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Eddie Kitchens Woodworking & Design
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Understanding Wood: 7 Things You MUST Know BEFORE You Refinish or Build Your Next Project!
7 Things You MUST Know About Wood Before You Build or Refinish a Project - It's not as simple as just buying a piece of wood and building it. You have to consider how that wood is going to react in your environment. How much is the wood going to expand and contract? Here are the 7 things you should consider. - Thrift Diving
Six Top Tips For Succeeding With Rough Lumber (Videos, Too)
Milling rough lumber for workshop #woodworking projects saves money and opens more creative possibilities than standard, pre-dressed wood. However, success with rough #lumber demands more than just running boards through your jointer and thickness planer.
How to Shop for Lumber for Woodworking Projects
Are you ready to dive into your first woodworking projects, but feeling a little intimidated by the lumber yard? Don't worry girl! I've got you covered! Learn where to go, how to identify common board flaws, read labels and more! Plus, I'm sharing my free common board dimensions chart as a downloadable PDF. Enjoy & get building!
Characteristics of Trees' Rings
As the tree grows it starts the appearance of rings inside the trunk. Counting the rings of a tree gives a fairly accurate measure of a tree’s age. The growth rings show how the weather has changed and affected the tree’s quality of life over the years. The wider the rings the more growth of the tree and the closer it is to ideal weather conditions. The narrow the rings will indicate less growth due to cold weather or drought conditions. The oldest layer of growth is in the center; the...
Material Matters: A Handy Wood Durability Chart - Core77
Our entries on the types of wood used for boardwalks might have you wondering: What types of wood are more durable than others? You may recall that in our wood series, we went over the Janka hardness ratings of wood. But when it comes to durability, Janka numbers only tell...
9 Steps To Sizing Rough Lumber
Hardwood lumber yards offer you wood either rough or surfaced. Rough is how it’s cut from the log at the sawmill. There they use giant band saws and circular saws with very coarse saw blades, so the work happens fast. Rough lumber looks like it was sanded with a garden rake!