What Is Engineered Lumber, And Is It Worth Using For Your Next Project?

Engineered Lumber

Engineered lumber is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional lumber in construction projects.  But just because it’s popular does it mean it’s the right fit for your next project? At Johnson Lumber, we are big fans of the versatility and adaptability of engineered lumber, and we wanted to share some pointers with you.  In […]

Before You Visit a Lumber Yard…

lumber yard racks

When you’re taking on a DIY home repair or woodworking project, deciding to visit a lumber yard can be intimidating. While most of us have experience visiting a more traditional big box store (like Home Depot or Lowe’s), these stores have natural limitations. Though they’re great for being a one-stop shop, they do tend to […]

What’s The Best Type Wood For Your Kitchen?

Saddle Kitchen Design, Anne Arundel County, Johnson Lumber

When you’re looking to do a kitchen upgrade or redesign, there’s one very important question to ask yourself, “What kind of wood is best?” At Johnson Lumber, we’ve got you covered with plenty of options, including pine, cedar, oak, poplar, and fir. But we know as well as anyone that just having more choices doesn’t […]

Choosing Deck Material

Choosing Deck Material

There is no one-type-fits-all when you’re choosing deck material. At Johnson Lumber Company, we carry many types of wood and partner with suppliers to get you the materials you want and need. But with so many options, how do you choose the deck material that’s right for you? It depends a lot on your personal […]

What Are the Benefits of Engineered Lumber?

Engineered lumber products have been around for a long time now. Engineered wood products, including something like plywood or glue laminated lumber, have become very commonly used. Engineered lumber is made from veneers, solid wood, chips, or even individual fibers and is then reconstituted via differing resins or manufacturing processes. There are a number of […]

The Basics of Plywood

Plywood is used extensively in construction, furniture building, and more. It gets its strength through alternating veneer layers but this keeps the costs low as well. That strength is defined by its resistance to warping and cracking, keeping your plywood in good shape for years to come. Plywood has more options than most people realize—inexpensive […]

4 Things to Know Before Purchasing Lumber

As you plan any home improvement projects this spring and summer it’s important to remember that not all wood is created equal. Before you pick up the items for your project make sure that you’re making the best choice for your budget and needs. To help make your trip to the lumber yard easier, here […]

What Material is Right For Your Porch Railings?

It can be easy to just jump into a home design project without truly thinking of the possible consequences. Take for example porch railings installation, you may think that it seems like an easy project on paper, but in reality, there are plenty of factors that you must take into consideration before jumping in. One […]

The Basics of Using I-Joists

I-joists are engineered wood products that have excellent strength to its size and weight. They are designed to eliminate issues that often occur with using conventional wood joists. Here’s you guide for the basics of using I-joists in your next renovation project.