Plywood vs. OSB: Which is Better?

I read this article today in ProSales magazine and found it very interesting…. My personal opinion is that OSB performs well on the wall and floor but stick to CDX Plywood on the roof. Far too often I see OSB “sag” between the trusses making your roof look wavy. Although, OSB typically offers a higher […]


Pappy at Mack's Finer Foods

Our very own Mr. BBQ – Greg Papworth is bringing us his favorite recipesk!

Organize Me Penelope

This is a bi-weekly blog from our good friend Penelope Miller. She is a professional organizer and coach. We will add to this blog every other week so check back regularly.

Windows 101

Windows 101 - Parr Lumber

I know it can be somewhat overwhelming for the average person who may only buy windows once in their lifetime. In this blog we are going to offer up all of the information you need to feel confident in your next window purchase.

Things to Consider When Building a Shed

Gable shed - Parr Lumber

Design -What you need to store determines the size of your shed. Make sure you design the size of the shed to hold everything you want to keep dry. I always recommend going bigger than you think. Consider adding a lean-to on the side or back of your shed to store things like firewood.

You can put a hole in a TJI?

You can put a hole in a TJI - Parr Lumber

I get this question all of the time. The fact of the matter is that you can cut holes big enough in an I-joist big enough to put ductwork in.

DIY Covered Patio

Patio cover - Parr Lumber

Hey all you Weekend Warriors! Last week’s show was about projects you can do around your home that will give you a high return on your investment. One of the things we mentioned was building a covered patio. I have designed and shipped many patio covers in my day so I can offer quite a […]