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.
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.
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.