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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Creating that Rustic Look with Log Cabin Siding

November 11, 2010

If you have admired the look and rustic feel of log cabins but didn’t want the expense of building a full log cabin then log cabin siding may be for you.  It is a siding that looks like a log from the outside but has a flat back for applying just like any other siding.

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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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Happy Memorial Day from Schutte Lumber

May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day to our dear clients, friends and readers. As we take a moment today to remember those who have died in our nation’s service, we wanted to share a summer’s worth of delicious recipe courtesy of Bon Appetit. In their June issue, they supplied 30 recipes–appetizers, main courses, sides and desserts–that allows you

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Loving The Lake of the Ozarks

May 27, 2010

Will you be traveling this Memorial Day Weekend? We came across an article on the Lake of the Ozarks that’s giving us the itch to start packing our bags. Although the lake is massive, it’s actually “made up of several different cities, towns, villages and private communities, each with unique personalities,” according to “The Many

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Now in Stock – Heavy Duty Cedar Lattice

May 26, 2010

Back in stock for the season! 4×8-7/8″ Cedar Lattice in both privacy and garden


All About Buying Wood

May 25, 2010

Woodcarving Illustrated has developed a handy guide for buying wood, called A Handy Reference and Inside Tips from 30 years of Buying Carved Wood that we wanted to share with you today. Why? Because “Buying wood—be it pine, basswood, or something exotic like rosewood—can leave you scratching your head wondering about the mathematics and vocabulary.

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Upcoming John Wornall House Garden Tour

May 21, 2010

The editors of Kansas City Homes & Gardens recently blogged about the 9th Biennial John Wornall House Garden Tour coming up on June 5th, and we wanted to follow suit. This year’s tour offers viewers a chance to visit 7 spectacular gardens. They are all located in Union Hill and just south of the Country

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Being Seen as Eco-Friendly Critical to Recovery

May 20, 2010

We recently came across an article in The Globe and Mail about the Canadian forestry industry sector, and how they are racing to improve their environmental practices in order to meet the need by a growing number of corporations to provide eco-friendly products, when available. The move comes on the heels of conglomerates like Scholastic,

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Sustainable Design 2.0: Sweden's The Tenniscalator

May 12, 2010

We love it when we come across interesting and innovative architectural concepts, particularly when the materials are locally sourced wood. Take, for instance, the super non-traditional tennis complex proposed for Vaxjo, Sweden by Paris-based architecture firm David Tajchman. He won an international design competition for what is aptly being called the “Tenniscalator”, which Inhabitat.com says

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