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Lumber Byproducts — Where Do They Go?

Have you ever wondered what happens to the other parts of the tree that don’t make it into your next 2×4? Our friends down at Humboldt Redwood walk us through the byproducts creation process, including the different products that are offered, and how they may be used. To learn more about their operations, please visit https://mendoco.com/.

 

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How to Stain & Restore Your Wood Deck

We’re back with another deck-related how-to. This one is courtesy of our friends at Duckback.

Do you have a natural wood deck that you absolutely love, but it’s starting to look weathered? While you certainly can replace the deck with a composite or PVC material, you can also take a little time and restore your deck to its former glory!

Watch the video below to see what a little elbow grease can do for you and your deck. It’s a simple as mix, pour, brush, wash, dry, and repeat. With these tips, you’ll have a refreshed deck in no time!

Share your before and after photos with us, using the #MeeksWestern and #TransformationTuesday. We’ll share some of our favorites on our Instagram.

How to Choose the Right Caulk for Your Project

Our friends over at DAP put together this video to help guide you when it comes to choosing the right caulk for your project.

Check it out and stop in one of our stores today where one our experts can help you find the right product for your project! We’ll see you soon!

Why Choose PVC Over Wood Decking?

When it comes to your outdoor space, you have a lot of decking options to choose from. Many people are foregoing traditional lumber for composite and PVC materials.

If you’re looking to bring your space to life, AZEK® Deck is here to help. AZEK is 100% capped polymer giving you a realistic wood appearance with both rustic textures and rich colors.

PVC decking is about as strong as you can get. Plus, you can put your days of sanding,
staining, and resealing your deck behind you.

PVC will not splinter, rot, crack or warp. It is resistant to mold, mildew, stains, scratches,
insects, and more. Between the look and the benefits, it seems like an all around win to us!

 

AZEK® Rail Is Coming to Meek’s!

We have some fun new product news to announce. In the coming months, all stores will begin carrying AZEK railing collections!

If you’re looking for the grain of real wood, but don’t have the time or energy for yearly maintenance, this is the product for you. AZEK Rail is a capped composite that uses PVC materials so you won’t need to paint, stain or seal anything.

The rails are engineered for superior safety and strength and will not rot, peel, or splinter. AZEK railings are also resistant to mold, mildew and moisture damage!

AZEK’s newest profile is Impression Rail Express™. This beautiful, cost-effective, aluminum railing comes in three colors: Black, White & Dark Bronze. Its panelized
system is designed for quick, easy installation. You’ll be on to your next job in no time!


Stop by the store today to check out the in-stock and special order options available. Let’s make your space safe, strong, and spectacular before summer officially kicks off!

Design Your Deck Online In Minutes

With the way this season has been going, any day now the rain and snow days will be behind us and we’ll be into summer in no time. Is your yard ready for the BBQs, entertaining, and lounging to come? If not, fear not!

Our in-store experts can help to figure out what decking material will work best for both your lifestyle and your budget.

Our friends at Simpson have a tool to help make your next DIY project a whole lot easier. Design and layout your deck in just a few minutes with the free, web-based Simpson Strong-Tie® Deck Planner Software™. Watch either of the videos below to learn how quickly you can start enjoying your outdoor living space today! Visit strongtie.com/deckplanner to learn more!

Built Strong. Works Hard. Won’t Quit.

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Channellock has launched a new marketing video showcasing their products in action. The Rube Goldberg design, in our opinion, is epic and definitely worth 90 seconds of your time.

We’re proud to carry Channellock’s tools throughout our stores. Take a look at the video and let us know how you use your Channellocks!

 

 

Imperial Blades — Made in the USA

BUYING IMPERIAL BLADES IS MORE THAN SUPPORTING A COMPANY. YOU SUPPORT AMERICAN MANUFACTURING, WHICH IN TURN YOU SUPPORT AMERICAN JOBS.

Imperial Blades products are made from high quality materials for professional grade performance and the longest service life. The universal ONE FIT design attaches easily to a number of popular multi-tools.  With a wide variety of blade and cutting options, you get more for less.

From the back of a wood flooring shop, Chris Palmer and David Zielke diligently piloted Imperial Blades through growth promoting cost savings and blade longevity.  At a time when competitors were selling oscillating accessories for four to five times the cost at which they are now, they were able to build a creditable market that saw honesty and true purpose for the oscillating tools being built at that moment.

See a glimpse into how Imperial Blades, the only American Manufacturer of Oscillating Blades, creates our high-performance, professional blades!

Lower Your Energy Bills By Weatherizing Your Home With DAP

Our friends over at DAP put together this video to show you how you can lower your energy bills by sealing your windows and doors. Check it out and stop in one of our stores today where one our experts can help you find the right product for your project! We’ll see you soon!

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