Tips for Prepping Crown Molding in Your Next Project

February 24, 2014

Crown molding is a beautiful addition to any home. It provides a tasteful way to add both value and visual interest to your home when installed correctly. Prepping the crown molding before installation begins is essential to ensuring you receive the look you desire. Helpful woodworking tips before you begin your crown molding installation include: Inspecting each

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Use Trim to Add Subtle Style to Your Home

October 28, 2013

Small changes in your trim can make a major difference in the look and feel of your home. Switching away from standard and traditional woods to something more exciting could be just what you need, especially since exotic hardwoods in Kansas City are an unusual visual treat. Here are few ways to use them: Modernize

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3 Common Myths About Crown Molding

January 8, 2013

Whether the lines are sleek and modern or detailed and elegant, crown molding adds a finishing touch to every room in a home. Another benefit: people take notice of crown molding instantly. Still, a few unfortunate myths continue to surround this stylish accent, including: Myth: Crown molding is expensive. In fact, crown molding is surprisingly

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Choosing a Cabinet Stain That's Right for Your Kitchen

January 3, 2013

What’s one of the great benefits of undertaking a cabinet staining project? You learn a great deal along the way. Begin by understanding that all stains are not created equally: Oil-based stains produce a resilient finish, but they emit a strong odor, are difficult to clean up after and are flammable. Water-based stains were designed

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The Dangers of Oversanding

December 31, 2012

For many people, it was the first household task that they performed as a child – so “simple” that anyone could do it: sanding. While sanding  is a rather simple skill to learn, the dangers of oversanding lurk near every project. Allow the premier Kansas City lumberyard, SchutteLumber Co., to share some useful tips that

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Adding Value to Your Home with Baseboards

September 14, 2012

We’ve recently discussed the difference between bead boarding and wainscotting and how both types of wood detailing can add character to your home.  Another great way to add value to your home is through baseboards.  Whether your live in an older home with baseboards that have seen better days or have a room in your home with

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The Difference Between Beadboard and Wainscoting

September 6, 2012

Beadboard has been used in home decorating since the early 1800’s and the traditional style still in vogue today are tongue and groove boards that slide together without the aid of nails, screws or adhesive. Similar to traditional paneling except for the very distinctive groove pattern, beadboard is typically installed vertically, producing a striped paneled

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Creating Custom Mouldings

October 8, 2010

Schutte Lumber Company takes pride in our craftsmen at our Mill who can take an ordinary pile of rough lumber and turn in into stunning custom mouldings for your home.  We can match pre-existing moulding; or if you provide a detailed drawing our moulder operators can make your vision a reality. Recently, we ran rough

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Versatex Earns Green Certification

July 8, 2010

Versatex Trim Board, manufactured by Wolfpac Technologies, Inc,  has earned certification from NAHB Green Approved Products http://www.greenapprovedproducts.com/FindProducts.aspx/. Versatex now is the only PVC trim manufacturer that can claim both the NAHB Green Approved Products and National Code listing via CCRR-#0149.  Versatex can also contribute LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) points in three different categories. Versetex is a Cellular

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Schutte Lumber in the Kansas City Star

June 4, 2010

TGIF! In honor of the upcoming weekend, we wanted to share an article with you from the Kansas City Star in which Editorial Page columnist Lewis Diuguid describes his 10-day quest to restore the oak woodwork in his 84-year-old Northeast Kansas City home during his “vacation”. On his blog, Diguid writes, “this massive home-improvement project

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