We’d hate to see you save a few bucks and be unhappy in the long run. We’re passionate about quality. We stay true to who we are, but it sometimes means we raise our voices as we try to protect our potential customers. It’s not that we’re mad at them; we’re just tired of watching great people get taken advantage of year after year. It’s a fine line between passion and anger. We try hard to make it clear that we are caring, not yelling. We’ve seen it too many times: a guy wants to save a … [Read more...] about When nice guys yell
Touching every piece of wood makes us different; having members of the Amish community cut it makes all the difference in the world to us. What all that hands-on activity means to you is quality. We have a 20-year relationship with the Amish experts near our mill. They know what we’re after. We get high-end, quality cuts instead of garbage. There, we said it. Garbage. If you don’t really care how long your finished project will last or how much maintenance it will require, you know where … [Read more...] about What Amish means to quality
You love your parents, but you probably don’t want to live with them fulltime. They probably feel the same way about you. One or both of your parents may be somewhat independent, but the time for somebody to check on them more often is drawing near. Are you going to find a place for them to live in a senior citizen retirement complex for a few years and figure out what to do after that? That’s a valid option, but it could quickly suck a savings account dry. People in your … [Read more...] about Granny cabins are assisted living with family (and privacy)
Yep. We did it again. We gave our tiny cabins a twist. They make the perfect beach houses! They’re the perfect size. They’re the perfect style. The first one we decided to build is sided with barn wood and has an outside-style shower placed inside the tiny cabin in the corner. On the inside, it's one room plus a bathroom with a sink and a composting toilet. We put a shed-style roof on our model to make it more spacious. One of our customers said, “It's cute as hell.” If … [Read more...] about Want a beach house made from a tiny cabin?
Have you ever put together a garden box only to have it disintegrate a lot sooner than you expected? Nobody has time for that these days. If you’re thinking about setting up a nice spot for a garden box or need to replace one that fell apart, why not have one made from our stellar-quality wood? It’ll last longer and look better! We have beautiful cedar garden box kits that are pre-notched so you can put one together in minutes. Our cedar isn’t treated with chemicals so it’s perfect for … [Read more...] about Looking for a gorgeous garden box that lasts?
If you don’t mind buying a storage shed, tearing it down within the next few to several years and tossing it in the fire pit or hauling it off for recycling, we’re cool with that. If you’d rather have a high-quality showpiece that’s way beyond a wood storage shed and accents your property for decades with very little maintenance, well, we should talk. How you do one thing is how you do everything, right? Why would you lower your standards when buying a utility shed? Our tiny … [Read more...] about Would you rather have a sweet shed or a cheap shack?
I’ve been stewing over awful customer service for a couple of months. I know. This is how it is now. Get over it, right? I can’t. I own an independent business. I don’t understand how big corporations stay in business. How do the people at the top sleep at night? How can employees on the front lines bear to go to work? Do managers really think they’re managing anything? I’m not alone. If you’ve flown lately, if you’ve ordered anything from a big box store lately, if you’ve done business … [Read more...] about Stewing Over Awful Customer Service
You could get a kit. You could build it yourself. But if you’re looking for a tiny cabin for your getaway spot or garden area, the quality of wood you choose will make all the difference in the world. It might not be something you care a lot about right now, but three, five or seven years down the road, you will. Tiny cabins are no different from anything you invest in; you get what you pay for. A good friend of mine says she debated off-and-on for years with a coworker that would buy the … [Read more...] about Quality wood makes a solid tiny cabin