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Choosing Deck Lumber

Guide to Deck Lumber

A deck is a major investment, and choosing the right decking material is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Natural woods, pressure-treated lumber, composite lumber, and synthetic lumber all have their advantages — and the right material for your project depends on your tastes, budget, and how much time you’re willing to invest
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What To Look For In Wood Stains

guide to wood stains

A wood stain is a quick, affordable way to dramatically change the appearance of wood. The right stain can emphasize a beautiful wood grain, add patina and luster to new wood, and help solve problems such as bleaching. Yet with all the choices on the market, choosing the right stain for your project can seem
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What Woods Are Best For Woodworkers?

whar woods are best for woodworkers

With hundreds of hardwood and softwood to choose from, hardwood and softwood to choose from, it can be hard to determine the best wood for your woodworking project. Whether you’re carving fine furniture and musical instruments or choosing the best wood for your hardwood flooring, we’ve rounded up the top hardwood and softwood choices for
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Red Oak Hardwood: Pros, Cons, And Uses

Red Oak Pros and Cons

Ranging from light brown to deep pink- or red-brown, red oak is one of the most dominant species in American hardwood forests. Red oak is used for a variety of purposes, which has made it one of the most widely-used types of hardwood on the market. Read on to learn more about red oak and
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Hardwood Lumber Buying Guide

Hardwood Lumber Buying Guide

Prized for its hardness, stability, and variety of colors and grain patterns, hardwoods are the material of choice for many applications including joinery, high-end furniture, outdoor paneling, decks, and flooring. Some of the most popular hardwoods include ash, birch, cherry, mahogany, maple, oak, poplar, teak, and walnut. In addition to the decorative quality of the
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Grades of Plywood

plywood grades

Plywood is an engineered wood that is a staple in many home building projects because of its strength and low cost. Understanding the different grades of plywood is critical to choosing the best material for the task. Read More: Choosing The Right Plywood For Your Project Grades of Plywood: Softwood In the case of softwood
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What Is Hardwood Plywood and What Is It Used For?

Hardwood plywood

Hardwood plywood is manufactured by gluing together multiple layers of wood. The face and back veneer are made out of hardwood, which comes from deciduous trees like birch, oak, mahogany, maple, teak, and beech.    Depending on the manufacturer and type of plywood, the core can be made from any type of material, including softwood, hardwood,
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Choose a Specialty Lumber Store for Your Next Project

why choose a specialty lumber supplier

Discerning woodworkers have long known the truth about finding the quality, selection and expertise to make their projects a success, and it can be found in where they choose to source their materials. Today’s world of shopping offers a myriad of stores and retail options to shoppers.  Whether you’re a professional contractor or getting started
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Birch Plywood vs. Baltic Birch

birch plywood vs baltic birch

Although they share a name, Baltic Birch and standard birch plywood have several key differences that can impact the strength, stability, and overall visual appeal of your next project. Discover the main differences between standard birch and Baltic birch, and find out which one is best for your needs. Veneer Thickness Both types of plywood
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Caring For Teak Furniture

brushing stain on teak boards

Teak is a beautiful, natural-looking wood that’s often used for outdoor furniture. It’s durability allows it to withstand weather, including snow and rain, without warping or twisting. Although teak requires very little maintenance, properly caring for the wood will prevent your furniture from becoming discolored, forming mildew, or drying out prematurely. Weathering When teak is
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