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Elements of Fine Woodworking

June 27, 2013

For an aspiring woodworker, it can be difficult to overcome the beginning hurdles of the craft to ascend to the level of master. However, by utilizing a few clever woodworking ideas, any craftsman can improve the quality of their finished product. Of course, observing the classic cliche “measure twice, cut once” is always relevant. It

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Get Your Lumber from Schutte Lumber Before Starting Your Project

May 30, 2013

We all know the feeling. You begin a construction problem and something goes wrong. You can’t find the materials you need, a number of boards need to be returned just when it’s time to use them, or the cost begins to skyrocket. You can avoid these potential pitfalls by pre-staging your project and buying your

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Missouri's Arbor Day is Scheduled for April 5th

March 20, 2013

Our country stands on the foundation that trees have provided for us. They have helped us provide for our families, natural surroundings, animal communities as well. As a traditional seller of wholesale timber here in Missouri, at Schutte Lumber we urge you and your family to plant a tree on the state’s Arbor Day, coming up on April

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The Dangers of Oversanding

December 31, 2012

For many people, it was the first household task that they performed as a child – so “simple” that anyone could do it: sanding. While sanding  is a rather simple skill to learn, the dangers of oversanding lurk near every project. Allow the premier Kansas City lumberyard, SchutteLumber Co., to share some useful tips that

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Why Wood Finishes Are Good

November 30, 2012

Putting a finish on your wood is strictly optional. But putting a finish on your wood, you protect it’s surface and allows it to maintain its beauty for longer. It also protects it from harsh environment elements which can cause the wood to warp, dry out and crack or splinter or just plain deteriorate. And

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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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Creating the Perfect Finish

April 30, 2011

Schutte Lumber sells the materials that you need for top-notch woodworking. Adding the perfect finish to your woodworking project can be accomplished in a few, thoughtful steps. A flawless finish begins with proper sanding. For rough wood, begin with a 60-80 grit to even out any irregularities. If your wood is fairly smooth, 120 grit

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LEED Certified Building Increases

April 14, 2011

Schutte Lumber provides builders with FSC certified lumber. These products are a great foundation for those aiming to meet LEED certification. The number of LEED certified homes has reach 10,000—a remarkable milestone—but more can be done to make our nation greener. American buildings are the cause of 39% of CO2 emissions. They use 40% of

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Literary Lumber: Architectural Bookshelves

April 7, 2011

Schutte Lumber supplies retailers and do-it-yourself enthusiasts with wholesale lumber at great prices. If you’re constructing an office or study, or if you just want a new home for your book collection, check out these interesting designs. The Stair Bookshelves: This multi-purpose design is great for tight spaces. Unite a lower level with a loft

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FSC Socially Responsible Forestry, Pt. 2

April 2, 2011

The FSC aims to practice sustainable, socially responsible forestry practices. In our last post we explored FSC policies for forest communities. Now, let’s take a look at the FSC’s efforts to support and protect forest workers’ rights. For FSC wood to become certified, the conditions of the workers who harvest the product must be in

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