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 Different Types Of Wood Veneer

A veneer is a thinly-sliced wood that we fix to wooden surfaces to give them the appearance of solid wood. Veneer typically has a thickness of less than an eighth of an inch. We usually bond the veneer to a substrate also made from wood, but of a cheaper variety. Since the substrate is not … Read more

Handsaw vs Hacksaw

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Handsaws and Hacksaws are two of the common tools used for woodworking and construction projects. They are similar in many ways, but they do have some distinct differences. Handsaws cut wood whereas, hacksaws cut harder materials such as metals and plastic. Plastics are also quite dense and difficult to cut with an ordinary handsaw. A handsaw is a … Read more

Douglas Fir vs Cedar

Douglar fir and cedar wood

Two of the most robust and durable types of wood for outdoor use are Douglas fir and cedar. When you look for strength and durability in wood meant to be exposed to the elements, both these types of wood can serve well. When we compare Douglas fir vs cedar, Douglas fir is superior in terms … Read more

Do You Need to Be Good at Math for Woodworking?

Mathematics background

Numbers are everywhere. A world without numbers is difficult to imagine. Whichever field you are in, you get to use math – more so in woodworking. Do you need to be good at math for woodworking? Knowledge of the four basic operations, decimals, fractions, and other advanced concepts such as geometric shapes and angles is … Read more

Why Is My Jigsaw Cutting At An Angle?

jig saw with laser at work

Jigsaws are great power tools to have around a woodworking workshop. However, they also tend to malfunction in various ways. Whenever we cut material of a particular thickness, we like to get a square cut. But with a jigsaw, it does not always happen. Why is my jigsaw cutting at an angle? This question frequently … Read more

Can You Cut MDF or OSB With a Jigsaw?

jigsaw, harvesting furniture parts on the workbench

Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and oriented strand board (OSB) are two versatile forms of engineered wood that woodworkers use extensively. They are durable and easy to paint. But cutting these materials can be tricky. The question often arises is whether you can cut them with a jigsaw. Can you cut MDF or OSB with a jigsaw? … Read more

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

teak vs redwood texture

Teak and redwood are two of the most well-known and widely used wood species in the United States. While teak wood is a hardwood and is native to tropical countries in Asia and Africa, redwood, a softwood is a permanent resident of the United States. Teak and redwood find countless uses in various woodworking projects. … Read more

Teak vs Birch Wood – Do They Even Compare?

Tectona grandis (leaves flowers and fruit). Location: Maui, Kihei

As a woodworker, you are probably familiar with two types of wood – teak, and birch. Both types of wood are unique in their own way and find many applications in the world of woodworking. Here we take a closer look at teak vs birch wood. Teak vs birch wood is an interesting comparison to … Read more