Category Archives: Grades of Lumber

What to Know Before Building a Deck During the Lumber Shortage

If you haven’t heard, there’s a national shortage of lumber right now that has resulted in costs increasing by several times over their typical levels, particularly for 2x4s and other softwood construction lumber. This means if you were hoping to build a deck on your Seattle property this summer, you might find it will be […]

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Beware of Lower Grades of Lumber at Big Box Stores

When the time comes to pick up lumber for a home improvement project, is it better to head to a large big box chain store or an area lumber yard? This is the decision that many DIY-ers face, and the choice can be more difficult than it may at first seem. Below, local lumber experts […]

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