What kind of wood are butcher blocks made of?

Traditionally, a butcher block is a block of wood upon which we chop meat as in a butcher’s shop. Today, the term extends to countertops, and we call these surfaces “butcher block countertops.” In this post, we cover the various aspects of butcher block countertops, the wood that we use to make them, and what … Read more

Best Wood for Rabbit Hutches

Bunny rabbit lying on summer grass

For people who keep rabbits at home, one of their biggest concerns is how to go about making a rabbit hutch for their bunnies. Although rabbit hutches come in various materials, the wooden variety is by far the most popular. In this post, we get into the intricacies of wooden rabbit hutches, and we feature … Read more

Best Wood for Outdoor Benches

Lush green garden with stone landscaping and bench

Whether you want to make a new outdoor wooden bench or recondition an old one, you need to use suitable wood. We usually make outdoor benches from pressure-treated cedar or pine. However, these are softwoods and need annual maintenance. You can find many other suitable types of wood to use as well. If you want … Read more

Best Wood For Exterior Shutters

Old styled European window with shutters, flower box and mail box

Exterior shutters are wooden structures that protect our home from weather and keeps it secure from theft. The material we use is extremely critical, and we usually use robust, straight-grained wood that has considerable resistance to the weather. We discuss the best wood for outdoor furniture in another post where we touch upon similar characteristics … Read more

Teak vs. Cherry Wood – Pros & Cons

teak wood vs cherry wood

If you are looking for some of the classiest wooden interior furnishings, you would do well to choose either teak or cherry wood. Both of these hardwoods are among the hardest and strongest that you can get. Looks-wise, they both have attractive colors and fine grain patterns. Teak and Cherry are both prized woods for … Read more

Synthetic Teak vs Real Teak

Synthetic teak (flexiteek)vs Real Teak1

Real teak is one of the world’s most sought-after wood. Once upon a time, it was the ultimate wood to use for furniture, building material, carving, outdoor applications like decking and for making boats. Today, teak wood still reigns supreme in the world of woodworking. Unfortunately, due to the over-exploitation of this precious resource, the … Read more

13 Different Types of Teak Wood

heathlands with trees as part of a wood

When you consider furniture or home interiors, woodwork is what adds the finishing touch. You can always add class to your home by using wood furnishings. Teak is in high demand, especially for outdoor furniture, and is therefore expensive wood. If you want to use teak for your woodwork, procuring it can be a confusing … Read more

Teak vs. Beech Wood

round teak wood stump background. Trees cut section for background texture

As a woodworker, you would have come across these two types of wood, teak and beech. Both are quite popularly used to make furniture, musical instruments and also for construction. While teak grows in tropical regions, beech comes from places of temperate climates and is not as strong and durable as teak. Beech is not … Read more

Where to Find Reclaimed Teak?

Dining table in the hallway at a modern house

We all know teak for its good looks but there are many more benefits that come with teak. Architects and designers love the versatility of this wood. The history behind teak draws us to it to make us appreciate it even more. Unfortunately, the huge popularity that teak wood enjoyed also led to its over-exploitation … Read more

Teak vs Eucalyptus (Comparing Wood Types)

teak wood vs Eucalyptus wood

Teak wood needs no introduction. It is one of the most sought-after types of wood in the world. It has properties that make it superior to most other types of wood. Due to its huge popularity in the woodworking world, teak is also one of the most expensive woods and also difficult to procure. Due … Read more