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Construction is Expected to Improve in 2014

November 27, 2013

There is a growing trend of construction that is expected in 2014, and Kansas City lumber is expected to play a large part in that growth. As one of the best in green building materials, themselves in ever increasing demand, wood is going to play a significant role in the overall growth in US new

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How Wood Walls Can Warm Up Your Home

November 18, 2013

Whether the deep, dark tones of mahogany or the bright, lively shine of knotted pine, there’s no doubt that the color and texture of wood adds a warmth to any room it touches. Here are just a few ways to incorporate this wonderful material into your home décor: Accent Wall – From traditional through mid-modern

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How to Keep Your Wood Deck in Top Condition

October 24, 2013

A deck can be a challenge to maintain. Being outside makes it more vulnerable to pest problems and water damage. However, if you manage to keep your deck in top condition you greatly reduce your chances of expensive long-term damage. Here are just a few ways to help keep your deck tip-top. Consider pressure-washing your

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Lumber and Millwork Can Make an Easy-to-Build Bar

October 12, 2013

Are you ready to start a new woodworking project but not sure if you have the talent and technique? New trends in lumber and millwork can help with all your woodworking ideas. Traditional Basement by Oakville Interior Designers & Decorators Chic Decor & Design, Margarida Oliveira via Houzz With the holidays right around the corner how

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Different Ways to Protect Outdoor Wood Decks and Furniture

October 11, 2013

Fall is the perfect time to clean and protect your wood deck and patio furniture before the weather turns nasty. Inspect and repair any damage to the decking, stairs and railings before giving the entire area a good pressure washing. Store all furniture cushions and gently clean the wooden frames. Decide if you need a

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How to Tell if Your Deck Has Water Damage

September 27, 2013

When you install a deck, it is sealed to prevent water damage. However, over time, water can creep in through that sealant and damage your pristine deck. As the months and years roll by, make sure you keep your eyes open for these common signs of water damage so you can fix them before you

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Which Nail Works for Which Job?

September 24, 2013

Most of us have a jar of nails hidden away in the junk drawer that gets pulled out whenever we need to hang a picture or do a simple household repair. But  how do you know if you are using the correct nail for the job? Here are three of most versatile nails that  you

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How Different Pieces of Lumber are Cut From the Tree

September 12, 2013

The process of how a tree is most efficiently cut into its constituent boards is one of the most fascinating aspects of the modern sawmill. In the old days, a master carpenter would eye the round side of the log and direct the cuts as each was made. As wood became more and more valuable,

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Be Safe When You Use That Router Table

August 30, 2013

Router bits are relatively small and don’t seem like they could do a lot of damage; however, using a router improperly could result in an injury. Follow these basic tips to keep safe when using your router table.  Always wear safety glasses when operating a table router, even if you’re just making a quick change.

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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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