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April 2015

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WARNING: READ THE LABEL

Labels are some of the most important written documents on any product you purchase. They show what's inside, what it's made of, and most importantly how to use it, including warnings about what improper use can cause.

READ ON AND DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF READING LABELS »

 
 

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Environmental

REFINISHING ALL DECKS, EVEN COMPOSITES

Decks built with wood look beautiful year in and year out because of the wood's natural properties. Wood surfaces can be sanded to remove surface debris without adversely affecting the core of each board. Synthetics, on the other hand, require a more rigorous process.

FIND OUT HOW EVERY MATERIAL NEEDS REFINISHING »

Deck Planter Box

DECK PLANTER BOX - EASY WEEKEND PROJECT

There are many uses for the exotic hardwood decking offered by AdvantageLumber.com. A fast and easy way to add life and personality to your deck is to build a planter box using any of our exotic woods like Ipe, Cumaru, or Tigewood. This DIY project is perfect for spring.

EMBRACE SPRING WITH A HAND MADE FLOWER BOX »

 
 
Spring Cleaning

WHY IS VENTILATION IMPORTANT?

A lot of people ask how much space they need under their deck, or if extra ground clearance is even necessary. At AdvantageLumber.com, we recommend at least 18 inches of open air under the joists. Anything less is risky. But why? The reasons vary and are dependent upon what material the deck is being built on: concrete, soil, gravel, etc.

THE IMPORTANCE OF VENTILATION. FIND OUT WHY »



Alder wood

WOOD OF THE MONTH: ALDER

Alder grows in abundance throughout the western United States. This domestic wood is easy to work with and mimics the look of other hardwoods. Prized for its color, grain and workability, Alder is a highly sought after wood for flooring as well.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR APRIL WOOD OF THE MONTH: ALDER »

 
 

INDUSTRY NEWS

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Mappa Burl Cubes, Tethered by Cable, Levitate on Magnetic Cushion »

China Forest Group Investigates Lumber Liquidators, So Does CPSC »

Deck-builders learn hard lesson on city permit policy »

Brad Pitt foundation sues manufacturer over allegedly defective wood »

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