Festool Roadshow is Coming to Kansas City!

March 25, 2016
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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

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Decorating with Shiplap

February 17, 2016

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.  

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Construction Salaries Are Going Up

July 21, 2014

Even after the recession ended and the economy began to recover, wages have risen very unevenly across all industries – something that isn’t very common. Over the course of history, the recovery of an economy would usually lead to more uniform pay raises. Fortunately, wages are beginning to rise within the construction industry. On average,

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Take Your Spring Garden to the Next Level With Wood Flower Beds

May 7, 2014

Spring weather is coming back, prompting us to head outside and enjoy the warm sunlight.  Now, before the heat of summer gets to Kansas City, is the perfect time to start outdoor projects like gardening and woodworking. If you enjoy both hobbies, you can combine them by making your own garden beds out of wood. Decide on the

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Celebrate Spring by Building a Plant Shelf

April 3, 2014

If you like building things around the house then your creative juices probably start flowing when the weather warms up at the beginning of spring. While woodworking ideas are easy to find, a simple plant shelf can be one of the best things to build for your home this spring. Use these tips from Schutte

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Construction Spending Has Continued Upward

April 2, 2014

When the economy was down the nation was building fewer homes. Now that the economy has picked up again we’re seeing a continued upward trend in terms of the number of residential properties being built, and how much contractors and homeowners are spending to build homes. In 2014, this trend is expected to climb higher

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Tips for Building Your Own Kitchen Island

March 12, 2014

Without a doubt, a kitchen island is one of the best upgrades that any homeowner can make. They add working room, storage space and an extra place for dining. Here are some tips for adding a truly functional one to your kitchen: Butcher Block for the Countertop – This durable material is beautiful and long

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More Money Was Spent on Construction This Past November

January 31, 2014

There’s some good news available to builders in the United States: construction spending in November 2013 rose at a pace unseen since March 2009. It may not be the actual, definitive end of the recession but it is may be the beginning of the end. The U.S. Commerce Department just released figures showing that the

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Constructions Spending is Still Increasing

January 23, 2014

While economists continue to debate and assess the state of the economy, home builders realize that construction spending is definitely on the way up. This single fact bodes well for the U.S. economy as a whole, but most especially for those involved in residential and commercial real estate. In the month of November, construction spending

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Build Your Own Cocktail Bar at Home

December 28, 2013

Would you like to have your own cocktail bar right in your home, but think you don’t have the room? A vertical cocktail hutch takes up very little floor and wall space and is surprisingly easy to make. The frame of the hutch is fairly simple to create and assemble, and you can install shelves for bottles

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