Blog

To Replace or Fix – How to Care For Your Wooden Fence

March 15, 2021
, , ,

A well-maintained fence can offer more than security and privacy. It can also add value to your home by making your yard attractive. The rustic look that a wood fence offers can be a perfect complement to most landscaping designs. However, you need to know how to care for your fence if you want it to last a long time. Caring for your fence is not as complicated as it sounds. You can always hire someone to help with the fence upkeep and repairs. But with the proper know-how and the right tools, you can also do it yourself.

Read More »

Handmade Door Decorations to Usher in a Happy Holidays

November 15, 2020
,

There is no denying this has been a crazy year. So, maybe you’re thinking about holiday decorating a little earlier this year to spark some joy around the house. And, maybe with budgets a little tighter, more time on our hands, or just something to distract the kids, you’re considering doing some DIY. Here are a few door decorations projects to add some fun to your front door.

Read More »

Did You Know Our Design Center Helps With These?

October 26, 2020
, ,

It is called the Kitchen and Bath Design Center, so we understand why one might think that is all we do. While we definitely specialize in both of those, that isn’t all we can do. Our experts have helped homeowners with a lot of custom projects. Just like kitchens and bathrooms, no household is the same. Yes, houses can be similar but our lifestyles can vary from homeowner to homeowner. That is why we are happy to help with making the most of your space. Here are some other projects our design center can help you with.

Read More »

4 DIY Woodworking Projects to Get You in the Fall Spirit

October 7, 2020
,

As the weather begins to chill and the holiday season is fast approaching, there’s never been a better time to get in the spirit of fall. And, to heck with store-bought Halloween and fall-inspired home decor. We know you would rather make them yourself (it’s more fun that way too). So, take a weekend with the family, head out to the garage, and get your hands dirty with some DIY woodworking projects. Here are four fun projects that can all be finished up in the span of a “fan-less” football game.

Read More »

How to Build a Deck – The Basics Part One

August 27, 2020
, , ,

The central piece of any new deck project is having a solid foundation that supports the structure. Specifically, deck post brackets, which are typically anchored to concrete footings, act as the feet of the deck. Their job is to ensure the new deck can withstand varying degrees of weight. But, in order to build a deck that is safe and will last for decades, it’s important to properly install your deck posts.

Read More »

Pressure Treated Wood – What, Where, and How

July 23, 2020
, , ,

There is a lot of information about pressure-treated wood out there. And, unless you are a contractor, some of the details can be overwhelming. This is why we wanted to put together a list of the top three questions we get regarding pressure-treated lumber. If you are a homeowner or looking to do an outdoor project, this might be helpful. If you have any additional questions, our staff at Friel Lumber is happy to help.

Read More »

5 Summer DIY Projects That Make You Feel Accomplished

May 18, 2020
,

Being quarantined and practicing social distancing has us all having a bit of cabin fever. And, with warm weather right around the corner, we will want to be more active outside. To help with staying occupied and getting outside, we came up with a collection of summer DIY projects. These range from weekend warrior projects, to bigger undertakings. However, no matter what, all will make you feel accomplished when you are done. Here are some things to try this summer.

Read More »

How to Teach Kids About Tools

April 27, 2020
,

While Maryland residents are required to shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s plenty of time to keep the kids busy with a few DIY projects. Not only are these projects fun and entertaining, but they can also provide an effective way to teach kids about tools.

Read More »

5 Creative DIY Projects to Keep Kids Entertained at Home

April 13, 2020
,

The current COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented circumstances for everyone. Many of us are self-isolating and working from home, and just as many have children who are online-learning during the school closures. While adults might find it easier to make the transition from work to home, the kids may be getting restless. If this is the case for your family – it’s time to create DIY projects to keep kids entertained at home.

Read More »

Message to Our Customers

March 24, 2020

As we continue to navigate these uncharted waters, we have remained operational and fully staffed the entire time. We thank our customers for their cooperation and understanding. We thank our dedicated employees for continuing to work through this difficult situation. We remain committed to serving our customers as conveniently as possible while keeping you and our staff as safe as possible.

Read More »
Scroll to Top