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Under Pressure - Ground Contact to Major TomTuesday, Mar 22, 2016

Billy Joel, Queen, David Bowie or UC4A? When the term Pressure Treated Lumber comes to mind I think of the chemical iterations this product has endured over the…

Wood Guaranteed Against Warp - Is that Possible?Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

So two studs go into a bar, . . . and a beautiful woman walks up to them and says "Hey big studs, I'm looking for somewood who will be straight and true, for I…

Why Carpenters Love Doug FirTuesday, Dec 11, 2012

We love wood!  I guess that would be obvious if you’ve ever visited our lumberyard and architectural mill. It’s stacked everywhere!  But if pressed about our…

Hidden Value of a Lean FramerThursday, Sep 20, 2012

 When we say “Lean Framer”, we’re not talking about Slim over there who disappears when he turns sideways.  We’re talking about the framing carpenter who understands and practices “lean building practices.”  “Lean” is the elimination of waste, in all forms (material, energy, time). Framers have a tremendous impact not only on the quality and structural integrity of the home, but also on one of the largest expense line items in the builder’s budget – framing lumber.

How to Find the Lowest Total Cost LumberyardThursday, Aug 30, 2012

Most of us have been tempted (particularly these last few years) to leap at promises of low, low prices - from energy providers to car insurance and everything in…