DIY How to Build a Wall Shelf

December 1, 2012

Wall shelves are all the craze these days. And why wouldn’t they be? Easy to install, they take up no floor space, yet offer all the convenience of a traditional shelf. In addition, wall shelves are become a staple in interior design. And though it is possible to buy floating wall shelves from discount design stores

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Tips for Choosing the Best Wood for Your Project

October 19, 2012

Maybe it’s a simple deck project or something more intricate like a piece of custom furniture. No matter what the project, always begin with the best pieces of wood. Here’s what to consider:  Defects in wood aren’t always bad. Just make sure they are from nature and not caused by abuse, insects, or chemicals. Many

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Installing a Wall-Mount Flag Staff

May 26, 2011

Memorial Day is an excellent opportunity to proudly display your American flag. Show support for our nation and our men and women in uniform by install a wall-mount flagpole. Not only it is great for Memorial Day and the 4th of July, the flagpole can display decorative flags for numerous holidays, seasons, and events. Place

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Make a Heart-Shaped Wooden Picture Frame

February 11, 2011

Need a quick do-it-yourself project to show someone you care on Valentine’s Day? A homemade gift is always well-received, and a heart-shaped wooden picture frame is an easy project to make that has a lot of sentimental value. Here are the materials you will need: Heart-Shaped Wooden Picture Frame 6″ X 6″ X 3/4″ lumber

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How To Stain Rough-Cut Lumber

February 5, 2011

Give rough-cut lumber a new and finished look by applying a stain before you begin your project. Staining rough-cut lumber is different from staining traditional lumber, so be sure to use the right method. Here is what you will need for the staining project: * Large tarp * Large bucket * Paintbrush * Warm water

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Build Your Own Sustainable Wood Countertop

January 21, 2011

If you follow kitchen and bath trends, then you know wood countertops are one of the latest looks for these area of the home. Schutte Lumber can help you select the right wood to create a natural, organic feel in your kitchen or bath. Our lumber products is FSC certified and can be customized to

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4 Wood Plant Stands To Build

October 20, 2010

Chances are you will be bringing your plants in from outside to prepare for the first frost. Build a plant stand to store, care for, and display plants inside during winter. Get ideas and plans for plant stands from Jim Barry’s Woodworkers Workshop, including single plant stands, tiered plant stands, and hanging plant stands. Most

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Dark Walnut On Trend for Fall

August 18, 2010

A shift toward using dark wood in the home has sparked increased demand and consumption of walnut, reports Woodshop News, and retailers such as IKEA are promoting new walnut products for the fall. No wonder everyone is falling in love with walnut–the dark brown North American hardwood is a dynamic material used for fine furniture,

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Carpentry Skills Handy for Eco-Friendly Design

August 4, 2010

With the popularity of home improvement TV shows such as Extreme Home Makeover and Trading Spaces, consumers have become more and more interested in do-it-yourself projects such as painting, replacing fixtures, and building custom furniture. These days, interior decorators, builders, and DIYers are turning their attention toward building with eco-friendly lumber such as sustainable bamboo

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Build a Mirror Frame This Weekend

July 16, 2010

This do-it-yourself project turns a scrapped mirror–perhaps left over from a remodeling project–into fashionable decor with a handmade wooden frame. The folks at HGTV used birch plywood, chair rail, and molding to create a bold modern design, but you can also make a fun textured frame with leftover lumber pieces just as easily.  It’s a

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