Recent Blog Posts

Guide to Buying Better Lumber

The biggest factor in determining the type and quality of wood that you’ll use for your next project is the project itself. That’s because certain varieties of wood are best suited for certain projects. For example, a hardwood with a closed grain such as maple would be an excellent choice for a butcher block, rather than soft porous wood such as pine.

What Makes A Product Green?

Green products are the catalysts that drive our movement toward a cleaner earth, but what makes a product green? Since the term “green” is used so often today for so many different concepts, how do we quantify it? According to the US Green Building Council, it’s all about what goes in, what comes out and what effect the product has on our environment and clean earth sustainability.

Back Door Ideas

Nearly all homes have at least two entrances. The front door and the back door. Front doors can be beautiful --in many cases a focal point for your home. They are the epitome of form. Backdoors, however, represent the way the homeowners live. They are all about function.

Tips for Building a Screened In Patio

If you’re tired of the bugs and a little too much nature while you’re out on your patio, then maybe it’s time to screen things in. Luckily, if your patio as an overhang attached to the house, then much of the framing is already done for you. The rest is as simple as attaching a top and bottom plate between the support posts, and wall studs from floor to ceiling between the same posts.