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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High-End Power Tools From Festool

July 3, 2011

Reintroduced for the first time in months to the Schutte Lumber showroom are the high-end Festool power tools. Schutte Lumber was proud to have recently displayed the power tool line at the Katz Roadshow on May 27th. Since 1929, Festool has been leading the way in power tool innovation and quality receiving various awards along

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Download Free Southern Pine Decks and Porches Guide

February 10, 2011

After debuting the new 12-page full-color Southern Pine Decks and Porches brochure at the 2011 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, the Southern Pine Council has made it available for download on its website, providing homeowners and contractors invaluable help with designing and building an outdoor living space. Offering insight on deck and porch construction from

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Reasons To Attend International Builders' Show Jan. 12-15

December 28, 2010

The International Builders’ Show, the largest annual construction show in the world, will be held Jan. 12-15 in Orlando, Fla., and we are excited to see what new products and ideas will be presented this year. Here are a few reasons to attend: Find out what building products are going to be introduced to the

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5 I-Joist Builder Tips

November 17, 2010

The Engineered Wood Association recently updated 5 of its I-Joist builder tips, which discuss common applications of the prefabricated engineered wood product, and all are available for free download. Click on the links below to download the new tips, which include: “explanations and installation details for the two types of I-Joist web stiffeners: bearing stiffeners

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Creating that Rustic Look with Log Cabin Siding

November 11, 2010

If you have admired the look and rustic feel of log cabins but didn’t want the expense of building a full log cabin then log cabin siding may be for you.  It is a siding that looks like a log from the outside but has a flat back for applying just like any other siding.

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The Perks of Pine Lumber

July 9, 2010

Pine lumber is a great choice for building, and we like these 5 reasons why: Affordability Decay and rot resistance Easy to drive nails in Natural beauty Durable Oh, and it’s cost-effective too!


Sustainable Design Stacks Up

February 3, 2010

Can houses be built out of straw? Before you scoff, a pair of Parkville homeowners did just that–and explain how a straw-bale home can be both an economical and environmentally friendly decision–as featured in a recent article in Kansas City Homes & Gardens. According to the article, straw bales “stack up” in many ways: they

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‘Cash for Caulkers’: Stimulus for contractors

December 22, 2009

Who could forget the government’s much-hyped Cash for Clunkers program? Its runaway success has inspired yet another industry to save—this time one that contractors, construction workers and do-it-yourself homeowners alike can benefit from. Proposed earlier this month, Cash for Caulkers might just prove a boon to all of us in the industry, if the program

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