Working with Wood Tips and Types

Working with Wood Tips and Types

Knowing what can be done with the various types of woods available will save you a lot of time and effort. There is no perfect wood every job, but there are always of types of wood that are more suited to any project.

Tips for Working with Hardwood

Anyone who works with wood, knows that hardwood can be very expensive, but did you know that just because a wood is considered hardwood, does not mean that it is actually hardwood? Woods such as balsa is very light and fluffy, such are many other types of woods that are considered hardwood.

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Woodworking begins with, well, wood. When traipsing through the woody section behind the house, all wood may look alike, but you can be sure that this is not the case. Certain types of wood are more suitable to some woodworking and carpentry projects than others. The Many Faces of Hard Maple Lumber: Rock, Sugar, Brown, and White

It all comes from the same tree: hard maple, rock maple, sugar maple, brown maple, white maple. The acer saccharum to be most specific.

What 4/4 Mean When Talking About Lumber

They’re industry terms that not everyone knows right off the bat, but they refer to the thickness of the lumber.

Mahogany: Which one is the real thing?

Any discussion of Mahogany may be complex and confusing because there has been a lot of change in the past few years and the term mahogany has been applied to several woods for marketing purposes.

Red Oak (Quercus rubra): America’s Favorite

However, since the founding of our country Red Oak has been used for virtually every conceivable wood application. And still does.

Walnut: The Premier North American Hardwood

Woodworkers generally love the stable lumber; it saws, planes, routes, and finishes exceedingly well. Walnut is considered the superior wood for gun stocks because of its stability, light weight and ability to absorb recoil – the long-sought-after figure and desirable grain patterns are just the cherry on top.