This Handy Woodworking Tool Will Help You When Working Alone

April 29, 2015

Woodworking is a hobby many prefer to do on their own. It gives you the opportunity to just focus on the task at hand while giving you some much needed alone time as well. However, some projects are difficult to complete with only one set of hands. This is why we recommend picking up a pair

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Edge Banding Made Easy With Conturo Edge Bander

March 20, 2015
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When it comes to wood working techniques, edge banding is a technique that is widely used. Edge banding is a method that helps to cover the exposed sides of the wood you are working on in order to increase its durability as well as giving it a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. This technique is relatively

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Make Sure You're Using the Proper Wood

March 14, 2014

Picking out wood for your building or renovation project can seem confusing considering that there are close to 100 varieties of wood you can find in many stores. However, you likely won’t need more than a few different types – the most commonly used ones. Depending on your project, picking out the right type of

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Heavily Knotted Wood is Currently Trending in Design

January 7, 2014

When thinking about your next interior project, consider adding a wood element to enhance any space. Kansas City lumberyard Schutte Lumber Company is just the place to scout out the perfect pieces for that new look. In design, the use of knotted wood is making quite the comeback. Whether used as the main focal point or as a subtle

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Understanding Specific Gravity of Lumber

December 26, 2013

Specific gravity is a term used in woodworking and construction that describes the density of wood compared to water. The specific gravity of wood varies greatly between species and helps to determine which type of wood is ideal. You should consider a species’ gravity before selecting wood for your next project. Denser woods tend to swell

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Lumber Prices Expected to Rise in the Next Two Years

December 18, 2013

In any industry, prices are directly tied to the cost of needed materials. Construction is no different and, if lumber prices are any indicator, getting your construction work done today could save you money over waiting. Three of the most popular types of wood for homebuilding, the softwoods spruce, pine, and fir, are looking to see

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What Finishes Are Best for Protecting Wood From Moisture?

November 12, 2013

Whether you’re creating wood pieces for indoors or outdoors, they’re all affected by moisture in one way or another. While outdoor pieces are generally susceptible to more moisture fluctuations, indoor pieces experience more significant changes than most people think. To combat moisture-related damage, choose the right finish for your wood pieces. Outdoor Pieces Outdoor pieces

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How Different Pieces of Lumber are Cut From the Tree

September 12, 2013

The process of how a tree is most efficiently cut into its constituent boards is one of the most fascinating aspects of the modern sawmill. In the old days, a master carpenter would eye the round side of the log and direct the cuts as each was made. As wood became more and more valuable,

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Birch Makes Excellent Wood for Cabinets

June 25, 2013

For centuries, master woodworkers have chosen to build cabinets from hardwoods such as maple, oak and mahogany. The nature of hardwoods makes them ideal choice for this application but their cost is often prohibitive for some homeowners. Fortunately, yellow birch offers a solution that combines the same great characteristics of hardwoods and an affordable price.

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Layer Your Stains for Beautiful Effects

April 29, 2013

Wood has a natural beauty to it, whether it is used for flooring, decks, furniture, or any other home project.  Staining helps to enhance and protect the natural beauty of the wood, and it is fairly easy to apply.  You can take it another step further and create rich and beautiful visual effects by layering

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