Treated Lumber Has Some Advantages Over Regular Woods

March 4, 2013

Is it better to use treated lumber or regular wood in your construction project? Treated lumber has many advantages. It will resist both moisture and termites. Treated lumber does have chemicals that can be dangerous to health in certain conditions, but there are oils you can coat those boards with that will make the treated

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Tips for Drawing Arcs on Lumber

April 11, 2012

Two of our favorite sources — Woodworker’s Journal and woodworking.com — had a tip on how to draw a variety of arcs on wood using just a thin scrap of wood and a simple drawstring. Step 1: Pull the drawstring out of the bottom of an old coat. Step 2: Cut a hole on either end of

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Wood of the Month: Aspen

April 2, 2012

Spring is in full bloom, and in honor of the season of new beginnings, we thought it would be appropriate to spotlight aspen wood. Rising with out of the ashes, aspen trees are known to thrive in locations where there have been fires. Because it is lightweight, strong and odorless, aspen is a wonderful wood

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Survey Shows Demand for Green Building Materials Increasing

March 22, 2012

Homeowners and trade professionals are asking for environmentally “green” materials, according to Woodworking Network. 69% of customers and 68% of building professionals told Krantz’s Green Survey that using green building products is important. This number is higher than five years ago and it looks like it will be even higher in the future. Over the

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March Workshops, Classes & Clinics at Kansas City Woodworkers' Guild

March 16, 2012

Every month is another opportunity to fine tune your woodworking skills or acquire a new one at the Kansas City Woodworker’s Guild.  Here are few of this month’s great workshops, classes and clinics being held at the KCWG woodshop located at 3189 Mercier in Kansas City. March 17 (8am to 12pm) & March 18 (10am-2pm):

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Wood of the Month: Southern Yellow Pine

February 6, 2012

Southern yellow pine, the name for 10 species of conifer, is found most prevalently in the southern and south Atlantic states. Growing almost twice as fast as the average hardwood, southern yellow pine can be harvested in a short as 40 years. Most southern yellow pine species are similar in appearance with white yellowish sapwood

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What Height Should Your Workbench Be?

December 31, 2011

In our last post, we encouraged you to make a New Year’s resolution to learn something new and learn the basic skills of woodworking. The first think you will want to do if you are to begin woodworking is to establish a proper workbench. To ensure comfort, safety and workability, one of the most important aspects of building your

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Sign up for KCWG Before the Early Bird Special Runs Out

December 16, 2011

The Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild is running a Facebook Early Bird Special for membership sign ups made before January 1, 2012. Whether you have a New Year’s Resolution to learn something new or whether you just want to start the New Year with a new woodshop to practice your craft, consider becoming a member of

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Schutte Lumber Helped KCH&G Create an Outdoor Room to Raise Funds

September 6, 2011

Outdoor living is a favorite topic for the Kansas City Homes & Gardens Magazine. For the third year in a row, KCH&G organized a vignette at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens to benefit the Stems: A Garden Soiree fundraiser. With the community being a favorite topic for Schutte Lumber (as well as wood, of course), we were excited to once again

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How to Achieve the Right Lighting for Your Workshop

September 1, 2011

A proper workshop needs proper lighting. Before you even pick up a tool, you need to install the right lighting to ensure safety and accuracy while working. The most common way to light a workshop is with florescent lighting.  No matter what bulb you go with, however, it is the fixture that needs to be

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