COVID-19: A note to our customers

Ashby Lumber is following the Social Distancing Protocols and guidance from our local health departments. For more information, please visit Contra Costa Health Dept and Alameda County Health Dept. Your health and the health of our employees is our #1 priority. Most notably, we are cleaning the stores regularly, have an employee monitoring the number
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Show Me How to Hygge


The Danish trend that’s sweeping the nation might not have an English translation, but it has a unique approach when it comes to home design.  Hygge (prounounced hue-guh) is a Danish word, or perhaps more accurately, a feeling you get when you’re experiencing a moment that’s out of the ordinary, cozy, charming or just plain special.
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How to Create the Garage Workshop of Your Dreams

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A weekend and a few hundred bucks can unleash your inner craftsman Garages often harbor a not-so-secret second life: heroic home workshop. They’re well-suited to the task, with a tolerance for the noise and dust of do-it-yourself projects. But if a garage workshop isn’t comfortable and convenient to use, you’ll avoid projects rather than enjoy them.
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Glossary of Windows & Doors Terms

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New to “window and door talk”? Below are diagrams of popular window and door styles with different parts highlighted. Other types of windows and doors might have slightly different components. Double Hung Windows Head – The main horizontal member which forms the top of the window frame. Grids – Exterior and interior grid options are
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Protection in Contract Language – Rising Materials Costs

In today’s economy, there are a number of issues that contractors must take into account when bidding for a job. This article, published in, is the first in a three part series that deals with several of these issues and provides guidance for contractors in drafting contract language to protect themselves. Read full article
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Welcome to our blog

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We recently launched our newly designed website and now we’re very excited to launch our new blog! Our new website has so much to offer. If you’re thinking of remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, browse our selection of faucets, sinks, tubs, and cabinets; if you’re planning on updating your house with new doors or windows,
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