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August 2014

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REDWOOD REINVENTED

Redwood isn't what it used to be, but that's not a bad thing.

Although many cling to the idea that Redwood is the high standard for decks, the Redwood that's milled today isn't the same Redwood that was milled years ago. New growth Redwood holds few of the characteristics of the old growth trees.

REDISCOVER REDWOOD LUMBER »

American Cherry: Wood of the Month

AMERICAN CHERRY

Cherry is easy to work, fine textured, strong and fairly durable.

American Cherry is a staple in the wood industry. Known for its color and beautiful grain patterns, it has been used for many applications such as wood working, furniture making, and cabinet making.

MORE ABOUT AMERICAN CHERRY »

FEATURED DIY PROJECTS

poplar ceiling

DIY: POPLAR WOOD CEILING

Wood planks are a great way to create a unique ceiling that adds character to any home. Poplar is a choice wood for this kind of use because of its stability and high acceptance of stains. This home owner chose poplar and built a beautiful ceiling that complimented his home.

MORE ABOUT WOOD CEILING PLANKS »

DIY Horizontal Fence

DIY: HORIZONTAL FENCE

Ipe isn't just for decking. This versatile hardwood can be used for building a horizontal fence. With some careful planning, some Ipe Clips, and a little elbow grease, you can make your own horizontal Ipe fence.

MORE ABOUT FENCING »

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