4216 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC 27606
Near NC State Fairgrounds

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Western Red Cedar for Garden Beds

Planted your vegetable garden yet?  Western Red Cedar is a great wood to use for garden beds.  It’s durable, naturally resistant to rot and decay and very stable.   Since Cedar is resistant to rot without being treated with any chemicals, it’s an ideal wood for vegetable gardens.  Cedar is also a very sustainable wood and […]

New line of Decorative Outdoor Hardware

Check out our new line of Simpson Strong-Tie Outdoor Accents decorative hardware.  Build beautiful outdoor structures combining Outdoor Accents hardware with our Western Red Cedar or kiln-dried Yellow Pine lumber.  This easy-to-install hardware provides beauty and strength with it’s black powder coated finish.  Ideal for 2x, 4x or 6x lumber.  Full line of decorative hardware […]

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 […]

LIVE EDGE Hardwoods in Stock now!

We now have “Live Edge” hardwoods in stock.  Choose from a nice selection of several different species.  These boards leave the natural edges of the tree on the board.  Most are full Boule’s with Live Edge on both sides of the board.  Due to the uniqueness of these boards, the “Live Edge” boards are sold in full […]

How to Improve the Life of your Deck

We recommend using above-ground kiln-dried treated decking boards.  These boards will be more structurally stable and have less checking and cracking over time.  Whether you are replacing a few boards, re-topping your existing structure or building a brand new deck, there are steps you should take to improve the life of your deck.   Seal Cut […]

How HOT do decks get?

With summer around the corner and deck season beginning, customers often ask us, “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. The more pigment that’s in the […]

What is the best stain for my deck?

We are often asked at the counter, “What is the best stain for my deck?”  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. The UV rays from […]

What is the best wood to use outdoors?

Often times we are asked, “What is the best wood to use outdoors?”  There are several options available.  Some woods are naturally resistant to the weather and others are treated to hold up to the weather. For starters, the most common wood used outdoors in our area is treated yellow pine.  This is primarily due […]

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