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Southern Yellow Pine. We're slightly obsessed.
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Bringing Rustic Charm Home with Wood Ceilings - Wood Ceiling = Rustic Awesomeness One of the more popular design aesthetics you see these days are homes incorporating rustic charm. Interestingly, these rustic interiors use the ceiling as an essential design feature. No longer a blank white surface, adding wooden details to ceiling creates ambiance, texture, and an added layer of the overall design of a home. Whether you are looking to craft the perfect log home, rustic modern farmhouse, or ...

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Southern Yellow Pine: Lumber of the Future - The Natural Answer As people rely on the fun and frills of high-tech living, they also turn to natural answers for modern problems, such as how to live a green lifestyle and how to make a good choice for building materials among the myriad options. If you’re considering a construction project, whether it’s a home, fence, or anything in between, here’s why Southern Yellow Pine is a sound choice. Sustainability, Made in America Sustainability and g...

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6 Tree Houses and Play Spaces for Kids - A Sweet Getaway If you think back to your childhood, your mind probably wanders to your favorite spot. A hideaway is an essential place for kids — a safe spot to play, unwind and dream of all things they want to be when they grow up. Let’s face it: It’s also a place to hide from parents and the pressures of growing up — and that’s okay! Tree houses, clubhouses, and other play structures also offer modern parents a second chance at being a kid. After ...

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Pressure-Treated Wood vs. Composite Boards: Which to Choose — and Why

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8 Fabulous Fences - Nothing puts the finishing touch on your landscaping quite like a fabulous fence. Pressure treated Southern Yellow Pine is the ideal choice for a natural-looking fence that stands up to the elements. Best of all, wood lets you get truly creative because you can cut it any way you like for a custom fence. Why be just like everyone else when your home can really stand out from the rest? To get your DIY juices flowing, check out some of our favorite fence designs. 1. Horizo...

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Skyscrapers Made of Wood? It’s Real. - Skyscrapers Made of Wood In an age where we all have computers in our pockets and the latest technology moves at lightning speed, it’s good to remember that Mother Nature continues to provide new and sustainable ways for us to live. T3 Building in Minneapolis, Minnesota Take, for instance, the perfection of a single tree. One mature tree offers beauty, shade and can absorb up to 48 pounds of carbon dioxide each year. A tall tree also provides the daily...

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Prepping Your Deck for Winter: Your Fall To-Do List - There’s nothing more inviting than a real wood deck. Think about it: The feel of it as you run your hand along the railing. The sound of it beneath your feet. The texture and color that just can’t be imitated. The aroma of fresh-cut pine the day it was installed. Now fast-forward to today. Your deck has gone through a long, hot summer of fun and games, and it’s time to give it a break. After all, school buses are careening through the ne...

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6 Reasons Southern Yellow Pine is Awesome - By Dannea Moneva, WIR Contributor Southern Yellow Pine is an ideal building material: beautiful, strong, versatile, and affordable. And we could go on, so we will. Here are 6 reasons Southern Yellow Pine is awesome. Strength and Density   Considered to be one of the strongest softwoods out there, DIY projects made out of SYP will most certainly stand the test of time. It’s so strong that it is even used to make wooden roller coasters. Imagine that...

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These ‘plyscrapers’ made of wood could be the future of building

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Better DIY: Practice Makes (Almost) Perfect - By Mark Clement, WIR Contributor DIY Projects Take Practice For something I think is kind of important, DIY gets the short end of the stick in our minds. A lot of other activities we engage in, we practice as a matter of course: road races, racquetball, video games, skydiving, driving, etc. Yet, there are few life events that we spend time preparing for that we nail to the wall or we pour concrete around. There’s an assumption that we’ll just kn...
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