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 Types Of Wood Veneer – Woodworking Materials Guides

When we think of wood veneer, a single type of veneer comes to mind. However, it may surprise you to know that you can find several different types of wood veneer on the market. A veneer is a thinly-sliced wood that we fix to wooden surfaces to give them the appearance of solid wood. Veneer … Read more