Does Juniper Wood Resist Rot?

closeup of juniper wood pattern

Woodworkers are ever in search of a wood that resists rot adequately. All types of wood are prone to rot to a greater or lesser extent, but some resist it better than others. Juniper, specifically western juniper has proven to be a reasonably rot-resistant wood. Does juniper resist rot? Yes, juniper has a high resistance … Read more

Does Plywood Insulate Better Than Drywall?

Insulated frames for prefabricated house at the construction site

Plywood and Gyprock are sought-after building materials. Several thin layers of wood are pasted together to make plywood. Drywall is also referred to as gypsum board or plasterboard. We make drywall using gypsum, paper, and a few additives. It may also contain recycled paper and some non-toxic additives. Does plywood insulate better than drywall? Plywood … Read more

How to Remove Wood Glue From Clothes?

Girl using rhinestones and patches

Other than wood, wood glue also bonds well to paper and fabric. So, when you get wood glue on your clothes, how do you remove it? However careful you are, when working with wood glue, getting some on your clothes even if you wear an apron is sort of inevitable. How to get rid of … Read more

Does Wood Glue Work on Paper?

Roll of wallpaper and roller ready to work

If you need to glue wood and paper, you require an adhesive that bonds both materials well. Both materials are porous. It makes the selection easier than when you stick wood to plastic. Regular polyvinyl acetate (PVA) glue usually suffices. Does wood glue work on paper? Yes, it does. But you need to know how … Read more

Does Wood Glue Work on Fabric?

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When you glue wood and fabric together, a common mistake is to use basic crafting glue. The glue will only slide away from its position. You need to choose a glue that both wood and fabric will absorb for the best results. A commonly asked question is whether wood glue works on fabric, and if … Read more

Ripping vs Crosscutting Explained

Plank of wood being cut with circular saw in workshop

In the course of woodworking, you will cut wood in two main directions, along the length, and across the length. The general rule that along the length is ripping and to length is to crosscut a board. There is much discussion on these two directions of cutting wood when using each type, the blades used … Read more

Does Wood Glue Work on Plastic?

Male carpenter hands using wood glue

Glue is a non-metallic substance spread on one or both surfaces of two separate materials to stick them together. Glues are more advantageous over other binding techniques such as sewing, welding, or mechanical fastenings. Some glues are natural, while others are synthetic. There are different types of glues to choose from when working with plastic and … Read more

Does Wood Filler Dry Hard?

Young carpenter in work clothes and face mask using wood filler

Even if you are a highly-skilled woodworker, you will have unsightly nail holes, cracks, and joints in your woodworking projects. You would typically reach for some wood putty or wood filler to cover them up. Both products serve similar purposes but they are different in composition. In this post, we look at particular aspects of … Read more

Does Wood Change Color Over Time?

A wooden dining table and four wooden chairs on a white background

Hardwoods have the characteristic of changing color as they undergo the natural aging process. This color change occurs due to exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun and oxidation. Lighter wood becomes darker and darker wood becomes light. Does wood change color over time? Yes, wood changes color with exposure to light and … Read more

Does Wood Contract or Expand in the Cold?

Olive tree wood texture from a wooden table

When we think about expansion and contraction in materials, we normally think of temperature changes. But with wood, the primary cause of expansion and contraction is moisture. Wood always contains moisture content. Although it dries over time, the tubular cells, cavities, and fibers will always contain some moisture. Does wood contract or expand in the … Read more