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Raised Garden Bed

Raised Garden Bed

Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association

Garden Storage Bench

Garden Storage Bench

Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association

Porch Bed Swing

Porch Bed Swing

Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association

Garden Bench

Garden Bench

Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association

Building Tips for Pressure Treated Wood: Proper Board Spacing and Sealing End Cuts

Building Tips for Pressure Treated Wood: Proper Board Spacing and Sealing End Cuts

Wood can shrink or swell, depending on the climate where you live. The kind of treated lumber you use will determine how you space your deck’s boards.

Building Tips for Pressure Treated Wood: Strengthening Your Deck with the Right Fasteners

Building Tips for Pressure Treated Wood: Strengthening Your Deck with the Right Fasteners

Advances in deck fasteners and connectors can help strengthen a deck and help you meet or exceed building codes.

Building Tips for Pressure Treated Wood: Protecting Deck Performance with Proper Ventilation

Building Tips for Pressure Treated Wood: Protecting Deck Performance with Proper Ventilation

Without good air circulation, moisture can build up under decks. So what can you do to avoid this?

Building Tips for Pressure Treated Wood: Choosing the Right Use Category

Building Tips for Pressure Treated Wood: Choosing the Right Use Category

There are multiple types of treated wood to help you build your next project right. These tips will help you make the right selection.

3 Weekend DIY Projects for Spring

3 Weekend DIY Projects for Spring

Get inspired to make your home spring ready with 3 do-it-yourself projects all made from beautiful, natural wood.

How to Build a Pergola With Shade

How to Build a Pergola With Shade

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What the Deck? How Wood Stacks Up Against Composites

What the Deck? How Wood Stacks Up Against Composites

If you're trying to decide between a wood deck or a composite deck for your home, here are a few things to consider before making an investment.

Happy Deck, Healthy Planet

Happy Deck, Healthy Planet

You care about your deck AND the planet; wood’s got you covered. There's no substitute for real.

Built-In Bench & Privacy Wall

Built-In Bench & Privacy Wall

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Choosing a Contractor

Choosing a Contractor

Finding the right contractor is an important step for any project. We have some handy tips to help you get started.

How-to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How-to Create an Outdoor Living Room

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Windsor Shade Structure

Windsor Shade Structure

California Redwood Association

Constructing An Arbor: A real wood arbor makes a beautiful addition to your yard.

Constructing An Arbor: A real wood arbor makes a beautiful addition to your yard.

Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

How to Build a Wood Accent Wall

How to Build a Wood Accent Wall

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How to Build a Wood Bar

How to Build a Wood Bar

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Healthy Is the New Green

Healthy Is the New Green

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How to Install Coffered Ceilings

How to Install Coffered Ceilings

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How to Install Crown Molding

How to Install Crown Molding

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There’s No Substitute for Real with Mark Clement

There’s No Substitute for Real with Mark Clement

We talked to Mark Clement about his journey to becoming a licensed contractor and why he likes building with wood.

There’s No Substitute for Real with Jeff Devlin

There’s No Substitute for Real with Jeff Devlin

Carpenter Jeff Devlin started building bird houses for his local craft fair. Learn how his passion for building with wood evolved into a full-time labor of love.

There’s No Substitute for Real with Brian Patrick Flynn

There’s No Substitute for Real with Brian Patrick Flynn

"I didn't set out to work in interior design. That wasn't the plan." Learn how designer Brian Patrick Flynn fell in love with interior design and why he loves using wood in his projects.

There’s No Substitute for Real with Emily Henderson

There’s No Substitute for Real with Emily Henderson

Discover how designer Emily Henderson built a career on her love for beautiful things and why she chooses real, natural wood when working with her clients.

How to Build a Tree Encompassing Deck

How to Build a Tree Encompassing Deck

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How to Build a Fence

How to Build a Fence

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What Should I Use: Natural Wood or Composite?

What Should I Use: Natural Wood or Composite?

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Staircase Makeover: How to Install Wainscoting

Staircase Makeover: How to Install Wainscoting

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Wow Factor Walls: Adding Pattern & Texture Indoors

Wow Factor Walls: Adding Pattern & Texture Indoors

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Curb Appeal: How To Install Exterior Wood Siding

Curb Appeal: How To Install Exterior Wood Siding

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How To Modernize a Ground Floor Deck

How To Modernize a Ground Floor Deck

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Staining & Sealing Your Wood Deck

Staining & Sealing Your Wood Deck

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Repairing & Maintaining Your Deck

Repairing & Maintaining Your Deck

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Cleaning Your Deck

Cleaning Your Deck

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Advantages of Cedar Decks

Advantages of Cedar Decks

Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

Choosing a Redwood Deck

Choosing a Redwood Deck

The California Redwood Association

Destination Deck

Destination Deck

The Southeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association

Constructing A Deck

Constructing A Deck

The Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

Residential Deck Design

Residential Deck Design

The American Wood Council

How to Build a Wood Porch

How to Build a Wood Porch

Southern Forest Products Association

Flooring Selection, Installation & Finishing

Flooring Selection, Installation & Finishing

Southern Forest Products Association: Flooring Selection, Installation & Finishing

Grades and Sizes

Grades and Sizes

Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

The Beauty of Cedar Paneling

The Beauty of Cedar Paneling

Western Red Cedar Association