Now in Stock – Heavy Duty Cedar Lattice

May 26, 2010

Back in stock for the season! 4×8-7/8″ Cedar Lattice in both privacy and garden


All About Buying Wood

May 25, 2010

Woodcarving Illustrated has developed a handy guide for buying wood, called A Handy Reference and Inside Tips from 30 years of Buying Carved Wood that we wanted to share with you today. Why? Because “Buying wood—be it pine, basswood, or something exotic like rosewood—can leave you scratching your head wondering about the mathematics and vocabulary.

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Upcoming John Wornall House Garden Tour

May 21, 2010

The editors of Kansas City Homes & Gardens recently blogged about the 9th Biennial John Wornall House Garden Tour coming up on June 5th, and we wanted to follow suit. This year’s tour offers viewers a chance to visit 7 spectacular gardens. They are all located in Union Hill and just south of the Country

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Being Seen as Eco-Friendly Critical to Recovery

May 20, 2010

We recently came across an article in The Globe and Mail about the Canadian forestry industry sector, and how they are racing to improve their environmental practices in order to meet the need by a growing number of corporations to provide eco-friendly products, when available. The move comes on the heels of conglomerates like Scholastic,

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Sustainable Design 2.0: Sweden's The Tenniscalator

May 12, 2010

We love it when we come across interesting and innovative architectural concepts, particularly when the materials are locally sourced wood. Take, for instance, the super non-traditional tennis complex proposed for Vaxjo, Sweden by Paris-based architecture firm David Tajchman. He won an international design competition for what is aptly being called the “Tenniscalator”, which Inhabitat.com says

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Summer Grilling Guide!

May 11, 2010

If there’s one thing Kansas Citians are experts on, it’s working the grill, especially during the summer months, but did you know there’s more to wine pairings than Pinot Grigio? Our friends at Kansas City Homes & Gardens have devised a list of grill-friendly reds and whites courtesy of Off the Vine Design. Read on

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Upcoming NARI Events in Kansas City

May 6, 2010

Calling all Kansas City NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) members: Sign up for upcoming events! May 6: Chat & Chug at Maloney’s Bar & Grill May 11: Contractors Roundtable May 12: All-day IRC Prep Class May 14: Family Fun Night at the 4th Annual BBQ Battle May 20: Lunch meeting at Hillcrest Country

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Weekend Warrior: Raised Garden Beds

May 5, 2010

We were thrilled to come across a blog posting recently by Oh For Heaven Cakes about the author’s project to build a raised vegetable garden with cedar from Schutte Lumber. We’re thrilled that we can help out area couples with their weekend projects! Writes Laura, “The main focus for the weekend was the building of

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Green Grows Affordable

April 29, 2010

Although “green design” has been a buzz word for the past few years, many people are likely to associate eco-friendly with expensive. But even big-box stores are making a foray into sustainable design, including Target, Ethan Allen, Crate & Barrel and La-Z-Boy. “Green furniture styles are evolving and expanding too,” according to the Denver Post.

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Prepping your Outdoor Spaces for BBQ Season

April 27, 2010

The telltale signs of Spring are upon us, and along with the longer days, chirping birds and the sizzling sounds from the grill comes a little spring cleaning! All decks need to be cleaned periodically, according to AsktheBuilder.com, and . So what to do about all the dirt, mold, and mildew that can collect on

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