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December 24, 2012

Do you enjoy keeping up with Schutte Lumber Company but your hectic schedule makes it hard to visit our blog as much as you’d like? Then why not give yourself an early holiday present and subscribe to our blog so you can stay on top of everything happening with us by just checking your email.

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Sustainable, Durable Engineered Wood

June 24, 2011

Schutte Lumber distributes LP SolidStart LVL engineered wood. It’s a sustainable, durable, and versatile alternative to traditional lumber that may change the way you see building. Why LVL LVL provides builders with stability and resilience. As an engineered product, LVL offers consistent dimensions and less shrinkage than traditional lumber.  It is also bow, twist, warp

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Chosing the Router That’s Right for You

June 23, 2011

Routers are a woodworker’s best friend. Knowing how to chose the right router can be as difficult as finding a new friend; there are numerous variables depending on your project and an array of confusing accessories. Your friends at Schutte Lumber have drudged up a bit of assistance. The two most common routers are Plunge

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Best Woods For Building Cabinets Pt. 2

June 17, 2011

In our previous post, we discussed the best inexpensive woods for building cabinetry. If your price point is more flexible, take a look at these quality woods that offer beauty, durability, and versatility. Walnut and cherry woods are valued for their durability, strength, and smooth grains. They boast rich natural color that is  beautiful alone

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Best Woods for Building Cabinets Pt. 1

June 16, 2011

If you are creating custom cabinetry for a home or office, Schutte Lumber offers a variety of woods from which to choose. Determining the best wood for building cabinets depends on your budget and whether you want to paint or stain the product. Maple, birch, and oak are all cost effective building options. They are

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Installing a Wall-Mount Flag Staff

May 26, 2011

Memorial Day is an excellent opportunity to proudly display your American flag. Show support for our nation and our men and women in uniform by install a wall-mount flagpole. Not only it is great for Memorial Day and the 4th of July, the flagpole can display decorative flags for numerous holidays, seasons, and events. Place

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Dovetailing with Ease

May 21, 2011

Organization is one of those things that you’re naturally good at, or you aren’t. Organization is, oddly, one of the keys to success when it comes to dovetailing. Begin by laying out all of the drawer pieces, face down. Label the inside along the bottom edge, using helpful abbreviations like BL (back left) FR (front

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Grain Pattern Correction

May 19, 2011

As a natural product, wood does not always behave as we’d like. At times, grain patterns on a choice piece of wood do not run in tidy vertical and horizontal directions. Get the cuts you want from the same piece of lumber without making another purchase! Just take the advice of carpenter Craig Ruegsegger of

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Avoiding Blade Tear Out

May 14, 2011

Tear out leaves wood looking mangled and can make your project seem like an amateur catastrophe. When cutting or drilling your stock, take a few precautions to ensure a clean finish. Tear out is when a blade or bit splinters and fractures wood instead of creating a clean line or curve. The distraught wood fibers

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DuraLife Siesta Decking

May 7, 2011

Schutte Lumber Company is a proud distributor of DuraLife Siesta Decking by GAF. Correct DeckCX has been renamed DuraLife Siesta Collection. DuraLife Siesta decking has been rated as the #1 deck board by many US consumer advocate magazines!  It is low maintenance decking board that allows you to enjoy the outdoors without labor-intensive maintenance. Siesta

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