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Buying A Shed: Big-Box Store or Small Retailer?

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Buying A Shed: Big-Box Store or Small Retailer?

There are plenty of good reasons to buy and install an outdoor shed on your property. There are just as many things to consider – from county and neighborhood restrictions, to choice of material, to preparing the area for installation, and more! This post will help you decide where to turn once you’ve decided to take the leap and add some storage space to your yard.There are a lot of retailers out there. They range from home improvement giants like The Home Depot, to companies that specialize in shed construction...

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Going Gazebo: Wood vs. Vinyl

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Going Gazebo: Wood vs. Vinyl

People often ask us the same question when thinking about buying a gazebo, “which is better, vinyl or wood?” Well, the answer is not universal – it depends on your specific needs, budget, and desires. Let’s breakdown the two options:You should go for a WOOD GAZEBO if: You’re more of a traditionalist, or you just like the look Our gazebos are made with hand selected, premium pressure treated lumber on the deck, fascia, posts, and frame – the best lumber money can buy. You love attention to detail All deck...

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Gazebos FAQ: What Kind of Wood is Used?

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Gazebos FAQ: What Kind of Wood is Used?

The pine lumber used in the construction of our gazebos, no matter what the shape, is a treated # 1 southern yellow pine that is kiln dried both before and after treatment. Kiln drying is crucial, as it virtually eliminates the chances of the lumber splitting or twisting.To further protect your investment, the 4″ x 4″ support posts (which have a tendency to split if used as a single piece) are actually a combination of two 2″ x 4″s and a 1″ x 4″, similar to a laminate beam. This...

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