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The Best Hardwood for Floors and Stairs

Hardwoods display a wide range of diversity in their strength and endurance. Learn more about your specialty wood options before choosing a material for floors and stairs. In this video, Allan ...
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Tips For Building a Redwood Fence

A redwood fence can add privacy to your yard and curb appeal to your home. The following guide will help you determine the best approach to building a specialty wood fence. Selecting the Best ...
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Woodworking Tips and Ideas

When it comes to purchasing lumber, there is more to consider than you might think. For one, you’ll want to research how moisture will affect the wood you choose. Also, remember to take into ...
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How Lumber Is Made

Lumber is a general term that applies to lengths of wood used as materials for a variety of construction projects such as decks, cabinetry, interior and exterior doors, and more. But while the use of ...
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Oil vs. Water-Based Wood Stains, Dyes, and Sealers

Staining, sealing, and dying are necessary when you want to change the natural look of your lumber or wish to get a uniform color, especially if different specialty woods will be used. Before you ...
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A Look At How Moisture Affects Wood

In nature, wood thrives in wet environments, absorbing and losing water naturally to balance its moisture content. But when wood is turned into lumber, it loses many of its natural water management ...
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Woodworking Resources For The Carpenter In You

Whether you’re building a deck or working on a home project, woodworking can be an extremely rewarding experience. Southern Lumber has the answers to any of your woodworking questions. Give us a ...
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Woodworking Tools: About Woodworking Clamps

Many different obstacles and challenges can arise when working with wood. One of the most common problems is deciding which woodworking clamp to use for which project. A wide selection of clamps is ...
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Old Wood Decks: Choosing Between Reconditioning And Replacement

If you enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, then installing a wood deck at home is a great way to experience the exhilaration of the outdoors while maintaining the comfort of home. The addition of a wood deck ...
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Popular Applications For Hardwoods

You might think that hardwood is only good for floors or wood decks. In reality, there are many applications for hardwoods and specialty woods around the home. For the crafty types, finding a project ...
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Wood, Wood Stains, And Wood Working

If you’d like to learn more about wood species and finishing, then check out these interesting websites from around the web. Call Southern Lumber at (408) 297-9663 to learn more about our ...
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Exploring The Different Types Of Wood Finishes Available To You

Whether you’re working on a deck, cabinetry, moulding, or other interior or exterior wood features, it’s vital to protect your wood from moisture, dirt, and physical damage. Depending on ...
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How To: Stain Wood

One of the most important steps when working with wood is finishing it properly. Applying a finish not only helps to preserve the wood by blocking out moisture and dirt, but also enhances the look, ...
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Understanding The Varying Wood Characteristics Of Different Wood Species

In any given home, there are multiple types of wood used throughout the interior and exterior. You may have a walnut dining table, an oak dresser, and your home might be framed with pine. Different ...
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Woodworking Tips Avaiable To You

For more information about finishing wood or novice woodworking projects, take a look at these helpful websites and articles: Do you wish your new wood furniture was a vintage piece? This article from ...
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Customizing Your Wood For A High-End Designer Look

Specialty woods can be used in all types of interior and exterior features to give your home a luxurious, high-end look. There are a number of ways to customize wood furniture and features throughout ...
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How To Stain Wood: Oil Based Or Water-Based Wood Stain?

Wood staining is a great way to protect your wood and give it a beautiful translucent finish. There are two different kinds of stains: water-based and oil-based. Choosing the stain that’s right ...
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Easy Track Closet Organizing System

Are you constantly rummaging through a mess in your closet looking for that one favorite shirt or pair of pants? If so, this weekend is the perfect time for you to organize your closet with an Easy ...
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Choosing The Right Project For Your First Woodworking Endeavor

Woodworking can be a gratifying and fun hobby and it’s also a great skill that can help you be more handy around the home. It’s good to be confident and creative while woodworking, but ...
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Home Improvement Projects Using Wood

For more information on wood working and custom doors, take a look at these helpful online resources. Call Southern Lumber at (408) 297-9663 to learn more about how we can make your home improvement ...
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Two Minute Sanding Tip - How To Sand Wood Efficiently

Sanding is an essential step in any woodworking project. It removes blemishes from the surface of the wood and can help your wood achieve a smooth surface that’s ready to stain. Proper sanding ...
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The Benefits Door Matching Offers Over Pre-Hung Door Replacement

Whether you’re tackling a home remodeling project, or simply making a few small updates, replacing your doors is a great way to bring new life to your home. Many homeowners fall back on ...
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Learn The Basics Of Wood Finishing

Whether you’re working on your new hardwood floors or beautifying old cabinetry, wood finishing is important to protecting wood that is all around your homes interior. Finishing also gives wood ...
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Woods And Specialty Wood Resources From Around The Internet

In this week’s blogs, we discussed what to consider when choosing hardwood floors and the causes of wood wear. Whether it’s your doors, cabinetry, or floors, woodworking does a lot to ...
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EPA Renovator Certification Classes Now Available At Southern Lumber

Southern Lumber of San Jose, CA and DIY Academy have partnered to bring you EPA Renovator certification classes. Located at 1402 Monterey HIghway San Jose, CA 95110 - the two next available classes ...
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