April 2014

NEWS & NOTES FROM

BIG CREEK LUMBER

Tools, Tips and Information from our business to yours - Building better business together!

New at Big Creek Lumber

  • Have you ever wanted to take a tour of our sawmill?  How about an instant virtual tour?  Tools Of The Trade recently wrote a feature article on our sawmill.  The article included a slideshow with pictures and video of our sawmill in action!  You can take a look at the article, with pictures and video, here.

April Lumber Market Report

We have seen some softening in the framing lumber and structural panels market.  Poor weather has remained a hindrance to getting material to job sites in the Southeast and Northeast.  Truck and rail car shortages still persist, which is keeping mills from shipping products.

 


April Store Special

10% Off 2x6 Con Heart Redwood Decking!

Take 10% off select lengths of 2x6 con heart redwood decking.

8-foot, 10-foot, 14-foot, and 18-foot lengths only.

Sale price only valid April 1st, 2014 - April 30th, 2014.

 


Building Trends

Green Redwood: Understanding the True Environmental Impact

By Charles Jourdain for Woodworking Network

As more and more Americans are becoming aware of the environmental footprint they have on society, they oftentimes make smarter, more informed decisions when purchasing products. A recent survey was commissioned, which asked homeowners about their choices for green decking material. 75 percent of those surveyed said that it's important for their home's deck to be eco-friendly. 90 percent believed a deck should be recycled and reused, not dumped in a landfill.

Read more...

 


April Project Profile

"Custom Fence and Deck"

Custom Fence and Deck by Robert Gain

Click on image for slideshow.

Builder:  Robert Gain

Builder Specialty:

"I do construction, remodeling and maintenance.  I've worked 13 years in construction and maintenance and am proficient in electrical, plumbing, flooring and carpentry, but what I like most are custom wood projects."

Project Description:

“These fanned steps were a little tricky.  The landing off the main deck is close to the ground and the framing had to leap-frog over a small retaining wall.  The mitered cuts for the tread required a bit of head scratching but worked out fine.  The steps and deck is located at the same property as the fence I built to the owners specs.  The fence had one hundred feet of fencing and two seven foot custom gates.”

From Robert Gain:

"All materials were delivered by Big Creek...for free!   The staff at Big Creek Lumber is friendly, helpful, and knows their stuff.  Now if they only served food!  Thanks all!"

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