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: […]

The Difference Between Cedar Shingles & Cedar Shakes

Cedar is a popular building material due to its long life, durability, warm natural hues, and pleasant aroma. It’s used for roofing as well as siding, decks, furniture, interior walls, and etc. When used outdoors, cedar blends with surrounding landscapes. Over time, cedar loses its color and fades to a silvery gray but it can be restained […]

Upgrade Your Home with Moulding

Installing crown and other types of moulding is an easy upgrade that can give a classy, traditional look to your home and add to its value. A good miter saw, which can make crosscuts at various angles, and some patience make this a feasible do-it-yourself project. Not up on your moulding lingo? Let’s start with the basics: Moulding is […]

Controlling Wood Movement

This month, our blog post covers a subject that is critical to anyone working with wood – the successful installation of millwork and doors, especially as it relates to moisture. This fact sheet should prove helpful. It’s text is below, but here is a PDF version for those who prefer it. Wood Versus Moisture Some of […]