May 2014



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

New at Big Creek Lumber

  • Join us on May 10th for Deck Day in Watsonville from 10am - 2pm!  In addition to our best prices of the year on redwood and composite decking, we will also have a taco bar, live music, raffle prizes, and vendor reps available to answer all your decking questions.
  • Our 7th Annual Car Show and Customer Appreciation Event will be held on June 21st from 10am - 2pm!  Come see a huge line-up of classic cars and enjoy a BBQ, live band, raffle prizes, silent auction, vendor booths, and a bounce house for the kids.  Proceeds from this event benefit the Atwater Police Activities League and the Run for the Fallen, Merced.  More event info can be found at, and car show registration forms can be downloaded from our website.

May Lumber Market Report

Green framing lumber prices have wavered over the last few weeks. With the Northeast weather drying out, the market should start to rebound. Western plywood market prices have firmed and shipments are out about 3 weeks. OSB prices are moving upwards, with mill shipments out 3-4 weeks.


May 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 May 1st, 2014 - May 31st, 2014.


Building Trends

Highly efficient 'passive homes' gain ground in United States

By Joann Loviglio (The Associated Press )

After decades of near silence, a passive voice is making itself heard in American architecture.

So-called passive houses, which have been around in Europe but never really caught on in the United States, are basically built around the idea of making houses airtight, super-insulated and energy efficient.

The goal: a house that creates nearly as much energy as it consumes. Think of being able to keep your house warm without a traditional big furnace, or cool with no air conditioning unit.  Read more...