Summer Fun 2020

We wanted to share with you a few local events coming up that get you outside to have a little fun, as well as help us support some amazing organizations that are doing good work for others in Skagit County!

Cedar Country Lumber

July 10, 2020 ~ One Community, One Family Golf Classic Event

Logo for One Community One Family of Skagit County

Enjoy a day of golf at Avalon Golf Links while helping raise money to support grants for cancer patients! One Community One Family‘s mission is to provide support at diagnosis to cancer patients in the Skagit Valley Community. Most people are not fully prepared for the overwhelming emotional and physical changes, as well as financial hardships, during this time. Their volunteers are dedicated to the long-term success of this grant program through ongoing donations and fundraising efforts.

Check out this event and register by clicking HERE!


Friday, July 17 – Skagit/Island Builders Association Golf Tournament

Skagit Island Counties Builders Association Logo

Join us for the 36th Annual SICBA Golf Tournament! This year’s tournament is hosted at Whidbey Golf Club and is designed to be a fun day out on the course with lots of fun activities!  Sign up your teams of 4 (at least one golfer must be a member of SICBA) or register as a single golfer and they will assign you a team.  Info and registration can be found HERE

Saturday, August 1 – Heart to Heart Charity’s 6th annual Motorcycle Poker Run

heart to heart charity logo

Enjoy a fun motorcycle ride through the beautiful Skagit Valley while supporting Heart to Heart Charity. Heart to Heart is dedicated to help improve and enhance the lives of low income children and their families that reside in  Skagit County, who are working hard, yet still struggling to make ends meet.

Event details can be found HERE

We sincerely appreciate the hard work of all the volunteers and the support of the sponsors and attendees of events like this in our community! Together we can make a difference!










SICBA Home Tour 2019

Tour spectacular custom built homes in Skagit and Island Counties

September 13th, 14th and 15th 2019

Skagit Island Counties Home Tour September 2019

Step Inside, Get Inspired, Meet the Builders and TAKE THE TOUR!

10 custom homes built by Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association (SICBA) Member Builders are featured on this year’s Home Tour. These homes are scattered throughout Skagit & Island Counties.

Large Doug Fir Timbers for outdoor living room

We supplied the wood building materials for this stunning outdoor living space. See it on the tour! Built by John Piazza Jr Construction

Each ticket to tour the homes is just $10 and is good for all 3 days.  Kids 15 and under are free. So make a weekend of it and tour all 10 homes!  Use the code TOURSPONSOR during checkout and get a $1 discount on each ticket as our guest when you purchase on them online at

And before your next project, be sure to visit us!  We provide specialty lumber to homeowners and contractors through out the Pacific Northwest, as well as nationwide!

950 B Fountain Street, Burlington WA





Woodfest April 27 & 28, 2019

Proud to help sponsor this Tulip Festival sanctioned event again!

So much to see and do! Woodfest

 WoodFest: Timber to Tech!  The students of multiple high schools and middles schools will proudly be displaying their amazing craftsmanship from woodworking to 3D printing.   Watch live demonstrations from wood turners and carvers (including the uniquely popular chainsaw carvers!), participate in family activities and browse the wares of various vendors, including: handmade wooden products, quilting, jewelry and more.  There will also be a silent auction and raffle!   For more information, as well as times and locations for all the WoodFest activities, please visit the WoodFest Event Page by the Sedro Woolley Chamber of Commerce.


2nd Annual Sedro-Woolley Brewfest, Sept 22, 2018

We are pleased to be a sponsor of the 2nd Annual Sedro-Woolley Brewfest this Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Sedro Woolley WA Brewfest September 22, 2018

The event will be held in downtown Sedro-Woolley, between Ferry and Woodworth along Metcalf Street. The goal is to raise $50,000 for the local food bank, Helping Hands, through ticket sales, raffles and merchandise sales.

Every penny raised goes directly towards this goal!

helping hands logo

Helping Hands is Skagit County’s largest direct emergency food provider. Last year they distributed 2.2 million pounds of food to over over 14,000 individuals in our community.  Approximately 60% of their clients are children and seniors.  Many of the families receiving support are working, but are unable to meet their families basic needs, including food.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Tom and Kym Kelly

Tom and Kym Kelly owners of Cedar Country Lumber, Burlington WA



How To Make a Giant Jenga Game

Fun for outdoor parties, family reunions and other gatherings, a large, “life sized” Giant Jenga yard game set will  provide hours of entertainment for reasonable cost and a little effort.

Madison Elementray


These instructions will yield a Jenga set that has 18 rows that have three pieces laid next to each other (a total of 54 pieces). For instructions on how to set up the game and rules for playing click HERE

MHow to Make a Giant Jenga Setaterials Needed

  • 5 pieces of 2×4 Kiln Dried Cedar Decking 10’ Long
  • Chop Saw
  • Tape Measure
  • Belt Sander (or hand sanding pad)
  • Safety equipment including Glasses, Ear Plugs, etc


Cost for the Cedar Decking: Approximately $50


Measure once! Start by creating a jig for the Chop Saw by taking an 8 or 10 foot scrap piece of material and clamping it to the saw. Have at least a foot of the scrap piece go past the blade of the saw.

To create the jig, measure 10 1/2 inches from the saw blade and screw a block into the scrap piece that the edge is 10 1/2 inches from the saw blade.  By butting the end of the board into the block each time, you will be cutting a perfect 10 ½” piece each time. Next, set the depth setter on the saw to allow it to cut only through the 2×4 and not through the scrap piece of material that you clamped to the saw.

Directions for making a Big Jenga Set

Cut the Western Red Cedar deck boards into 54 pieces. Do be sure to check the block occasionally to ensure it hasn’t been bumped from the 10 ½” you set it away from the saw blade.

Life Sized Jenga Game Instructions

We recommend using Kiln Dried, Western Red Cedar Radius Edge Decking to help ensure the material slides nicely without catching when the game is in play. A good sanding will also help with this. We used a belt sander, but hand sanding with a block covered with fine grit sand paper would also work fine.

instructions for yard jenga game

Since we are use the Jenga sets we build as an auction item to help raise funds for our local non-profits, we brand the pieces with our name and logo.  Our Jenga sets are ONLY available at auctions/fund raisers that we donate to.

giant jenga drinking game

We do post on our Facebook page when an opportunity arises.

Branding irons can be obtained from our friends at Custom Branding Irons. It is a great way to add that special touch to a wood working project.

Now the set is ready to play!


Before Your Next Project, Be Sure to Visit Us!

950 B Fountain Street ~ Burlington, WA  98233

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