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Builders To Petition Congress March 16 To Restore Flow of Credit To Housing Sector

March 11, 2011

Members of the National Association of Home Builders plan to march on Washington Wednesday, March 16, to petition the new Congress to restore the flow of credit to the housing sector in hopes of spurring economic growth in the industry. It’s the largest grassroots event of the year for the organization, and the NAHB is

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New at Schutte Lumber

March 6, 2011

There is so much going on at Schutte Lumber in Kansas City lately, and we hope you’ve been following our Facebook updates for all the latest news. Here is just some of our recent news: Our summers hours started on March 1: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon

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Ways To Moisture-Proof Your Deck

February 18, 2011

Moisture intrusion can turn a terrific deck into a headache, so make sure to choose building techniques that are designed to minimize the damaging effects of moisture. Here are a few tips for minimizing water intrusion from the Canadian Wood Council: Select the correct side of your wood planking to face up. Look at the

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Get Big Returns with Interior Molding Projects

February 16, 2011

Adding interior molding is one of the best ways to get big returns on your home improvement project, according to HGTV’s FrontDoor.com. Homeowners who install molding to increase the aesthetics of their home get maximum value out of their investment.Crown molding is the most popular, followed by baseboard, window, door and chair rail moldings. Some

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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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Download Free Southern Pine Decks and Porches Guide

February 10, 2011

After debuting the new 12-page full-color Southern Pine Decks and Porches brochure at the 2011 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, the Southern Pine Council has made it available for download on its website, providing homeowners and contractors invaluable help with designing and building an outdoor living space. Offering insight on deck and porch construction from

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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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What are the Different Types of Moldings?

February 3, 2011

There are all kinds of decorative moldings available for your home’s interior. While crown molding may be a familiar term, picture molding may not be. Here is a helpful diagram that illustrates some of the different types of moldings: 1 – Crown Molding 2 – Picture Molding 3 – Header Cap 4 – Casing 5

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Redwood Vs. Composites and Plastics

January 23, 2011

California Redwood is a popular decking material, and for good reason. Besides it beautiful finish, it outperforms composites and plastics that some homeowners have chosen for their decks. If you’re considering a big outdoor project for this spring, keep in mind these advantages of using California Redwood: Appearance: You can easily treat stains on redwood

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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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