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What Is Veneer Wood?

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Veneer wood is one of the most popular flooring options around today, thanks to its versatility, durability, and affordability. But what is veneer wood, and why would you opt for it over the many other choices on the market? Here’s a look at the pros and cons of hardwood veneers. What is Veneer Wood? If […]

What is an LVL Beam

what is an lvl beam

When it comes to available construction materials, laminated veneer lumber, or LVL, is one of the most popular available options.  In short, LVL is an engineered wood product, made of several layers of thin wood held together with adhesive. LVL is often used for headers, rimboards, and roofs, but one of its most common applications […]

Types of Live Edge Wood Slabs

live edge wood slabs

Capitol City Lumber offers a wide variety of Live Edge Wood Slabs that are good for many different projects in and out of your home.

How Hot Do Decks Get?

With summer around the corner and deck season beginning, customers often ask us, “how hot do decks get,” or, “how much hotter is composite decking than treated wood?” We also get asked, “if I go with a darker wood stain, will it be a lot hotter on the deck?” These are all very good questions. […]

What Is the Best Deck Stain?

We are often asked at the counter, “What is the best deck stain?” This question has different answers depending on the age of your deck, how much wood grain you want to show, the sun UV exposure of your deck, and how often you prefer to re-stain the deck. Factors that Impact Even the Best […]

What is Pressure Treated Lumber?

If you’ve never shopped for lumber before, you may be confused about the different types that are available. At Capitol City Lumber, it’s our business to let our customers know about the products they’re considering for their projects. This allows you to make an informed decision on what you’re buying. So, what is pressure treated […]

What is the Best Wood for Outdoor Use?

When you’re planning an outdoor project, you want to choose the type of building materials that can keep up with Mother Nature. If you fail to do this, you’re going to end up with lumber that rots which can lead to pests and can be extremely dangerous for anyone walking on it. So, what is […]

New Line of Decorative Hardware

We are proud to provide a new line of Simpson Strong-Tie Outdoor Accents decorative hardware. Build beautiful outdoor structures combining Outdoor Accents hardware with our Western Red Cedar lumber or kiln-dried Yellow Pine lumber. The new Simpson Strong-Tie line of hardware is available online or at the Capitol City Lumber yard in Raleigh. About Simpson […]

Frank Mansfield

We celebrate the life of Frank Mansfield, our friend and customer for over 30 years.  Frank’s toys brought awe to children of all ages with their whimsical nature.  He was a World War II Marine Sergeant with honors, 20 years as Scout Master of Troop 10 (Silver Beard Award), and an avid woodworker.  We are pleased […]


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