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  • The Beauty of 5/4 Western Red Cedar for Horizontal Fencing and Decking

    The Beauty of 5/4 Western Red Cedar for Horizontal Fencing and Decking

    When it comes to selecting lumber for a warm, inviting appeal, there are two general families to choose from: softwoods and hardwoods. Western Red Cedar falls into the softwood category and is one of the most popular options for horizontal fencing or decking due to its natural beauty and sustainability. Homeowners can choose between clear […]

  • How Your Lumber Yard Specialists Can Help You

    How Your Lumber Yard Specialists Can Help You

    Tackling any outdoor home project comes with a multitude of questions. Which kind of lumber should be used? What dimensions are needed? How do I get the material to my house or job site? How much will it cost? Fortunately, having a lumber yard specialist gives you the tools and guidance you need to create […]

  • Lumber Projects To Start Your New Year

    Lumber Projects To Start Your New Year

    Nothing calls for a refresh more than a new year. While Southern California winters look a bit different than the rest of the country, it doesn’t mean cold and rainy conditions don’t occur. Between the dipping temperatures and added moisture, there are several lumber projects which are perfect to tackle in the first few months. […]

  • 5 Redwood Lumber Projects that Will Inspire You

    5 Redwood Lumber Projects that Will Inspire You

    Redwood is made to be seen and naturally adds to the curb appeal of any home. It’s a fun, appealing wood to work with and can inspire several home lumber projects. It’s strong, lightweight, and it does well in outdoor elements. It’s also fairly easy to work with when creating customized pieces that add to […]

  • Think Outside the Big Box: Where to Find Quality Outdoor Building Materials

    Think Outside the Big Box: Where to Find Quality Outdoor Building Materials

    It’s common to think about certain big-box stores when planning an outdoor project. The notable orange and blue brands instantly come to mind because of their familiarity. However, the habit of going to a big-box often surrenders the benefits and value of sourcing from your neighborhood lumber store.   J&W Lumber has served homeowners and […]

  • Is Composite Decking Worth the Investment?

    Is Composite Decking Worth the Investment?

    Choosing quality materials is important when investing in home renovations. Aesthetic matters but must be upheld by a strong foundation. For many, composite decking is definitely worth the investment, and it has become more comparable cost-wise to wood than in previous years. However, people were often willing to spend nearly twice as much on composite […]

  • Cool Things You Can Do with Composite Deck Railing

    Cool Things You Can Do with Composite Deck Railing

    Composite decking and railing options have come a long way over the years, with various colors and design ideas to fit any homeowner’s style and structure needs. Though previously considered a more expensive option compared to wood, there is a spectrum of pricing to fit any budget and deliver long-lasting value. When considering a deck […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Deck Stains

    A Beginner’s Guide to Deck Stains

    Deck stains deliver an instant upgrade, helping to preserve deck life for years. It’s an easy way to maintain the beauty of your outdoor space. With the variety of options available today, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing which deck stains will work best for you. To add expert insight […]

  • Wood Staining Knowhow: 5 Tips for a Long-Lasting Look

    Wood Staining Knowhow: 5 Tips for a Long-Lasting Look

    Designing your ideal deck can feel like a labor of love, which means you’ll want to preserve its condition for as long as possible. Wood stains provide protection from the sun, mold, and mildew while also enhancing the deck’s overall appearance. To maintain a long-lasting look, here are five tips to optimize their value. 1. […]

  • New Fencing Trend Alerts for Homeowners

    New Fencing Trend Alerts for Homeowners

    Homeowners are investing in backyard design now more than ever to create a welcome gathering spot that expands their home’s functionality while also improving its appearance. An easy way to upgrade the area is with fencing, which offers plenty of room for personalization. While traditional fencing remains a popular choice, homeowners are opting for these […]