Teak vs. Sheesham (Comparing Wood – Pros & Cons)

Two prevalent types of wood that you may come across frequently are teak and sheesham. Although teak is a much-preferred type of wood, it is on the endangered species list, making sheesham a popular alternative. Both types of wood have their unique advantages and disadvantages, and you need to know more about the characteristics of … Read more

Wood Similar to Maple

With a hardness of 1,400-1,500 (Janka scale), you will find maple to be incredibly strong. This wood is aesthetically good looking and furniture makers and woodworkers prefer it over many other types of wood. Maple has a smooth grain pattern and has a light, creamy coloration. It is one of the more durable types of … Read more

Plywood Floors Pros and Cons

We make plywood by combining multiple layers of wood veneer and gluing these layers to form boards. You get plywood in different grades and thicknesses, so you can make a suitable choice for your purposes. If you use plywood for flooring, you will find that it costs relatively less than if you were to use … Read more

Teak Wood vs. Oak (Comparing Wood – Pros & Cons)

As a woodworker, you would be naturally curious to know about as many different types of wood as possible. Wood is such a fascinating and exhaustive topic that it goes on endlessly. There are so many different kinds of wood, and no single type is identical to the other. It gives us a wide variety … Read more

Teak vs. Maple (Comparing Wood – Pros & Cons)

In this post, we compare two types of wood that are intrinsically different from one another, yet equally popular in woodworking circles. While teak is more exotic and often used in Asian furniture and smaller projects like cutting boards, Maple is readily available in North America and relatively affordable wood. Below we’ll give more information … Read more

Best Types Of Wood for Packaging (Shipping Crates)

One of the most extensive uses of wood is for use in packaging materials. Shipping fragile, bulky, or even heavy goods need robust boxes and what better material to use than wood? Whatever you need to ship, heavy, light, fragile or bulky, wood is the most versatile material to make boxes and crates. But then, … Read more

Best Wood for Tool Handles

We tend to focus a lot on the different types of tools that we use in woodworking. But we rarely consider the wood that goes into making the handles for those tools. As a woodworker, it is useful to know about the most suitable wood for making tool handles and why we choose them. In … Read more

Teak vs. Walnut (Comparing Wood Lumber Species Pros & Cons)

Teak grain (top) vs Walnut (bottom) In woodworking circles, teak and walnut are among the most revered types of wood you can find. Teak and walnut furniture are extremely sought after. It adds class to any home or office due to the fine grain pattern, the rich, deep colors, and the smooth finish. Although teak … Read more

Spruce Wood vs. Pinewood (Pros & Cons)

Spruce and Pine trees fall under the category of conifers. They belong to a class of trees called Pinopsida. The most visible attributes of a conifer are the needles. While all conifers have “hands”, their arrangement can differ. In spruce trees, they attach individually to the branches. The bark of these trees is rough and … Read more

Maple vs. Birch (Comparing Wood – Pros & Cons)

Two of the most common types of wood that you are likely to come across in woodworking are maple and birch. Both are hardwoods and play a prominent role in making furniture and cabinets due to their high durability. You get a variety of colors and textures with both these types of wood. Either of … Read more