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The Dos and Don'ts to Prepping a Wood Deck for Winter

Fall is upon us, meaning many will be preparing their wood decks for the seasons ahead. Here are a few things to keep in mind to prepare a deck for winter.
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How to Build a Tiered Wood Deck

A multi-level wood deck can give your home a ton of curb appeal and add valuable entertaining space. See how you can create your own high-end multi-tiered look.
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How to Extend an Existing Deck

Extending a deck is a great way to reclaim valuable space and create the outdoor oasis you’ve always wanted. Follow these steps to learn how to extend your wood deck.
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Why You’ll Want a Pergola and How to Build One

Wood pergolas provide cool havens for entertaining and relaxation. If you’re limited on space, consider building a pergola over an existing patio. Here’s how.
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Build A Deck: Should You DIY or Hire a Contractor?

Even for the best DIY-ers, building a wood deck can be a daunting task. Know when to consult a professional versus going about it on your own with these tips.
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Budgeting for Your Deck

Before you begin building your deck, make sure you've got the right budget allocated to the project. Here are a few important factors to keep in mind.
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How to Prevent Splinters on Your Deck

Without this nominal bit of attention, wood decks can develop splinters. Learn the cause of wood splinters, simple fixes and how to avoid them moving forward.
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Wood vs. Composite Decking Cost Comparison

Looking to build a beautiful deck without breaking the bank? Compare deck designs and materials and see what $10,000 will get you with real wood vs. composite!
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4 Myths About Wood Decks

You’re considering building a real wood deck, but have heard things that give you pause. Are these claims fact or fiction? Find out with these 4 wood deck myths.
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Choosing the Perfect Deck and Tips to Build It

When it comes to choosing a deck style, how do you decide? View these diverse wood deck designs to determine which will help make the most of your yard.
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Why the Substructure is the Most Critical Part of Any Deck

A deck’s substructure includes everything that keeps it strong and safe. To help you understand how critical the substructure is, here are answers to some common questions.
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How to Build a Deck

Are you looking to increase the curb appeal and add some pizzazz to your home? Follow this guide to see the steps needed to build your own wood deck.
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Why Wood for Outdoor Living Projects

There are many benefits to building with wood – especially when it comes to outdoor projects. Learn why Ron Hazelton has a kinship with natural wood here.
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6 Key Requirements for Proper Deck Design

Did you know most deck collapses occur during summer? Now is an ideal time for contractors to offer clients a safe deck inspection. Learn about the six key requirements for proper deck design here.
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How to Restore Your Deck

Wooden decks, like most outdoor surfaces, require proper care and maintenance. Learn an easy four-step process that will help you restore your deck for the summer months ahead.
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Choosing a Finish For Your Deck

There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing a finish for your deck. Here are some helpful tips to help navigate and apply the best finish.
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The Annual Deck Check: 3 Steps to A Safer Deck

Want to know the key to a safe, beautiful deck? Mark Clement, Licensed Contractor and Wood, Naturally spokesperson, reveals the top three steps to building a "healthy deck" to withstand the spring, summer and even winter months to come.
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3 Ways to Boost Curb Appeal Without Breaking the Bank

When it comes to your home's exterior, your home should always have character. To help, here are some budget friendly ways to boost your curb appeal and add flair to your front yard.
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Why Lumber is the Better Environmental Choice Than Composite Decking

Debunk common misconceptions and become a conscientious consumer by learning about the benefits of wood and lumber over plastic and composite decking. By looking at the proper data, you can be well-informed on how to make a sustainable difference in the health and well-being of the environment.
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Redwood Pergola Transforms A Hollywood Hills Home

A pergola in a Hollywood Hills home is redesigned and transformed with durable and beautiful redwood.
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Tips for a Day of Unplugging

Self-taught carpenter Jen Woodhouse shares tips on how she uses wood at home to celebrate National Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour period to unplug, relax, and do things other than using today’s technology, electronics, or internet.
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Real Moments

Real wood for life’s real moments. The natural beauty, performance, and affordability of wood turns a house into a home and a backyard into a gathering place. Wood inspires people to build their dreams
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Wisdom of Wood

No matter what your desired effect is, softwood lumber can help you achieve it. From adding a wall enhanced with wood, installing a sophisticated wood ceiling, or creating your dream outdoor oasis, wood allows you to add character and dimension to your home like no other material can.
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Modern Design Trends, Inspired by Dwell on Design

Interior designer Emily Henderson heads to Dwell on Design to answer the question, “If I were to build a modern house, what would I include?” Read on to peruse the latest trends in modern home design and architecture.
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Six Ways to Create an Outdoor Oasis

Summer is officially here and that means spending more time outside with friends and family. Here are my tips on how to make the most of your outdoor space with clever space planning, a mix of natural materials and a comfort!
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Building Our Backyard Castle with Wood, Naturally

It’s important for kids to get outside and explore instead of sitting on the couch in front of a television. This play fort by Emily Henderson inspires the imagination for endless hours of play outdoors.
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There's No Substitute for Real Film Series

Wood, Naturally had the privilege of sitting down with four talented pros working in carpentry and design to chat about their individual journeys that led them to the work they do today.  Watch the film series below for their inspiring stories about life, work, family, and the underlying passion that ties it all together.
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Wood Wise: Building Planet- and People-Friendly Homes

From easing the strain on your wallet to going a little easier on Mother Nature, building with wood has several benefits for you and the environment. Check out this series of short films that highlight some of the key reasons you should consider choosing wood for your next project.
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How We Refinished Our Wood Beams

These Douglas fir ceiling beams got a new lease on life with some TLC from designer Emily Henderson. Gives the room a lighter, fresher attitude!
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How to Fall in Love With Your Home All Over Again

Do you relish the thought of coming home to a cozy and relaxing space after a long day at work, or do you find your living space could use some TLC? If it’s the latter, we want to help you reignite the romance, and fall in love with your home with all over again!
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Healthy Is the New Green

Green building has made great strides over the last decade in the realm of public education and implementation. Most people are aware of the importance of energy conservation and renewable resources when building a home. But these days, there is a growing movement that holistically includes your own health and well being in the design of a home. Healthy is the new green.
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Our New Design Library and a Sneak Peek Into Our Studio

Design maven Emily Henderson built a stunning, Douglas fir bookcase for her office’s new design. Check out what she put together for this new look.
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How to Build a Fence: Tips for Design, Posts, Fence Panels, and Awesome!

Every fence is different and yet, they’re all the same. Use these basic tips from Mark Clement to get a fence you’ll love.
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A Deck for Every House Style

A deck is more than just new outdoor space. When designing your next deck, consider a layout that works with the architectural style of your home. There is a deck style suited for every home – from a large mountain estate all the way down to a highly functional tiny house.
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2016 Greenbuild KB Home ProjeKt Features Softwood Lumber

Home offers unprecedented time-travel look ahead to the years 2020 and 2050.
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Giving New Life to Our Old Wood Deck

Designer Emily Henderson refinishes her home’s redwood deck with fantastic results. Read on to see the amazing transformation.
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5 Tools Every Home Needs

Before undertaking a home improvement project, large or small, you want to have the right tools on hand. While purchasing tools isn’t at the top of many people’s to do lists, they will definitely come in handy when you take on a home improvement or DIY project.
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What Should I Use: Natural Wood or Composite?

Home improvement is all about weighing benefits, like time versus money or long-term value versus short-term needs. One debate that many homeowners encounter, specifically when exploring decking options, is whether to choose natural wood or composite materials. Before making an investment in either, it’s best to know the facts.
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4 DIY Projects for Your First Home

"Where should I start?"
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Building a Deck? Why Wood Is a Better Environmental Choice

When it comes to selecting materials for your home deck project, you want something that matches the style of your home and falls within your budget. You also want to know that your choice is one that is a good one for the planet, too – and not just your checkbook. Once the natural choice when it came to decks, softwood boards now compete with several other man-made or composite materials. While some composite manufacturers may use recycled materials, in many ways softwood decking remains the more environmental choice.
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Wood Feature Wall Tips

A wood wall is a unique touch that can dress up any room. Here’s how to do it right.
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7 Steps to a Beautiful Coffered Ceiling

A coffered ceiling, made with the natural warmth and beauty of softwood, will add something special to any room special by adding depth and detail overhead.
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Making Decks Safer

Regular inspections are a smart way to extend the life of a wood deck and keep homeowners safe. But how do you get them interested?
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5 Interior Design Trends to Step Up Your Style Game

As the temperatures continue to warm up outside, you may be ready to embrace the adage ‘out with the old and in with the new’ when it comes to your home’s interior design. Whether you’re a first time homebuyer looking for ways to upgrade your starter home or a seasoned homeowner seeking a refresh, these tips will give you ideas to work with on any budget.
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Select the Right Preserved Wood for Your Project

Want to know which preserved or pressure-treated wood to use for your next project? Use the infographic below for details on the different preserved wood use categories and what they are best suited for.
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Wood, Naturally Sponsors 2015 Greenbuild Unity Home

The 2015 Greenbuild Unity Home unveiled November 18 at the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. The 2015 Greenbuild Unity Home was planned, designed, constructed, inspected, and tested according to LEED for Homes version 4 program requirements and is anticipated to achieve Platinum Certification when moved to its permanent site in New Hampshire after Greenbuild.
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Mother Nature Knows Best: How Natural Elements in the Home Make You Healthier

When it comes to health and wellness, the design of your home may prove to be just as important as your diet, sleep habits or exercise routine. This is the premise behind biophilic design – the idea that incorporating natural elements into your home, such as wood or plants, can actually improve overall health.
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Local Atlanta Contractor Wins Nationwide Wood, Naturally Build and Design Sweepstakes

Atlanta-based contractor Joel Harper was named the winner today of the Wood, Naturally Build and Design Sweepstakes, a nationwide call for submissions of outdoor living and interior design projects using softwood lumber.  Wood, Naturally, a campaign funded by the Softwood Lumber Board, presented Harper with a lease on a new 2015 Ford F-150.
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Dreaming of Home Improvement? You Are Not Alone.

Most of us want to beautify our homes, but according to a new survey, nearly half of all homeowners interested in home improvement are overwhelmed at the thought of getting started. See the results of the survey - including helpful tips
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Best Home Improvement Projects to Boost Resale Value

Finding the best outdoor home improvement projects that will help you recoup your costs once you resell your house can be tricky.While all buyers have their own preferences, there are some home additions that generate a better return on investment for owners.
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Pro Tips for Deck Maintenance

No matter the material, all decks and porches require some maintenance. The good news is that regular upkeep is an easy way to preserve your wood deck’s beauty for years to come. Since wood comes from nature, it’s naturally at home in the outdoors.
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Cleaning a Wood Deck

My clients have asked me to refinish their older pressure-treated decking, but first I have to clean it. Is a bleach solution safe to use, or are there safer and more effective cleaners? And how about pressure washing—is that a bad idea? I’m worried that it might damage the decking.
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