The Many Uses of Cedar

October 13, 2016

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

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Protect & Maintain your wood deck with Penofin Products

April 14, 2016
deck building tips

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

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Want to Join our Team?

October 29, 2015

Do you enjoy the smell of freshly cut lumber?  Do you like working in a fast paced team environment?  Schutte Lumber Company is hiring!  At Schutte Lumber Company, our employees are more than a team, they are a family. Over the years we have survived floods and fires and business swings. None of this could

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Don't Toss the Leftovers From Your Last Woodshop Project

July 1, 2015

When working with wood in Kansas City, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll have some leftovers after you finish a project. Many people will simply toss these leftovers. However, this is a huge waste, especially when considering the fact that you can use your wood leftovers for other purposes. The following are a few ideas for how

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Achieve the Perfect Finish for Your Hard Work With Good Polyurethane Technique

May 29, 2015

Once you’ve completed a wood project, you’ll want to add a polyurethane finish to add both beauty and protection. Use the following tips to finish your wood: Make sure you are working in a dust-free setting. Apply the stain to your wood and then let it dry. If you aren’t using water-based polyurethane, you’ll want to reduce

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Rabbet Joints: An Important Joint to Learn

May 22, 2015

There are a number of woodworking skills that you’re going to need to know how to do, and learning how to make rabbet joints is one of those. The following are a few things to know about creating rabbet joints: A rabbet is basically just a groove or a dado on the edge of your wood

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Fascinating Way to Build Your Own Sawhorse

May 18, 2015

One of the great things about woodworking as a hobby is that there isn’t usually just one way to build something. You can find all kinds of different methods for building one project. For example, the following is a unique way to build a sawhorse. This particular sawhorse is built in a Japanese style. One

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Keep Your Lumber Safe in the Winter

January 19, 2015
lumberyard Kansas City

Making sure that you care for your lumber is very important, especially in the winter months. Extreme dry air is often followed by humid conditions that will ruin your wood if you don’t properly store it. The following are a few tips for storing your lumber in the winter: Lumber tends to absorb and release

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Don't Toss Your Sawdust!

October 17, 2014
woodworking projects

When working with wood in Kansas City, one common mistake that you should avoid making is to gather up all of your sawdust once you’re done working and throw it away. Don’t throw away your sawdust – it can actually come in handy later! Sawdust can be used as a desiccant in your workshop. Spills

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Follow Schutte Lumber on Twitter!

August 16, 2012

For the latest news in building materials, woodworking, lumber, and more…. follow Schutte Lumber on Twitter by clicking here!   And, if you are in the Kansas City area, contact us or stop by! We’d love to see you!


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