Wood

From Pine to Oak: A Guide to Choosing The Best wood for shelving

Best wood for shelving There are several factors to consider when choosing the best wood for shelving. The items placed on the shelves will determine the type of wood to use. Different types of wood have characteristics that make them suitable for a particular environment because of their color, durability and resistance to water, warping…

How to make woodturning blanks from a log

What are woodturning blanks? A woodturning blank is a stock of wood that has been prepared and dimensioned to form multiple objects on a lathe. A woodturning blank is shaped into any cylindrical or round object. How do you turn logs into blanks?         Start by cutting logs into turning blanks. That limits potential checking and…

Carving Locust Wood | What Pros Should Know

Last updated on October 18th, 2022 at 08:20 pmLocust wood is a type of wood that has a fascinating look, feel and smell. This wood is very light and not very durable. Locust is a trendy choice among people who want easy-to-carve wood. The locust tree’s linear leaves are often confused with those of the…

Carving Lilac Wood | A Smart Guy’s Guide

Last updated on October 19th, 2022 at 07:57 pmI have been looking for a good way of carving lilac wood since my grandpa passed away several years ago. I have always been fascinated by wood and the process of carving. The first time I tried to carve lilac wood, I was confident that I had…

Carving Eucalyptus Wood | The Ins and Outs of It

Last updated on October 19th, 2022 at 09:32 pmEucalyptus is a unique and beautiful wood. It has an exciting texture and takes on so many different faces because of its unique growth habit. And the unique way it reacts to chemical and physical changes. It’s a fascinating wood, and we will create a guide to…

Carving Rhododendron Wood | With Great Examples

Last updated on October 20th, 2022 at 09:53 amThinking of carving rhododendron wood.? If you are a wood carver, you are probably pretty familiar with the different types of wood. But you may not know exactly what wood something is made of. Take rhododendron wood, for example. I have seen it used in various woodworking…

Hardwoods (angiosperms) | What Every Woodworker Should Know

Last updated on November 16th, 2022 at 08:53 amEvery woodworker will have used hardwoods (angiosperms) for some projects. It is a type of wood that has very high strength and usually comes from broad-leaved trees. We will look at some of the more common and less common hardwoods. Abachi (Triplochiton scleroxylon)  Abachi is a tree of…

MDF vs Solid Wood | A Side By Side Comparison

Last updated on December 11th, 2022 at 04:53 pmMDF wood and solid wood are widely used in various industries and DIY. When compared, it can be challenging to choose one. The best for you depends on your needs and preferences. Identify requirements and budget before looking for the product. Go through the research below. Solid…