Oak vs Pine

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Oak trees grow primarily in the UK, but you will find them in many parts of Europe and the United States. You will see pine growing throughout Europe and also in many parts of the United States. Oak and pine are by far one of the most common woods you can find globally, although differ … Read more

Maple vs Oak

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Two of the most widely used types of wood that you may come across are maple and oak. Homeowners tend to compare these two, even though they are both hardwoods. They tend to choose these woods for cabinets, flooring, furniture, and more. Although maple and oak are both hardwoods, the trees differ vastly from each … Read more

Types of Cherry Wood

Kitchen in new construction home with cherry wood cabinetry

Cherry wood is a hardwood that enjoys wide popularity in homes throughout the United States and in many other places across the globe. The striking grain pattern and warm, reddish-brown hues make for a pleasant-looking wood. In this post, we look at six different types of cherry wood that we use all over the United … Read more

Best wood for Indoor Furniture

a vintage teak wood furniture

If you search for wood for indoor furniture, the primary consideration will be the quality. But the color and grain pattern are also important among other factors. Indoor furniture should last for several years and even decades. You need to take special care in selecting the wood for furniture for a home. Indoor furniture occupies … Read more

Western Red Cedar Substitutes

A gigantic old growth red cedar tree

Cedar is one of the most durable softwoods that you can get on the market. All types of Cedar have natural preservatives that make them last longer than many other types of wood, even hardwoods. Cedar survives against the elements quite well. The most popular type of cedar, western red cedar is widely used for … Read more

Western Red Cedar – How to Finish & Maintain

Sunburst with Western Red Cedar, Thuja plicata, at Jurassic Grove, Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Western red cedar (Thuja plicata) is also called giant arborvitae. It grows in the Pacific Northwest United States and Canada but nowadays, you can find it in Britain as well. Western red cedar is a gorgeous, durable, and ever-popular choice of wood that we use for use outdoors in fencing, decking, and cladding. We also … Read more

Iroko vs. Oak

Iroko vs white oak texture cover

Iroko lumber comes from the wood of the Iroko tree, which originates from the west coast of Africa. The wood has high durability and is used for outdoor gates and other similar structures. Oak, on the other hand, needs no introduction. It is a strong wood, with properties similar to iroko but infinitely more expensive. … Read more

Things to Know About Beech Wood

Beechwood is among the most versatile and cost-effective woods that you can get on the market today. In addition, the flowers, nuts, and leaves of the beech tree are edible. Beech trees have the distinction of having been featured extensively in Game of Thrones. Beech is a light, homogenous wood that does not darken naturally … Read more

Types of Fir Wood

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The fir species include a variety of softwood-yielding trees, but all of them aren’t used wood. Instead, people use many types of fir trees for ornamental purposes in landscaped gardens and Christmas trees. In woodworking, you will come across different types of softwood and fir wood. Knowing the various types of fir wood that you … Read more

What is MDF Board?

Details carpenter for furniture, MDF close-up of the background

Medium-Density fiberboard (MDF) is one of the most versatile types of engineered wood that you can get on the market today. In any home, office, or commercial establishment, you may find it difficult not to find at least some MDF used for making the furniture or interiors. Today, MDF occupies a prominent place in the … Read more