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Winter Maintenance For Your Home

Keep your home winterized with these 7 tips. Don’t let your pipes freeze. Insulate pipes, at least those by windows and doors, and in unheated areas of the home. Disconnect your hose from the outside hose bib (outside faucet). Keep the heat set no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit (12.7 degrees Celsius) when you're away. Be aware of ice dams forming. Ice dams form because the edges of your roof are colder than the upper regions (where more insulation is below), causing ice to form around the eaves. Remove snow as quickly as possible after storms (or hire someone to do [...]

How To Apply Penofin Stain

Front Range Lumber is one of the largest Penofin stain dealers in the Denver metro area. Penofin exterior wood finishes, wood stains, and wood care products set the bar for quality, durability, and ease of maintenance among discerning consumers, craftsmen and professionals. We stock both the blue and red series of Penofin. The red label series continues to gain in popularity with its single coat application! We also stock a selection of the Verde series, a water-based stain for all the same applications as the original Penofin. If you haven’t done it yet, re-stain/seal your deck from the elements now. Let’s [...]

2018-08-24T15:57:49+00:00Decking, Decks, DIY|

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|