When building outdoor spaces, regardless of the scope or size of the project, Atlanta homeowners should look for the 4 key benefits of using cedar: sustainability, durability, versatility and, of course, aesthetics. When it comes to wood, cedar lumber is a definite winner, covering all four. Real cedar is highly revered and durable material that is also resistant to those Georgia pest and insects, as well as decay and rot, which makes it the ultimate choice when it comes to building long-lasting items that require little maintenance. (more…)
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Cedar is an amazing building material. Boards, shingles and accents made of cedar can be incorporated into indoor and outdoor designs alike. The wood’s deep red, eye-catching tones provide a warm, homey feel no matter where it’s used—whether for the beams of an outdoor pergola or as indoor V-joint siding. It’s also an ideal material for gables, inlays or decking, according to Greg Couch, General Manager of Metro Building Products in Marietta, Georgia.
When it comes to decks, gazebos, and other outdoor building projects, you just can’t beat the look and feel of real, genuine wood.
Sure, there are composite materials and other alternatives that mimic natural wood, but it’s never quite the same. By itself, wood isn’t always the most durable material. It’s prone to water damage, fungal rot, insect damage, and other issues. Being a natural, degradable, renewable resource comes at a cost. (more…)
A beautiful home starts with high-quality materials that will stand the test of time and defy tough weather. The ProWood line of building materials offers the kind of outstanding production from the elements that pro contractors and builders have come to rely on. In fact, this September, ProWood was named a Top 100 Product by Pro Builder magazine.
Find Out If and How You Can Stain Pressure Treated Wood
Pressure-treated wood is great for building outdoor furniture and structures, planning a DIY project in the garden, or adding a fence, or an enclosure. This type of timber is sturdy and will withstand the elements while keeping its strength and appearance intact for many years. (more…)
What Type of Wood do You Need for Your Next Outdoor Project?
The quality of your backyard DIY project is as good as the construction material you use. Whether you want to build a piece of furniture or deck, you need to know the correct type of wood to suit your project. It’s important to note that not all wood species are perfect for various backyard DIY projects. Below are factors to consider when selecting the suitable lumber for your outdoor woodworking project. (more…)
Use These Treatments to Make the Most Out of Your Lumber
Cedar is one of the most popular types of wood for outdoor projects. It’s used for everything from decking to gates, shingles, and even decorative pieces to make your backyard pop more. Its unique red color makes it highly stylish as well, and since it’s also durable, cedar becomes an affordable and smart investment as well. (more…)
Sometimes your deck is where you invite a throng of family and friends for a cookout as your favorite music fills the air. More often, though, your deck is a quiet refuge—a place of comfort, convenience and privacy. These six tips will help make yours an even more personal haven for sunning, reading or taking a nap.
As you’ve probably noticed, lumber is designated with “grades.” After the lumber is cut at a sawmill, lumber grading helps determine how a cut of wood should best be used. Higher grade lumber has fewer knots and other defects when compared to lower grades. Softwood and hardwood are graded using separate systems, but both grading systems help woodworkers establish the quality of the wood. Softwood grading focuses more on strength than on appearance, while hardwoods are graded based on the amount of clear material available on a board. (more…)
When buying lumber, one of the most important reasons to choose Metro Building Products over other lumberyards is quality. Every day, Metro experts with decades of experience continually sort through our in-stock lumber and remove boards that don’t meet our rigorous quality standards.