Hardwoods and softwoods aren’t so easily defined. What’s the real difference between the two?
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Here’s a walk-through of redwood, cedar, douglas fir and pine species and how they are best used.
The East Bay is chock full of DIY resources with everything from lumber, awesome hardware stores, educational resources and upcycled home supplies
The plethora of old homes in Seattle require regular maintenance and the wet climate ensures homeowners stay vigilant against mold and water damage. Landscaping is also an issue that can’t be ignored or else plants will overrun your yard in a matter of weeks as there is no shortage of […]
This build-it-yourself table by a first time furniture builder is one of the sharpest we’ve seen in a long time. The construction and craftsmanship look like that of an experienced builder. They explain the process which includes re-usable materials. This is a table built out of old pine & fir […]
Go green by using every last bit of that piece of lumber including the sawdust. 1. Mix it with white paint to make fake snow. 2. Use it for traction on slippery roads. 3. Soak up spills in the shop or garage. 4. Feed your plants with it, except if […]
Lumber needs to be cared for and not stored in areas of high moisture or high traffic. Leaning beams and slats against a wall or in a corner won’t do. The easiest solutions are ceiling slings or wall racks that will keep your wood out of the way and in […]
Hammerzone has a great build-it-yourself workbench that can be made for under $20 and will be as sturdy as any bench you’ll find. You may want to check out the more detailed version of this project if you’ve never tackled a woodworking project before.
The building products manufacturer, Georgia-Pacific, is offering free woodworking projects that you can download from their website. Project plans such as a gazebo, bike rack, trash can corral, and planter box are available and all projects are broken down into the type of wood required (treated lumber, MDF, plywood). Woodworking […]
When using lumber remember to be aware that the “nominal size” that is typically referred to is different from the “actual size”. For example a 2×4 is actually 1 1/2 x 3 1/2. You can also refer to different grades and types of lumber here.