Tag: wood

Scrap the Scrap?

The plight of woodworking: what do you do with that leftover wood? It is hard for a woodworker to let go. "There has to be something I can use this for." One often says. Unfortunately, space (and spouse) may suggest (or declare) that it is time to ...

Add Old-Home Character With Reclaimed Wood

The Meaning of Reclaimed Any kind of lumber is reclaimed when it is taken from its original purpose and processed to be used for something else. Most reclaimed lumber comes from timbers that were once old barns, warehouses, and other cabin-like ...

Wood for Your Project: What to Look For and Where to Find It

Sometimes finding great lumber is simple. Other times, you may have an idea of what you are looking for, but can't find just the right wood with just the right grain for the project you have planned. Whether you are a beginner or have already ...

What Will Quarter-Sawn Lumber Mean for My Wood Project?

Quarter-sawn wood definitely costs more than plain-sawn. Quite a bit more. That being said, it has definite advantages when it comes to your woodworking project. Let's look at just what it means for your next project. Plain-sawn wood is ...

A Wooden Ferrari, Full Size

I've never seen a full size wooden Ferrari before, at least until I saw this. It apparently contains ten or more different types of wood - care to take any guesses at what they might be? See more pictures and read more about this amazing ...

A Great Woodworking Quote

I ran across this today and thought it might be worth sharing with other woodworkers. This quote goes as follows: "At the end of the day, you have something tactile," he says, explaining that he garners a special satisfaction out of taking a piece ...

Gluing Tips for Woodworking

Glue is a common adhesive used in many types of woodworking projects, and if your woodworking plans call for it, you'll need to use it. There are right and wrong ways to glue pieces of wood together, so make sure that you are using proper ...

What Are Some Good Methods for Storing Wood?

If you are undertaking a woodworking project, you will probably need to store your wood somewhere, probably in your shop, for a period of time before you get going on your project. And actually, before we talk about a couple techniques for wood ...

3 Invaluable Woodworking Tips For Beginners

In this article we are going to go over some important woodworking tips you'll want to know if you are going to take up woodworking as a hobby. Be sure to check out the resource box at the end of this article where you will find a link to a page ...