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Indoor And Outdoor Uses For Aromatic Cedar

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Typically, when you think of cedar, what comes to mind is its spicy signature aroma. That scent is what gives Aromatic Cedar its reputation for repelling moths, among other insects and vermin. But Aromatic Cedar isn’t just useful for preventing your woolly clothes from being mistaken for a snack. The lightweight, workable wood can also
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How to Prevent Plywood Delamination

plywood delamination

Plywood is created by gluing layers of thin veneers together, and delamination occurs when these layers separate. Although delamination can be caused by several factors, separation often occurs as a result of improper manufacturing processes. Today, we’re reviewing common signs of delamination as well as post-manufacturing causes of plywood separation and how to prevent them.
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When Should Moulding Be Used In Your Home?

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The short answer to this question is: whenever you want. But it comes with several caveats. Deciding whether to use moulding in your home and determining a style can feel daunting, or even dated. For many, when you think of moulding, images of ornate Victorian-era sitting rooms come to mind, turning away homeowners with more
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Hardwood Versus Softwood

hardwood vs softwood

The difference between hardwood and softwood is not as obvious as one would think. The implication is that one is hard and, therefore, more durable and desirable than the soft and seemingly breakable option. However, durability looks a little different when deciding which type of wood to use, so it’s important to understand your needs
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What is Italian Bending Poplar and What is it Used For?

Italian Bending Poplar, also known as “wiggle wood” and “wacky wood,” is a bending plywood used for curved furniture. It’s durability comes from the way the hardwood veneers are combined; since all the layers run in the same direction, the wood is more bendable and can be applied on a curved radius. Uses for Italian
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MDF vs HDF: How They’re Different and What They’re Good For

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MDF and HDF – or medium-density fiberboard and high-density fiberboard – are two of the trendiest materials in woodworking these days. They’re both engineered by combining wood fiber and glue under immense pressure and heat, and are a suitable alternative to real wood. The recycled nature of their construction makes them environmentally friendly, and the
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What are the Best Uses for Marine Plywood?

boat dock marine plywood

Marine grade plywood is made with a waterproof binder, making it a great choice for building items that will be in constant contact with water. But, since marine plywood is thicker and held together with a specially-formulated adhesive, it costs more than typical plywood. To help you make smart investments that balance quality and price,
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How to Seal Marine Grade Plywood

marine plywood

The many layers of Marine Grade Plywood are held together with waterproof adhesive, allowing the wood to withstand direct contact with water. Since it’s the ideal wood for moist or wet conditions, it’s often used to craft boats, boat parts, or outdoor furniture in coastal areas. By properly sealing this type of wood, you can
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What Are the Different Grades of Plywood?

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If you’re searching for the right type of plywood for your project, you’ve probably seen that there are several different grades to choose from. The variety can be daunting, and the labels can make the process even more confusing. What are the grades of plywood? There are four main types of plywood veneer grades. These
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Using Bendy Meranti Plywood to Create Curves

A chair is made from Meranti bendy plywood

Furniture, cabinetry or boat interiors with a curve are nothing to be intimidated by. This is exactly what bendy plywood is designed for. It can take the shape of almost any curve thanks to its ability to bend in long-grain or cross-grain directions. Bendable Meranti plywood is a type of wood made from several veneers
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