Understanding The Different Grades of Plywood

Hardwood Plywood Grades Procuring suitable plywood for your project can be a daunting task. You are probably aware that several different grades of plywood exist. It can be confusing, especially when you try to understand the labeling system. To make things even more complicated, you can get different cuts and core types as well. In … Read more

Is Poplar Good Wood For Carving?

Poplar comes from a deciduous tree of the Salicaceae family with about 35 species. The size, shape of leaves and color of wood vary according to the habitat. Poplar grows throughout the northern hemisphere and in temperate climates. You can find poplar growing abundantly near water bodies and swampy areas. One of the advantages of … Read more

How Is Plywood Made?

What Is Plywood? Plywood is an “engineered” wood that comes from thin layers of wood veneer combined to form sheets of various thicknesses. We arrange the veneer sheets so that the grain is at 90° to successive layers. Plywood comes from the class of wood belonging to medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and chipboard. You can learn … Read more

How Are Wood Veneers Made?

Wood veneer is a thinly-sliced wood layer that we use to cover surfaces to give the appearance of real wood. A veneer may come from thin slices of a log, or it also could be sliced from the bark of a tree. We usually glue veneer onto a plywood or medium-density fiberboard (MDF) boards. On … Read more

Most Expensive Woods in the World

Wood has the kind of timeless quality that no other material can offer. It is a material that will always be in fashion and furniture made of wood can be with you for a long, long time. Anything made of wood was always considered royal even from ancient times due to the richness that it is … Read more

Wood Warping FAQs (Complete Guide To Dealing With Wood Warp)

The issue of warped wood is something that concerns those who work with wood at all levels. When wood warps after being installed the wood can become misshapen, leading to a lot of extra work and complaints. Warping in the case of structural wood can even be a safety hazard. It is important to understand … Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Shellac Flakes (FAQs)

Shellac, a resin that occurs naturally, finds several uses, not only in woodworking but also in other areas. In woodworking, you can find shellac in liquid as well as solid form. A popular way to procure shellac is in the form of shellac flakes, making it convenient to carry and use. Shellac plays a prominent … Read more

Most Sustainable Woods (And Which Types Of Wood To AVOID)

As a woodworker, you are sure to have come across the term “sustainable wood.” You may or may not be aware of what this term means. If you are not sure, then you need to read this post carefully. Here, we discuss the different aspects of sustainable wood. If you follow these guidelines, you can … Read more

Hardwood vs. Softwood: What Are The Differences?

In the world of woodworking, there are two main types of wood hardwood and softwood. Sometimes, knowing the difference between the two can be confusing. Still, in this post, we attempt to clarify any misconceptions you might have regarding the difference between these two types of wood. You may wonder what the different types of … Read more