Using Brackets to Add Design Interest to a Home

March 29, 2013

Brackets are an easy, affordable way to add some spice to your home’s design, in any room you like. Our Kansas City lumberyard at Schutte Lumber has a big selection of brackets and millwork, particularly knife blade pattern brackets. Kitchen shelving sometimes gets neglected, especially in smaller kitchens.  But installing shelves on an empty wall,

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Using Burl Wood in Your Designs

March 27, 2013

Burl wood is obtained from abnormal growths on some trees, often resulting from attacks by some fungus or insects. This type of wood is rare and has high artistic value due to its unique ring patterns and color tones. You can incorporate burl wood into a variety of woodworking ideas for your designs. Burl wood furniture adds a great

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Does This Project Need Nails or Screws? A Helpful Guide

March 26, 2013

With so many types and sizes of both nails and screws on the market today it can be difficult to know what is needed or required for the project at hand. It also seems that everyone, professionals included, can also have opposing opinions, no matter what the project. Things like, “Screws aren’t as sturdy as nails.

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Good Molding Can Make a Home Easier to Sell

March 25, 2013

Prospective buyers often pay attention to small details in a home and remember properties with a little something extra. One way to increase your home’s chances of a quick sale, and to remain memorable, is to install molding or enhance the existing molding. The visual interest that crown molding, chair railing, and door and baseboard

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Build Your Very Own Redwood Adirondack Chair

March 21, 2013

Adirondack chairs are a staple of a relaxed lakeside lifestyle and comfortable outdoor living. The original Adirondack design consisted of eleven flat wooden boards with a simple straight back and seat. The armrests are wide and the design boasts a classic simplicity. Over time the design of the Adirondack chair has evolved to feature a

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Missouri's Arbor Day is Scheduled for April 5th

March 20, 2013

Our country stands on the foundation that trees have provided for us. They have helped us provide for our families, natural surroundings, animal communities as well. As a traditional seller of wholesale timber here in Missouri, at Schutte Lumber we urge you and your family to plant a tree on the state’s Arbor Day, coming up on April

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Comparing Plywood and Particle Board

March 5, 2013

There are so many different building materials on the market that it can often be difficult to choose which product is best suited for your needs. Two very common materials are plywood and particle board. Before you choose between the two, you need to understand the advantages and disadvantages to each as well as which

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Treated Lumber Has Some Advantages Over Regular Woods

March 4, 2013

Is it better to use treated lumber or regular wood in your construction project? Treated lumber has many advantages. It will resist both moisture and termites. Treated lumber does have chemicals that can be dangerous to health in certain conditions, but there are oils you can coat those boards with that will make the treated

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Important Safety Tips When Doing Carpentry Work

March 2, 2013

Before going to your Kansas City lumberyard to get your supplies for your DIY project, there are some things you need to remember before you plug in those power tools.  Safety for you and those around you should be your number one priority.  Carpenters experience a higher than average rate of accidents that can often

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Best Types of Nails For Lumber & Construction Uses

March 1, 2013

There are dozens of types and sizes of nails. While many are used for multiple purposes, each type of nail has actually been developed for a particular purpose. Here are three of the most common: Common Nails The typical nail that most builders use is the “common” nail or “spike.” It is extremely versatile but

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