Finishing Your Wood Project with the Perfect Stain

October 20, 2016

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. Log & Cedar sidings can can last

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

August 11, 2016

This Post is courtesy of guest blogger Abe Knepp of www.itsamishmade.com 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

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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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From Houzz TV: Meet the Gamble House, a ‘Symphony in Wood’

February 5, 2016

View this beautiful house that features the use of wood. It was built in 1908 in Pasadena California. What could you do with wood in your next project. Let us help you dream bigger, build better.


How to Choose the Right Finish for Your Outdoor Woodworking Projects

July 22, 2015

If you’re building a project for the outdoors, then one of the things you’ll need to worry about is protecting them from the elements. This is why choosing the right finish for your outdoor project is so important. The following are a few tips for choosing finishes for outdoor woodworking projects: The first step is

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Build Your Own Shutters for a Customized Home

July 17, 2015

If you’re building a lot of the elements of your home on your own, then one of the things that you can build for your home are its shutters. Shutters are a great way to add another level of protection to your home as well as help improve its energy efficiency and curb appeal at

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Tips for Making a Dado Joint When You Don't Have the Right Tools

July 13, 2015

When it comes to joining wood together, one of the best joints you can use is the dado joint. However, in order to make a dado joint, you’ll need to make precision cuts. Typically, you’ll want to use a dado blade or a table saw. However, if you have neither, you can still cut dado

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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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Add Extra Workspace to Your Wood Shop With This DIY Project

June 26, 2015

Does it seem like your workshop is growing smaller because you are using up more and more of its space? If so, you’re probably wondering if there’s any way you can add extra work space without having to expand your wood shop.  We recommend achieving this by building a fold-down workbench, which will make your

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Budgeting Guidelines for 3 Home Improvement Projects

June 17, 2015

If you plan on doing a couple of home improvements, one of the first things you’ll want to do is figure out what your budget is. The following are three home improvement projects and some basic guidelines for budgeting for them: Adding trim – Trim may seem like a very small home improvement project, but it

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