How to Build a Backyard Pergola: Simple DIY Woodworking Project

April 19, 2010

Summer is approaching and our thoughts are turning towards our outdoor living spaces.  A terrific upgrade is a Pergola, it defines your outdoor “room”.  Popular Mechanics has a great article on how to build your own Pergola.  For more ideas visit our Showroom to see our display pergola.  We can do all of the custom work in

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Outdoor Family Room

December 18, 2009

It’s easy to catch an early case of spring fever when the hours of winter daylight dwindle and elements like snow, wind and rain threaten to keep us indoors. Here’s a few ways you can take advantage of the time you do spend outdoors—and get some mileage out of your outdoor living spaces in the

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Deck Refreshers

December 13, 2009

Our friends over at This Old House have a handy article that goes hand-in-hand with Schutte Lumber. After you’ve gotten everything just right, you want to be sure you protect your investment by sealing the wood. But even then, after enough time and rain, there will come a time when you have to refinished and

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On Decks: Choosing Your Wood Wisely

December 9, 2009

In the Midwest, harsh winters and extreme temperatures mean our porches and decks can take quite a beating. This means taking extra care to make sure the materials used are extra tough—without sacrificing aesthetics. In our showroom, contractors and do-it-yourselfers alike can find solutions to maximize the potential of outdoor living spaces, including decking woods,

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