New Product – REAL WOOD cedar siding

April 27, 2010

Our Friends at Roseburg  have introduced a new REAL WOOD cedar siding for your home. Cedar Siding is a REAL WOOD siding panel that offers a rustic cedar plank appearance. It combines strength and durability with a rough natural wood. The face of the panel is manufactured using a select, cedar veneer that has a

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On Purchasing Sustainably Harvested Wood

April 24, 2010

Business-ethics.com recently responded to a reader who asked the question, “Which woods can I purchase without harming forests?” The short answer is, of course, to look for sustainably harvested woods, or even to seek out salvaged or reclaimed wood. Because, as the article states, “Wood products are essential to modern life. Without wood we wouldn’t

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Using Ipe as Decking

April 22, 2010

When looking at the many choices homeowners have in materials for their new deck, Ipe is often overlooked because of price.  It would be a shame to miss out on this beautiful, durable wood however. Ipe is a dark brown wood which will fade to a silver gray if left untreated. Rated as one of

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Eco-Labels 101

April 20, 2010

Thanks to our friends at Inhabitat.com for enlightening their readers as to the mechanics behind the ever-evolving list of green certifications out there. See their excerpt below for explanations: FSC CERTIFIED (Forest Stewardship Council) – This certification accredits forest managers, manufacturing companies, and controlled wood products that exhibit responsible consumption of forest products. FSC is

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How to Build a Backyard Pergola: Simple DIY Woodworking Project

April 19, 2010

Summer is approaching and our thoughts are turning towards our outdoor living spaces.  A terrific upgrade is a Pergola, it defines your outdoor “room”.  Popular Mechanics has a great article on how to build your own Pergola.  For more ideas visit our Showroom to see our display pergola.  We can do all of the custom work in

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Elevated Living: Treehouses

April 16, 2010

We’ve found some treehouses that take “green living” to the next step for sustainable-minded families. Check out these incredible prefab tree homes by Elevated Living–“the perfect marriage of technology and nature, manufactured to have as little impact on the environment as possible,” according to Inhabitat.com. According to Inhabitat.com, these treehouses’ multifunctional uses include: “outdoor living

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What's Behind the Lumber Numbers

April 15, 2010

Curious as to why it seems like you’re paying more for lumber these days? It has nothing to do with demand, according to an article on WALB.com. It’s a supply problem. Here’s the short answer to your question, as the news outlet explains: “The housing market slump forced lumber mills to cut production. Now that

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Schutte Lumber Company is now stocking ¾”x10 Select Tight Knot Cedar Bevel Siding

April 14, 2010

Skansen Bench

April 10, 2010

We love the free plans that Popular Woodworking offers online, especially this Swedish-inspired Skansen bench from their “I Can Do That” feature. As editor Christopher Schwarz writes: “This bench is from the Älvros Farmstead, a group of buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries that were moved to Skansen. I first spied this bench in

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Building Better Buildings

April 4, 2010

The Canadian Wood Council recently released a document called “Green By Design: Building Better Buildings”: “As designers strive more and more to design green buildings that lessen the demand on the environment, the benefit of wood construction is becoming ever more apparent. Wood makes a major contribution to improving the overall environmental performance of any

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