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  1. Glulam Beam Basics

    Glulam Beam Basics

    Glulam beams are engineered wood products manufactured to meet a range of design stresses—but what exactly are they used for?

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  2. How Long Does Treated Lumber Last?

    How Long Does Treated Lumber Last?

    In this episode of our treated lumber series, Exterior Wood's Dennis McWhirter tells us about the lifetime of pressure-treated lumber—and how to prevent voiding your warranty. 

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  3. Tips and Tricks for Installing Rafter Framing

    Tips and Tricks for Installing Rafter Framing

    Learn how to install common rafter framing in this post from THISisCarpentry, our good friend and expert carpenter Gary Katz’s blog.

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  4. The Case for Stainless Fasteners

    The Case for Stainless Fasteners

    Exposed exterior projects require fasteners that won’t stain. Here’s why we recommend a stainless version.

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  5. How to Maintain the Lifetime Warranty of Pressure-Treated Lumber

    How to Maintain the Lifetime Warranty of Pressure-Treated Lumber

    In this video, expert Dennis McWhirter digs into how to keep your pressure-treated wood healthy and prevent making a common mistake that means voiding your lifetime warranty.

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  6. Best Practices for Staining and Finishing Cedar Decking

    Best Practices for Staining and Finishing Cedar Decking

    In this video, cedar industry veteran Paul Mackie—known as "Mr. Cedar"—walks us through best practices for pre-staining cedar decking.

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  7. Best Practices for Building a Western Red Cedar Fence

    Best Practices for Building a Western Red Cedar Fence

    In this series, our good friend and “Mr. Cedar” himself, Paul Mackie, shares his knowledge of and tips for working with western red cedar. In this week’s episode, Paul breaks down best practices for cedar fencing.

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  8. How Is Pressure-Treated Lumber Different than Railroad Ties?

    How Is Pressure-Treated Lumber Different than Railroad Ties?

    In this episode of our pressure-treated lumber series with Exterior Wood’s Dennis McWhirter, learn the difference between pressure-treated lumber (commercial usage) and railroad ties (industrial usage).

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  9. What You Should Know About Finger-Jointed Western Red Cedar

    What You Should Know About Finger-Jointed Western Red Cedar

    In this video blog with “Mr. Cedar” himself, Paul Mackie, Paul breaks down the uses for and composition of finger-jointed western red cedar.

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  • About Dunn DIY

    Home is what you make it. It's a feeling. It's a place where you can settle in and live out the truest expression of yourseft. Your home is your canvas, your signature. It's not a place to be ordinary. You're not. And neither are the spaces where we live. They are inspired. They are unique. They are reflections of our dreams, hopes, and aspirations. This is your chance to transform that imagined future into a reality - with wood stain, wall paint, and nails. Here you can do it yourself. Here you can be elegant, but gritty, independent, but empowered. It is a place where you can inspire and be inspired, a place where you can make it yours.

  • Authors

    • Kirsten Dunn
      Kirsten Dunn
    • Todd Dermody
      Todd Dermody
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  • About Dunn contractor

    Dunn Lumber has been providing the greater Seattle area with expert service and quality materials for over 100 years. Over time, we've made long-lasting relationships with contractors and craftsmen.

  • Authors

    • Daniel Westbrock
      Daniel Westbrock
    • Jim Coshow
      Jim Coshow
    • Mike Dunn
      Mike Dunn
    • Katherine Coshow
      Katherine Coshow
    • Todd Dermody
      Todd Dermody
    • Special contributers
      Special Contributors