Why Pergolas are great additions to your home!

Installing a pergola is a great way to bring your outdoor space into use. Pergolas comes with a lot of homework in terms of style, material, size, etc. which we will discuss. But first; here are some reasons why you should consider a pergola! Building a pergola in your yard enables you to enjoy all […]

Why Consider Cedar For Your Next Garden Bed

If you are looking to build a DIY garden bed, it’s important to consider the material it is made of. Wood comes in a variety of options, but there are particular species known to be rot and insect resistant—perfect for outdoor projects. Cedar, is not only naturally insect and rot resistant, but also more durable […]

Why Poplar?

Our friends at Koetter Woodworking have written an informative (and brief) article that makes a case for using poplar, aka “Tulip Tree” or “Tulip Poplar,” for paint grade moulding. You can read it here. Once you’ve made the decision on your wood type, give us a call or stop in. Congleton Lumber carries a wide […]

Why Shop at a Local Lumber Yard Rather Than a Big Box Store?

When it’s time to acquire wood for your DIY project, you have a few choices. You can head to your local big box store or visit your local lumber yard. Nothing against big box stores -you can get a solid variety of wood at an affordable price. However, if you want a deeper, more personal […]

Top 5 Window & Door Design Trends

Our friends at Sierra Pacific Industries are known nationwide for their outstanding products – namely windows and doors. Their booklet, entitled Top 5 Window & Door Design Trends 2019, sheds some light (with great text and beautiful photos) on the trends they’re seeing in the use of windows and doors. Their Top Five trends are: […]