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The Lumberyard

Need help deciding on the best lumber for your build? Here’s all the information you’ll need on what to choose and how to work with it.

The Building Materials Market: Winding Down the Year


Prices on building materials overall have been slowly falling since the end of summer to approach pre-Covid levels, after a small rise in July. Structural panels are down by 2%. However, Framing Composite prices are coming back up at 1.4% with every Western species group showing positive numbers. A downturn in the economy and high mortgage rates are the news of the day.
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Pressure Treated Wood for Your Outdoor Projects


Pressure treated wood is one of the best options for outdoor projects. Yet, even within this type there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. When planning a build, you’ll need to determine what type of treated lumber to buy and where to use it. Should you choose Ground Contact or Above Ground rated lumber? We'll help you figure out what you need — and whether pressure treated wood is right for your project.
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All About Dimensional Lumber


A 2x4 piece of lumber means it‘s two inches by four inches… right? Not exactly. Dimensional lumber may not be all as it seems on face value, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a method to this madness. Before your next project, let the lumber pros guide you through the lumberyard so you pick the right lumber for your project.
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Hardwood vs. Softwood: Insights from the Lumber Pros


Hardwood vs. softwood. The difference may seem simple, but when it comes to your DIY project knowing how to differentiate your wood is important. While a lot of hardwoods are generally “harder” than softwoods, there are some exceptions. The difference, in fact, is not based on how “hard” the wood is, but by the tree’s seeds and how it grows. Before you start on your next project, brush up on your lumberyard knowledge so you grab the right wood for the job.
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Protect Your Land with the Right Culvert


When you need to move water under a road, a driveway, or a segment of land, a culvert is ideal for the job. Similar to a large pipe, a culvert is a relatively simple, customizable way to move water from one place to another. Is a culvert right for your needs? And how do you pick the right one? McCoy’s makes it easy to break down these complex decisions.
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What is Plywood, Anyway?


Just about any construction project includes plywood. But what is plywood? This common building material is anything but simple. In fact, it’s an engineering marvel! We love using different types of plywood in tons of projects from furniture to additions to whole home construction — but do you really know what makes plywood so strong and so affordable?
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Navigating Our Lumberyard


Here at McCoy’s, we pride ourselves on our full-service lumberyards. Each yard is stocked with a wide variety of top-grade lumber to serve not only professional builders, but weekend DIYers too. We know our customer needs vary based on where they live and the type of projects they do, so our job is to provide you with the materials you need. With all our selections and old-fashioned service, we understand that first-timers may need some guidance on how to navigate our lumberyard.
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T-Posts: Field Fencing Made Easy


T-post fencing is a practical option for your property to keep your fields, animals, and even garden safe. This fencing is an easy solution for farmers, ranchers, and homeowners as it is quick to install and cost-efficient.
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Rebar 101: What You Need to Know


Concrete cracks are one of the most common problems in construction. It's an unavoidable issue everyone has to deal with due to the properties of concrete. Although you can't prevent concrete cracks from occurring...
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All About Fence Pickets


Building a new fence on your property can add character as well as security for your home, family, livestock, and pets. Among the many different types of fencing available, fence pickets are a popular option...
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Benefits of Western Red Cedar


Though there are many imitators out there with similar names and second-rate qualities, beautiful Western Red Cedar gives you durable, versatile, and sustainable wood. Let's break down the facts...
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Everything You Need to Know About OSB and Its Benefits


In the last 20 years, an increasingly popular building material option in the U.S. is “oriented strand board,” better known as OSB. But even though it’s now common to find it in a home’s materials list, many people are unaware of its exact benefits.
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Composite Decking


A deck can take your backyard from being a hassle to maintain and turn it into a fun retreat for hosting barbeques and family get-togethers. With an abundance of styles and colors, you can use...
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McCoy's Doors & Millwork


McCoy’s Door and Millwork facilities can build the doors you need, whether it’s a single replacement entry door unit to increase curb appeal or all the interior and exterior doors for your entire home. Using state-of-the-art...
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