Its cold down here
It started on Monday, cold, but lots of sun and no wind, a good day for hanging Christmas lights and yard work. Then came Tuesday, colder and steady wind all day long, the wind chill here had to be less than 10 degrees. The wind let up on Wednesday but the air and ground were colder yet, sealing the surface of our Alaska asphalt. Then each successive day it has grown colder yet.
Tacoma Fire Logs
It has been cold all week and will continue a few more days, but it has also been sunny and great weather for building fences. That fact has been proven by the “Brisk” business we have done all week selling fence boards and supplies.Maybe this is why?
The cold has not been the worst part, it is actually the wind, 24 mile per hour wind, which we have seen this week, can make 30 degrees feel like zero. So a well built and designed fence can actually raise the apparent temperature by as much as 30 degrees. Wouldn’t 60 degrees feel good right now? It doesn’t actually work that way, but it sure feels better to get out of the wind.
A well designed fence deserves a well designed gate and while there are too many styles to list, this is by far my favorite.
What to do?
So come and buy some Tacoma Firelogs and burn them for heat, or build a fence to block the arctic Blast, or spend 20 minutes posting on the internet, In any case it is another great day to come to Mill Outlet Lumber. 4811 S Tyler st, Tacoma, 253 514 0658
Every day I hear Customers say ” I love the smell here”. Keep in mind, Mill Outlet is completely outdoors and on a ridge where the wind blows constantly. So to say it smells great here or like anything at all, is really amazing.
It’s the Cedar
It is the cedar. it is everywhere. Shingles, decking, fence boards and split rail. 2×4’s, Timbers, 4×4’s and Shakes. Finish grade, utility grade, 2×12’s and 8×8’s.
The aroma of Tacoma has been infamous over the years, but come to Mill Outlet Lumber for the new, pleasant Tacoma aroma.
E very month that goes by sees our inventory of Western red Cedar timbers and rough appearance grade stock grow
We are now stocking 6×6 full dimension rough resawn appearance timbers in 8′, 10, and 12′ lengths
Rough resawn appearance 6×6
Also rough sawn 2×4, 2×6, 2×8, 2×10 and 2×12 most of which is 1 11/16 by 1/4″ undersize in width. Excellent material for a really fair price.
Rougher headed western red cedar
Appearance grade 4×4 and 4×6, 5/4×8 bevel siding blanks, the list can go on and on.
Rough, appearance 4×4 western red cedar
rougher headed 5/4×8 bevel siding blanks
Western Red Cedar Timbers, while not always in stock at our location, these babies are readily available at all times for reasonable prices, mostly between as of this date for reasonable sizes and lengths. 12×12 and 12×16, 28′-32′ will cost a little more likeThese prices do not include freight, but if you are interested in a certain tally and sizes we can quickly work up a total package quote.
This is the material we have available all the time
Everything, from 4×4 to 12×16 and in lengths up to 32′ in some cases is generally available in short turn around times, appearance rough timbers you can not find normally
Everyone loves their pup, unless they are a cat person, that is why, Sunday, I declared, I think I’ll build Rusti a house. After all, it was raining outside and the image of poor little Rusti sitting on the deck, in the rain, with no roof over her head is enough to motivate most anyone to action. So I devised a plan, with the various lumber leftovers of summer yard and garden projects and built her a house, a palace, and a yard ornament. The point being, you can do a lot, with a little, given some motivation, limited resources and most important, inspiration.
This is what is so great about a Lumberyard like Mill Outlet. it is full of the resources, the pieces and parts of so many ideas, projects, dreams, Pieces, that that need to be arranged, cut, fastened and sometimes cut again into the shape that inspires you. You can then step back, take some pride, and maybe even boast a bit about that thing you built with your own hands and the image in your mind. Be it a deck or a fence, a doghouse or a birdhouse, or the pride of finally enclosing the last wall of the barn for half what you expected to spend because of the great deal you got at Mill Outlet Lumber.
Now is the time to be thinking about Gardening, for next Spring. At Mill Outlet it is time as well,, because we are onto a great new source for 2×10 and 2×12 Western Red Cedar,,, for very reasonable prices. Build your raised beds now, get some soil in them, and nutrients if needed, then let them condition a little over the winter, and I promise you will not be sorry. When everyone else is looking forward to Christmas you will be 3 steps ahead of them pining for Spring. Grow more of your own delicious food and enjoy the satisfaction of watching it grow. If you don’t do it now, it will soon be too late.
In Tacoma, South Tacoma to be exact, From I-5 take the 56th st exit west 12 blocks or so, turn right on Tyler at the light go 8 blocks and we are on the right. From Highway 16 take the Orchard st,/ 19th st exit and head East on 19th to Tyler, turn right and go about 28 blocks and we are on the right, click Here for a map and directions. Another way to look at it is we are centrally located for our customers in Tacoma, University Place, Fircrest, Lakewood and Spanaway, never more than 15 minutes away. Because of our nononsense access to freeways we are also convenient for you from all over western Washington.
- Puyallup 14.5 Miles- 22 minutes
- Gig Harbor 10.7 Miles–19 minutes
- Federal Way 16.1 Miles–23 minutes
- Sumner 17.4 Miles–23 minutes
- Kent 21.4 Miles–26 minutes
- Auburn 17.1 Miles–21 minutes
- Port Orchard 24.8 Miles–30 minutes
- Des Moines 20.8 Miles–27 minutes
- Covington 26.1 Miles–31 minutes
- Renton 29 Miles–36 minutes
- Burien 29.4 MIles-36 minutes
- Bellevue 37 Miles-43 minutes
- Olympia 28 Miles-34 minutes
- West Seattle 34.5 Miles–45 minutes
- Mercer Island 41.6 Miles–50 minutes
- Redmond 46.1 Miles–54 minutes
- Kirkland 43.9 Miles–51 minutes
- North Seattle 42.9 MIles–51 minutes
- Lynnwood 50.8 Miles–60 minutes
- Issaquah 45.3 Miles–53 minutes
- Woodinville 49.9 Miles–57 minutes
- North Bend 44.8 Miles–52 minutes
- Cle Elum 100 Miles–1 hour 45 minutes
The list could go on and on but the point is that we are only minutes away unless you live in Cle Elum which happens to be where one customer made 2 trips in one day with a 2 axle car trailer to buy fence materials from us because of our fair prices and excellent quality.
In addition to being located conveniently for our Western Washington customers, we also ship cedar products nationwide on a regular basis. Post caps to Houston and Chicago, Clear cedar 1×8 to Minneapolis and Fence boards to New York, are just a few of our recent shipments.
So come in or call or email or text, just don’t forget about Mill Outlet Lumber when you need Cedar fencing, decking, Pressure Treated Lumber, shop plywood or Cedar and Fir Clears.
253 514 0658
4811 S Tyler St. Tacoma 98409
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