Woodworking vs Carpentry (What’s The Difference?)

While working with wood, an interesting question that pops up regularly is the difference between woodworking and carpentry. Is there a difference? If so, what is the difference? What are the various aspects of these two seemingly similar disciplines? It is fascinating to work with wood. It is why you can find so much information … Read more

Danish Oil vs Polyurethane (Pros & Cons of Each)

When we talk about different types of wood finish, two types get mentioned regularly, and they are Danish oil and polyurethane varnish. The first one is a natural extract mixed with some additives, both natural and artificial. Polyurethane varnish is a synthetic product but may contain some natural additives as well. Today, both these finishes … Read more

Danish Oil vs Boiled Linseed Oil (BLO)

Items made of wood are and will always be appealing. There is something about the way the grain patterns and the color of the wood that makes it very attractive. We call the last stage of creating any woodworking item as applying a “finish.” You can read more about how to use different types of … Read more

Best Wood for Carving Bowls

Every home has some form or the other of wooden cookware. Using wooden carved items to cook and serve wood ushers in a unique type of experience. The finish you apply to a wooden bowl is an important consideration. You can learn more about food-safe wood finishes in another informative post of ours. You can … Read more

Is Cedar Good for Carving?

If wood carving is your area of interest in woodworking, you will come across all wood types. Although we can use almost any kind of wood for carving, some serve better than others. You need to consider several factors depending on the particular type of wood that you want to use for carving. In this … Read more

Shellac vs Polyurethane – Wood Finish Comparison

One of the essential stages of woodworking is applying a finish to the wood. Even the most skillfully-executed woodworking project will appear incomplete if it doesn’t have a proper finish. By “finish,” we refer to applying a coating to the surface of the wood to enhance its appearance and add a protective layer to it. … Read more

Why Is Teak So Expensive?

Teak wood (Tectona grandis) is native to Myanmar (formerly Burma). We call the original teak “Burma teak” even today, and it primarily comes from that country. In the present day, we get teak wood from many other south-east Asian countries. Indonesia is another country that has taken the teak industry to the next level. Teak … Read more

What Is the Best Wood for Carving Spoons?

Creating spoons out of wood can be one of the most satisfying experiences that you can have in woodworking. Wooden spoons impart a rustic type of feel while using them for cooking. If you are stirring a pot of rice, noodles, or stew, it feels good to use a wooden spoon. Many people shun metallic … Read more