6 Best Wood Finishes For Outdoor Furniture

When it comes to wooden furniture, we look for something that appears smart but also offers durability. But, with outdoor furniture, we need to take care of certain other aspects as well. Although the choice of wood plays a critical role in outdoor furniture, there are several other factors that you need to consider as … Read more

Best Ways To Preserve & Maintain Outdoor Wooden Furniture 

Wooden table and chairs

You may have outdoor space like a backyard or garden where you have a deck or patio. If so, you are likely to have some outdoor furniture ranged around. We get outdoor furniture made of different materials like steel, plastic, and wood. If you have outdoor furniture made of wood, you need to take certain … Read more

Melamine vs MDF (Pros & Cons) – Comparing Materials

As a woodworker, you may find that you have to work with several different materials other than wood. One of the non-wood materials that you may come across is melamine. Another different type of material is MDF (medium-density fiberboard). Both these materials form wood-like boards, and we can use them for a variety of woodworking … Read more

Melamine vs Plywood – Pros & Cons (Materials Compared)

Whether you engage in woodworking as a hobby or profession, you will encounter different materials other than wood. Knowing how to work with non-wood materials will give you an added advantage in your chosen skill. We are all familiar with plywood. However, another material that appears frequently is melamine. Although you may be familiar with … Read more

Plywood vs MDF vs Particle Board vs OSB – Pros & Cons

A woodworker expects to work with wood. That is an indisputable fact. However, how do we define wood? In a broader sense, we call wood in the form of raw material timber or lumber. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines timber as: “wood suitable for building or for carpentry.” The wood described here usually is solid wood … Read more

8 Types of Veneer Substrates – Woodworking Materials Guides

Any woodworker is likely to work a lot with wood veneers, especially those who work on wooden furniture. A veneer is a thin slice of fine, expensive wood that we typically apply to cheaper wood. The purpose of using veneer is that we get the finish of expensive wood at a fraction of the cost. … Read more

6 Different Types Of Wood Veneer

A veneer is a thinly-sliced wood that we fix to wooden surfaces to give them the appearance of solid wood. Veneer typically has a thickness of less than an eighth of an inch. We usually bond the veneer to a substrate also made from wood, but of a cheaper variety. Since the substrate is not … Read more