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Wood. Trim. Sex.

In Adventures on July 25, 2009 at 12:49 am

No sex, really. But I thought about the vague double entendres in “wood” and “trim” and then figured the addition of “sex” may get this post to return higher in search results.

I went to the Depot recently in search of about two feet of half-inch thick, one-inch tall wood trim (molding? quarter-round? whatever.) to repair the bannister at the top of my stairs. I brought a sample to approximate, and nothing was remotely close. So then it became a mission of finding a new version that would work. Read the rest of this entry »

Got wood? No, actually. In fact I do not.

In Adventures on April 24, 2009 at 12:40 am

The worst thing about my recent realization that it’s impractical for a regular guy to buy wood that doesn’t represent the utter destruction of the planet, is that there’s no better building material for fences and decks and framing and all sorts of other practical uses than good, old fashioned, wood.

Sure, you can surface your deck with composite material that looks like plastic, or high-quality composite material that doesn’t look like plastic but costs Read the rest of this entry »

Home Depot _ucks.

In Adventures on April 9, 2009 at 12:46 am

While I’m generally hesitant to get my facts from any web site with the word “sucks” in the URL, this web site has some interesting “information” about Home Depot and wood. More than anything, it seems to have some interesting info about lumber and logging as a whole. Things like: Read the rest of this entry »