DIY How to Build a Wall Shelf

December 1, 2012

Wall shelves are all the craze these days. And why wouldn’t they be? Easy to install, they take up no floor space, yet offer all the convenience of a traditional shelf. In addition, wall shelves are become a staple in interior design. And though it is possible to buy floating wall shelves from discount design stores

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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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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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Using Pressure Treated Wood Indoors

November 12, 2012

Many people believe that using pressure treated wood indoors is harmful. So, we decided to clear up some of the confusion. The story goes that pressure treated wood once was treated with a harsh chemicals that could potentially release toxic fumes. But the government has since banned wood from being treated that way, but it is always

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Wood Words: What Lumber Terms Mean

November 2, 2012

You walk into Schutte Lumber Company and take in all the sights and smells of the lumber, the sawdust, the complete 8,000 square foot showroom full of construction materials. And then you start talking to one of their experienced salesmen and hear words that maybe you aren’t quite sure of the definition. Here is short

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Choosing the Correct Woods for Your Fireplace

October 25, 2012

While Schutte Lumber doesn’t offer the type of wood suitable for wood stoves or fireplaces we are concerned that with cold weather approaching you and your family stay safe. Using improper wood can be both dangerous and inefficient. It’s important to select the proper species as well as avoid wood that has possibly been treated

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The Best Rot-Resistant Woods for Outdoor Projects

July 6, 2011

Whether you are building a sandbox for a child, a compost bin for a garden, a bench for a patio, or an entire deck, the wood needs to be carefully selected. An outdoor project requires strong, durable wood that resists rotting as much as possible. Here is a quick guide to the types of woods that

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How To Build an Upholstered Headboard

January 7, 2011

Check out this video from Design*Sponge that shows how to create a designer-style upholstered headboard on a budget. It’s a great way to spruce up your bedroom and show your personal style too. Here are the materials you will need: large rectangular piece of plywood foam batting fabric utility knife scissors staple gun flush mounts

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Schutte Lumber in the Kansas City Star

June 4, 2010

TGIF! In honor of the upcoming weekend, we wanted to share an article with you from the Kansas City Star in which Editorial Page columnist Lewis Diuguid describes his 10-day quest to restore the oak woodwork in his 84-year-old Northeast Kansas City home during his “vacation”. On his blog, Diguid writes, “this massive home-improvement project

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Happy Memorial Day from Schutte Lumber

May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day to our dear clients, friends and readers. As we take a moment today to remember those who have died in our nation’s service, we wanted to share a summer’s worth of delicious recipe courtesy of Bon Appetit. In their June issue, they supplied 30 recipes–appetizers, main courses, sides and desserts–that allows you

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