Blog Posts in 2015

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ONE LAST SALE!

Dear Customers and Friends of SLC, We sold through nearly our entire inventory! Thank you all (again) for your very heartfelt goodbyes and your continued support all the way down to selling our last ...
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Customers We Need Your Help!

Dear Customers, I need your help in placing this Fire Fighting relic where it belongs….in the San Jose Firefighting Museum. A couple of months ago, a couple of elderly gentlemen were touring ...
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Southern Lumber Ultimate Retirement Sale!

Southern Lumber will be closing it's doors for good next month after 110 years. Thank you for all your loyalty and support over the years!
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How Do Routers Work?

When you build with wood, whether you are installing hardwood flooring or building new cabinet doors in San Jose, you need to be familiar with woodworking tools. These include both traditional manual ...
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What You Need to Know About Building a Deck

The first thing you need to do once you have decided to add a deck to your home, before you think about purchasing decking supplies in San Jose, is familiarize yourself with the building process. ...
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Factors to Consider When Shopping for a New Door

Doors, especially the front exterior door, are among the most visible parts of any house. Because they can have such an impact on curb appeal, many homeowners may wish to install custom doors made ...
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What are the Benefits of Installing a Screen Door?

The mild climate of the South Bay provides both cool and warm breezes year round. If you are undertaking a door replacement project in San Jose, consider adding a storm door or a screen door. If you ...
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The Benefits of Decking Repair

If your home, or a home that you are considering purchasing, has an old, worn-down deck, don’t worry. It’s easy to buy quality decking supplies in San Jose, so you can either tear down the ...
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Tips for Choosing a New Exterior Door

When an exterior door on your home is faded, splintering, creaking, or will barely close anymore, it’s time to consider door replacement in San Jose. Custom doors, especially front doors and ...
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No Sales Tax Weekend at Southern Lumber!

This Saturday and Sunday only you can enjoy no Sales Tax at Southern Lumber! Call us with any questions you may have at (408) 297-9663!
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What are the Different Types of Hardwood Flooring?

Hardwood flooring in San Jose is an excellent choice for homeowners; it is easy to clean, highly durable, and environmentally friendly. It’s also beautiful to look at, and provides great ...
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Choosing a Vanity for Your Bathroom

Bathroom vanities in San Jose can be practical, convenient, and aesthetically appealing. It is important to consider the size of your vanity as well as where it will be placed within your bathroom and ...
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Spotlight on Custom Cutting Services

At Southern Lumber we offer many cutting services for lumber and sheet goods to help you tackle your upcoming projects. When you work with us you will never have to worry about whether your moulding ...
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Tips for Creating a Beautiful Outdoor Living Space

It doesn’t matter if you have a small backyard or a sprawling estate in San Jose, you should try to improve the comfort and usability of your outdoor space however you can. Not only will you ...
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Visual San Jose - Historic Photo Contest

Visual San Jose, 2015 Historic Photo Contest is here! Photo entries are due by April 17. This citywide photo contest for photographers of all levels is designed to celebrate historic preservation in ...
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The Benefits of Redwood Fencing

Wooden fencing in San Jose is an excellent choice if you would like to enhance your home’s curbside appeal with a material that will last over time. Redwood is one type of wood that is ...
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The Steps of Replacing Kitchen Cabinet Doors

New kitchen cabinet doors in Santa Clara can significantly enhance the aesthetic of your kitchen without requiring a great deal of work. Watch this video clip to preview the steps of replacing kitchen ...
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Examining the Benefits of Door Replacement

Living with a broken or inefficient screen door in Campbell, California can be costly in more ways than one. A door replacement, on the other hand, can bring a handful of unforeseen benefits along ...
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Factors to Consider When Choosing Cabinet Hardware

The perfect cabinet hardware in San Jose depends on the homeowner, the living space, and the reason for choosing new hardware. These elements are important to think about before shopping for additions ...
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Selecting the Right Fencing for Your Yard

With spring right around the corner you may want to think about what kind of work you can do to improve the aesthetic appeal of the outdoor area of your home. Updating your fence can be a great way to ...
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New Exotic Hardwood in Stock!

New Exotic Hardwoods in Stock! Our racks are full of Walnut, Bubinga, Ziricote, Bocote, Ebony and Zebrawood!
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Tips for Using a Table Saw

If you work with lumber in San Jose, your woodworking may often include the use of a table saw. Watch this video clip for a few tips for using a table saw. When used properly, a table saw can be an ...
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Find Your Footing with Pre-Finished Hardwood Flooring [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hardwood flooring is always a beautiful choice, but how do you know which type is right for your home? Before you consider things like stain and grain, you have to think about whether to use solid or ...
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Spotlight on Specialty Wood

From cabinet doors to hardwood flooring in San Jose, lumber is used for all kinds of different projects. In order to ensure optimal results from your woodworking project, sometimes you need rare or ...
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