Hardwood vs. Softwood: What You Should Know

When it comes to the differences between hard and soft woods, here are the cold (and not so cold) hard facts: The term “deciduous” has Latin roots, meaning “to fall”; and deciduous trees, which have falling leaves, are where we get hardwood. Insects and birds pollinate deciduous trees so that they can bear fruit. When the seeds of hardwood trees …

DIY Sectional Couch for Kids

As every savvy woodworker worth his salt can attest, the world of woodworking options is a wide and wonderful one…from Adirondack chairs to birdhouses; but don’t forget the wee little ones! There are woodworking projects for some very incredible items just for kids. You can build the typical wooden toys, and playhouses, but have you ever considered embellishing an area …

Live Wood Countertops and More!

M & M Enterprises is pleased to announce that we now have live edge wood! This distinctive wood type is available at M & M Enterprises – your local lumber yard – in cypress, cedar, walnut, wormy maple and sycamore. Live edge wood has become remarkably popular; and it’s no wonder because it can certainly add some panache to your …

What We Offer at M & M Enterprises

In a time when lumber has become a coveted commodity, you want to get yours from a trusted resource. M & M Enterprises, your local lumber yard, has been family owned since 1972 with a highly experienced team at the helm; and our offerings are expansive… We have a nice selection of wood types including hard and soft maple, white …

Does Cedar Actually Protect Against Moths?

Contrary to popular belief, adult moths don’t actually feed on fabrics. It’s their ravenous larvae that can become your favorite sweater’s biggest foe. Feeling itchy yet? It’s ok, here’s the good news. The oils from true cedar wood repel moths that might otherwise lay eggs in your fabric…and if there aren’t any moth eggs, there won’t be any moth larvae. …

Pressure Treated Wood vs. Non-treated Lumber

Being under pressure is usually a bad thing, unless we’re talking about pressure treated wood. Pressure treating makes lumber more water resistant and helps prevent all the things that come along with water damage, such as insect infestation, rotting and fungus growth. It may be more expensive than non-treated lumber, but pressure treated lumber can last quite a long time, …

Easy DIY Woodworking Project for Kids: Build a Catapult

Got kids? Are they bored out of their gourd? Why not teach them how to make something really cool while harnessing their inner-woodworker? Creating a homemade catapult is easy, fun and a great woodworking project for upper elementary school grade children; and not only is the wood crafting process an interesting one, the end result is hours of entertainment! All …

How to Build a Regulation Cornhole Set

We’re all looking for fun things to do at home. Why not put your woodworking prowess to work and build a regulation cornhole set so that you and your family and friends can enjoy hours of entertainment? The American Cornhole Association (Yes, they actually have one of those.) states that a regulation cornhole set must be a four-foot by two-foot …

Painting Wood vs. Staining Wood

What’s the difference between staining and paint? Stain is thinner and soaks into the wood, preserving and showcasing wood’s natural, rustic beauty by letting the unique grain patterns and superficial cracks in your wood show through. Paint coats the top of your wood, filling the pores, hiding the cracks and resulting in a more contemporary, refined finish. Like variety? Paint’s …

Which Chair Rail Fits You?

Are you easy-going in nature, considering and enjoying most things simplistic or is your personality more complicated and hard to define? Chair rails also possess their own personality and can be well-suited to any kind of home, depending on the type you choose. Chair rails come in all shapes and sizes from ornate to simplistic and plain. There are chair …