Southern California summers are best spent outside. What better place to enjoy the sunshine and blue skies than your own peaceful private outdoor space? Here are some innovative ideas to create our own personal haven, right in your back yard. Control your level of privacy with a FLEX-fence FLEX-fence is an easy-to-install, modular fencing system […]

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Your local lumber yard has a lot more going on than you might realize. New construction designs, materials and technologies are popping up on the daily. Here are four exciting new finds at the lumber yard that will inspire and invigorate your projects and designs. New find #1: Cable railing Lumber yards carry a lot […]

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Patio covers (or “pergolas” as they’re sometimes called) are a fantastic way to freshen up the look of your backyard. Not only are they an attractive visual centerpiece, they provide much needed shade to make a back patio more livable. However, before you rush to your local lumber store or dig your first footing, you’ll […]

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Installing a new patio cover (or “pergola”—we use the terms interchangeably) can dramatically change the look of your outdoor space. Like any home improvement project, there are many important decisions to make before you pick up the first nail. If you’re thinking of upgrading your patio with a new cover, here’s what you need to […]

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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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