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7 Things You MUST Know About Wood Before You Build or Refinish a Project - It's not as simple as just buying a piece of wood and building it. You have to consider how that wood is going to react in your environment. How much is the wood going to expand and contract? Here are the 7 things you should consider. - Thrift Diving
Are you ready to dive into your first woodworking projects, but feeling a little intimidated by the lumber yard? Don't worry girl! I've got you covered! Learn where to go, how to identify common board flaws, read labels and more! Plus, I'm sharing my free common board dimensions chart as a downloadable PDF. Enjoy & get building!
As the tree grows it starts the appearance of rings inside the trunk. Counting the rings of a tree gives a fairly accurate measure of a tree’s age. The growth rings show how the weather has changed and affected the tree’s quality of life over the years. The wider the rings the more growth of the tree and the closer it is to ideal weather conditions. The narrow the rings will indicate less growth due to cold weather or drought conditions. The oldest layer of growth is in the center; the...
Our entries on the types of wood used for boardwalks might have you wondering: What types of wood are more durable than others? You may recall that in our wood series, we went over the Janka hardness ratings of wood. But when it comes to durability, Janka numbers only tell...