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Choosing Deck Lumber

Guide to Deck Lumber

A deck is a major investment, and choosing the right decking material is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Natural woods, pressure-treated lumber, composite lumber, and synthetic lumber all have their advantages — and the right material for your project depends on your tastes, budget, and how much time you’re willing to invest
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Red Oak Hardwood: Pros, Cons, And Uses

Red Oak Pros and Cons

Ranging from light brown to deep pink- or red-brown, red oak is one of the most dominant species in American hardwood forests. Red oak is used for a variety of purposes, which has made it one of the most widely-used types of hardwood on the market. Read on to learn more about red oak and
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Hardwood Lumber Buying Guide

Hardwood Lumber Buying Guide

Prized for its hardness, stability, and variety of colors and grain patterns, hardwoods are the material of choice for many applications including joinery, high-end furniture, outdoor paneling, decks, and flooring.  Some of the most popular hardwoods include ash, birch, cherry, mahogany, maple, oak, poplar, teak, and walnut. In addition to the decorative quality of the
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Caring For Teak Furniture

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Teak is a beautiful, natural-looking wood that’s often used for outdoor furniture. It’s durability allows it to withstand weather, including snow and rain, without warping or twisting. Although teak requires very little maintenance, properly caring for the wood will prevent your furniture from becoming discolored, forming mildew, or drying out prematurely. Weathering When teak is
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Indoor And Outdoor Uses For Aromatic Cedar

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Typically, when you think of cedar, what comes to mind is its spicy signature aroma. That scent is what gives Aromatic Cedar its reputation for repelling moths, among other insects and vermin. But Aromatic Cedar isn’t just useful for preventing your woolly clothes from being mistaken for a snack. The lightweight, workable wood can also
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When Should Moulding Be Used In Your Home?

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The short answer to this question is: whenever you want. But it comes with several caveats. Deciding whether to use moulding in your home and determining a style can feel daunting, or even dated. For many, when you think of moulding, images of ornate Victorian-era sitting rooms come to mind, turning away homeowners with more
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