Wood Species Guide
Here you'll find all you need to know about choosing and using various species of wood. Learn about wood properties and working characteristics so you can build better projects.
What is “Texas ebony,” and where can I get some?
I’m going to make some cutting boards, but I’m not sure which woods are food-safe. What can I use, and what shouldn’t I use?
While wood shopping this weekend, my wife picked up a piece of wood she wanted me to use to make a box. It’s marked “viraro,” but I can’t find any information on it. Can you help?
I have been reading a lot lately about problems with purpleheart turning brown. Will any finishing technique prevent it from browning?
The July 2008 issue of WOOD® magazine shows leopardwood and lacewood. They look similar to me, and I’ve seen each labeled both ways in hardwood stores. If they are different species?
In your opinion, what is the best way to darken cherry? I’ve heard that I can use a steam iron or leave the wood out in the sun to bring about the change.