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  • How To Go Green with a Raised Garden Bed

    How To Go Green with a Raised Garden Bed

    More and more households are looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact and live more sustainably. With the push toward healthier foods from local sources, many people have started to gather some of their produce from the most local source possible: their own backyards. Planting an edible garden has never been easier, even if […]

  • Chic Outdoor Spaces: Garden Accents and Decorative Panels

    Chic Outdoor Spaces: Garden Accents and Decorative Panels

    Spring is finally here and now is the time to start reimagining your outdoor space. If you haven’t updated your garden lately, it’s time to take a second look. There are many eye-catching garden accents and other decorative elements that can help you transform the appearance – and use – of your outdoor space in […]

  • The Latest Advancements in Composite Siding

    The Latest Advancements in Composite Siding

    When most people hear the phrase “house siding,” they think of overlapping wood planks, a frequent sight in nearly every region of the country except Southern California. While traditional wood siding is still a common material in use in older homes, newer homes feature composite siding options that perform just as well, if not better, […]

  • Wood Siding Options and Costs: Planning Tips

    Wood Siding Options and Costs: Planning Tips

    Siding generally isn’t top-of-mind for local homeowners. Many houses in this area are surfaced with stucco, a perfectly fine choice for Southern California’s moderate weather. That said, drive around any neighborhood and look a little closer: you’ll see lots of attractive siding options that make a huge difference in a home’s style. If you’re thinking of […]

  • Is Trex Decking Right for My Project? A Quick Q & A

    Is Trex Decking Right for My Project? A Quick Q & A

    Among our favorite versatile outdoor building materials is Trex decking. If you’re not familiar with Trex (or just know the basics), here’s a quick run-down of whether or not you should consider this versatile product for your next project.

  • Introducing LINX: A Quick & Easy Pergola System

    Introducing LINX: A Quick & Easy Pergola System

    Installing a pergola can instantly transform your outdoor space. In addition to providing shade and creating a focal point, a well-built pergola adds a “wow” factor that can revive an underutilized outdoor area. If you think building an attractive pergola is too complicated or time-consuming, think again. There’s an exciting new product on the market […]

  • Introducing DEKOR Deck Lighting

    Introducing DEKOR Deck Lighting

    Outdoor decks are versatile gathering places for friends, family, or a peaceful place to spend some quality alone time. Your choice of decking boards, posts, and railings establishes the aesthetic of your outdoor space, but to take your design even further, add some deck lighting. One of our favorite lines of deck lighting is from […]

  • Exciting Lumber Projects to Tackle in 2021

    Exciting Lumber Projects to Tackle in 2021

    The new year is upon us which means a fresh calendar year to undertake all those exciting lumber projects you’ve been thinking of getting started on. Here are our ideas for fun new ways to spruce up your outdoor space, using materials you can find at your nearby J&W Lumber store. Outdoor entertainment area Southern […]

  • Creative Outdoor Seating and Other Ideas for Restaurants

    Creative Outdoor Seating and Other Ideas for Restaurants

    Outdoor seating options for restaurants are popping up across Southern California, with restaurants converting much of their available outdoor space to accommodate guests. Without spending a massive amount of time – or budget – for a major remodel, there are lots of great ways to incorporate outdoor dining areas using materials found at the lumber […]

  • Tips & Tricks To Optimize A Small Outdoor Space

    Tips & Tricks To Optimize A Small Outdoor Space

    Just because your space is small doesn’t mean it has to be without the warmth, beauty, and accents of a large area. With a bit of ingenuity and the right lumber and building supplies, you can create an attractive, inviting outdoor space, no matter how little room you’re working with. Plant a Garden Even if […]