Lumber Outlook for 2016

As we reflect back on the 2015 lumber market, sources say it was “business as usual.” As always, no one can put any reasoning to the majority of the market movements, whether up or down. What we do know for sure is the market will continue to ebb and flow[Read More…]

Keystone Launches Online Trade Show for American-Made Products

In June 2015 Keystone launched, an online trade show solely for American-made products, the company announced in a press release. The company says that manufacturers  are provided personalized profile pages, giving them an opportunity to showcase their full catalog, and new and seasonal products like never before. They can update their profile page with new products at[Read More…]

Lumber Market Report

Lumber supplier sources tell Shed Builder Magazine that the market had mixed reviews in the fall. Lumber sales slowed down a bit, according to sources, but the overall pricing moved up to finish out September and October with slight increases. Pressure-treated Southern yellow pine purchases were busy and seemed to be starting out very strong in[Read More…]

Coming in 2017: The Big Shed Show

Union Grove Lumber’s North American Shed Show and Capital Forest Products’ International Shed Manufacturers Expo will be combining forces in 2017, say Mo Lunsford of Union Grove and Tom Merkert from Capital Forest. Called The Big Shed Show, the event will take place September 28-29, 2017, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, at The James Bruce Center. “This joint effort is[Read More…]

Capitol Sheds Adds Trampolines to Offerings

Capitol Sheds in Virginia now offers SpringFree Trampolines to its customers. The company says that trampoline safety has come a long way over the last 15 years, with the addition of safety catch nets to padding over the traditional spring trampoline systems. SpringFree Trampolines take safety to a whole new[Read More…]

The Deck Market

Getting your arms around how many decks are built each year in the United States is difficult, even for Michael Beaudry, executive vice president of the North American Deck and Railing Association. “We can only predict numbers by the comments we hear and by the number of building permits that[Read More…]

GoPet Improves Doggy Door

GoPet’s Dog Vue Door has been refined, improved, and is better than ever, according to the company. The responses from kennel and shed builders have been very positive,” says GoPet’s spokesman. “They are glad, finally, there is a dog door providing a cost effective solution to some of the most[Read More…]

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