Insulation and caulking | Parr Lumber

It’s what’s behind the wall that matters

As temperatures drop and homeowners feel the effects of winter, it’s common to hear complaints about cold houses, seemingly constant drafts, and dramatic increases in heating bills. The solution to these issues might be behind the sheetrock of your home. Comfort and energy savings in many homes (especially older homes) can be improved by checking the air flow around windows and doors and properly maintaining or adding high quality insulation.

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Parr Lumber Deck Expo

Deck Expo

Thinking about building a deck this year? If you are, then you’ll want to attend our Deck Expo at Raleigh Hills (May 2), West Linn (May 2), Bend (May 9) and Vancouver (May 9). Lunch is on us and there will be prizes, specials, and how-to clinics.

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DIY - build a lounge chair out of logs

DIY Project Idea: Log Lounge Chair

If you have a log or two lying around, here’s a project idea for you: build a lounge chair out of logs. For this project you will need a saw for cutting the log and a drill for attaching the logs together. In addition, you will need 1/4″ x 6″ lag screws, 1/4″ x 9″ lag screws, and some metal brackets to strengthen the floppy parts of the chair. Note: the hardware should be galvanized so they don’t rust in the rain.

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