Explore Deck Railing Options

September 29, 2010

Deck railing options at Schutte Lumber include wood, composite, and pressure-treated wood railing. Wood Railing Western red cedar and exotic woods such as ipe are popular wood railing options Composite Railing Composite railing such as DuraLife (formerly CorrectDeck CX) is made of polypropylene and recovered hardwood fiber. Pressure-Treated Wood Railing Pressure-treated railing contains wood preservatives

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Schutte Lumber Customer Builds Wooden Kayak

September 25, 2010

Check out this beautifully crafted strip-planked wooden kayak built by one of Schutte Lumber Company’s customers using some of our exotic and specialty hardwoods. For the customer’s first-ever woodworking project, they purchased a boatbuilding kit from Chesapeake Light Craft Boats, which also offers boatbuilding tips and boatbuilding classes. The kit was for a single-seated cedar

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Schutte Lumber on Facebook Places

September 23, 2010

Schutte Lumber Company has created a page on Facebook Places, allowing customers to “check in” here via their mobile phones and/or computers and find friends nearby. iPhone users will need to download the “Facebook for iPhone” app or go to www.touch.facebook.com to log in to Facebook on the device. You can control who can see

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Mill Production of a Custom Cut Timber

September 21, 2010

Putting a decorative end detail on a beam to customize your project is a specialty at Schutte Lumber Company. Our craftsman at our on-site mill can take your template and cut the timber to your specifications. To see how the process works you can view our  video (above) of a recent 6×12 20-foot long smooth cedar beam

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Kansas City Build Expo Next Week

September 17, 2010

On Sept. 22-23 the Kansas City Build Expo will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center’s Bartle Hall, offering builders, suppliers, manufacturers, and other industry professionals the chance to network and receive information about new products, best practices, and upcoming construction projects in Kansas City. Admission is free, but attendees must register. Seminars include

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Cherry Bedroom Furniture Trend Emerges

September 15, 2010

Once relegated to kitchens and dining rooms, cherry furniture is making its way into the bedroom this season, delivering a richer look consumers want these days, according to Linda Duell of Heavenly Bedrooms in Quakertown, Penn. The move is away from black finishes and toward “cherry, merlot and reddish-brown and reddish-black options,” she reveals. Cherry

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Lumber Terminology – A Few Basics

September 14, 2010

Have you ever gone to buy lumber and realized you couldn’t speak the language?  Here are a few basic terms to get you started: Is it a hardwood or a softwood?  You may think this would refer to the hardness of the wood, but it is not so.  After all Balsa is in the hardwood

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Best of the Schutte Lumber Blog

September 11, 2010

Schutte Lumber is celebrating our 100th blog post today by taking a look back at some of our most popular content since we started the blog. Thanks to all our clients and readers for reading the Schutte Lumber blog, and stay tuned for more special offers, green products, project tips, and Kansas City happenings from

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Pergola Material Donated for Garden Soiree Benefit

September 9, 2010

Schutte Lumber Company partnered with Kansas City Homes & Gardens to support this year’s STEMS: A Garden Soiree, a popular annual benefit hosted by the Overland Park Arts & Recreation Foundation. To help KCH&G create the ultimate outdoor living space for the event, Schutte Lumber donated the material for the space-defining pergola constructed of Western

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Make a Bandsaw Box

September 3, 2010

A great beginner’s woodworking project is a bandsaw box. In just 20 easy steps you can make these fun storage containers. You can look up design templates online or sketch your own idea. Here are a few ideas we like: And check out the incredible 11-foot “Big Wheel” bandsaw, one of the largest built in

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