Posts Tagged ‘redwood’

Outstanding Outdoor Spaces

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The April 2014 edition of Professional Builder  magazine features a very good article about how homeowners can expand their home’s livable space with well-designed outdoor elements. Professional builders from across the country weighed in regarding budgets, design options, and improving existing landscapes. Claudia Schmutzler of Windsor Gardens & Decks recommends that her clients, “Create something

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Softwood Lumber Board Launches Appearance Product Promotion

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Appearance softwood lumber products (primarily treated southern yellow pine and untreated softwood lumber species – cedar, redwood, and pine) represent a significant portion of the wood basket produced by the softwood lumber industry. Used in both interior and exterior appearance end uses such as decking, timbers, siding, trim, board, and interior finish, these products are

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Sunset Celebration Weekend is a Smashing Success!

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The 2013 Sunset Celebration Weekend is in the books and was a smashing success for the California Redwood Association (CRA) and member redwood mills Humboldt Redwood and California Redwood Company. In a unique partnership with Humboldt Made, the large CRA booth space featured food and beverage samples from local, artisanal producers from Humboldt County, California

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Californians lead the trend toward ‘greener’ backyards

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A recent online article for the Tri-County Times Newspaper serving Fenton, Linden, and Holly, Michigan points to how Californians are leading the trend toward “greener” backyards. The article points out that California homeowners are turning to eco-friendly materials, building practices, and landscaping to create “greener” outdoor living spaces. One of the important features of these

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Maintenance is Easy with Humboldt Redwood

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As the long, dry summer comes to an end and you start to prepare your yard for winter weather, you’ll be glad to know that redwood will look great and last for years with easy maintenance! Because redwood is a naturally strong and durable building material that resists warping, splitting, insects and decay, there is

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Cleaning Redwood is a Breeze!

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Dirt, grime, and environmental debris can detract from the beauty of your backyard designs. Like any outdoor structure, a redwood deck, fence or other backyard addition needs some basic cleaning and maintenance to keep it looking its best and to preserve the natural strength and durability of the wood. Simple cleaning is easy and quick!

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Why “Shear Strength” Matters When It Comes to Your Deck

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It’s a fact that when it comes to their decks, homeowners overwhelmingly say that the most important attribute is “strong and durable.” Makes sense, after all, that’s where friends and families gather and their children play. So when you’re choosing building materials for your deck, you want to make sure that the shear strength will

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Retail Partner Spotlight: Mendo Mill & Lumber

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Mendo Mill & Lumber is one of Humboldt Redwood’s valued retail partners! With five store locations throughout Mendocino and Lake Counties in Northern California, Mendo Mill is an Ace Hardware affiliated lumber yard and home center. You can shop their conveniently located stores in Ukiah, Willits, Fort Bragg, Clearlake, and Lakeport. Mendo Mill sells a

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Redwood lumber marketing project launching soon; supervisors approve using Headwaters Fund grant

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Megan Hansen/The Times-Standard Posted:   04/25/2012 02:18:06 AM PDT Humboldt County residents can expect to start seeing advertisements promoting the use of redwood over other building materials thanks to a marketing program that will utilize a Headwaters Fund grant. The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve spending $750,000 in Headwaters Fund money

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Environmental Superiority of Redwood Confirmed in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Tests

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The California Redwood Association (CRA) recently enlisted help from the independent Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM) to conduct a life cycle assessment (LCA) to better understand and compare redwood decking to plastic composite decking. CORRIM is a non-profit research consortium with members from 16 universities and research institutions such as the USDA

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Choosing the Best Humboldt Redwood Porch Option to Create Lasting First Impressions

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At Humboldt Redwood, we provide you with high-quality, Forest Stewardship Council certified lumber so that you can build a redwood porch that is durable, low maintenance and eco-friendly. The decision to build a Humboldt Redwood porch is one that offers a lasting sense of style and many options for constructing a unique entryway for your home. After

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Real vs. Artificial Redwood Decking

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Choosing a material for the surface of your new deck can be challenging. There are many great materials out there, each with its own set of benefits. One such choice is artificial redwood decking. Yet, when compared to real redwood decks, how does it stack up? While artificial redwood decking has several qualities popular with

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