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Is it Safe to Use a Fire Pit on My Deck?

Posted 15 November 2022 3:09 PM by ProWood

Nothing better than sitting by the fire, surrounded by friends and s’mores. But is your fire pit located in a safe place? If it is on your deck, take the correct precautions so you can enjoy it all year long. Recommended Actions: 1. Check your local codes for residential rules; some counties restrict open flames. Additionally, check your local zoning ordinances to ensure your fire pit is placed a safe distance from your house; at least 20-25 feet away from your house or combustible stru...

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How to Winterize Your Deck the Right Way

Posted 25 October 2022 8:19 PM by ProWood

With winter arriving in the next couple of months, many of us are starting a to-do list for our outdoor entertainment space before the ground freezes. Be prepared with these five essential steps: 1. Store Your Outdoor Furniture The first thing to do is to remove all outdoor furniture from your deck, or you’ll risk the cold weather damaging it, especially the weight of the snow. It’s best to store everything in a dry, dark place. Don’t have an organized place to store i...

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How to Spruce Up Your Outdoor Entertainment Space

Posted 12 August 2022 3:14 PM by ProWood

Backyard parties make up some of the best summer moments and it most likely consists of games, meals, and pool time. So you can be prepared with the essentials, here are three project plans that you should have ready for your next gathering. Cornhole Boards & Bags Yard games are always a hit during the summer. Building your own cornhole boards and bags allow you the opportunity to customize boards with paint or stain. It’s the perfect way to show off your favorite sports team or colle...

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Should I Paint My Wood Deck?

Posted 28 July 2022 3:24 PM by ProWood

Although Pinterest and several DIY influencers show projects that involve painting a wood deck, we never see what it looks like after a few months in Mother Nature. Cracking, peeling, and flaking can occur due to the boards constantly expanding and contracting with the natural pattern of the weather. Eventually, the paint will bubble or chip and need repair.    Why Won’t Paint Last? Painting a deck requires a lot of time and labor, and it demands more to maintain every year....

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How to Take Care of Pressure-Treated Lumber

Posted 6 June 2022 7:29 PM by ProWood

Whether you are building a new deck or fence, or just getting your current one ready for the season, learn how to protect your pressure-treated lumber against natural rot and decay to enjoy it for years to come.

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Bold New Look. Same Trusted Quality.

Posted 3 May 2022 12:35 PM by ProWood

This month, we are officially introducing our new bold, black end tags. ProWood is committed to education, making it easier than ever for you to find the right treated lumber for your project. Each end tag features the ProWood logo as well as a color bar that indicates the treatment type and appropriate application. Build Better Projects Being able to understand the capabilities, and also the limits, of treated lumber can ensure projects and structures are built to last. With these, our fo...

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How ProWood is Prioritizing Sustainability

Posted 4 April 2022 1:06 PM by ProWood

Many of us are diving into the first outdoor project of the season. And with Earth Day approaching this month, we all should take some time to understand the products that are a part of our daily lives and how they impact the world around us. Sustainability is important to us, and we know it’s important to you too. ProWood is SCS certified; our MCA (micronized copper azole) treated lumber has received Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) status and NGBS Green Certification. What does t...

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How to Build a Set of Outdoor Christmas Trees

Posted 16 December 2021 8:36 PM by Jase DeBoer

Need a quick Christmas gift for a loved one? Want some long-lasting December décor that’ll outlive any inflatable? Try building this ProWood® Christmas tree trio! Cuts are simple and the overall build can be completed in an afternoon. Handmade gifts are always appreciated, especially when time and care are spent in the building process.  Make As Many As You’d Like! These are easy to customize and build, which allows you to get creative with your trees and build as m...

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How to Build a Mailbox Snow Plow Shield

Posted 16 December 2021 8:34 PM by Jase DeBoer

If snow is falling,  snow plows are on the roads. Moving at high speeds, these large vehicles can easily take out your mailbox in an instant. Installing a mailbox snow plow shield will protect you from having to replace your broken mailbox in the dead of winter when the ground is frozen and unmanageable.  Why Do I Need a Mailbox Snow Plow Shield? If you live in an area with regular snowfall, or if you simply want a decorative house number display, a snow plow shield can serve multiple...

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Why You Shouldn't Build With Pallets

Posted 10 December 2021 4:05 PM by Jase DeBoer

Pallets are easy to come by at typically little to no cost. Although they’re perfect for transporting large items, they may not be the best building material for that new set of outdoor chairs, table or anything else that requires structural integrity. We’re breaking down why you shouldn’t use pallets for your next project and, more importantly, what you should build with instead. Pallets Are Typically Rough Sawn If your project is any sort of furniture, you’ll likely b...

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