Types of Mahogany Wood

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Mahogany is a baffling wood in that your quest for genuine mahogany can be a challenging task. You may come across wood stamped as mahogany, only to find out later that it is a mahogany alternative. Finding the real deal in mahogany can be somewhat elusive. Mahogany occupies an aristocratic position in the woodworking world. … Read more

Types of Pine Wood

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We think of pine as wood that comes in yellow shades with dark brown knots and striations. So, the tendency is to say that pine is pine. But there is much more to the pine family, the Pinus genus, that meets the eye. In this post, we delve deeper into the different variations of pinewood … Read more

Birch Wood – Complete Guide (Types, Uses and Pros & Cons)

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As a woodworker, your primary concern would be to source the most suitable wood for your woodworking projects. Unfortunately, the countless varieties of wood can confuse you, with every lumber yard claiming that their wood is the best! In this post, we take a close look at one of the most popular wood species in … Read more

Types of Hickory Wood

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Hickory wood is a strong, dense, stiff, and hardwood extremely resistant to shock. This combination of tough qualities gives hickory characteristics that you may not find in any other types of wood found commercially. This post discusses the different types of hickory wood and interesting facts about this robust wood. This versatile wood provides wood … Read more

Types of Walnut Wood

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Walnut wood is highly diverse and comes in quite a few types. It means that the term “walnut wood” is extremely generic. This is one of the main reasons why people have drastically varying experiences with walnut wood. Walnut wood is derived from the trees of the Juglans genus. There are several types of walnut … Read more

Types of Ebony Wood

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Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) also goes by the name zebrawood. It is the most exotic, expensive, and rarest type of wood in the world. Ebony has been coveted by people for centuries, especially in the last 500 years. In this post, we study this precious wood in the world of woodworking and why it is so … Read more

Ebony Alternatives

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It takes anywhere between 60 and 200 years for an ebony tree to be ready for harvesting. Then, only one in ten trees meet the requirements of the “black core” that ebony is so well-known for and to make musical instruments. The rest of the trees are left to rot. Such is the sad story … Read more

Bubinga Wood Alternatives

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Humankind has exploited Mother Earth to such an extent that the damage caused has almost reached an irreversible stage. One of the major offenses in the exploitation of the earth over the years has been deforestation. Not only was the environment destroyed, but trees were ruthlessly ripped out with no intention of replacing them. Today … Read more

Best Wood for Table Legs

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If you have to choose wood for table legs, the primary consideration is strength. However, several other factors come into play, like workability, durability, and aesthetics. Although a particular wood may be extremely hard, it may be difficult to cut due to its high tensile strength. So, we need to choose our wood carefully. When … Read more

Best Wood for Window Frames

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Whether you work on a replacement job or install completely new windows, wooden frames offer a durable solution with a material that looks good as well. There are many different types of wood in the market that you can use to make window frames. However, it can get quite confusing. In this post, we discuss … Read more