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From the Board Room
October 2023

We are extremely excited to announce that on October 1, 2023, we have launched a completely new website to provide our valued customers a greatly improved shopping experience. Check out this article for more details.

Woodworking 101
Understanding Wood Movement

Stability and strength of furniture is effected by wood movement. Wood movement is effected by humidity, and differently in different types of wood. Understanding wood movement will allow you to make better, stronger pieces of furniture.

Woodworking Glossary

This resource is designed to provide you with a more complete list of the terms that are associated with woodworking.

From the Board Room
September 2023

As we approach Fall, we can feel our busy season getting started. Thankfully, prices continue to drop on most of our domestic lumber. We continue to increase our product lines and services, and we are working hard to complete the renovation of our 7,500 s.f. warehouse in downtown Manchester.

Woodworking 101
Understanding the Basics of Lumber

Buying lumber can be a confusing prospect. In this article, we’ll provide you with an overview of the terminology most commonly used in the lumber industry, such as commonly used codes or abbreviations, as well as lumber sizing and grading.

Woodworking 101
Understanding Wood Grains

Looking for a characterful, pronounced pattern, or an understated, sleek and subtle design? Let’s break down wood grains, exploring different types and some fine examples you might want to try for your next project.

From the Board Room
July 2023

Due the the positive feedback and interest he received on his June article on the process of how Parkerville selects and bids on larger projects, David decided to use his July message to add some additional details about this process.

Jenka Hardness Scale

The Janka hardness test was, created by researcher Gabriel Janka (1864–1932), measures the resistance of a sample of wood to denting and wear. It measures the force required to embed an 11.28-millimeter-diameter (7⁄16 in) steel ball halfway into a sample of wood.

From the Board Room
June 2023

In a prior article, David, gave an overview of Parkerville’s process of bidding on commercial work with general contractors or construction management firms. In this article, David provides a bit more information on how make decisions on what project to pursue – or not – and why.

From the Board Room
April 2023

I’m not sure how many of you are college basketball fans but March Madness goes into April. It should be exciting series and we’re rooting for both teams. Go UConn!!

From the Board Room
March 2023

We have recently joined the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Central Connecticut. It’s a great group of professionals that work together to support each other and the various construction trades and service companies that support them. Learn more about our relationship with HBRA in this month’s article.

From the Board Room
February 2023

In this month’s From the Board Room we’re taking a few moments to talk about where we’ve been and where we’re headed. We are so grateful for the amazing collection of customers and friends we have made over the years. We look forward to the years ahead.

Presidents' Day Sale

Presidents Day Sale

In celebration of President’s Day, our selection of 4/4 Cherry is on sale!  Regular 4/4 Cherry is discounted to $3.99 bf with 8+” wide at $4.49.

Sale runs until February 24th!

** We’re open until 7 PM on Thursdays **

Cherry Selection