Your Backyard Oasis

Pavers, blocks, retaining walls, decking, outdoor lights and pergolas. We have decided to combine all of these lovely things into a single blog post, simply because each home owner has different needs for their yard and gardens and we thought we would get some ideas...

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How to use your SCRAP WOOD – UPCYCLE ideas!

Thanks to the website FOR DIYers, we found some inspiration. What better way to start 2017 than with an UPCYCLE blog post? They posed the question “What can you do with your scrap wood?” Genius idea! We had to write a blog post about it and share some of their ideas...

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Christmas House Decorating Contest

Sponsored By: Long Bros. Building Supply, Inc. We want to see your Christmas spirit! All homes in Woodburn (97071), Hubbard (97032) and Gervais (97026), Mt. Angel (97362) are welcome to participate. Download and Print Rules Flyer Submit your entries to Long Bros....

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Pumpkin carving with a Dremel

First, decide if you are going to use a pattern or if you want to freehand your pumpkin design. If you decide to freehand it, draw it on a piece of paper first and then transfer the design to the pumpkin using the small poker you see in many of the store...

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Insight for picking your wood at Long Bros.

Choosing the right board for your project isn’t always easy. Without digging through stacks of lumber, your best perspective is often a small cross-section of end grain. But how much can you really tell about the wood from that angle? You CAN learn the story of the...

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Your BACKYARD Oasis!

Pavers, blocks, retaining walls, decking, outdoor lights and pergolas. We decided to combine all of these lovely things into ONE blog post because each home owner has different needs for their varying yards and gardens. No matter what your budget is, you can create...

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