Planning a Deck this Summer?

March 17, 2016

As the weather warms up are your thoughts turning towards outdoor activities?  Now is the time to consider adding or rebuilding a deck and having an outdoor entertainment area that can be enjoyed all summer.  Our friends at Houzz have created this great primer on what you need to think about before the first hole

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A Field Guide to Woodworking Joints

August 22, 2013

No two woodworkers will agree on the best joint to use in every situation. Still, knowing the basics of each type of joint will serve the average woodworking hobbyist well. Here is a quick rundown on the various types of joints used in woodworking: Butt Joint – The most basic joint. Two pieces of wood

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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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3 Must-haves for Every Fireplace

December 29, 2012

If you have a fireplace in your home, then you are well aware of the fact that it really lends an inviting and comforting element to your home design. However, it’s more than just that! You should take advantage of having a fireplace by using it too! Just make sure that you pick up these three

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Why Wood Finishes Are Good

November 30, 2012

Putting a finish on your wood is strictly optional. But putting a finish on your wood, you protect it’s surface and allows it to maintain its beauty for longer. It also protects it from harsh environment elements which can cause the wood to warp, dry out and crack or splinter or just plain deteriorate. And

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November 24th: Small Business Saturday

November 14, 2012

Looking for a great “excuse” to finally get all the materials and get started on that project you’ve been meaning to do for a while now? Well, how about Small Business Saturday! The credit card company, American Express, celebrates it’s 3rd annual Small Business Saturday this year. This one-day program is structured to give you

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Festool Demo Day

November 6, 2012

Do you love power tools? Not just any power tools, but Festool power tools? Well, if you’re in Kansas City, what are you doing Friday, December 14th? Come join Schutte Lumber and Randy Johnson as he demos the new CMS Routing System, T1 15 Impact Driver and Domino XL Joiner. (If you’ve ever seen the show “Tool Time,”

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Schutte Lumber Named One of Kansas City's Best

October 29, 2012

It’s finally time to finish that woodworking project that has been languishing in your workshop for a couple of months now. Or maybe your wife wants some chair railing installed in the dining room. Where do you go for the best lumber and material selection, price and service? The first and only place is Schutte

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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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How To Select and Protect Wood Lumber

March 13, 2011

When properly selected and cared for, wood lumber is just as durable and easy to maintain as the latest engineered product. While there’s nothing wrong with choosing composites, you can enjoy the look of real wood by following some simple strategies to keep it looking its best: Keep moisture away from wood materials prior to

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