Lumber and Sheet Goods
Find all you need to know about choosing and working with lumber and sheet goods. See tips and tricks for using hardwoods, softwoods, exotic woods, MDF, and plywood.
Knots need not be a nuisance. Featured judiciously, they become a striking focal point in your project.
The smooth, dead-flat faces and void-free interior of medium-density fiberboard (MDF) make it ideal for jigs, as a substrate under veneer or laminate, and for building utility cabinets.
Look beyond the 2x 4s and plumbing fixtures to find the woodworking supplies you want and need.
Want to learn what makes great lumber? Take a sawmill tour and find out firsthand.
You probably know that wood has to be dried in order to be useful as lumber. Removing the water makes the material dimensionally stable, predictably machinable, and accepting of glues and finishes.
Whether bent on harvesting your own wood with a chainsaw or just trimming branches, you must play it safe. And there’s more to it than the right saw and protective clothing.