How Are Wood Veneers Made?

Wood veneer is a thinly-sliced wood layer that we use to cover surfaces to give the appearance of real wood. A veneer may come from thin slices of a log, or it also could be sliced from the bark of a tree. We usually glue veneer onto a plywood or medium-density fiberboard (MDF) boards. On … Read more

8 Types of Veneer Substrates – Woodworking Materials Guides

Any woodworker is likely to work a lot with wood veneers, especially those who work on wooden furniture. A veneer is a thin slice of fine, expensive wood that we typically apply to cheaper wood. The purpose of using veneer is that we get the finish of expensive wood at a fraction of the cost. … Read more

6 Types Of Wood Veneer – Woodworking Materials Guides

When we think of wood veneer, a single type of veneer comes to mind. However, it may surprise you to know that you can find several different types of wood veneer on the market. A veneer is a thinly-sliced wood that we fix to wooden surfaces to give them the appearance of solid wood. Veneer … Read more

Best Wood for Shelving

Flimsily made closet shelves can be annoying, particularly when they sag under the weight of the contents. They may even break, causing a whole load of inconvenience. It is always worthwhile spending a little extra money to buy the shelving material that will take the load that you apply to it. You will soon forget … Read more

Teak vs. Mahogany (Comparing Wood – Pros & Cons)

In the woodworking field, teak and mahogany are two of the most sought-after types of wood available. You will find teak and mahogany furniture throughout the United States and even across the world. Any home or office that has teak or mahogany will look great, thanks to the subtle textures, shades, and grain patterns of … Read more

Wood Similar to Maple

With a hardness of 1,400-1,500 (Janka scale), you will find maple to be incredibly strong. This wood is aesthetically good looking and furniture makers and woodworkers prefer it over many other types of wood. Maple has a smooth grain pattern and has a light, creamy coloration. It is one of the more durable types of … Read more

Plywood Floors Pros and Cons

We make plywood by combining multiple layers of wood veneer and gluing these layers to form boards. You get plywood in different grades and thicknesses, so you can make a suitable choice for your purposes. If you use plywood for flooring, you will find that it costs relatively less than if you were to use … Read more

Best Types Of Wood for Packaging (Shipping Crates)

One of the most extensive uses of wood is for use in packaging materials. Shipping fragile, bulky, or even heavy goods need robust boxes and what better material to use than wood? Whatever you need to ship, heavy, light, fragile or bulky, wood is the most versatile material to make boxes and crates. But then, … Read more

Teak vs. Walnut (Comparing Wood Lumber Species Pros & Cons)

Teak grain (top) vs Walnut (bottom) In woodworking circles, teak and walnut are among the most revered types of wood you can find. Teak and walnut furniture are extremely sought after. It adds class to any home or office due to the fine grain pattern, the rich, deep colors, and the smooth finish. Although teak … Read more

Bamboo Flooring vs Hardwood Flooring (Pros & Cons)

When you first look at it, you could easily mistake bamboo flooring for hardwood. In fact, we usually club bamboo flooring together with other varieties of solid hardwood flooring. Both materials come in planks of similar dimensions and even feel the same. But there are some apparent differences between these two varieties of wooden flooring … Read more