Lumber projects are among of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to improve the look and function of your outdoor space. Even if you have little to no woodworking experience, there are plenty of projects you can do that will deliver a dramatic result. Here are four of our favorite lumber projects that seem tough […]

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Harness your New Year’s momentum and put your energy to work sprucing up your home and yard. Tackling a DIY lumber project is a great way to freshen up the look of your house without a major remodeling investment. Here are our top ten DIY lumber projects to put on your own 2020 home improvement […]

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There are many environmentally friendly reasons to choose lumber for your next project. Lumber requires few machines to produce; all a tree needs to grow is soil, water, and sun. And, once lumber has reached the end of its useful life, it returns to the same earth through decomposition rather than existing indefinitely in a […]

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lumber projects siding

Though Southern California’s sunny skies seem never-ending, every year brings a few short periods of precipitation during winter. The rains can dampen your home improvement projects – literally and figuratively – so if you’re going to get a head start on exterior lumber projects, December is the month to get cracking. Here are three outdoor projects […]

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lumber paint fence

Because wood is an organic material, Mother Earth is always working diligently towards its decomposition. UV rays break down wood fibers. Moisture weakens wood through expansion and contraction. Basically, lumber is in an ongoing battle against nature to maintain its integrity, structure, and strength. While some woods are exceptionally durable – redwood and cedar, for example […]

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lumber fencing

If you’re thinking of installing a new fence, you’ll need a general idea of how much lumber to order. The difference in quantity – and species – will have a major impact on your budget. Here’s a quick and handy guide to determine how much board fencing you’ll need, so you don’t come up short. […]

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backyard fencing

When most of us think of a fence, we picture some version of the quintessential “white picket fence.” However, fences are used for more than just a decorative divider between your and your neighbor’s front yards. In this article, we’ll look at the two main types of fencing structures and their purpose, so you can […]

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Your choice of exterior cladding can completely transform the look of your structure; however, when it seems like there are a million options at many different price points, how can you tell which one to choose? Here are 10 tips from our lumber specialists to help you find and select the right siding for your […]

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wood siding

Exterior siding provides a protective barrier between your home’s structure and the outside environment. Choice of siding not only shields your house against the elements but also plays a huge role in determining its style and look. In this article we’ll take a look at the three main categories of siding to give you a […]

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Sunshine is one of the biggest draws of Southern California, but all this sunlight comes with a price: heat. Though sunlight can cause the interior temps of all houses to rise, homes with south-facing windows feel it most. Luckily, there’s a simple solution that can keep your home cooler: shade. In this article, we’ll talk […]

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