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.
Because of its strength and stability, plywood can be a woodworker’s best friend. But its edges are just plain ugly. Disguise those plies with edge banding.
Don’t let unsightly edges on veneered sheet goods detract from your projects. Conceal them for a flawless look.
I have a number of plywood sheets in my shop—some partial, some whole—that have warped, making them difficult to work with. How can I flatten them?
Even with a growing reputation as a “jack-of-all-trades” maker, I’m often blindsided by a request to work with a material, process, or technology which I’ve never even considered.
Once upon a time, the path from tree to lumber mill to craftsman and the end user was rarely more than 50 miles. Nowadays, that path often covers a distance spanning half the globe.