Archive for 2011

Building a Redwood Fence: You Don’t Need an Excuse

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Dreading the thought of building a new redwood fence in the coming spring or summer? While it may seem like a daunting task in the beginning, building a new redwood fence really isn’t that difficult. And, when your project is done, you’ll have gained valuable wood working skills as well as some DIY self-confidence! Do

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The Gift of Do-It-Yourself Redwood

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The holiday season is well underway, and thoughts of giving abound. As you shop at the mall or online, you may find yourself longing for simpler times, when gifts were mostly handmade. Individual craftsmanship, combined with personal effort made each gift unique and treasured. If you are longing to give something extra special this year,

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Redwood for Homeowners in the Know

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Choosing redwood for homeowners is one of the best decisions you can make when it comes to home improvement materials. That’s because there are few materials that are as durable, easy to use, and naturally beautiful as redwood. There is no limit to the ways in which homeowners can transform a simple outdoor woodworking project

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Inspired By Redwood

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It’s easy to be inspired by redwood. Redwood’s rich color and beautiful grain create a distinctive look that is unmatched in other materials. Redwood is not just aesthetically pleasing; like tropical hardwoods, redwood is naturally insect and rot resistant. However, unlike tropical hardwoods, redwood is lightweight and easy to work with. In addition, eco-friendly Humboldt

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Redwood Fence Ideas: Tapping the Western Spirit

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Over a century ago, explorers and pioneers came westward, across the mighty Mississippi River, crossing the harsh landscape of the mountainous Rockies, into barren deserts and over the Sierra Nevada. It was a dream that took them over vast and unimaginable distances that for many, eventually led to the spectacular coastlines of California. This is

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Simple and Easy: Cleaning Redwood Decks

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If you have built or are planning to build a redwood deck, you are well aware of the joy that comes with creating a new and beautiful place for family and friends to gather. Regardless of how elaborate your redwood deck ideas may be, there are some practicalities to maintaining a beautiful redwood deck. Like

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Humboldt Redwood Dreaming

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The idea of homeownership begins with the hopes and dreams of having a place to call home. More than just a structure, a home inspires us to add our own personal touches. For some, one of the most important areas of the home is the backyard. A place to barbeque, a safe play area for

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Beautiful Backyards: Redwood Fence Ideas

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Do you have elaborate redwood fence ideas for your backyard? Are you dreaming up redwood landscaping ideas as well? If so, you are in luck! Redwood is one of the most popular materials if you choose to do-it-yourself. That’s because redwood is extremely easy to use, exceptionally durable and long-lasting, but also inherently beautiful. And,

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Imagine the Possibilities with Redwood

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As summer turns to autumn and the chances of breezy, rainy days increases, redwood deck ideas and other redwood plans may be temporarily on hold. But as homeowners dream of warmer months they may imagine the possibilities with redwood. That’s because nothing fuels the imagination like redwood products. The gorgeous color, unique grain, and durable

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Forest Service Report Documents Environmental Benefits of Wood as a Green Building Material

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack urges US builders to prioritize wood in green buildings WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2011 – The findings of a new U.S. Forest Service study indicate that wood should factor as a primary building material in green building, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today. The authors of Science Supporting the Economic and Environmental Benefits

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Redwood Plans: Ideal Projects for the Fall Season

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Autumn is a time of change. The time of year when daylight wanes, leaves change color and fall to the ground, and rakes are pulled out of sheds all across America. Summertime heat begins to give way to comfortable days and cool nights. The children are back in school, and the excitement for football season

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Using Redwood to Build Raised Garden Beds

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If you happen to live in an area where poor soil conditions are dashing your dreams of designing a beautiful outdoor garden, raised garden beds built with Humboldt Redwood lumber are a fantastic solution. In fact, the same characteristics that make redwood attractive for building redwood decks, garden structures, and fences, provide unique advantages for

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