Resurgence of lumberyardson March 14, 2014 @ 2:47 pm (Updated: 9:12 am - 3/15/14 )
"The role of a lumberyard today is a source for people to be able to come down and get some real good expert direction and advice," says Steve Compton of Compton Lumber. "We spend the majority of our time with a lot of our customers, just educating them on what it takes to do the project they're wanting to do."
Lumberyards, says Pete, are the place to go if you're looking for quality materials for your building projects. If you're wanting to build a deck or patio, he suggests checking out your local lumberyard versus a big box store; the quality will be higher, and you'll be in the hands of experts.
Pete points out that, not only can you get quality two-by-fours or other standard pieces of lumber, you can also get different types of plywood; depending on how it's manufactured, plywood can come in many different grades. Higher quality plywood can be used in cabinets and still look nice, and you can also get marine-grade plywood that's made specifically for outdoor use without rotting.
He also adds that you can also get quality moldings at a lumberyard. Steve says they offer a variety of molding types in a variety of wood species.
Firefighters are 'holding up well' despite long hours battling Carlton blaze
Concertgoers are crying foul after missing the Journey-Steve Miller show for a traffic jam
As crews battle multiple wildfires, we take a look back at the at fire prevention's spokesbear
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.