7 Types of Softwood Flooring

The classification of trees falls into two broad categories – hardwood and softwood, according to their seed structure. Although most hardwoods are hard, softwoods aren’t always soft. In fact, some hardwoods are softer than softwoods. Many softwoods are so named because they are more prone to dents and scratches. Because hardwoods have better abrasion resistance, … Read more

Wood Filler FAQs – Everything You Need To Know About Fillers

A much-discussed topic about woodworking is wood filler and its uses. Although every woodworker uses this substance abundantly almost every day, there is a lot of ambiguity about its use. You will not find a wood filler that suits every requirement. It depends on a variety of factors, and even the most experienced woodworkers may … Read more

Wood Putty vs. Wood Filler

When the surface of wood has cracks and blemishes or gaps between joints, we use putty or wood filler to fill these gaps. Although we use these two materials for similar purposes, they are distinctly different from each other. We also use each one for a specific set of tasks. In this post, we take … Read more

Woodworking vs Carpentry (What’s The Difference?)

While working with wood, an interesting question that pops up regularly is the difference between woodworking and carpentry. Is there a difference? If so, what is the difference? What are the various aspects of these two seemingly similar disciplines? It is fascinating to work with wood. It is why you can find so much information … Read more

PVA vs Polyurethane Glue (Pros & Cons of Each)

types of woodworking glue

As a woodworker, one of the aspects that you will probably find confusing is wood glue. If you go to a hardware store, you will see all varieties of wood glue on sale. You can easily get overwhelmed with the full range of products on offer. How do you know which type of adhesive will … Read more

5 Types Of Woodworking Benches-Woodworking Tools Guide

person using a woodworking bench

In woodworking, a workbench is a table that we use to hold workpieces together to work on them. It is the basic structure that we need for any woodworking. Depending on the different types of woodwork that you need to do, you get different types of woodworking benches. Most woodworking benches are bulky and rigid … Read more

Laser Level Buying Guide for Woodworkers – Basic Woodworking Tools

close up of laser level

A laser level is a time-saving tool that woodworkers will truly appreciate. A laser level is a construction tool used for determining an accurate level reference. It is used for relatively small tasks such as making sure portraits are hanged properly, installing tiles, ceilings, railing, and even monumental tasks such as installing sewer pipes. For … Read more

Moisture Meter Buying Guide for Woodworkers – Woodworking Basic Tools

moisture meter against wood board

A moisture meter is an essential tool that any self-respecting woodworker should have in their inventory. While wood might feel dry to the touch but even experienced woodworkers can’t trust their touch and risk and important job – especially when cutting into expensive hardwood. Wood will shrink or expand depending on the moisture content which … Read more