly skilled professional mill craftsman here at Schutte Lumber can achieve impeccable custom dimension arches using thermoforming techniques and our high quality Versatex PVC trimboards. There are multiple advantages of choosing thermoformed PVC for custom trimboards. To construct the same shape with natural wood requires much more time for sanding and finishing and

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Wood Reduces Carbon Footprint of the Building Industry

July 24, 2011

Unlike steel and concrete which release gases but cannot absorb any, wood has a two-way flow of carbon dioxide. Constructing with steel and concrete adds to our greenhouse gas emissions, not to mention the production of steel and concrete materials uses enormous amounts of energy. If architects and construction companies used more wood, we could

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Sustainable, Durable Engineered Wood

June 24, 2011

Schutte Lumber distributes LP SolidStart LVL engineered wood. It’s a sustainable, durable, and versatile alternative to traditional lumber that may change the way you see building. Why LVL LVL provides builders with stability and resilience. As an engineered product, LVL offers consistent dimensions and less shrinkage than traditional lumber.  It is also bow, twist, warp

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