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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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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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Headwaters Awards $750,000 for Lumber Marketing Project

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Jessica Cejnar/The Times-Standard/times-standard.com/ Posted: 03/28/2012 02:08:41 AM PDT The Headwaters Fund board approved a grant for a project aimed at convincing California residents to choose redwood over wood-plastic composite lumber when building decks. Six members of the fund board awarded a three-year $750,000 grant — $250,000 a year — to the Humboldt Economic Development Division,

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Humboldt Redwood Lumber: More Than Meets the Eye

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For many do-it-yourselfers, redwood is a widely coveted construction material for home improvement projects. Redwood complements home exteriors and interiors because of its innate beauty, with an assortment of warm colors and tones, from light red to a deeper reddish-brown. This attractiveness helps make projects such as redwood decks, fences, garden structures, interiors and more

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Redwood Lumber: Looking Good Inside and Out

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When most people think of home improvement projects built with redwood lumber, it is redwood decks, fences and outdoor planters that usually come to mind. Certainly, the characteristics of redwood can transform an ordinary backyard into something wonderful. However, while perhaps not a do-it-yourself project for everyone, redwood can also add an elegant look and

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Redwood Planters: Adding a Work-of-Art to Your Backyard

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A few weeks ago, we discussed how a novice do-it-yourselfer could easily build a redwood deck. With simple redwood deck plans, materials and a few tools, you can transform an ordinary outdoor living space into a relaxing retreat. And for the homeowner inspired by the easy-to-work-with characteristics of redwood lumber, redwood planters are a fantastic

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Redwood Fencing: Planning Makes Perfect

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If you are looking to add privacy, security and ambiance to your outdoor space, building redwood fences with Humboldt Redwood lumber is a great do-it-yourself project. Whether you’re browsing the Internet or a design magazine for beautiful fences, there’s an abundance of redwood fence ideas that will inspire you to visit your local lumber yard

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Green Building: Making a Difference One Project at a Time

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At Humboldt Redwood Company, we believe change begins with knowledge. As green building entities, such as the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), have helped educate architects, contractors and homeowners about the benefits of sustainable building practices, desire for and understanding of these projects has increased. Homeowners in particular are increasingly aware of the benefits sustainable

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Redwood Forests: An Introduction to Northern California

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The Northern California coastal region is a land of unmatched and exquisite beauty. A drive north across the Golden Gate Bridge on U.S. Highway 101 leaving the city of San Francisco begins a transformation in landscape.  From rolling hills and lush vineyards to meandering rivers and fog-shrouded beaches, the coastal region north of the Golden

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Redwood Porches: Taking the Backyard to the Front

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It has been said that first impressions are everything. Implementing warm, inviting, richly-hued redwood porch plans built with Humboldt Redwood is a fantastic way to add a great first impression to the entrance to your home. From wraparound porches to breezeways, functional redwood porch ideas can create a unique ambiance that not only adds curb

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Beautiful Backyards Made Simple

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Creating the backyard of your dreams doesn’t always require elaborate construction plans, hiring a contractor or spending every weekend for an entire summer building complex structures. In fact, adding a few simple landscaping features using Humboldt Redwood can help turn a bland backyard into a relaxing sanctuary for your family. If making redwood garden structure ideas

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Redwood Forests—Growing and Thriving

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Outdoor living projects built with redwood lumber such as redwood decks, fences, and garden structures are a fabulous way to add long-lasting beauty and functionality to any home. Additionally, as a renewable natural resource, redwood forestlands are harvested responsibly to ensure ongoing lumber availability as well as a healthy environment for future generations. At Humboldt Redwood

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