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Lumber Dimensions: Nominal and Actual Dimensions

Lumber isn’t the only option for construction these days, but it is still the most versatile and durable choice. Nothing can compare to dimensional lumber. Dimensional lumber is a type of wood product that is commonly used in construction because of its strength and ability to support heavy loads. When working with lumber dimensions, you […]

The World of Marine Plywood: A Comprehensive Guide & What We Sell

It may seem counter-intuitive to use plywood in moist or wet conditions, but wood has a long history of use in aquatic applications (like boats!). Here at Capitol City Lumber, our marine-grade plywood may look like ordinary hardwood plywood, but it has a few key differences that play a pivotal role in maintaining the integrity […]

Comparing Methods of Transforming Your Porch into a Screened-in Porch

Screeneze porch screening for a diy screened in porch

Imagine this: it’s a warm, sunny day, and you’re sitting on your porch, sipping on your favorite beverage, enjoying the breeze without worrying about bugs or debris. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be a dream; you can turn your open porch into a screened haven using various methods, including our […]

Navigating Trends: Are Lumber Prices Going Down?

In recent years, the lumber market has been far from uniform or straightforward, taking us on a rollercoaster ride that has left homeowners, trade professionals, and woodworking enthusiasts perplexed. One of the burning questions on everyone’s mind is, “Are lumber prices going down?” However, it’s important to note that the answer isn’t as straightforward as […]

Rough Cut vs Finished Lumber: Which is Better for Your Project?

rough cut vs finished lumber

When it comes to woodworking projects, you have a few options when it comes to the type of lumber you use. You can buy rough-cut lumber, which is wood in its raw form, or you can buy finished lumber, which has already been cut, shaped, and sanded. Which type of lumber should you use for […]

Hardwoods vs Softwoods

All Hardwoods on Sale

As a trusted hardwood and softwood supply company serving the vibrant community of Raleigh, North Carolina, our lumber experts at Capital City Lumber understand the significance of choosing the right wood for your projects. By grasping the disparities between hardwoods vs softwoods, you can make informed decisions to choose the best type of wood for […]

Cedar Wood: Characteristics & How It’s Used

up close shot of spanish cedar wood

Cedar wood has long been cherished for its exceptional durability, aromatic scent, and stunning aesthetic appeal. It is renowned for its resistance to decay, insect infestation, and warping, making it an excellent choice for both indoor and outdoor applications. From fine furniture and cabinetry to decks, fences, and siding, cedar wood offers a natural elegance […]

Best Material for a Deck

Are you looking to build a deck for your next DIY home improvement project, but not sure which is the best material for a deck? With so many options available, it can be challenging to determine the best materials for your deck-building needs. At Capitol City Lumber, our Raleigh-based decking lumber supply company, we understand […]

DIY Home Improvement Series: How to Build a Deck

Picture of a deck and pergola for the article on how to build a deck.

Building a deck is an exciting and rewarding project that can significantly enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor living space. Whether you’re looking to create a cozy outdoor dining area or a sprawling entertainment space, a deck can be the perfect addition to your home. However, building a deck can also be a […]

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