When you’re taking on a DIY home repair or woodworking project, deciding to visit a lumber yard can be intimidating. While most of us have experience visiting a more traditional big box store (like Home Depot or Lowe’s), these stores have natural limitations. Though they’re great for being a one-stop shop, they do tend to […]
When you’re looking to do a kitchen upgrade or redesign, there’s one very important question to ask yourself, “What kind of wood is best?” At Johnson Lumber, we’ve got you covered with plenty of options, including pine, cedar, oak, poplar, and fir. But we know as well as anyone that just having more choices doesn’t […]
There is no one-type-fits-all when it comes to decking material. At Johnson Lumber Company, we carry many types of wood and partner with suppliers to get you the materials you want and need. But with so many options, how do you choose the deck material that’s right for you? It depends a lot on your […]
Engineered lumber products have been around for a long time now. Engineered wood products, including something like plywood or glue laminated lumber, have become very commonly used. Engineered lumber is made from veneers, solid wood, chips, or even individual fibers and is then reconstituted via differing resins or manufacturing processes. There are a number of […]
Plywood is used extensively in construction, furniture building, and more. It gets its strength through alternating veneer layers but this keeps the costs low as well. That strength is defined by its resistance to warping and cracking, keeping your plywood in good shape for years to come. Plywood has more options than most people realize—inexpensive […]
As you plan any home improvement projects this spring and summer it’s important to remember that not all wood is created equal. Before you pick up the items for your project make sure that you’re making the best choice for your budget and needs. To help make your trip to the lumber yard easier, here […]
It can be easy to just jump into a home design project without truly thinking of the possible consequences. Take for example porch railings installation, you may think that it seems like an easy project on paper, but in reality, there are plenty of factors that you must take into consideration before jumping in. One […]
I-joists are engineered wood products that have excellent strength to its size and weight. They are designed to eliminate issues that often occur with using conventional wood joists. Here’s you guide for the basics of using I-joists in your next renovation project.