Wooden step stool.

Step stools are simple: they give you a boost in height when you need it most! Building your own step stool lets you customize every inch, making it a unique gift or an item that can be handed down through generations.

In fact, wooden step stools are great accessory items that can be designed to fit the existing pieces of furniture you already own! They’re easy to make and can be constructed out of different wood species — ranging from the most common to the most exotic.

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Paul Baird discusses Baird Brothers sawmill history.

Steve Stack:

Brought to you direct from Studio 3B at Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods, American Hardwood Advisor is your source for trends, tips, and insights into how the building industry has evolved.

Join me, Steve Stack, along with guest builders and industry leaders, as we talk shop and go in-depth on what it takes to be the best of the best.

Dive into topics like architecture, industry trends, project plans, historical tools, tricks of the trade, and life lessons from more than six decades of experience in the hardwood lumber business. Read more

Mudroom with shiplap walls.

Entryways can make or break a first impression, literally as soon as you walk through the front door. But how do you maximize a (potentially) small space while still maintaining the look of your home?

A mudroom is just that: a “drop zone” for family members when they enter the house (muddy or not). It’s home to boots, coats, and shoes kicked off willy-nilly — but it doesn’t have to look that way!

Here are some easy entryway and mudroom storage ideas that look the part and help keep you organized, too!

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Canfield Business Reveals Onsite Content Studio

Complete with an audio/video set, Baird Brothers’ onsite studio will produce industry-focused videos and podcasts for customers nationwide

Canfield, OH: Following the lead of major brands like Red Bull and Southwest Airlines, Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods recently unveiled its own onsite content studio, which will be utilized to produce high-quality programmatic content for consumers nationwide.

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This Old House Farmhouse in Fairfield has a rustic look with upscale features

Who says farmhouses have to feel like century homes? 

This Old House challenged the norm with their 2020 Farmhouse in Fairfield Idea House, located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Baird Brothers celebrated our third year partnering with the This Old House brand on this build (along with the other 2020 Idea House, Cottage On The Cape). 

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Transcript taken directly from the Build It With Baird Tips for Sanding & Finishing Wood episode.

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Includes flooring give-a-way (valued at $3000), virtual tours, and donations Second Harvest Food Bank

Canfield, OH: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods’ 10th annual Red, White & True sales event will be virtual again this year, starting Friday, Sept. 24, and running through Sunday, Sept. 26. Prior to COVID-19, Red, White & True was a one-day-only, on-site event. This year will function the same as 2020, however; customers can shop online at bairdbrothers.com all three days or shop in-store and over the phone on Friday and Saturday, but no onsite activities will be held.

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Hardwood floor installation in progress.

Wood floors are popular with homeowners because of their elegant look, combined with how easy they are to clean and maintain. But, the thought of a hardwood floor installation can be daunting, especially for a DIY novice. That’s where this helpful guide comes into play.

The fact is, you don’t have to be a professional contractor to install new wood floors! Start by following along with these helpful tips (straight from the hardwood flooring source itself – Baird Brothers!), and with a little research and planning, you’ll be on your way to completing your flooring project in no time. Read more

This Old House Begins 9th Project With Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

This Old House recently announced plans for its 2021 Idea House located near St. Paul, Minnesota

Canfield, OH: This Old House recently announced plans for its first Idea House project in 2021, and will once again be partnering with Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods in Canfield, OH for many of the hardwood products that will be used throughout the home.

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When Joe and Jessica Ashcroft renovated their downstairs bathroom, they wanted something stunningly modern to serve as the visual centerpiece.

“We were looking for a different material to stand out against the tile and the darker colors we used,” Joe says.

That’s when they came to Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods and found a beautiful hickory countertop material to finish off the space.

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