Compositing Wood

How Wood Can Be Used in Composting

It’s Learn About Composting Day! Composting is becoming increasingly more popular in the Austin area as people learn how easy it is to keep organic material out of the landfills, and put it to good use in their own yards. In this post we’ll go over how wood…more

How Sunburn can effect a Project

Why Sunscreen is One Tool You Should Use for Any Outdoor Project

There’s one thing that can slow down any outdoor project and it’s completely avoidable. We’re talking about sunburns. May 27th is Sunscreen Protection Day, which serves as an important reminder that SPF is one of the most important tools to use when you’re building a deck, planting a…more

Memorial Day

Memorials to Visit This Memorial Day

Timbertown Austin is proud to salute the American Heroes who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom this Memorial Day by highlighting different memorials around the country. These memorials are beautiful examples of how wood has been used throughout history to create lasting tributes to those we…more


How to Build a Simple Pergola in Central Texas

Are you in desperate need for some additional shade this summer? Want to define a space in your otherwise wide-open yard? A pergola is a great project for a weekend warrior that has already tried their hand at other backyard structures like a deck or planters.

Mothers Day Planter Box

Make Mom a Mother’s Day Gift to Enjoy All Year Long

Most moms don’t need extravagant gifts on Mother’s Day. However, having a few home improvement projects knocked off the “Honey Do List” is sure to knock her socks off. If you want to give a great gift this Mother’s Day here are a few ideas for dads and…more

Fixing Burn Marks on Deck

How to Fix Burn Marks on Your Deck

After the grilling out, sitting around the fire pit and fireworks of a 4th of July BBQ you may find that your deck acquired a burn mark or two. It may seem like a serious blemish, but there are ways to fix burn marks on wood decks.


Thank a Woodshop Teacher on National Teacher’s Day

This Teacher’s Day Timbertown Austin is taking a moment to acknowledge all of the hardworking wood shop teachers that give students skills they can use for a lifetime. Woodworking may be an elective, but it’s a course that teaches kids how to plan and carry out projects so…more

Simple Deck Design

How to Build a Simple Deck in Central Texas

If you’re one of the many Central Texas residents that would like to enjoy the outdoors more we’ve got a solution – build a deck! It really isn’t as complicated or costly as you may imagine if you properly prepare and keep the deck design simple.

Chicken Grilling

Celebrate National Barbecue Month with Kamado Joe

It’s our favorite time of year at Timbertown Austin – grilling season! In fact May is National Barbecue Month. If you want to beef up your grilling this spring and summer here are a few of our top suggestions.