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2018 July Market Updates

2018 July Market Updates

Record Run for lumber pricing appears to have peaked and is beginning to recede. Mill lead times are still long and transportation from mills remains challenging, so coupled with continued high demand, some experts have predicted that pricing may stair step down...
July 2017 Lumber Update

July 2017 Lumber Update

The US-Canadian Softwood Lumber Agreement hit another milestone as the Department of Commerce levied two (2) duties (CVD & Anti-Dumping) against Canadian mills.  The CVD will ended up averaging 20% but due to “critical circumstances” these duties will also be...
What’s it got under the hood?

What’s it got under the hood?

My Dad used to race street cars growing up in Wichita Falls, Texas in the 1950’s. Of course, he never told me about it until he thought I had outgrown my hot-rod days (guess he hasn’t seen me running late to a meeting!). He tells me that you never knew what a guy had...

A Tale of Two Cottages

Dickens’ Remodel. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, . . .” Well, does that pretty much describe your last remodeling job (whether you were the remodeler or homeowner)?!...
Secrets to Great BBQ & Building — It’s All in the wood.

Secrets to Great BBQ & Building — It’s All in the wood.

I guess secrecy has always been a part of great cooking. Does your mother-in-law’s recipe really contain every ingredient and step needed to duplicate her home-made rolls? BBQ competitions are no exception, especially when it comes to brisket. How did you create...