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Product News

At Front Range Lumber, we like to keep our customers informed about the building industry products we sell. We will be updating this post as new updates become available, so check back often! TREX With such a large number of colors in the Trex decking line-up, the biggest suggestion we have is to actually SEE and have sample pieces in hand to bring home to ensure you get the color you want. This gives you the opportunity to match your exterior colors, get an idea of what the decking looks like in the sun and so on. Front Range Lumber [...]

Stock Talk

We will be updating our Stock Talk section with new info every couple of months, so come back and visit often! Lumber Grades There are loads of options in lumber – types of wood, sizes, and grades. While there are many nuances in grades specifically, you don’t have to be a lumber expert to discern quality differences. The best way is to physically see for yourself what you would be getting before finalizing any order. Quality differences such as general appearance, thickness, how well the boards were milled and knot quantity are very easy to detect. Watch for details such [...]

Common Lumber Terms

Here are a few common lumber terms you might find useful. Front Range Lumber and the industry use these words every day: WANE – A round edge on a board where the edge of the trunk was. Said differently: the mill pushed and tried to get a 2x6 where really only a good 2x4 should have been cut. SURFACED – Smoothened by planers or other machinery to obtain a smooth finished surface. GREEN – Lumber that has not been seasoned or dried. RANDOM WIDTH (OR RANDOM LENGTHS) – The mill cut to just whatever the maximum length (or width) they [...]

2019-08-06T22:09:03+00:00Lumber, Wood|

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 [...]

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|