Red vs White Oak

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When we think of oak, we think of solidity. But if you look closer, you will see that you can find several different species of oak which differ widely in their properties. The most prominent oaks widely used in the United States are red oak and white oak. There are intrinsic differences that are worthwhile … Read more

Birch vs Beech

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When choosing between different wood species, the primary considerations would be cost, availability, appearance, and durability. Two types of wood that are commonly compared and used by woodworkers are birch and beech. When you compare both kinds of wood, each one has its strong and weak points. The differences may not be very significant but … Read more

Cedar vs Mahogany

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Cedar and mahogany are popular types of wood for all sorts of woodworking and construction projects. Both of these are exceptionally versatile types of wood. However, some differences need to be addressed if you are a woodworker who wants to get the best out of your wood. Here we discuss those differences and provide you … Read more

Acacia vs Cedar

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We consider acacia and cedar some of the best types of wood. They both come with multiple benefits. Both are hardwoods, but cedar is relatively more expensive than acacia. Although acacia produces less natural oil than cedar, it is relatively durable and we use both types of wood for woodworking projects, construction, flooring, and furniture. … Read more

Acacia vs Maple

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Acacia and Maple wood are two wood types that woodworkers frequently consider using in woodworking projects. Both types of wood are attractive and durable and you can use them for a variety of woodworking applications. Of course, there are some differences between the two kinds of wood that you would do well to know if … Read more

Mission Style Furniture – Complete Guide

Mission-style furniture is the quintessential example of furniture made in a simple style. It is tough, heavy, and durable. Traditionally, craftsmen made this furniture using red or white oak. Nowadays craftsmen use other woods like ash, cherry, maple, and walnut to make Mission-style furniture. Mission-style furniture is sturdy and sometimes even chunky. You can identify … Read more

Differences Between Soft Maple vs Hard Maple

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Maple is one of the most versatile and popular types of wood in use in the United States for woodworking projects. We use it for flooring, cabinets, furniture, pool cues and bowling pins. Maple wood is easily available all over the country. It is affordable yet durable. Soft maple vs hard maple is a common … Read more

Most Durable Types of Wood

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Wood is one of the most versatile and abundant materials available on earth. As a material, it is of great economic importance. Some woods are strong, hard, weather resistant, chemical resistant, or rot resistant, but none stands out for every possible function or use. Natural wood is of two main types – hardwood and softwood. … Read more

Complete Guide to Zitan Wood

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When you look for rare woods, zitan wood is a type of wood that comes to mind. This is an almost mythical wood in that you hear about it but rarely get to see it. Today zitan wood is heard of but rarely seen. Zitan or red sanders comes from the Eastern Ghats of South … Read more

Is Yew Good for Woodworking?

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One of the most controversial trees in the history of woodworking is the yew tree. The tree has a long history. The lumber that comes from this tree is also a topic of much discussion in woodworking circles. Is yew good for woodworking? Yes, yew wood has many useful applications. Despite the belief that it … Read more