Blog Posts in 2014

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A Look at How to Use a Woodworking Router

Without the help of a woodworking router, fabricating a beautiful wood door, cabinet, or bathroom vanity would take a painfully long time. For tips on safely and effectively using a woodworking router ...
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Tips for Choosing Interior Doors

While not generally the focal point of a room, an interior door is capable of making or breaking a room’s design. If you are building a home or planning a remodel and are looking for new ...
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Tips for Preventing Wood Floor Gaps

While it may not be as much of a problem in San Jose as in parts of the country that are known for their chilly winters, hardwood flooring anywhere is vulnerable to the emergence of gaps when cooler ...
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Understanding the Differences Between Hardwoods and Softwoods

There is a common misconception that hardwoods and softwoods can be distinguished from one another based on differences in density and weight. To learn what actually makes hardwood different from ...
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Examining the Advantages of Wood Fences

In an age where homeowners have more choices than ever before when building and renovating, choosing the material in which you build your fence is just one of the many decisions to be made. In spite ...
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Basic Woodworking Tips: Joinery

Have you ever wondered how different pieces of wood are fused together seamlessly in various furnishings and home design features? If you have, or if you are interested in learning how wood joinery ...
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Improving Your Home's Style and Value [INFOGRAPHIC]

If you’re like many homeowners in the San Jose area, you’re looking for ways you can make your home more stylish—and reap the rewards of your investment. You can add style and value ...
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Designing an Innovative Wood Deck

A wood deck can be a great place to sit around by the pool, grill a meal with your family, or simply relax and read a book. It also offers a wide range of options when it comes to designs. Keep ...
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Selecting a Wooden Vanity for Your Bathroom

A bathroom vanity helps to keep your personal items organized and can also provide an appealing visual element. Wooden bathroom vanities are a common choice due to their pleasant aesthetics, ...
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Tricks for Cleaning Hardwood Floors

If you want to keep your hardwood floors looking pristine, it’s important that you understand how to take proper care of them. However, many homeowners aren’t aware of what the best ...
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Grades of Softwood Lumber

Wood grading is used to rate the quality of a piece of lumber. For manufacturing purposes, the primary grading category for softwood lumber is appearance. Appearance is divided into two categories: ...
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Choosing a Wooden Front Door

Your front door is important for a number of reasons: It retains heat, protects your home from invasion, and offers curbside appeal. Thanks to its durability and diversity, wood is one of the most ...
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The New Vecturo Oscillating Tool and Other Products from Festool

Check out the latest from Festool! You can watch the videos by clicking the links below and remember to check out Southern Lumber for all your Festool needs. Oscillating Tools / Multi-Tools CT Wings ...
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A Look at the Construction Process for Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are commonly used in homes and can provide a favorable aesthetic. Watch this video for a look at the construction process for hardwood floors. Hardwood floors may be made out of a ...
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Different Types of Wood Chisels

If you are doing a project that involves wood, oftentimes you will require the help of a wood chisel. Watch this video if you are unfamiliar with the different types of wood chisels. A bench chisel is ...
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Decorating with Cherry Wooden Floors

Cherry wooden floors can provide your space with a nice visual appeal. Whichever stain you choose, be sure to complement it with tasteful furniture and floor coverings. Here is a closer look at ...
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Wood Flooring Materials that Pair with Cherry Cabinets

Cherry cabinets can bring warmth and luxury to any room in your home, but if you want to make an even bolder design statement with your cherry cabinets, look to wood flooring to compliment your new ...
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When Are Your Current Hardwood Floors Worth Saving?

Wood flooring is beautiful, natural, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, long-lasting, and a sign of quality in a home. Old hardwood floors offer the extra allure of charm and history, but the years often ...
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Designing with Cherry Cabinets

Cherry is incredibly rich, making it a timeless favorite for homeowners who want to make a statement in any room. If you’re remodeling your home with cherry cabinets, you need to keep a few ...
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Cambria's New Additions to the Waterstone Collection!

Take a look at these new additions to the Cambria Waterstone Collection! Southern Lumber is a proud carrier of the Cambria granite countertop products, call us today at (888) 718-5450 to learn more or ...
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Comparing Light and Dark Woods in Interior Home Designs

The shade of wood you choose for your home can make a huge difference in the ambience and décor of your home. In most cases, a blend of wood tones looks best. For example, if you have wood ...
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Tips for Building Better Built-Ins from Kreg

Check out this great newsletter from Kreg about better built-ins for your home! Have questions? Give Southern Lumber a call today at 888-718-5450.
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How to Choose the Plank Size for Your Wooden Flooring

Did you know that plank size can affect the perceived size of the room? What’s more, the wood flooring you choose will impact the ambience in a room and even the value of your home. Look at the ...
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