Make Your Own Farmhouse Dinner Table

April 2, 2015
woodworking projects

Adding a farmhouse dinner table to your home is a great way to make the dining room feel more inviting and warm and a little bit less formal. Instead of buying an expensive farmhouse dinner table, why not build one yourself? The following are a few tips for doing just that: Once you buy your

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DIY Furniture: Wood Projects For Your Home

November 29, 2012

What are you doing this weekend? Well, with a weekend’s worth of time and a handful of supplies, you can build yourself some good looking furniture. Not only is it inexpensive to build your own furniture, it’s also fun. And you can build the perfect piece for your home and family’s needs. Real wood furniture

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Low Maintenance Exterior Trim Products

June 11, 2012

The home above combines great traditional styling with innovative low maintenance exterior trim products. Schutte Lumber sells the trim products seen above, by Versatex, as well as durable  items from many other fine suppliers. Here are the advantages to low maintenance exterior trim products: Same look. Nowadays, it is often hard to tell the difference

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Wood of the Month: Southern Yellow Pine

February 6, 2012

Southern yellow pine, the name for 10 species of conifer, is found most prevalently in the southern and south Atlantic states. Growing almost twice as fast as the average hardwood, southern yellow pine can be harvested in a short as 40 years. Most southern yellow pine species are similar in appearance with white yellowish sapwood

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Kansas City Woodworkers' Guild February Open Shop Schedule

January 31, 2012

It was only a year ago that the Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild moved to a bigger, better space that they now call home. They came a long way in just a year, and the shop now located at 3189 Mercier Street has been up and running smoother than ever! Here are the days and times that

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Woodworking Network to Launch New Webcast Series

January 30, 2012

According to a recent article, Woodworking Network has announced the schedule for the 2012 webcast series. As the most visited site in the professional wood manufacturing industry, the Woodworking Network’s new series is building on two years of successful educational online programs. The series will consist of six one-hour educational events that will focus on

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Sign up for KCWG Before the Early Bird Special Runs Out

December 16, 2011

The Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild is running a Facebook Early Bird Special for membership sign ups made before January 1, 2012. Whether you have a New Year’s Resolution to learn something new or whether you just want to start the New Year with a new woodshop to practice your craft, consider becoming a member of

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What's Really in Wood Dust?

October 17, 2011

It’s just dust right? Wrong! Wood dust is an important part of woodworking safety that often gets swept under the rug. The October 2011 Newsletter of the Kansas City Woodworkers Guild (KCWG) has great info on why woodworkers should pay attention to this microscopic by-product. Wood dust can irritate skin, eyes and lungs causing sneezing, coughing, runny

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The All-Time Best Books on Woodworking

September 28, 2011

If you live and breathe wood like we do, then a good book on woodworking is more than educational for you, it’s actually enjoyable, too. We used our own experiences and some research to find out what are the all-time best woodworking books currently on the shelves. Here is our list of what we find

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Integrating Wooden Architectural Elements in the Home

July 17, 2011

Schutte Lumber‘s selection of Timbers, Cedar, Engineered Wood, Domestic and Specialty Hardwoods can inspire unique architectural features in the home that will feature the unparalleled natural beauty of wood. Take a look at these unique ways of integrating wood to add visual interest and increase the value of a home. The distinctive characteristics of wood can add

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