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 […]

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 […]

Sierra Pacific Windows is a third-generation family-owned company with 70 years of experience. Starting as a sawmill in Oregon, Sierra Pacific Industries has grown into the top 4 lumber producers in the United States. Sierra Pacific owns 1.9 million acres of timberland and has made a special investment in their quality, which is offered to […]

Cracks and checks give cedar so much of its character. They are a big part of what makes cedar completely unique and different from any other timber in the world! Cracks or checks occur when wood shrinks as it dries.  Wood shrinks roughly twice as much along the growth rings as it does across the rings and it […]

  Home shows are an incredible resource for information on new products and building trends.  They offer a unique opportunity to speak with local building professionals and product vendors. Whether you are building new, remodeling or just getting ideas for future projects, attending a home show is a great way to start.   How much […]