Know the Difference Between a Pin Knot and a Burl

February 25, 2014

Knowing the difference between pin knots and burl wood can help you determine which Kansas City lumber works best for your woodworking designs and ideas. Burl Wood Sometimes a tree is attacked by insects or fungus in a way that causes the wood to develop an abnormal growth. A twisting and swirling pattern is created

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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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November 24th: Small Business Saturday

November 14, 2012

Looking for a great “excuse” to finally get all the materials and get started on that project you’ve been meaning to do for a while now? Well, how about Small Business Saturday! The credit card company, American Express, celebrates it’s 3rd annual Small Business Saturday this year. This one-day program is structured to give you

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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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Schutte Lumber Holiday & Winter Hours

November 28, 2011

Schutte Lumber is here to serve all of your wholesale and contractor supply needs this holiday and winter season as we have for over 130 years. We will begin operating under winter hours starting on December 1st, and we will continue to operate under these hours through the month of February. Our winter hours are as

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The 7th Annual Tool Belt Ball for Christmas in October is Nov. 12!

November 8, 2011

Time is running out, so hurry and reserve your spot for the 7th Annual Tool Belt Ball this Saturday, November 12! This highly-anticipated holiday event benefits the Christmas in October volunteer organization, which works to complete much-needed home renovations and repairs for low-income families here in Kansas City. In 2010, Christmas in October rehabilitated 504 houses thanks

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Choosing the Right Marking Tools for Woodworking

October 7, 2011

The accuracy of your project is determined by the precision of your layout work. There are many options out there for marking tools, and many woodworkers have different opinions. We consulted a reliable source for the real scoop on how to make your mark. Popular Woodworking Magazine writer Robert W. Lang addresses this basic yet important woodworking

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Environmental Regulations Workshop September 12-13

August 26, 2011

Building and contracting teams and companies in Kansas, City can sign up to attend the upcoming Complete Environmental Regulations Workshop on September 12 and 13. The leading compliance professionals in the nation, Lion Technology Inc. has been training groups and individuals for over 30 years on EPA mandates. The training is geared towards reducing the

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Creating a Clean Curved Edge Joint

August 19, 2011

Creating curved edge joints is easier than it looks, just ask Steve Shanesy from Popular Woodworking magazine. Imagine a table, tray, or even a chair that features a beautiful contrast between two different types of wood with a free-flowing curve. This simple design method can turn a woodworking project from ordinary to ornamental. You may

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Wood Reduces Carbon Footprint of the Building Industry

July 24, 2011

Unlike steel and concrete which release gases but cannot absorb any, wood has a two-way flow of carbon dioxide. Constructing with steel and concrete adds to our greenhouse gas emissions, not to mention the production of steel and concrete materials uses enormous amounts of energy. If architects and construction companies used more wood, we could

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