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Your Guide To Pressure Treated Lumber

What is pressure treated lumber? Pressure treated (PT) lumber is wood that has been infused with chemical preservatives to protect the wood from rot and insects. The wood is placed in a depressurized holding tank that removes the air and replaces it with a preservative. This process is the best way to avoid harmful rot and insects but does not prevent weathering and corrosion. When working with treated lumber, we suggest you wear gloves, eye protection and a dust mask (NIOSH N95) when handling wood. Due to preservatives in pressure treated wood, it should never be burned. Sawdust and scraps [...]

31 Handy Tips For Entrance and Interior Doors

Save yourself time and money! Read our useful tips and advice on entrance doors and interior doors. Your headquarters for entrance and interior doors, plus 31 useful tips and advice: When switching doors, think about also switching the way in which the new door could swing – in some cases, a different swing direction may work better for you based on how you use the room, furniture placement and so on. Think about using a full or half louvre style door in places to get better air circulation – minimize hot or cool spots. For example, on a utility room [...]

Accent Wall In a Box 

Accent Wall In a Box - Modern Rustic, Reclaimed Inspired, Barn Wood. Using quality pine boards from Gorman, Accent Wall in a Box provides an easy-to-install modern, rustic barn wood look.  Accent walls are a perfect adaptable and inexpensive way to perk up any dull space in your home. Accent walls are an inexpensive way to break up a large room, emphasize an architectural feature, or liven’ up a wall. It’s the wall you notice first when you enter a room – due to its distinct color, texture or other eye-catching detail. An accent wall draws the eye to it [...]

The Advantages of Using Cedar Wood

Aromatic & beautiful with a natural insect repellent, Western red cedar is pitch and resin-free. Which means it’s ideal for accepting and holding a wide range of beautiful finishes. Cedar also comes in a wide range of lumber dimensions, surface textures and grades. So no matter what your desired effect is, Western Red Cedar is the go-to choice. There are many benefits to Western Red Cedar Cedar is durable and strong– Western Red Cedar is lightweight but stable and is less likely to crack and warp than even treated lumber. Western Red Cedar contains oils that act as preservatives to [...]

The Benefits of Using Baltic Birch Plywood

Baltic Birch Plywood is the most versatile plywood available. Baltic birch plywood is unique because of its all-birch veneer core that’s cross-banded and laminated with exterior grade glue, making for a superior stable sheet. It also has a thicker face veneer than traditional cabinet grade plywood. Baltic birch is a plywood product native to the northeastern region of Europe around the Baltic Sea. It is manufactured for European cabinetmaking. This begins to explain the product’s odd sheet size of 5’x5′. Baltic birch’s core is unlike traditional plywood you may be used to seeing. Its high-quality multiple plys (veneer layers) provide [...]

2018-04-13T17:12:20+00:00DIY, Lumber, Projects, Wood|

Types of Hardwoods

What types of hardwoods will you consider for your next project? There are many types of hardwoods. Hardwoods are milled and sold in a fundamentally different manner than framing lumber and pine boards. This is due to the increased value of hardwoods, and that softwoods are generally used in construction. In construction, there is obviously a large need for uniformly-sized pieces (think studs!) Hardwoods are used in furniture, fixtures, cabinets, and moldings. There is little uniform sizing between projects in hardwoods. To maximize the yield of the valuable hardwood, each board is cut to yield the maximum amount of usable [...]

2018-04-13T17:13:48+00:00DIY, Hardwood, Lumber, Projects, Wood|

Wood Siding Care and Maintenance

Keep your home looking beautiful with our wood siding care and maintenance advice. Wood Siding Care and Maintenance can keep your home looking great! Pressboard siding also called synthetic wood siding, or hardboard (not to be confused with HardiePlank®) siding, is mainly comprised of wood fibers, flakes or chips that are held together by glues and resins. This type of siding was extremely popular from the 1980s to mid-1990s as a low-cost alternative to other existing house sidings. Pressboard siding naturally absorbs water and swells slightly, but with proper installation and ongoing maintenance that absorption rate can be kept to [...]

How To Tell A Real Lumberyard

A real lumberyard: Carries wood up to 20’ long The staff knows how to read a tape measure Special orders aren’t a hassle but welcomed Carries lumber grades for their usefulness, not a grade enabling a low price Delivers at a reasonable rate on a same or next day basis Has a staff that averages more than 19 years of experience in the industry Helps you load your materials Stocks decking and engineered wood products that are listed on the Built Green checklist Has extensive experience selling building materials, not just extensive experience Offers the entire range of building materials [...]

2018-04-13T17:16:42+00:00Denver Lumberyard|

Now In Stock: Book-Matched Pairs of Mesquite Boards!

Here are a few of the Mesquite boards we were able to bring in. Somewhat straight grained but often wavy. Mesquite trees are short desert plants that yield boards with knots, splits, wormholes, etc. Woodworkers use the defects as points of interest in the finished pieces.  The Mesquite tree grows in North America. This picture shows a "book-matched" pair of Mesquite boards. This is the effect derived from cutting a thicker slab in half and the two halves are mirror images of each other. Mesquite of decent size and quality are rare, this hardwood is renowned for its beauty and stability. [...]

2018-04-13T17:19:35+00:00DIY, Lumber, Mesquite|

Fresh shipment of 1×12 Haida Skirl siding!

Front Range Lumber just got a fresh shipment of 1x12 Haida Skirl siding! Also known as "wavey edge" Western Red Cedar Siding. This pattern is cut with a bandsaw, while the saw operator is moving the board through the saw to obtain a random, varying curve on the thick (butt) edge. In random lengths from 3' to 20'. We're the only lumber yard in the Denver area stocking this unique product. Haida Skirl is produced from carefully selected Western Red Cedar. Cedar's natural characteristics protect against decay and insects, ensure materials stay straight, lay flat, and provide an excellent base [...]

2018-04-13T17:20:29+00:00DIY, Lumber, Siding|