Types of Poplar Wood

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Poplar is one of the most abundant trees that grow in the United States and Canada. It is very useful for landscaping, and it has 30 unique species to its name. In this post, we feature poplar and study the various features that make this wood so popular among woodworkers in the United States. After … Read more

Types of Cedar Wood

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We get cedar wood from a group of trees called “cedars,” which grow in various regions across the world. These trees have different uses, and the timber from cedar trees is much in demand for various woodworking applications. In this post, we discuss the cedar tree and the wood it yields. There are various types … Read more

List of Colleges with Woodworking Degrees

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Woodworking is a fascinating field, and you can get extremely attached to it. Some woodworkers have been in this field for years, some as amateurs and some as professionals. Whatever the level of involvement, you need considerable experience and preferably, but not mandatorily, a qualification. Many universities and colleges offer woodworking courses in the US. … Read more

The Best Way to Stain Wood

A wood stain is a coating that serves the dual purpose of enhancing the looks of wood and offering a certain degree of protection. Whether you are an amateur or professional woodworker, you can save a lot of money by staining wood yourself. Wood staining requires a bit of skill, knowledge, and experience. If done … Read more

Best Wood for Walking Sticks

Wooden walking sticks are made for the elderly and disabled. They are patterned and filmed in front of the store.

As a woodworker, one of the most intriguing and satisfying projects you can undertake is making walking sticks. There are several types of wood with which you can make walking sticks. The trick is to identify the wood that not only suits the purpose but looks good as well. In this post, we look at … Read more

Mahogany Alternatives – In Search of Wood Substitutes

African Mahogany Woods

American mahogany is coveted the world over. The prices are increasing exponentially and the availability is reducing. The cost of processing this precious timber is skyrocketing, compelling the search for substitutes. Mahogany Substitutes There are many viable substitutes available in the market today if you make the effort to source these woods that have similar … Read more

Rosewood Alternatives – In Search of Rare Wood Substitutes

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Since 1992, rosewood in its various forms began to disappear from the market. In January 2017, it became officially banned, particularly Brazilian rosewood, that wood that we treasured for making guitars over the centuries. As a result of the ban, initially many people who weren’t aware of the ban even had their instruments destroyed. This … Read more

Where to Find Reclaimed Teak?

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We all know teak for its good looks but there are many more benefits that come with teak. Architects and designers love the versatility of this wood. The history behind teak draws us to it to make us appreciate it even more. Unfortunately, the huge popularity that teak wood enjoyed also led to its over-exploitation … Read more

Teak vs Pine (Comparing Types of Wood)

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We classify wood into two types – hardwood and softwood. It is a common tendency to regard hardwood as wood that is denser and harder than softwood. Although this is commonly the case, there are a few exceptions. For example, balsa, a hardwood, is softer than pine which is a softwood. The more scientific way … Read more