Blog Posts in 2012

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Four Signs Your Home's Front Door Should Be Replaced

An old and tattered front door is a perfect place to focus on for your next home improvement project. After all, a new front door can offer numerous benefits to your household—keep reading to ...
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Southern Lumber is a Simpson Door Company Dealer

Are you considering updating your home by replacing your doors? This product update from Simpson Door Company showcases some of the products that we carry. The Difference is in the Details All Simpson ...
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Ending Poverty Begins With You

Southern Lumber is proud to be teaming up with Sacred Heart Community Service to help fulfill the dreams of thousands of children & families this holiday season. We love this program because it ...
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An Overview of Different Wood Species for Your Home

Lumber is produced from from hundreds of different tree species. Each of these species of wood is unique and has its own distinct characteristics. Ask the Builder host Tim Carter discusses the ...
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Weekend Home Improvement Projects to Get Your House Ready for the Holidays

As the days grow shorter and the temperatures start to fall, it can only mean one thing: The holidays are nearly here again. Whether you are a newlywed couple welcoming family into your home for the ...
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Tips for Replacing Interior Doors in Your Home

Your home is your most valuable investment. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to maintain the appearance and function of your house so that it remains a great place for you and your family to ...
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Using Different Woods for Different Jobs

When it comes to starting your next home improvement project, the first task is to find the proper materials. If you’re planning to use wood, this means deciding which type of wood will best ...
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Preparing Your Deck Before Winter

Preparing for Winter: A fresh coat of stain acts as a protective shield for exterior wood much like a coat gives us warmth the stain provides a layer of protection through the extreme winter months. ...
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Wood Species Profile: Cherry

Every specialty wood has its own characteristics that make it unique. Whether you are looking at a particular type of wood’s color, texture, or grain pattern, choosing your materials can be a ...
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Southern Lumber Can Help You With Your Next Project - Here's Some Great Resources

Check out the websites below for more information on using quality lumber for woodworking projects, and get some important tips to help you stain your new deck. For additional information on these ...
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Check out This Inexpensive Deck Idea from HGTV

You can add an eye-catching deck in your backyard with just a small investment and the right quality lumber. Take advantage of your natural landscaping and create an "eyelash" deck with the ...
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Wood Staining Tips for Your New Deck

Decks add a thoroughly enjoyable element to outdoor living, whether they are constructed from specialty woods or standard grades of lumber. When they are appropriately sealed and treated, decks will ...
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Manageable Projects for the Aspiring Woodworker

Working with wood is a great way to pour your energies into a hobby that’s both rewarding and challenging. Specialty woods can be used to create beautiful cabinetry, moulding, and millwork. No ...
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Whittle Away At These Woodworking Resources Before Paying A Visit To Southern Lumber

Visit the links below to learn more about pine as a woodworking material and how a beautiful redwood fence can increase the value and beauty of your home. Contact Southern Lumber at (408) 297-9663 for ...
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Wood Species Profile: Pine

There are many different types of pine available for woodworkers, homeowners, and DIYers. Different types of pine can be used for a variety of projects, from wooden fencing to framing. Some types of ...
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Tips for Creating Coffered Ceiling Framing

Coffered ceilings can make a beautiful architectural statement in your home. This type of ceiling can be a bit difficult to visualize initially, but this helpful video allows you to see a finished ...
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What a Beautiful Redwood Fence Can Do For Your Home

Adding a wooden fence to your home is a great way to increase your property’s privacy, security, and even its value. Redwood, especially all-heart redwood, has a unique and timeless appearance ...
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No Sales Tax this weekend!!! | Saturday and Sunday August 4th & 5th

Come into Southern Lumber for a real tax break! Pay No Sales Tax this weekend! Saturday and Sunday August 4th & 5th! Remember we install Doors and Floors! Southern Lumber is located at 1402 ...
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Hardwood Flooring Showroom San Jose

Southern Lumber of San Jose offers a complete hardwood flooring showroom at their showroom located at 1402 Monterey Road, San Jose offering 100’s of samples by some of the top manufactures.
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Learn More About The Products And Services Southern Lumber Can Offer You By Visiting These Resources

No building material can stand up to the class and beauty of natural wood. If you’re planning your next woodworking project, consider using specialty lumber—you’ll love the results! ...
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Fiberglass vs. Hardwood Entry Doors

Of all the doors in your home, none are as important as the front entry door. The main entry door is usually the first thing your guests notice and can heavily influence their first impressions. If ...
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Choosing the Right Wood Stain

Staining is an important part of maintaining your wood deck and furniture. However, many homeowners have a hard time choosing between all the different types of wood stains currently on the market. In ...
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Different Reasons to Get Custom Millwork

Though it can be fun to cut your own lumber, sometimes it’s nice to leave the sawing to the professionals. There are two common options for professional millwork: commodity millwork and custom ...
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For More Valuable Wood Information, See The Links Below!

Wood is an extremely reliable building material; because of their unique varieties, different woods should be used for different projects. In order to get the right lumber for your next flooring, ...
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