Recent Blog Posts

Guide to Buying Better Lumber

The biggest factor in determining the type and quality of wood that you’ll use for your next project is the project itself. That’s because certain varieties of wood are best suited for certain projects. For example, a hardwood with a closed grain such as maple would be an excellent choice for a butcher block, rather than soft porous wood such as pine.

Memorial Library

The Dr. Shaw memorial Library in Mount Vernon has started their summer reading program and this year's theme is Build a Better World. Kids will work with residents throughout the town building models of rain forests and learning skills like woodworking and how to use tools like screwdrivers and measuring tapes.

Maine Community Fund

Ted Perkins and Michele Prior from Hammond Lumber Company presented a check for $2,000 to Marianne Pinkham, Lincoln County Fund committee member, as a donation to the Maine Community Fund. The Maine Community Fund is a statewide nonprofit that for the past 33 years has helped people invest in programs and projects that directly help Maine people.

Hammond Lumber Mills Again Are First in Safety

The Northeast Lumber Manufacturers Association (NeLMA) announced in June that it has given Hammond Lumber Company two awards for outstanding safety performance during 2016 at Hammond’s sawmill and planer mill in Belgrade. The awards are given to mills operating in the New England states, plus New York and Pennsylvania. A Maine family-owned business founded in 1953, Hammond finished first in Division 2 for the combined operations of both mills.

7 Innovative Ways to Add Windows into Home Remodels

It helps a living space feel more expansive and can also improve the mood of the occupants. Adding windows or patio doors into a home can be more than just filling a rectangular space with a piece of glass. Check out these 7 innovative ways to add windows and patio doors into your next home remodeling project: 1. Clerestory or stacking windowsPlacing windows above eye level helps diffuse light entering the room and maintains privacy.