Keeping Your Wood Deck Protected from Water Damage

August 15, 2013

A wooden deck that is well-built and well-maintained can easily give your family years of enjoyment. In order to keep your deck in tip top shape, it’s important to inspect the boards, railings and stairs on an annual basis. Water is the number one enemy of wooden decks. During your inspection, play close attention to any areas

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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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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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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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How to Choose the Right Sandpaper

November 1, 2012

  Sandpaper can be confusing. Sandpaper grit is the number of abrasive particles per inch on a piece of sandpaper with #24 being the coarsest and #1,000 being the finest.  And then there is commercial grade vs. industrial grade sandpaper. What does it all mean and how do I know if I’m purchasing the correct

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Choosing the Correct Woods for Your Fireplace

October 25, 2012

While Schutte Lumber doesn’t offer the type of wood suitable for wood stoves or fireplaces we are concerned that with cold weather approaching you and your family stay safe. Using improper wood can be both dangerous and inefficient. It’s important to select the proper species as well as avoid wood that has possibly been treated

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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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Introducing Duralife Siesta Hardwood Blends Decking

April 20, 2011

Do you want the look of tropical hardwoods, but the low maintenance of a composite deck?  Gaf has the solution for you!   DuraLife’s New Hardwood Decking boards offer the beauty of finished tropical hardwood. They come in four natural, easy- to-maintain earth tones, Brazilian Cherry, Garapa Gray, Golden Teak, and Tropical Walnut. The Siesta

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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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Creating Custom Mouldings

October 8, 2010

Schutte Lumber Company takes pride in our craftsmen at our Mill who can take an ordinary pile of rough lumber and turn in into stunning custom mouldings for your home.  We can match pre-existing moulding; or if you provide a detailed drawing our moulder operators can make your vision a reality. Recently, we ran rough

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