5 Awesome DIY Decorations for the Holidays

5 Awesome DIY Decorations for the Holidays

The holidays are a time of year for spreading joy for all to hear, and what better way to do that than with some DIY decorations for both inside and outside of your home? When most think DIY decorations for the holidays, they think small scale, which is fine. However, why not take things up a step with these five awesome DIY decoration ideas?

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Awesome Fire Pit Inspiration in Time for Fall

Awesome Fire Pit Inspiration in Time for Fall

It’s in the air, you can smell it now. There is nothing that quite smells like fall like wood burning. You can have your pumpkin spice, we want our fire pit. If you are looking to add one to your backyard or remodel the ones you have, we have something for you.  We have some awesome fire pit inspiration in time for fall.

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Absolutely Beautiful Backyards You Need to See

Absolutely Beautiful Backyards You Need to See

There is something everyone can love about Maryland, and not just our awesome state flag. What we are talking about is the four seasons we experience throughout the state. It is also why we take our backyards pretty serious. Often times these are the center of where our family plays, our friends converse, and we enjoy our lives. That is why we commonly get asked for ideas when it comes to backyard layout, design, and materials. From small to large, modern to eclectic, here are some absolutely beautiful backyards to check out.

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How to Increase Your Kitchen Storage

How to Increase Your Kitchen Storage

Good news: you don’t have to remodel your kitchen to get more storage. It also doesn’t need to cost a lot of money either. Sometimes it just takes good ‘ol creativity and some great solutions. That is why we got together some of our favorite kitchen storage ideas. These vary from ingenious organization to amazing space-saving hardware.  So let’s get cooking on how to increase your kitchen storage.

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Let the Sunshine in With VELUX Skylights

Let the Sunshine in With VELUX Skylights

There are countless benefits to adding skylights to your home. They serve as a source of natural light, provide warmth and bring in the fresh air. And, of course, they are simply beautiful in design. But for many, it can be difficult to navigate the options for skylight materials. Here’s a look at the VELUX skylights we offer at Friel Lumber.

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Outdoor Patio and Party Ideas for Summer

Outdoor Patio and Party Ideas for Summer

As a homeowner, you look forward to the summer season to get the best use out of your outdoor space. With the right touches, you can turn the outside of your home into the place to be – whether you’re hosting a barbecue or enjoying fireflies at night. Here are some ways to spice up your outdoor patio or backyard for entertaining your friends and family this summer.

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When to Hire a Contractor

When to Hire a Contractor

Are you renovating a room in your home, considering a major remodel, or building a new house from the ground up? If so, there are many benefits to hiring a contractor. You may be pretty handy, but unless you work in the construction industry, the complexity of these projects could get the best of you. A contractor’s expertise can help your project go smoothly and help you avoid costly mistakes. Here are a few things to know before you hire a contractor.

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Build Your Own Picnic Table

Build Your Own Picnic Table

While there are many picnic tables available for purchase, building your own is affordable and will instill a strong sense of pride once the job is done. Plus, constructing a table is simpler and less time consuming than you think. Follow these step-by-step instructions for a long-lasting addition to your landscape.

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5 Weekend Wood Projects

5 Weekend Wood Projects

At Friel Lumber, our ideal weekend always involves sawdust and wood stain. Now that summer’s here to stay, take advantage of this warm weather and get all your projects done. Whether you’re a master craftsman or just getting your toes wet, it’s time to break out the nails and sandpaper. Whatever weekend wood projects are on your to-do list this summer, we’ve got you covered. Check out our top five summer projects, then stop in to pick up all the lumber you might need.

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