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Be Prepared And Save! - 2018 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

by | Friday, May 11, 2018 |

Hurricane Season Begins June 1. The State Of Florida is encouraging everyone to prepare by offering a Sales Tax Holiday from June 1 through Jun 7,...

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Finally, Paint Made In Florida - For Florida!

by | Wednesday, April 25, 2018 |

Shell Lumber, Hardware and Paint is proud to introduce the latest in house paint technology. Shell's Signature Collection paints are specifically...

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A Sign of Good Things To Come!

by | Thursday, March 15, 2018 |

As Shell Lumber & Hardware celebrates its 90th Anniversary, it is undergoing a re-birth in so many ways. The new store front sign on 27th avenue...

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New OSHA Silica Dust Standards and What They Mean

by | Tuesday, February 13, 2018 |

As a Contractor, Worker, Handyman, or Homeowner, you should be aware of the dangers of Silica Dust and OSHA's new standard for Construction.What is...

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Mouldings from the Ground Up!

by | Monday, January 29, 2018 | 0 comment(s)

There is something to be said about those rooms that you walk into and they have the extra moulding details. It feels like the owner had a complete...

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Why choose Shell Lumber & Hardware over The Big Box Stores?

by | Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 0 comment(s)

When thinking about undertaking an at home or on the job do it yourself project most of us automatically think of big box stores that are heavily...

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Attention Contractors! We Are Here For You!

by | Monday, November 27, 2017 | 0 comment(s)

As a contractor, you have a lot on your plate. From managing the construction timeline to inspections to managing subcontractors and handling your...

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Light Up My Life! Home Improvement With Lighting

by | Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 0 comment(s)

Did you know that one of the least costly improvements to your home could be lighting? Many people don't realize that the right lighting fixture in...

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Dade County Pine - This Old House

by | Friday, November 10, 2017 |

A valuable characteristic of any Key West home is that it be constructed of Dade County Pine. There is no "new" Dade County Pine because almost all...

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Shell Lumber and Hardware Online Scavenger Hunt!

by | Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | 0 comment(s)
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Online Scavenger HuntStarted!Win 2,500 Shell Reward Points! The first CLUE is: My life can be measured in hours, I serve by being devoured. Thin, I...

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Tips on Preparing Your Home for a Hurricane

by | Monday, September 25, 2017 | 0 comment(s)

Do you know how to prepare your home in the event of a hurricane? If you own a home anywhere in Florida, securing your home when a hurricane is...

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Featured Lumber: Oak

by | Monday, September 25, 2017 |

We do not call the oak the “mighty oak tree” for no reason. Oak is a very strong wood that begins as a mere pinecone and grows into a lofty, massive...

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Bedroom Closet Organization

by | Monday, September 25, 2017 |

Here in Florida, we do not have basements to store all of our extra hats, shoes and seasonal clothing. If you do not have an additional bedroom...

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4 Power Tools Every Household Should Own

by | Monday, September 25, 2017 |

Congratulations! You have fulfilled the American dream of owning your own home. That is a great accomplishment! In owning a home, however, be aware...

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Simple Ways to Update Your Home

by | Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 0 comment(s)

After you have lived in your home for a bit, you might feel like you want some change. You can easily freshen up your living spaces and make them...

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How to Protect Your Plants During a Hurricane

by | Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | 0 comment(s)
How to Protect Your Plants During a Hurricane

Hurricane season is well under way, with the most volatile month approaching, September. Invest L99 was bearing down on us and we luckily avoided...

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How to Paint a Room Like a Pro!

by | Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | 0 comment(s)
How to Paint a Room Like a Pro!

Finally, you have selected the perfect paint for your bedroom. Now, the real work (and the fun) begins! Painting an entire room can seem daunting,...

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Featured Lumber: Hard Maple

by | Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | 0 comment(s)
Featured Lumber: Hard Maple

When we think of maple, most of us think of maple syrup. But the maple tree makes more than just a sweet, sticky condiment. It is the basis for a lot...

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Garden Tools Every Green Thumb Should Own

by | Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 0 comment(s)
Garden Tools Every Green Thumb Should Own

Everywhere we turn, there is a new gadget online or on T.V. that will make your gardening experience better. While some of these claims may be true,...

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Ladder Buying Guide: Types and Uses

by | Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 0 comment(s)
Ladder Buying Guide: Types and Uses

Ladders are used to lift an individual to a height that he cannot reach. Among the many reasons to need a ladder, a few of them include painting high...

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How You Can Use a Pressure Washer at Home

by | Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 0 comment(s)
How You Can Use a Pressure Washer at Home

It is a fact. Your exterior of your home will gather dirt and grime over the course of the year. Pressure washing your home at least once a year can...

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Maintain Your Wood Deck Like a Pro

by | Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 0 comment(s)
Maintain Your Wood Deck Like a Pro

Wooden decks are a place where family gathers, cookouts happen, and kids play. Sweeping away debris and wiping up spills should be party of regular...

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Your Air Conditioner Needs Attention

by | Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 0 comment(s)
Your Air Conditioner Needs Attention

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Creating Fun Jack-O-Lanterns with Power Tools

by | Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 0 comment(s)
Creating Fun Jack-O-Lanterns with Power Tools

It is that time of year again! Get ready to decorate your home with goblins, witches, and black cats…Halloween will soon be here. Pumpkin carving is...

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