The right wood selection can make or break your lumber project. There are factors beyond price, availability, and look that will influence the long-term success of your construction. One of the most important is understanding the difference between outdoor and indoor lumber and building products. Knowing what you need allows you to make educated decisions […]

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For outdoor building projects like decking, fences, gates and patio covers, more people are recognizing the benefits of cedar. Builders and lumber experts have long known about the benefits of cedar, but now it’s your turn to familiarize yourself with this useful, charming wood. Western Red Cedar: Attractive at Every Grade Western red cedar is […]

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    J&W Lumber is hosting a FREE deck building workshop, and you are invited!   Have you ever wanted to build a deck like this? Well we are unraveling the mystery.   You are invited to our free Deck Building Workshop. This April 6th and 13th From 10:00 am to 1:00 Pm J&W Lumber is teaming up […]

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Outdoor building projects are a fantastic way to participate in a family activity that achieves a tangible result. Just because you’re not an expert in design or engineering doesn’t mean that you and your little helpers can’t construct a sturdy, attractive garden box that you’re proud to show off. A pre-cut, raised garden bed is […]

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When defining the look of your outdoor space, decking is only half the equation. To really make the outside of your home dazzle, you need to think about the type of deck railing you’ll install. These days, we’re seeing more and more innovative materials, surprising designs, and creative solutions that turn basic decks into breathtaking […]

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One of the most creative ways to change the exterior of your home in a serious way—without a serious remodeling investment—is to install or upgrade your deck. Like all aspects of design, decking trends evolve with the times. Here are some ideas to freshen up your outdoor spaces or transform your yard, using today’s hottest […]

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If you’re thinking of starting a lumber project or are already in the middle, you should spend some time at the lumber yard familiarizing yourself with materials, learning about new techniques and asking lots of questions. All the technical terms and industry jargon floating around can be intimidating. But if you’re a DIYer, we want […]

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Being a DIY enthusiast doesn’t mean that you have to be an expert in building techniques or materials. In fact, part of the fun is learning new skills and practices. This is where the specialists at your local lumber yard can come in handy. Read on to learn why you should be taking advantage of […]

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Your home’s exterior deck is forced to withstand the elements day-in-day-out, all year long. It’s tasked with handling extreme temperature fluctuations, fending off assaults by insects and fungus, and—depending on where you live—resisting corrosive elements like salt air. And none of this includes all the standard wear accumulated from actually using the deck itself. In […]

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